Galway Festival betting from William Hill
William Hill has released betting on the two feature races of the upcoming Galway Festival - the Galway Plate and Hurdle - with the Willie Mullins duo of Blackstairmountain and Blazing Tempo sharing 10-1 favouritism for the premier steeplechase.
Raptor, the third Mullins representative, is quoted in a share of 12-1 alongside last year's runner-up Wise Old Owl. Daffern Seal, also available at 12-1, is one of two Dermot Weld entrants in the two-mile-six highlight.
Carlingford Lough is 8-1 favourite for the Hurdle, ahead of Donald McCain contender Lexi's Boy, who was backed down to short-priced favouritism for Haydock's Old Newton Cup recently, at 10-1. The Cholmondeley handler will be hoping to emulate the 2010 triumph of his dual-purpose star Overturn in the top timber event.
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)