December 09 / 15.15 Tramore

15.15 Tramore Soft

Lady’s Cove Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £5267.86
  • 2m 5f 100y
  • 17 runners
  • Win time: 6m 7s
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Lady’s Cove Handicap Chase

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

18/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.70
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 1F0377 C

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Useful hurdler at best; stayed 3m well when winning at Tipperary in May; rated 16lb inferior as a handicap chaser and twice unplaced since third in a Sligo handicap in September.
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2nd

3

1st Apr 2022

Yielding

3m 1f 100y

19:00 Wexford

Lessofdnegativity

11st 11lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Andrew McNamara

Best recent form has been in Tramore handicaps; bit to find with Fox Watch on recent Leopardstown run but possibly the stronger stayer of the pair and one to consider; ground versatile so better ground of no concern.

6/1

7th

3

7th Mar 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

15:45 Leopardstown

Lessofdnegativity

11st 10lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Andrew McNamara

More recently campaigned over fences but probably a better hurdler and one who is suited by this sort of stamina test; shouldn't be too far away if bringing his best.

8/1

6th

3

17th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:50 Clonmel

Lessofdnegativity

11st 10lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Andrew McNamara

Three-time hurdle winner got off the mark over fences at Tramore in December; well-fancied when unseating before the race developed at Limerick; failed to confirm previous from with Arctic Ambition at Tramore last time; should go close for rider who recorded his first chase success in a high-pressure Leopardstown environment.

7/2

6/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 6P-703

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Goes chasing for the first time off the mark at which he was third over hurdles at Thurles; in good hands for a handicap chase career; open to improvement.
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2nd

11

15th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:42 Fairyhouse

Arctic Ambition

11st 5lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: Robert Tyner

Started his return to form when a decent third in a 2m handicap hurdle at Thurles in November and carried that forward to landing a 2m6f handicap chase at Tramore two weeks ago; 12lb lower now over hurdles than over fences and the stable continue in fine form; will be hard to beat.

2/1

1st

10

1st Jan 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 0y

15:30 Tramore

Arctic Ambition

10st 13lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: Robert Tyner

Maiden after 10 starts but ran a cracker on chasing debut in a C&D handicap here last month behind Lessofdnegativity; is 3lb better off with that rival today and should have improved for that run, so solid claims; yard is in top form.

100/30

10

26th Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 3f 160y

15:15 Limerick

Arctic Ambition

11st 0lb

J: E Walsh

T: Robert Tyner

Third over hurdles at Thurles last month and runner-up off the same mark when sent straight into a handicap on chase debut at Tramore; has a pull at the weights with the winner Lessofdnegativity and might well be able to improve past him on this occasion; leading player.

4/1

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15/8

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 6-P322

Last run: 40 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Excelled herself with second to Envoi Allen at Down Royal; lucky to get away with 5lb rise to 95 having finished in front of the 136-rated Fairyhill Run and the 150-rated Coko Beach; even if highly flattered she still has obvious prospects in this grade based on her placed efforts at Wexford and Killarney in the autumn.
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1st

9

16th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 5f 88y

15:05 Fairyhouse

Echoes Of Family

10st 5lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

2nd

12

7th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 5f 97y

16:50 Leopardstown

Echoes Of Family

11st 4lb

J: Mr H C Swan

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

Some solid efforts this season and has been freshened up since latest fifth at Down Royal nearly six weeks ago; decent jockey booking and entitled to be thereabouts if putting best foot forward.

6/1

Form: 693U93

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Only four finishers in Gowran event in which he was 14l third in October; 19l behind runner-up Capture The Drama in controversial Punchestown race last time; others preferred.
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10th

12

14th Apr 2022

Good

2m 6f 169y

17:20 Clonmel

Jimli’s Island

10st 9lb

J: Derek Thomas McGrath

T: R K Watson

Fair fourth at Tramore in December but pulled up at Limerick later that month and has been off since; better ground might be a help but will probably be better for the run.

20/1

12

19th Dec 2021

Good

3m 0f 182y

12:40 Thurles

Jimli’s Island

10st 12lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: R K Watson

0-11 under Rules; one of his better efforts when fourth of 14 at Tramore last time; has a tough mark on what he's done to date.

Form: 928P9- CD

Last run: 252 days

W: 11st 6lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Dual course and distance winner back-to-back two seasons ago, and also won over hurdles at Fairyhouse during the same campaign; lost form after a couple of seconds in the the first half of last season; tailed off in a recent point-to-point run
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12

17th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:50 Clonmel

Highest Benefit

10st 8lb

J: Jack Foley

T: W J Austin

Veteran has a record of 3-24 over fences; never at his best last year; pulled-up at Tramore last time; unlikely to reverse Tramore form with Lessofdnegativity.

