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Galway Races 2017 Day 6 Betting Tips – Niall Cronin

Willie Mullins throws plenty at the €100,000 Galway Shopping Centre Handicap Hurdle today but victory here could go the way of his good friend and old rival Noel Meade with Showem Silver.

Silver For Meade
This six-year-old landed the spoils and a few nice bets at Fairyhouse’s Easter meeting and although he got a 12lbs hike for that and couldn’t back it up at the Punchestown Festival, that came just 10 days later and off a break he can run a big race here.

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The inclusion of the classy Hidden Cyclone means that many of these get in with a low weight down the bottom of the handicap and…

one of those is Showem Silver who has just 9st13lbs on his back.

Meade’s Joey Sasa ran a blinder in the Galway Hurdle at a big price and this would be nice compensation for the yard.

First And Last Double
Joseph O’Brien’s big week can be capped off by Big Ben in the opening maiden hurdle, while Willie Mullins can continue his great week in the finale with True Self.

Big Ben returns after a layoff to kick off what could be a big novice hurdle campaign and in what looks a modest enough affair. The Curragh maiden winner was second to stable companion Landofhopeandglory on his hurdling debut back in November, which was just the third run of his career, and…

he can be expected to go one better here.

True Self was well backed when just touched off on debut for Don Cantillon last year and makes her debut for Mullins here. This isn’t the strongest bumper of all time at the Galway Festival and…

the four-year-old can be expected to get off to a winning start

…for her new connections having been bought privately when she didn’t get sold for €18,000 at the sales last December.

Recommended Bets:
Big Ben (11/10) – 2.30 Galway
Showem Silver (7/1) – 3.05 Galway
True Self (8/13) – 5.55 Galway

*Prices correct at time of publication.