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Published 26/07/2015

Beckwith Star winning at last year's Galway Festival
Beckwith Star winning at last year's Galway Festival

Beckwith Star will bid to claim the Easyfix Rubber Products Handicap Hurdle for the second year running at Galway on Monday.

The Henry de Bromhead-trained 10-year-old is rated 9lb higher than last year but Adam O'Neill takes a valuable 5lb off his back.

He won over fences on his last start at Wexford and he should again give a good account of himself.

Eric The Grey was second to Beckwith Star 12 months ago and, rated just 2lb higher now, a big run looks likely.

Dermot Weld is represented by handicap debutant Defining Year, who had his last run over timber in January 2014.

He has some decent form on the level from this season and with Davy Russell now aboard, he is sure to have plenty of supporters.

Gordon Elliott is represented by The Scourge (Paul Carberry) and Utmost Zeal (Jack Kennedy), and both look to have solid claims.

Others to consider in this ultra-competitive contest are King Of Oriel, Theturnofthesun, Baby Jake and Rocky Court.

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