Galway: Domination in store for Davy Russell’s mount

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It’s day two of Galway’s Summer Festival and once again we’ve gone through the card to provide you with the best bets to get stuck into.

Here are our top tips ahead of what promises to be another fascinating day of racing.

Plus, back a horse in any race at the 2014 Galway Festival and if your selection comes second to a Dermot Weld-trained winner, you can get a free bet with Ladbrokes!*

NAP – Domination – Latin Quarter Chase (17:35)

Favourites have come unstuck in each of the last seven renewals but we’re placing our faith in DOMINATION to buck that trend.

Davy Russell rode the winner in last year’s contest and the Irish jockey can deliver again aboard the Ascot Stakes winner.

Our selection was a smart runner-up over this distance on his previous appearance at Killarney and is fancied to continue his progression over fences.

Old stalwart Fisher Bridge is an outsider to look out for following an impressive score at Down Royal while Calin Annamh is more than capable of bouncing back into form.

NB – SHIELD– Topaz Novice Hurdle (17:00)

Trainer Aidan O’Brien has the chance to follow-up Jamaica’s success yesterday with the lively SHIELD set to go over the smaller obstacles in the opener.

O’Brien’s five-year-old was an easy winner over a furlong more at Killarney last time out and should have enough to complete a handy double here.

Rich Coast is an obvious threat following his maiden victory at Tipperary and should go close in the hands of Barry Geraghty.

Queen Alphabet is another charge with form and no doubt the Peter Fahey-trained mare will give the market principals something to think about.

Lively Longshot – GENERAL BROOK – Topaz Mile Handicap (18:40)

Jockey Wayne Lordan has already enjoyed plenty of success across the Irish Sea this season and his Topaz Mile partner could provide another highlight.

GENERAL BROOK has been used to longer trips this term but could have a fighting chance of chasing down the leaders, much like he did when taking the spoils at both Leopardstown and Cork earlier in the year.

Balty Boys is expected to make an impression following his smart recent victory at Newmarket while Dermot Weld bids for a first renewal success since 2011 with the fancied Defining Year.

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William Geldart

William contributed to a number of online football blogs before finally finding his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow alongside the rest of the Ladbrokes News team. Now indulging passions for football, horse racing, greyhounds, boxing and political betting. Supports Wycombe Wanderers and can be spotted at various lower league and non-league grounds across the country.