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Ruby Walsh: We don’t need any more rain but Fugi Mountain can end the week in style for Willie Mullins

Our star blogger marks your card for the final day of the Galway racing festival

by Ruby Walsh | August 2, 2015

14:15 CONDITIONAL HANDICAP HURDLE

It’s a competitive race and IF Dollar and a Dream jumps he’s the hardest one to beat. Seeyouallincoppers has been banging on the door without ever getting his head in front.

14:45 HANDICAP HURDLE 2m 7f 128yds

I’m on Your Busy. Two runs ago he did the job in Listowel. He’s as honest as the day is long. He’s got the form in the book if you’re thinking ‘horses for courses’. Otherwise, Ravished was a good winner of the Midlands National and is a brilliant jumper of fences (you could make the same argument of Your Busy). Keep an eye on Tony Martin’s Our Sox. His horses are in good form.

15:55 CHASE (5YO+) 2m 6f 111yds

This race centres on Rebel Fitz and what kind of form he’s in. If he’s a patch on what he was, he’ll be hard to beat. I could have picked Indevan but have gone on Balnaslow instead as he ran well enough at Kilbeggan to finish behind Ravished. It was his first run for a long time. He came third last year in the Galway Plate. I’m not sure Galway is Indevan’s track.

16:30 HANDICAP CHASE 2m 2f 54yds

This is a fiercely competitive race. Whoever starts well will win. This is helter skelter stuff over the first few fences. We don’t want any more rain for Un Beau Roman, that’s for sure. I did miss a kick on him the last day in Killarney and that was his first run in a long time.

18:00 NATIONAL HUNT FLAT (4-7YO) 2M

We have a lot of respect for the Aidan O’Brien trained Captain Barbossa. All said, Fugi Mountain is definitely Willie Mullins’ best chance of making it eight winners for the week after an amazing week.

 

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