2.00 Betway Irish EBF Maiden
Broome ran into a seriously good winner in his stablemate Anthony Van Dyck at Killarney and he can improve enough to beat Lightning Amber here.
The Australia-bred colt is quite exciting himself, can win this and looks certain to step up a good deal on what he showed when a stable second-string at Killarney. It is hard to see anything else winning. That said, The Corporal needs market monitoring.
Selection: Broome 13/8
2.30 Betway Maiden
Plenty of runners but basically not a terribly strong maiden and Spirit Of Big Bang appeals as the most likely winner for Michael Halford. The son of Intikhab was 20-1 on debut at Leopardstown when running a blinder and, coming from these quarters, is all but sure to do better with experience.
Astronomer could be the likely favourite. The Galileo colt raced on heavy on his debut at the Curragh and is likely miles better than that.
Shifted Strategy looks a shade exposed but has place claims for Fozzy Stack.
Selections: Spirit Of Big Bang 5/1
3.05 Betway Irish EBF Nursery Handicap
Pulsing Dragon may not have gotten badly treated off 74. He has progressed from start to start and his performance at Limerick, albeit on faster ground, suggested he has a race in him off 74. Michael O'Callaghan does well at this festival, though the draw is not ideal.
Silver Service is advertising the quality of Tough As Nails and she is very reliable. She is well-drawn and it is hard but to envisage a big performance here.
Selection: Pulsing Dragon 8/1
3.35 Ardilaun Hotel Handicap
Truffles has a terrible draw here. She was really good in winning here midweek – and the form got a major boost on Thursday in the form of Honor Oak's win – but this is a different ball-game from gate 16 and she seems accordingly opposable under her 7lb claimer.
Dance Emperor was a withdrawal earlier in the week but the draw was really poor then, whereas now he is gated in two. He has run on different ground over different trips but this distance, soft terrain, a strong pace and a visor likely mean he has no excuses. He should run a big race.
Selection: Dance Emperor 9/1
4.10 Rockshore Race
Lady Camelot ran a blinder here earlier in the week behind Flindt, but has not been helped by the high draw, whereas Flindt is in two and has a good solid each-way chance again. Erin, who won at Gowran, is getting better and probably capable of progressing beyond 78 too.
Perhaps Camlann can follow up his win on Thursday. He is well-treated, has the assistance of Billy Lee and has been prepped for Galway.
Selection: Camlann 4/1
4.45 Galway Shopping Centre Handicap Hurdle
Willie Mullins has an incredibly strong hand here. On other days, Meri Devie and Low Sun would be really well-fancied here, but then Ruby Walsh rides Shanning and Uradel comes here on a high after his victory here earlier in the week on the level.
Uradel was ultra-impressive in beating the well-treated Limini here on Monday and, while Ruby not riding may put some people off, they need not be worried with Paul Townend in the plate.
Shanning is two from two in Ireland since coming from France. It is fascinating that she steps up in trip, while Low Sun is progressing too.
Benkei was a shade disappointing on the Flat midweek but has a chance.
Selection: Uradel 7/1
5.20 Guinness Handicap Hurdle
Suinda may be able to provide Aubrey McMahon with another winner here. The man of the moment, who has his first ride over flights here, won on the mare at Clonmel and will likely be prominent again. She looks a decent staying mare in the making.
JP McManus poses a difficult one here with both Manamite and Triplicate. The latter seems as though this trip will suit.
Advantage Point is clearly a nice prospect and not to be discounted.
Selection: Suinda 11/2
5.55 Galway Shopping Centre Irish EBF Mares Flat Race
A tricky bumper and perhaps Gordon Elliott will end the day with a winner in the form of Red As Rust, a point winner at Ballingarry this summer.
Lisa O'Neill is a major asset here, while Patrick and Willie Mullins team up on the Closutton mare, by Presenting, who makes her debut relatively late at six.
Lucky Phil is held on Killarney running by Good Scent, who looks a big player for Derek O'Connor, already among the winners.
Selection: Red As Rust 11/2