McCain turns to Galway

Overturn will be Donald McCain's first runner at the seven-day Galway Festival when he lines-up for the Arthur Guinness Galway Hurdle on July 29.

The talented dual-purpose performer is ante-post favourite for the valuable prize at Ballybrit and will bid to complete a remarkable double after his victory on the Flat in the Northumberland Plate at Newcastle last month.

"He's in great nick which is why we are thinking of going again. We had a look through and this seemed an obvious race to aim for," said McCain.

"It is notoriously difficult to win a Irish handicap, but the handicapper did say it becomes more of a level playing field when you go up in the weights than when you are rated in the 120s.

"I'll take their word for it and we'll see how we go. Unless it gets too soft that's his obvious target."

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