Lad to follow up at Tramore
Lad can add to his
recent breakthrough success in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Maiden Hurdle
at Tramore this afternoon.
The Ray Cody-trained
five-year-old was in action for the first time since June when successful at Gowran
Park two weeks ago and might just be the safest option. He only went up 8lbs in
the ratings for his cosy five length success and is likely to remain
competitive on his new mark.
opposition is headed by the recent runner-up Paddy Wickla which is 3lbs ahead
of the handicapper as she reappears. Auckland, runner-up at Punchestown two
days ago, is among the early non-runners.
Dempsey-trained Broomfield Hall might just have the winning of the Irish
Stallion Farms EBF Mares Maiden Hurdle (2.02). She gained vital jumping
experience when chasing home Party Central at Listowel last month, her first
start since the Punchestown festival and could have the beating of John Kiely’s
Shuil Valentine, an equally promising type but absent since the Easter Festival
A chance is
taken on the Declan Queally-trained Young Fitzy in the opening
tramoreraces.ie Maiden Hurdle (1.00). He went well enough on his jumping bow
here in August and again at Galway early last month.
O'Grady-trained Downthecellar is readily preferred in the Ardmore Handicap
Hurdle (1.30). He was in with every chance when running out at the second last
flight at Wexford and might be happier as he returns to a track he knows well. He
rattled off four consecutive wins over fences, three of them here, before
reverting to hurdles on a 37lbs lower mark last time. He can beat top-weight
Coolnacritta which is 3lbs ahead of the handicapper as he turns out after
winning at Fairyhouse last weekend.
Tisadream can make a winning start over
fences in the Pickardstown Rated Novice Chase (3.12). She was successful over
hurdles here in June and a clear round of jumping should see her home in front.
Sparkles is surely
up to winning the Waterford Greenway Beginners Chase (3.47). He was certainly
the best of these over hurdles and is probably unlucky not to have won a race
before now. Blinkers are tried as he goes over fences for the first time.
Mullins and Jody Townend should have the winning of the Copper Coast Ladies INH
Flat Race (4.22) with Tempo Chapter Two. He just lost out on his debut
for the stable when pipped at Listowel and it would be disappointing if beaten again
1.00 Young Fitzy; 1.30 Downthecellar; 2.02 Broomfield Hall (NAP); 2.37 Tullyveery
Lad; 3.12 Tisadream; 3.47 Champagne Sparkles; 4.22 Tempo Chapter Two.