The Galway Festival continues and the Goodwood Festival commences on Tuesday, and Betfair Ambassador Joseph O'Brien has four runners on the day...
"Lack of experience would be the obvious concern for him in a race like this, but the draw has been kind to him. If he can hold his position amongst the early hustle and bustle, his Ascot run gives him a chance."
- Joseph O'Brien on Numerian
Good chance on best form
Galway 17:20 - Fine Brunello
Fine Brunello is a horse that we saw as a longer-term prospect last season, so it was great to see him run to such a smart level in juvenile hurdles. He has done well physically since he last ran and will hopefully prove to be an even better horse this season. His best form would look to give him a good chance in this race.
Slicker jumping will see him compete
Galway 17:55- Jack Dillinger
Jack Dillinger got to a fair level over hurdles and has the ability to win one of these. He jumped adequately on his chasing debut, but will probably need to be slicker to compete here. I'd be happy with a solid run, anything after that would be a bonus.
Reproduction of Ascot run gives him a chance
Galway 19:40 - Numerian
We were thrilled with Numerian's run in the Britannia at Royal Ascot. It was his first run on turf and he didn't get a clear run, so to see him finish off the race so well was great. Lack of experience would be the obvious concern for him in a race like this, but the draw has been kind to him. If he can hold his position amongst the early hustle and bustle, his Ascot run gives him a chance.
Big chance if staying the trip
Goodwood 15:00 - Speak In Colours
We have been thinking about stepping Speak In Colours up to seven furlongs for quite a while and he'll get his chance at it here. He has been better than ever in his three runs this season and if he gets the trip as we hope he will, he looks to have a very solid chance.