Willie Mullins’ third representative Raptor is quoted at 12/1 alongside last year’s runner-up Wise Old Owl, Daffern Seal and Follow The Plan.
In the Galway Hurdle, Carlingford Lough is the 8/1 market leader ahead of Donald McCain’s Lexi’s Boy, who was Haydock’s Old Newton Cup fav recently, at 10/1.
William Hill spokeswoman Lucy Rhodes said “As always, both the Galway features are hugely competitive events with last year’s winning trainer Willie Mullins dominating the Plate betting at present. Lexi’s Boy, who was heavily supported for his recent stint on the Flat, has to be of interest in the Hurdle for the 2010-winning yard of Donald McCain”
Galway Plate: 10-1 Blackstairmountain, Blazing Tempo, 12-1 Daffern Seal, Follow The Plan, Raptor, Wise Old Owl, 14-1 Carlito Brigante, Casey Top, Definite Class, Devils Elbow, 16-1 Campbonnais, Cross Appeal, Out Now, Whodoyouthink, 20-1 Ainama, Alpine Eagle, Bob Lingo, Finger Onthe Pulse, Harolds Cross, Idarah, Jamsie Hall, Shot From The Hip, Torphichen, 25-1 BAR (EW ¼ 1,2,3,4)
Galway Hurdle: 8-1 Carlingford Lough, 10-1 Blazing Tempo, Lexi’s Boy, 12-1 Captain Cee Bee, Dirar, Drive Time, Moon Dice, Sailors Warn, Whatever Jacksays, 14-1 Clarach, The Real Article, 16-1 Local Hero, Lucky Spring, Mister Benedictine, Plan A, Princeton Plains, Rattan, Rebel Fitz, Saint Gervais, Sweet My Lord, The Way We Were, Whatuthink, 20-1 BAR (EW ¼ 1,2,3,4)