Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Moonbi worth the wait for Weld

Dermot Weld is already among the winners at Galway this week

The second day of the Galway festival, aka the Dermot Weld show, comes under the spotlight of Timeform's Irish team...

Dermot Weld can belatedly add to his treble of winners here yesterday when Moonbi Creek tackles the seven furlong handicap.

Previous form at this meeting is often a bonus, and Saint Gervais (16:00) certainly has that tick in his box, having dotted up in a bumper here 12 months ago. He has taken well to hurdling since then, landing novice events at Clonmel and Cork in April before returning from a short break better than ever under top weight to chase home Keep It Cool in a competitive Killarney handicap earlier this month. He looks worthy of support back in novice company.

Dermot Weld can belatedly add to his treble of winners here yesterday when Moonbi Creek (18:40) tackles the seven-furlong handicap. A winner at Dundalk over this trip in May on his last start for Seamus Hayes, he bears all the hallmarks of being laid out for this meeting and although done no favours with his draw, may have enough in hand to navigate his way home in front from stall 15.

Some well-bred sorts from powerful yards contest the concluding maiden for three-year-olds at 19:10, though Jim Bolger may have the answer in the shape of the Dylan Thomas filly Mona Brown , who has been beaten by less than a length on both appearances so far. She is obviously well thought of by connections having been given an entry for a Group 3 event at Tipperary next month and looks to have as much, if not more potential than her rivals here.

Timeform Irish SmartPlays

all at Galway
Back Saint Gervais in the 16:00
Back Moonbi Creek in the 18:40
Back Mona Brown in the 19:10

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