Bridgequarter Girl has been gradually improving and makes her handicap debut after a comfortable victory at Tramore. She has to be respected along with Goal, who has found handicap company a bit daunting after a facile success at Perth. City LIne was well beaten on Thursday and has now gone 26 runs over timber without winning while Limpopo Tom is likely to find this on the short side. TREACY HOTELS BOY looked progressive when landing a Tipperary maiden but ran no sort of race in very testing conditions at Galway. This should be more to his liking and he's taken to bounce back.
Ontheground (IRE) 10-1 (11-6) Attempted to make all, joined from 4 out, headed before straight, no extra from before 2 out, 11th of 12, 39l behind Anshan Dreams (11-7) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23 gf.
Limpopo Tom (IRE) 11-2 (11-5) Always prominent, disputed before halfway and led after 4 out, headed after 2 out and soon under pressure in 3rd, no impression before last and kept on one pace run-in, 3rd of 15, 9l behind Green Thirty Two (10-7) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 gf.
Spot The Pro (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Hampered at start and slowly away, trailing under pressure 4 out, pulled up after next, in a race won by Glenconkeyne (11-0) at Galway 2m 2f Conditional Handicap Hurdle (8Evens16) (4yo+), 17 ran.
Bridgequarter Girl (IRE) 7-4fav (10-11) Waited with, improved to track leaders from 5 out, close up from before 3 out, challenged and awkward 2 out, soon led and a bit awkward last too, stayed on well run-in, won at Tramore 2m mdn hdl gd beating Empresario (11-7) by 2 1/2l, 12 ran.
Treacy Hotels Boy (IRE) 7-1 (11-11) Tracked leaders and 6th halfway, no extra approaching 2 out and weakened, tailed off, 16th of 18, well behind Reafadda (11-11) at Galway 2m 2f am hcp hdl 88-109 hvy.
Goal (IRE) 9-1 (11-3) Rear of mid-division, closer in 7th 3 out, soon ridden, kept on one paced from 2 out, 4th of 14, 7l behind Magnetic Force (11-2) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-116 gd.
John The Soldier (IRE) 11-2 (11-7) Led and disputed, mistake 9th, ridden before straight, pressed and joined 2 out, soon headed, no extra in 3rd and kept on same pace last, 3rd of 17, 10l behind Taken Twice (10-2) at Roscommon 3m hcp hdl 80-109 gf.
Silver Canyon (IRE) 4-1fav (11-0) Mid-division, close enough in 6th when mistake 4 out, no impression from next, 10th of 15, well behind Boxer Beat (11-6) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp chs 0-109 gf in Jul.
Mazagee (FR) 25-1 (10-7) Towards rear, no impression from before 2 out, 13th of 20, 41l behind Aladdins Cave (10-13) at Galway 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23 gd in Jul.
City Line (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, headway 4 out, ridden in 7th 3 out, 5th and no impression 2 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 16, 21l behind Formal Bid (11-4) at Bellewstown 2m 1f hcp hdl 80-102 gd.
Alpha And Omega (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Prominent, led from 3rd, clear halfway, reduced advantage 3 out, headed 2 out, outpaced and lost place entering straight, no extra, 5th of 14, 29l behind Ned Buntline (11-7) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Trans City (IRE) 20-1 (10-6) Always behind, no impression from 3 out, 8th of 9, 42l behind Aladdins Cave (10-13) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-116 sft in Nov.