Timeform's three best bets from day two of the Galway Festival...
"The selection is Busted Tycoon, who made it a hat trick over hurdles at Uttoxeter last time and is starting out on the flat off a very workable mark..."
Ballybacka Queen clearly sets the standard in the seven furlong fillies' maiden (18:10) judged on an excellent second on her racecourse bow at the Curragh a month ago; the performance suggested she is open to further improvement and makes the most appeal here. Calorie and Tarfasha also appear above average and look set to make bold bids, with the latter heading the dangers.
This valuable handicap over a mile (18:45) looks to be a fiercely competitive contest, but Tandem is a lightly raced, strong traveller with a good strike rate, and represents Dermot Weld, so the case for him is quite compelling considering the twenty-seven year stranglehold he has had on the top trainer's title. 3-y-o Fortify, British-raider Global Village and Ansgar should chase him home.
We look to the closing contest on the card, a two mile handicap (20:15) for our final bet of the evening, and although Weld holds strong claims again with Dancer's Dilemma in a contest he took last year the selection is Busted Tycoon, who made it a hat trick over hurdles at Uttoxeter last time and is starting out on the flat off a very workable mark.
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