Joseph O'Brien sends five runners to Ballybrit on the fifth day of the Galway Summer Festival and here he gives his views on them all...
"His jumping technique over hurdles suggests he'll enjoy fences and his schooling over them at home has been good."
- Joseph O'Brien on Busselton
He likes it here and his mark looks fair
Flying Scotsman won twice on the Flat at this meeting last season, so it's great to get him back to Ballybrit. He was a bit disappointing over hurdles during the winter, but got off the mark when running in a weaker maiden hurdle at Navan in June. His mark looks fair based on his Flat form, but he'll probably need to do more to compete on his handicap hurdle debut. Hopefully the return to Galway will bring out some improvement.
Useful hurdler set for a promising chase debut
Busselton showed useful form in juvenile hurdles last season, though was a bit disappointing in his last two starts. His jumping technique over hurdles suggests he'll enjoy fences and his schooling over them at home has been good. He gets plenty of weight as a four-year-old and can hopefully make a promising chasing debut.
He has a strong chance at these weights
Darasso acquitted himself really well to finish fifth in the Galway Plate on Wednesday and seems to have come out of that race well. If all remains well with him, we'll let him take his chance here and he'll look to have a strong chance at these weights.
A Wave Of The Sea would have a solid chance at his best
A Wave Of The Sea missed out on a run in the Galway Plate by one spot and is running here instead. He has been a bit inconsistent over fences, but he would have a solid chance on the pick of his form, so hopefully he brings his A-game.
Choungaya finally got off the mark over fences at Fairyhouse in February, but disappointed in his only subsequent start. His mark is a fair one based on his best form, but he's a hard one to have faith in given his overall profile.
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