It's the second day of Galway and the Colm Quinn Mile is the feature.
The fillies hog plenty of the limelight overall. The opening maiden is full of promising types, and we also get a competitive listed race. There's plenty to be going on with. The going remains on the soft side.
4.45pm Colm Quinn Maiden
Angel Palm let down favourite backers on her Leopardstown debut. Connections were probably happy enough though. She showed some promise under a considerate ride. Expect an improved effort here. Meala looks limited but her experience will hold her in good stead on this tricky track.
Selection: Angel Palm 3/1
5.15pm Caulfield Industrial Maiden
Teed Up outran market expectations on his debut. He should come on plenty for the experience. His in-form trainer can expect a bold show here. Mostaqqer looked unlucky last time out. That form has been boosted since. He is bound to be a popular selection.
Selection: Teed Up 11/4
5.45 pm Colm Quinn Corrib Fillies Stakes
Surrounding defied a penalty when winning last year's renewal of this race. She can repeat the dose. Stall 15 makes life difficult for jockey Ronan Whelan. Surrounding's ability to travel strongly may help in finding a reasonable race position. She arrives here in solid form, and has a good strike rate in races like this. Champers Elysees must make the jump from handicap to stakes company. Not easy but she's certainly not dismissed.
Selection: Surrounding 3/1
6.15pm caulfieldindustrial.com Handicap
Meaningful Vote is a horse going places in a hurry. His last two runs read like red-hot form. He is proven on the ground, and at the track. A 12-pound rise demands more. He can find the necessary improvement. Frank Arthur surely has scope from his mark too.
Selection: Meaningful Vote 4/1
6.45pm Colm Quinn Mile
Tauran Shaman heads the betting. He has been a friend to the bookmakers this season. Perhaps he can justify connections' lofty expectations but I'm inclined to oppose. Big Baby Bull landed a premier handicap last time out. An eight-pound hike in the weights may not be enough to stop him following up here. He remains relatively unexposed, and this step up in trip could unlock further improvement. Only Human was well fancied when suffering a bad trip in this race last year. A big run, at a juicy price, isn't ruled out.
Selection: Big Baby Bull 8/1
7.15pm Caulfield Industrial Handicap (Div I)
Darkened could exploit a workable mark. He hasn't done all that much since joining Denis Hogan but his latest effort in Leopardstown showed a glimmer of promise. New Vocations looks likely to put in another solid shift.
Selection: Darkened 12/1
7.45pm Caulfield Industrial Handicap (Div II)
Nam struggles to get his head in front. The competitive nature of this race should play to his strengths. If finding cover, and delivered with a well-timed run, he looks handicapped to win. Mulzamm continues in good form.
Selection: Nam 9/2
8.15pm Latin Quarter Handicap
Jaime Sommers is in a rich vein of form over hurdles. This test may not suit quite as well. She lurks on a dangerous mark though. Gavin Ryan takes off a handy five pounds too. Expect her to relish this stamina test. If consenting to put his best foot forward, From Eden could run well at big odds.
Selection: Jaime Sommers 16/1
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