Princely Conn odds each-way value among Galway Hurdle tips
Chektenham Bet experts give their Galway Hurdle tips from the 2017 Galway Festival and Princely Conn odds appeal each-way ahead of Max Dynamite bets and Ornua.
The Galway Hurdle takes centre stage at The Festival on Thursday (16:35) and Princely Conn looks decent each-way value in a typically fierce, wide-open renewal of the 2m handicap.
Trained by Thomas Mullins, the eight-year-old has run three times at the track resulting in form figures of 123.
The third came in this contest 12 months ago where he led on the run-in before being headed in the closing stages to be beaten just 1 1/4 lengths.
He had Tigris River just over a further two lengths behind in fifth and is only 1lb worse off with that re-opposing rival, who heads the betting for this contest.
Primed for bold bid
Princely Conn shouldn’t be three times the odds of Tigris River in my book, despite the fact that he has to run off 6lb higher this time around.
The JP McManus owned gelding also comes into the race on the back of a solid run on the level when third at Ballinrobe.
That was his first outing for over a year, so he has clearly been saved and primed for another bold bid at this lucrative prize.
Princely Conn odds each-way at a massive 20/1 look well worth a punt, then.
Max Dynamite bets have you backing a massive player
Max Dynamite finished runner-up in the race two years ago, so looks sure to go well.
The Willie Mullins trained seven-year-old went down by 2 1/4 lengths to Quick Jack and is now able to race off just 5lb higher, having since posted some cracking efforts on the level.
After landing the Group 2 Lonsdale Cup at York, Max Dynamite ran a screamer when an unlucky in-running half-a-length runner-up to Prince of Penzance in the Melbourne Cup.
He was then not at his best in two flat runs last season, but looks weighted to run a huge race on his belated return to action for a yard more than adept at getting one ready to roll after a lay-off.
Ornua commands plenty of respect
Ornua has a progressive profile and is another that looks capable of making his presence felt.
The six-year-old has won his last two starts in impressive fashion, making all to slam Morgan by 17 lengths at Clonmel last time out.
Morgan has won since and also ran well here earlier in the week when chasing home Housesofparliament.
Given the ease with which Ornua beat that 128-rated rival, it makes an opening handicap mark of 138 look workable.
The only concern is that Henry de Bromhead’s charge is a novice who did make a number of mistakes that day.
He won’t get away with doing the same in a contest like this against battle-hardened sorts.
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