2023 Galway Hurdle Betting Odds at Galway racecourse

Thursday, 03 August 2023

The 2023 Galway Bay Hurdle takes place on 3 August, with Filey Bay heading the racing betting market for this two mile encounter. The seven-year-old might be trading favourite but this looks to be a wide open contest, with Sharjah potentially running and the ten-year-old will have his supporters, with Willie Mullins having a number of contenders.

Tekao is a four-year-old who could have a bright future, with the horse carrying less weight than some of the other main contenders. Bialystok is a five-year-old with genuine credentials and the Rich Ricci-owned charge won his two previous outings which stands the horse in good stead for this clash.

2023 Guinness Galway Bay Hurdle Tips

There’s going to be a fast-run pace over two miles when the runners and riders compete in the Galway Hurdle. Filey Bay has been installed as favourite and Emmet Mullins trains a horse who disappointed at Roscommon in the most recent outing when finishing down the field as the 6/5 favourite. However, the same horse was able to finish third in the County Hurdle at Cheltenham.

Sharjah is a horse that has achieved a good deal throughout his ten-year-old career, with the runner most previously finishing second at Tipperary in a Grade 3 hurdle race. Previously to this, there was a fourth-placed finish in the Paddy Power Champion Hurdle and the horse only finished three lengths behind Constitution Hill at Aintree.

Willie Mullins has other potential winners in the field, with Tekao having produced a disappointing run at Tipperary last time out, although the horse finished third in a handicap hurdle at Punchestown, with Bialystok being the eventual winner of this race and the latter is also set to line up here and put on a decent showing.

Paul Townend was on board the same horse when winning a maiden hurdle at Naas towards the end of February and the runner is now bidding to land a hat-trick of victories. My Mate Mozzie could also be a lively contender and the horse returns to the track after a lengthy absence, with Gavin Cromwell hoping for a strong performance.