2023 Galway Plate Betting Odds at Galway racecourse

Wednesday, 02 August 2023

There is a big field expected to line up in the Tote Galway Plate, with the runners and riders competing over two miles, six and a half furlongs. As you might expect for this race, trainers Willie Mullins and Gordon Elliott come into this encounter mob-handed, although Hewick and Final Orders are runners from other stables with a lively chance.

Kilcruit is an eight-year-old who has performed well for parts of his career, with Fury Road also expected to travel well over two miles, six and a half furlongs. The nine-year-old looks to be the pick of the Elliott-trained runners, with Hollow Games coming from the same stable and the favourable weight allowance could see the horse in the mix.

2023 Galway Plate Tips

Kilcruit was well down the order on his last outing, with the horse last seen performing in May when finishing eleventh out of fifteen runners at Auteuil. However, punters might have taken note of the way in which the horse was able to secure a victory at the Punchestown Festival when obliging as the 11/4 favourite and that was a fifteen-length win.

Fury Road will be carrying five pounds less than the market leader, with the horse finishing dead last out of five runners in the Punchestown Gold Cup although that was hardly a surprise at a starting price of 66/1. The going was just too fast over three miles, with the runner having fallen in the 2023 Grand National.

Hewick was fourth in his previous outing and the horse fell in the Cheltenham Gold Cup and there was then a victory in the bet365 Oaksey Chase, with this coming over an identical distance to the Galway Plate. Then came a fourth-placed finish in the Racing TV Grande Course de Haies d'Auteuil over three miles, one and a half furlongs.

Hollow Games has shone brightly in the past and the horse performed reasonably well when landing fourth place out of fourteen runners and this was a competitive handicap chase. Gordon Elliott will feel as though his horse can hit the frame, with the horse previously pulled up in the Arkle Trophy at the 2023 Cheltenham Festival.