Galway Plate Odds, Betting Favourites, Prize Money & Date
In this post we have Galway Plate odds for you plus a rundown on all the favourites in the flagship race of Galway’s famed summer festival.
What Is The Galway Plate?
The Galway Plate is the biggest jumps race of the summer as some of the biggest names in National Hunt racing target Ireland’s most prestigious steeplechase prize.
The Galway Plate Prize Money
The handicap race is worth a total prize fund of €270,000 and the first past the post after navigating 14 fences and 2m6½f will win a sum of €159,300 for connections.
When is the Galway Plate?
The Galway Plate will take place on Wednesday, August 2nd, and it is set to start at 18:40.
Galway Plate Entry-Holders
The following 34 horses hold entries for the Galway Plate ahead of confirmations and final declarations.
A Wave Of The Sea
Ash Tree Meadow
Born By The Sea
Ciel De Neige
Farceur Du Large
Streets Of Doyen
Upping The Anti
Galway Plate Odds 2023
|Galway Plate Odds 2023|
|Ash Tree Meadow||9/1||10%|
|Ciel De Neige||16/1||5.9%|
|A Wave Of The Sea||20/1||4.8%|
|Born By The Sea||20/1||4.8%|
Galway Plate Betting Favourites
Kilcruit – 7/1
The favourite for the Galway Plate is the Willie Mullins-trained eight-year-old Kilcruit at odds of 7/1.
Kilcruit’s last outing on Irish soil was a sensational performance in the EMS Copiers Novice Handicap Chase in April. On that occasion he beat the fourteen-horse field by 14 lengths over the two-mile five-furlong trip which resulted in a 12lb rise in the weights to 167.
Last time out however he finished a disappointing 11/15 in Auteuil finishing forty-three lengths back of Theleme for the three-and-a-half-mile trip.
Fury Road – 8/1
Joint Second Favourite for the Galway Plate is the Gordan Elliot-trained eight-year-old Fury Road at odds of 8/1. This horse is fancied despite being without a win in its last five outings and not since November 2022 when Jack Kennedy rode the horse to victory in Down Royal.
This poor line of form including a last-place finish in Punchestown back in April has led to a more attractive handicap mark of 155. As a result traders and punters now fancy Fury Road to come close to its first victory since November 2022.
Hewick – 8/1
The other joint second-favourite for the Galway Plate is the John Joseph Hanton-trained eight-year-old Hewick who won the Galway Plate in 2022
These odds suggest that traders expect Hewick to go close again in 2023 to retain his Galway Plate title despite carrying top weight at 167.
Last time out however he finished a disappointing 4/15 in Auteuil, 14.5 lengths back of Theleme over the three-and-a-half-mile trip. Before that race Hewick won in Sandown back in April over a two-mile six-and-a-half-furlong trip where he beat the six-horse-field by 4 lengths.
Hollow Games – 9/1
Next in the antepost betting for the 2023 Galway Plate is another Gordon Elliot-trained horse Hollow Games at odds of 9/1.
Last time out Hollow Games finished 4/14 being beaten 11.5 lengths back from Dinoblue in Punchestown back in April. Prior to that Hollow Games was pulled up at Cheltenham for the Arkle Chase. However the 7-year-old remains handicapped well for this race which is a big reason for his status as one of the favourites for this big race.
Ash Tree Meadow – 9/1
At 9/1 for the 2023 Galway Plate is Ash Tree Meadow who is another Gordon Elliot horse. This time around the seven-year-old will only be carrying 145.
Last time out the horse finished 3/14 being beaten just 1 length by Glan in Roscommon earlier in the month over the one-mile three-and-a-half-furlong trip. Before that run the horse came 2/5 where he was beaten by a neck in Punchestown back in June over the two-mile four-furlong trip and looks well placed to win this race.
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