Empresario tackles hurdles for the first time and could find it tough with his penalty for winning on the Flat. Henry De Bromhead is double-handed and Templeton looks better than the ex-point-to-pointer Wilde Sapphire at this stage as he showed some promise on his chasing debut at this track on Thursday after several decent efforts over timber. I C Gold produced one good run at Wexford last October but hasn't been seen since the following month so it's BRIDGEQUARTER GIRL who is given the nod. She ran easily her best race to date behind Pepparpot at Cork a couple of weeks ago and, with further progress likely, can go one better.
Empresario (IRE) 11-2 (8-13) Chased leaders in 3rd, close up 3f out, ridden and no impression over 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 10l behind Maundy Money (9-0) at Galway 1m hcp 60-90 hvy (flat).
Afatcat 25-1 (11-11) Mid-division, no impression and kept on same pace from over 2f out, 11th of 20, 30l behind Wicklow Brave (11-8) at Galway 2m N H flat gd in Jul.
Mollies Gent (IRE) 4-1 (11-9) Mid div, not on terms from 5out, pu bef last, in a race won by Bally Rone (11-7) at Lisronagh 3m ire ptp hvy in Dec, 14 ran.
Patrolman (USA) 7-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 5th 3f out, soon no extra and weakened, 10th of 13, well behind Sunday Serenade (11-2) at Killarney 2m 1f N H flat gf in Jul.
Templeton (IRE) 14-1 (11-9) Towards rear, under pressure 5 out, no impression from 3 out, 7th of 13, 39l behind Why But Why (11-6) at Tramore 2m beg chs gd.
Artful Artist (IRE) 22-1 (9-5) Rear of mid-division and 11th halfway, never a factor, no impression in moderate 9th entering straight, kept on one pace, 9th of 15, 16l behind Crystal Earth (9-11) at Ballinrobe 1m 6f hcp 47-65 gf (flat).
Black Chariot (IRE) 40-1 (11-2) Always rear, never a factor, behind when fell 2 out, in a race won by Wakanda (10-11) at Sligo 2m 4yo mdn hdl gd in Jul, 14 ran.
Wildcatted (GER) 50-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, no impression from before 4 out, 12th of 17, 39l behind Pepparpot (11-7) at Cork 2m mdn hdl gf.
Annie Dream Willdo (IRE) Catcher In The Rye mare out of Kayzar.
Beeverstown Girl (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, disputed lead briefly 7f out, ridden and weakened from 5f out, pulled up inside final furlong, in a race won by Time For A Pint (11-7) at Downpatrick 2m 2f N H flat gd, 15 ran.
Bridgequarter Girl (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, in pursuit of winner in 2nd and no impression from 2 out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 17, 8l behind Pepparpot (11-7) at Cork 2m mdn hdl gf.
I C Gold (IRE) 9-1 (10-4) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, no extra after 3 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 9, 45l behind Sizing Jo'burg (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 2f 4yo mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Wilde Sapphire (IRE) 3-1 (11-7) Alw rr, 12th aftr a mile & b hmprd 7th, 13th when b mstk 9th & now to last, pu bef 10th, in a race won by She's Real (11-7) at Lisronagh 3m ire ptp gf in May, 14 ran.