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Everything you need as the week-long Galway festival starts this evening

The crowd for the Galway Festival lines the rails at Ballybrit
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A truly mixed day of racing with both codes catered for and the first day of the week-long Galway summer festival encompassing the Flat and jumps.

Two hurdle races to start and a bumper to finish wrap round four on the Flat as Galway begins with an evening meeting.

Issuing a going update on Monday morning, Galway tweeted: "NH: Good, Flat: good to yielding. Forecast: mainly dry with possibility of some showers overnight tonight approx 4-6mm. Selective watering on the chase course this morning." 

A Flat meeting at Ayr and the jumpers at Newton Abbot start the day before the traditional Monday evening card at Windsor and Ffos Las, on the Flat, take over.

Going report

Ayr (first race at 2.00)
Soft, good to soft in places (from good to soft, soft in places) (GoingStick 7.0 on Monday at 7am). Rail movements: 3.00 +33yds, 3.30, 4.00 & 4.30 +21yds

Newton Abbot (2.15)
Good, good to firm in places (GoingStick 6.5 on Monday at 6.30am). Rail movements: 2.15 +120yds; 2.45 +107yds; 3.15 +99yds; 3.45 +53yds; 4.15 & 5.15 +87yds; 4.45 +88yds


Windsor
(5.00)
Good (from good, good to soft in places) (GoingStick 6.9 on Monday at 6.30am)

Ffos Las (5.10)
Good to firm (GoingStick 8.5 on Monday at 6.45am)

Galway (5.20)
Good to yielding on Flat course; Good on jumps course

Market movers

4.15 Newton Abbot Mauricio 9-2 (from 6)
5.05 Ayr Jacob's Pillow 7-4 (from 5-2)
5.10 Ffos Las Jarrocho 4-1 (from 5)

What to back

Monday's top tips from our experts and Signposts Sweetspots get the week started. 

What to read

Get in the spirit for the Galway summer festival with David Jennings setting the scene here.

Scott Burton was at Deauville to witness Laurens make it six of the best in Group 1s. Read his report here.

What to watch

Goodwood starts tomorrow so what better time to hear the memories of Seamus Buckley, who was clerk of the course for 23 years.

Clive Cox has his stable in good form with a 25 per cent strike-rate in the last two weeks and he tells our Lambourn correspondent James Burn about his Goodwood team.

The best of Racing Post Sport

The new football season is around the corner so check out the Big Kick-Off video on all things Championship and pick up the paper for the 72-page supplement covering all the leagues.

Final thought 

Laurens took Deauville by storm and today down the road at Clairefontaine the David Simcock-trained Birch Grove and Rae Guest's Dance Legend try to get black type in the feature Listed race (2.00).


For the freshest betting advice, based on latest going and market conditions, don't miss the Live Tipster every afternoon. Just click Raceday Live at racingpost.com or the mobile app


 

Two hurdle races to start and a bumper to end wrap round four on the Flat as Galway begins with an evening meeting
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