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Thursday 5 December 2019

Robbie Power: 'Light That can shine brightly'

I hope to have another big win today after yesterday's success

'Light That was a shade disappointing at Killarney last month, but I think he is a horse that has to go right-handed, so you can put a line through that and have plenty of faith in him going the right way around.' Photo: Alain Barr
'Light That was a shade disappointing at Killarney last month, but I think he is a horse that has to go right-handed, so you can put a line through that and have plenty of faith in him going the right way around.' Photo: Alain Barr

Yesterday was one to remember for me, especially as I'm only back from injury. Days like this make the tough rehab worthwhile and I'm so pleased for Tony Martin.

There's a lot of good prize money on offer at Galway today and I'm hoping to take home a bit of it with LIGHT THAT (5.10, Galway), below, who is one of a few good chances on the card for Jessie and the team.

Light That was a shade disappointing at Killarney last month, but I think he is a horse that has to go right-handed, so you can put a line through that and have plenty of faith in him going the right way around.

I think the stiff test of Galway will suit and this is the Galway Hurdle consolation prize, with €80,000 in the pool, so it would be a brilliant race to win.

Jessie could finish with a flourish. We have two runners in the Arthur Guinness Handicap and I think the drop back in trip will suit BELLE CORA (7.55, Galway), who also has the benefit of a good draw in stall four.

THE KING (8.25, Galway) has been slightly disappointing this season but he has earned a high enough rating and I'm confident that we'll get to see the best of him yet. Sneaky Getaway is an interesting runner for Emmet Mullins, but I think The King, at his best, wins.

Willie Mullins won the big amateur handicap on Monday with Great White Shark, but there is no doubt that stable companion MR ADJUDICATOR (6.50, Galway) was unlucky to at least not finish closer.

With a bit more luck in running today, he shouldn't be too far away under Kevin Manning.

The other jump race on the card is the prestigious Galway Blazers. Matthew Smith might double his tally for the week with the consistent MINDSMADEUP (6.15, Galway). This is a step-up in class on his last run, but he could just be a horse at the right end of the weights.

Ger Lyons doesn't bring many to Galway so you have to take note of everything he runs so AGENT ZERO (5.45, Galway) is my pick in the two-year-old maiden.

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