Timeform pick out three bets from the third day of the Galway Festival on Wednesday.
"She showed herself to still be in good heart when taking advantage of a lenient mark on the Flat at Musselburgh eight days ago..."
Our Kylie brought up the double over hurdles with a decisive success at Market Rasen in May, showing much improved form on just her second start for the Brian Ellison yard and appearing to have more in hand than the official winning margin suggests. She showed herself to still be in good heart when taking advantage of a lenient mark on the Flat at Musselburgh eight days ago and, although this represents a far more competitive race than she has been contesting of late, Our Kylie is fancied to complete the hat-trick over obstacles with a defeat of the thriving Popburu.
Road To Riches has established himself as a top-class chaser since winning this race two years ago, registering his biggest success to date in the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown in December 2014 and looking sure to be involved when suffering a heavy fall on his most recent outing in the Punchestown Gold Cup. He has had plenty of time to recover from that unfortunate tumble and - the choice of Bryan Cooper from nine Gigginstown runners here - Roads To Riches is expected to defy his welter burden and see off the attentions of the smart UK raider Junction Fourteen.
Spruce Meadows proved better than ever when regaining the winning thread over seven furlongs here on Monday and, with a significant rise in the weights sure to be imminent, connections have understandably taken the decision to turn him out quickly under a 5 lb penalty. He showed himself to be equally effective at this trip when scoring at Dundalk in April and, although the quick turnaround is more of a concern, Spruce Meadows should prove extremely difficult to beat if arriving here in the same form and is taken to get the better of the improving Tony The Gent.
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