16:50 Tramore Thu 16 August 2018

  • Walter & Eileen Power Memorial Beginners Chase
  • 2m 6f, Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • 15 Runners
  • Winner€8,008.002nd€2,483.003rd€1,183.004th€533.005th€208.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:5m 24.4sOff time:16:53:22
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811-12OR: 113
66/1

Has failed to complete any of his three starts this calendar year including when last seen in a beginners contest at the Galway festival last month. In the right hands to improve on stable debut.

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2
511-12OR:
66/1

Fair form in point-to-points but has finished well beaten on three of his four starts over hurdles. Market likely to be best guide on chasing debut.

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3
611-12OR:
13/2

Useful 111-rated maiden hurdler but without a win over timber in five starts. Market to be informative here on chasing bow.

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4
511-12OR:
40/1

Modest 95-rated hurdler who was last seen on the Flat at the Galway festival earlier this month finishing last of five well beaten 36L behind Wicklow Brave. Watching brief on chasing introduction.

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5
611-12OR:
7/1

Genuine and tough gelding who despite without a win in seven hurdle starts has finished in the places on two occasions. Worth a market check with significant jockey booking.

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6
511-12OR:
14/1

Has disappointed on a couple of occasions recently when not going unbacked. Form doesn't warrant support here in this company.

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7
611-12OR:
14/1

Can continue his development over the larger obstacles following a promising second of 11 beaten 8½L in a Tipperary beginners contest last month over 2m4f. Interesting stepping up in trip.

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8
811-12OR: 95C
25/1

Modest 98-rated hurdler winning two of her 26 starts over timber. Not seen over the larger obstacles since finishing second of 16 in a Thurles beginners contest over 2m2f in November last year. Price to provide the best guide on chase unveiling.

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9
711-12OR: 97C
33/1

Has rendered a couple of unsatisfactory runs in beginners chases since May and unlikely to be playing a part in the finish here.

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10
1011-12OR: 107
13/2

Beat Gilgamboa in a point-to-point in December but he has gone backwards since well held in four chase starts. Others look to have better profiles.

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11
711-12OR: 99C
9/2

Improved from a couple of heavy beginners chase starts when finishing second of seven beaten 14L in a Wexford handicap chase last month. More progress possible and not dismissed.

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12
911-12OR: 102
8/1

Nine-race maiden over the larger obstacles including only getting as far as the first in a Tipperary beginners contest last month over 2m4f on good ground. Looks up against it here.

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13
611-12OR: BF
3/1

Beaten favourite on beginners chase debut last month in a Tipperary event over 2m4f on good ground beaten ½L behind Ri An Rian. Likely to be popular in the market once again.

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14
611-5OR:
100/1

Will have disappointed connections in a series of desolate displays in four maiden hurdles since December before a shuddering defeat on handicap hurdle debut at Downpatrick when last seen in June and readily opposable here.

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15
33/1

Has shown nothing in three seasonal starts well beaten on each occasion. Very little to be positive about in this company.

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Last Year's Winner

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Swingbridge911-129/4
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell

Betting

Forecast

Statistical (3/1), Port Rashid (9/2), Ourmanmassini (13/2), Boston Spray (13/2), Creadan Grae (7/1), Sam King (8/1), Hitdroadjack (14/1), Loupgarou (14/1), Naturally Blond (25/1), Sweet Destination (33/1), Ned's Island (33/1), Brontide (40/1), A Plein Temps (66/1), Bazarov (66/1), Bringherwithya (100/1)

Verdict

The Henry De Bromhead-trained STATISTICAL can build on his last start when beaten favourite on beginners chase debut last month in a Tipperary event over 2m4f on good ground beaten ½L behind the improving sort Ri An Rian. Course winner Port Rashid is likely to improve on his second at Wexford last month and deserves consideration along with the Gordon Elliott trained Creadan Grae with Davy Russell booked.
  1. Statistical
  2. Creadan Grae
  3. Port Rashid

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