The Peaky Blogger: Galway and Punchestown tips.


Well folks, what a brilliant day at tipping horses yesterday was. An each-way Bridge Native won at an improved price of 7-1 and the next best The Storyteller won comfortably despite the massive drift from 4-7 to 6-5.

Tomorrow we are doing things a little different, because Galway is a flat meeting tomorrow I will be covering Punchestown more so than Galway. I will however have my nap of the day in Galway which I think is a stunning price for a proven classy mare.

That nap is going to be Princess Zoey at a price of 9-2, in the 6.35 in Galway.

I cannot understand why she is such a big price. It is clear as the day in June that she is the class act of the race. Obviously, with the going gone from yielding to soft, most of these being flat horses will be pushed to the limits. Princess Zoey however, will appreciate every drop of rain that falls.

She is already proven in soft, she has won twice already in the Galway Festival, so she handles the track. She also has one of the best young lads in the game on her back, Joey Sheridan. Personally, it is an insult to a great mare to have her at such a big price. I expect her to make things a procession tomorrow. At 9-2 I will snap it up and be happy with that.

The next best for the day lies in a mare that holds a strong place in the boss’s heart. Robinnia at 5-4 in the 3.05 Punchestown looks a certainty.

I honestly was expecting this mare to be odds-on for tomorrow and you can understand why.

For a mare to shatter the course average time by seven seconds, opening up her hurdling career in whats known as a strong galloping track looks perfect. She does live in the shadows of her stablemate Shewearsitwell, but do not underestimate this mare. She could be special.

The each-way selection, which I am hoping will continue its success rate, is Humaniste running in the 3.40 Punchestown, at a price of 10-1.

This, like all each-way selections, is hard to call. It is very lightly raced.

It finished a good second to Zoffalee in Ballinrobe last year and was not seen again until running on the flat in August, to open up the wind-pipes again.

That race he finished well in third. He was three lengths behind the Charles Byrnes superstar Wonder Laish, in Killarney. To finish three lengths behind a horse that has won €180,000 (give or take), was not a bad run.

If it runs like it did that day, it would bring this horse in with a great chance. The favourite will be hard to beat but it possibly is over handicapped at this stage and could well be worth taking him on with an each-way prospect like Humaniste.

That’s all for me folks. If you want to follow the full days racing you can do so by clicking the link below.

Shane Rooney is The Peaky Blogger
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