Gordon Elliott: The verdict on my final day pair at Galway

Gordon Elliott
Gordon has two more chances to land a winner at Galway on Sunday
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Gordon Elliott ends the Galway Races with a pair of runners for day seven on Sunday. Here's the Betfair Ambassador's exclusive take o their chances...

Galway 15:20 - Highway To Success should challenge for a place

He will have his second run in the auction maiden on Sunday. On his debut at Fairyhouse last month he ran quite respectably in a six furlong maiden. I would expect that our two-year-olds will all progress from their first runs so this colt should do better here.

He is drawn wide but this isn't a huge field and he does have the benefit of a previous run whereas a few of these are running for the first time. As a son of Fast Company he could well appreciate the slow ground and the step up to this trip is another positive for him so I'm hoping that he will at least challenge for a place in the frame in what doesn't look an especially strong race.

Galway 17:00 - Looking for progress from Cocktails At Dawn

He has been a very frustrating horse since we bought him at the sales last year and this will only be his fourth run for the yard. Given that he would have needed the run I was pleased with his first run for us at Navan last September but it has been hard to get a clear run with him since. He pulled up on bad ground at Wexford just after Cheltenham and then he fell early on at Listowel a couple of months ago. Realistically he has it all to do in what looks a competitive race but I am hoping for a clear round and that he will offer some encouragement for the coming months.

Best Chance Of Sunday: High To Success

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