16/1

12

1st Jan 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 0y

15:30 Tramore

Highest Benefit

10st 13lb

J: G B Noonan

T: W J Austin

Old boy has a record of 3-23 over fences, with two of those coming here, including this race in 2020 off a 5lb higher mark; mostly poor this year and been dropped in the weights but a bit better last time; not out of it.

18/1

5th

8

9th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 5f 100y

15:15 Tramore

Highest Benefit

11st 6lb

J: Jack Foley

T: W J Austin

Dual course and distance winner back-to-back two seasons ago, and also won over hurdles at Fairyhouse during the same campaign; lost form after a couple of seconds in the the first half of last season; tailed off in a recent point-to-point run

16/1

Form: 5629P4

Last run: 12 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Second at Limerick four starts back amounts to respectable form in this grade, though in overall terms he has been more effective as a hurdler; bounced back from two poor runs when close-up in fourth at Fairyhouse ten days ago.
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4th

11

20th May 2022

Soft

2m 7f 110y

19:20 Downpatrick

Bitview Colin

10st 2lb

J: Niall Prendergast

T: John Patrick Ryan

25/1

7th

14

14th Apr 2022

Good

2m 6f 169y

17:20 Clonmel

Bitview Colin

10st 5lb

J: Niall Prendergast

T: John Patrick Ryan

Popped up at a big price here in January but out of form since and only 2-41 over fences.

33/1

8th

8

27th Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 120y

16:01 Limerick

Bitview Colin

10st 0lb

J: Niall Prendergast

T: John Patrick Ryan

Five-time winner over hurdles and fences but no conceivable chance from 18lb out of the handicap.

66/1

Form: 474382 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 12lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Old boy retains enthusiasm on the evidence of several lively runs over fences this year; best of remainder when second to facile winner All Class in controversial event at Punchestown; 19l in front of Jimli's Island then, with Four Country Roads a remote fifth; form of the race is suspect.
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7th

14

3rd May 2022

Good

2m 5f 61y

19:00 Ballinrobe

Capture The Drama

10st 13lb

J: Jamie Hayes

T: Aengus King

12th

14

11th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 5f 175y

19:00 Tramore

Capture The Drama

10st 0lb

J: Miss L Costello

T: Aengus King

15

8th Apr 2022

Good

2m 1f 142y

18:40 Ballinrobe

Capture The Drama

10st 13lb

J: Jessica O’Gorman

T: Aengus King

Form: 319-00 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Point-to-point winner found gradual improvement over hurdles last season, winning off 89 over 2m5f at Limerick in May; not an obvious contender on the evidence of his first two starts over fences.
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5th

1

1st Apr 2022

Yielding

3m 1f 100y

19:00 Wexford

Mr Bercow

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: J T R Dreaper

Off the mark over fences in first-time visor over 2m4f at Down Royal in January in convincing fashion; 8lb rise takes him to a career-high mark so more required but this longer trip could bring more improvement.

11/2

8th

6

9th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 5f 100y

15:15 Tramore

Mr Bercow

11st 11lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: J T R Dreaper

Point-to-point winner found gradual improvement over hurdles last season, winning off 89 over 2m5f at Limerick in May; not an obvious contender on the evidence of his first two starts over fences.

14/1

Form: 7P8-06 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 10lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Second reserve; almost three years since his win in a handicap chase at Gowran earned a promotion to 105; has come down 28lb in the interim, but no sign he can recover the form that saw him go close in a 2m7f contest at Clonmel in March 2020.
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10th

13

11th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 5f 175y

19:00 Tramore

Lacken Bridge

10st 2lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Gordon Michael Doyle

2nd

14

3rd Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 7f 0y

14:50 Clonmel

Lacken Bridge

10st 0lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Gordon Michael Doyle

Hasn't won since 2018 but was only beaten a head in this race two years ago; hasn't really shaped like a return to the winners' enclosure is near this term.

25/1

20/1

Form: 538806 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 1lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Second of his two wins came at Kilbeggan 15 months ago; below his best since a close third in a Galway handicap chase in September; soundly beaten in sixth at Thurles last time.
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10th

12

9th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 5f 100y

15:15 Tramore

Garrai Phaidin

11st 1lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: Shane Ryder

Second of his two wins came at Kilbeggan 15 months ago; below his best since a close third in a Galway handicap chase in September; soundly beaten in sixth at Thurles last time.

