2020 Galway Plate Free Tips and Trends

Run over 2m6f, the Galway Plate (Handicap Chase) is one of the feature contests at the seven-day Galway Festival, and despite not being held during the main NH season the race is always well contested and attracts horses from leading yards from both sides of the Irish Sea.

Did you know that 16 of the last 17 Galway Plate winners carried 10-13 or less?

Here at RACING AHEAD we are on-hand with all the key trends to look out for ahead of the ultra-competitive race…… this year staged on Wednesday 29th July 2020.


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Recent Galway Plate Winners

2019 – Borice (9/1)
2018 – Clarcam (33/1)
2017 – Balko Des Flos (6/1)
2016 – Lord Scoundrel (10/1)
2015 – Shanahan’s Turn (16/1)
2014 – Road To Riches (14/1)
2013 – Carlingford Lough (7/2 fav)
2012 – Bob Lingo (16/1)
2011 – Blazing Tempo (5/1 fav)
2010 – Finger OnthePulse (22/1)
2009 – Ballyholland (16/1)
2008 – Oslot (11/4 fav)
2007 – Sir Frederick (12/1)
2006 – Far From Trouble (8/1)
2005 – Ansar (10/1)
2004 – Ansar (10/1)
2003 – Nearly A Moose (25/1)

Galway Plate Trends and Stats

16/17 – Trained by an Irish-based yard
16/17 – Aged 9 or younger
16/17 – Carried 10-13 or less in weight
15/17 – Had won between 1-4 times (chase) before
15/17 – Had won over at least 2m4f (chase) before
13/17 – Won by an Irish bred horse
11/17 – Returned a double-figure price in the betting
11/17 – Finished in the top 4 last time out
10/17 – Carried 10-10 or less in weight
9/17 – Had won just twice over fences before
9/17 – Came from outside the top 3 in the betting
8/17 – Aged 7 years-old
7/17 – Unplaced favourites
7/17 – Raced within the last 5 weeks
4/17 – Won last time out
3/17 – Winning favourites
3/17 – Trained by Gordon Elliott (3 of last 5)
2/17 – Trained by Dermot Weld
2/17 – Trained by Henry de Bromhead (2 of last 5)
The average winning SP in the last 17 years is 13/1

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