Galway 1-8-18 CLARCAM & Mark Enright (blue cap) Make all the running to win the Tote Galway Plate for trainer Gordon Elliott as the rest, including reserve Patricks Park (red and yellow), of the field chase him in Vain. Photo Healy Racing / Racingfotos.com

2021 Galway Plate 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.......... 17 of the last 18 Galway Plate winners carried 10-13 or less?

Here at GEEGEEZ, we are on-hand with all the key trends to look out for ahead of the ultra-competitive race...... this year staged on Wednesday 28th July 2021.

Recent Galway Plate Winners

2020 - Early Doors (7/1)
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

17/18 – Trained by an Irish-based yard
17/18 – Aged 9 or younger
17/18 – Carried 10-13 or less in weight
15/18 – Had won between 1-4 times (chase) before
15/18 – Had won over at least 2m4f (chase) before
13/18 – Won by an Irish bred horse
11/18 – Returned a double-figure price in the betting
11/18 – Finished in the top 4 last time out
11/18 – Carried 10-10 or less in weight
9/18 – Had won just twice over fences before
9/18 – Came from outside the top 3 in the betting
9/18 – Aged 7 years-old
8/18 – Raced within the last 5 weeks
7/18 – Unplaced favourites
4/18 – Won last time out
3/18 – Winning favourites
3/18 – Trained by Gordon Elliott (3 of last 6)
2/18 – Trained by Dermot Weld
2/18 – Trained by Henry de Bromhead (2 of last 6)
The average winning SP in the last 18 years is 12.5/1

 

 

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