20/1

6th

12

18th Nov 2021

Good

2m 6f 0y

12:30 Thurles

Garrai Phaidin

9st 12lb

J: Shane Mulcahy

T: Shane Ryder

Second of his two wins came at Kilbeggan 15 months ago; below his best since he was a close third in a Galway handicap chase in September and others preferred.

14/1

10th

11

24th Oct 2021

Heavy

2m 6f 111y

13:52 Galway

Garrai Phaidin

10st 8lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: Shane Ryder

Returned from nine months off in August, his best run coming when headed late over C&D in September; well beaten twice since but certainly comes into it on his run here.

14/1

Form: U4106/

Last run: 644 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Long absence is a drawback; 2m3f handicap hurdle winner off a modest 80 on soft ground at Clonmel two years ago; has run only once over fences, and did not jump particularly well.
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18

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 0y

17:00 Kilbeggan

Costalita

10st 2lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: P J Rothwell

4th

14

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 0y

16:13 Limerick

Costalita

11st 1lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

2nd

16

17th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:35 Down Royal

Costalita

11st 0lb

J: Michael J Doyle

T: P J Rothwell

Pulled-up both starts after return from long layoff; cheekpieces tried here but makes no appeal.

100/1

Form: 549485

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Point-to-point winner in May and some respectable runs in handicap chases including when keeping on for fourth at Killarney three starts back; no easy task now in the rematch with runner-up Echoes Of Family.
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Verdict Starting price

9th

11

6th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 110y

19:50 Downpatrick

Four Country Roads

10st 2lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Brian M McMahon

7th

9

1st Apr 2022

Yielding

3m 1f 100y

18:30 Wexford

Four Country Roads

10st 4lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Brian M McMahon

Point-to-point winner is now 0-24 under Rules, having shaped well on number of occasions, notably Navan second two starts back; possibly not the strongest stayer but has his chance off this lowly mark.

13/2

5th

16

24th Feb 2022

Soft

3m 0f 219y

15:05 Thurles

Four Country Roads

10st 7lb

J: Mr H C Swan

T: Brian M McMahon

Point winner; chased home a well-handicapped winner at Navan; 5lb out of the handicap.

8/1

Form: 197007 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Gained his fifth career win in a 2m6f Limerick handicap chase in July; not a trace of that form in five runs since.
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5

9th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 5f 100y

15:15 Tramore

Double Windsor

11st 12lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: David M O’Brien

Gained his fifth career win in a 2m6f Limerick handicap chase in July; not a trace of that form in five runs since.

20/1

7th

9

18th Nov 2021

Good

2m 6f 0y

12:30 Thurles

Double Windsor

10st 7lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: David M O’Brien

Gained his fifth career win in a Limerick handicap chase in July; not a trace of that form in four runs since; cannot be completely discounted but others look more likely.

14/1

13th

5

2nd Nov 2021

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

12:45 Fairyhouse

Double Windsor

11st 12lb

J: Jack Foley

T: David M O’Brien

Latest of four chase wins came at Limerick in July but well beaten in three starts since; good claimer on board but others preferred.

20/1

Form: 3110-6

Last run: 23 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Scorpion mare won chases at Downpatrick and Clonmel early this year; flopped over hurdles at Ballinrobe in April; not a bad effort in that sphere at Limerick three weeks ago on seasonal debut; should be sharper for that run, and reverts to chasing with the benefit of Shane Fitzgerald's claim.
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4th

6

22nd Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:28 Clonmel

Springfield Lodge

11st 6lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Eoghan O’Grady

Dual chase winner took advantage of a much lower hurdles mark to score at Limerick last month over 2m but was well-held at Punchestown over 2m4f since; back in trip might help.

8/1

8th

7

23rd Feb 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 100y

16:25 Punchestown

Springfield Lodge

11st 6lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Eoghan O’Grady

Took advantage of a 14lb lower hurdles mark than fences to get off the mark over at Limerick last time; up 6lb for that and 4f in trip stays well and is highly respected with top rider aboard.

100/30

1st

11

1st Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:40 Limerick

Springfield Lodge

11st 6lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Eoghan O’Grady

Went up 14lb for winning handicap chases at Downpatrick and Clonmel in the spring; 14lbs lower over hurdles but remains a maiden in this sphere.

5/1

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Non-runners

Princely Conn, Fr Gilligansvoyge, Memory Of Youth

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Payout
Exacta €419.00
Straight Forecast €263.00
Tricast €805.80
Trifecta €1655.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Echoes Of Family

The Irish Sun:

Mr Bercow

POSTDATA:

Bitview Colin

RP Ratings (IRE):

Echoes Of Family