18:00 Tramore Thu 16 August 2018
- Pat Halley Architects Maiden Hurdle
- 15 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Modest 62-rated Flat handicapper who is currently one from 14 starts on turf. Watching brief for first experience over hurdles here.
Formerly with Kevin Ryan when a 65-rated handicapper. Has disappointed in two starts for current connections and possibly best watched on hurdling debut.
Winner of two of his six career starts on the Flat in France and likely to be a warm order for powerful connections on hurdling debut here in first-time hood.
Finished behind Chasing Abbey on debut in a Killarney bumper last month before suffering a shuddering 69L defeat in a Roscommon bumper earlier this month. Hard to fancy.
Disappointing six-race maiden for trainer-John McConnell. Makes stable and hurdling debut here but looks a long-term prospect. May struggle in this company.
Failed to finish in sole point-to-point start in May, weakened over two furlongs out in a 2m½f Roscommon bumper earlier this month. Very little to be positive about on hurdling introduction.
Six-race maiden for trainer Owen Burrows before disappointing in two starts for Ger Lyons. Missed debut at Roscommon earlier this month for coughing, so not one to fully trust on hurdling and stable debut.
Jeremy gelding out of a Jimble mare. Half-brother to useful types Unison and Our Kylie as well as Triumph hurdle winner Our Conor. Market likely to reveal expectations.
Nothing of note in a couple of maiden hurdle spins since April suffering heavy defeats on both occasions. May struggle once again.
Getaway filly out of a Jamesmead mare. Half-sister to Getabird and Verdana Blue. Market to be informative on racecourse debut.
Not much to shout about in a five-race career on the Flat and will need to raise overall profile to play a role here.
Well held and has finished down the field in a couple of maiden hurdle starts since last month. Vast improvement needed to play a role here in first-time tongue-tie.
Finished ninth of 12 beaten 51L on debut in a 2m Wexford bumper last month. Looks a tall order on hurdling debut.
Low-rated Flat handicapper well held beaten 39L on a tough debut in a 2m½f novice hurdle at the Galway festival. Interesting runner who requires a market check.
Well beaten and no impression in two dour maiden hurdle performances since last month. Needs to show significant improvement in this company.
Last Year's Winner
|T: J HalleyJ: Rachael Blackmore|
Rebellito (1/4), Ourauldman (9/1), Teqany (10/1), Ahgetawayoutadat (12/1), Getgo (14/1), Hitchcock (20/1), The Hunter Hoe (33/1), Allora Yeats (40/1), Seapoint (50/1), Arctic Sofia (50/1), Stubborn Logic (100/1), Stander (100/1), On The Mill (125/1), Vinabell (125/1), Whereyounow (150/1)
- The Hunter Hoe
After nailing a 7/2 winner on Tuesday, David Ord looks to follow up with a nap selection at Salisbury on Wednesday afternoon.
Chris Wilson feels Sir Michael Stoute is the trainer to follow and he has a tip for every race in the UK and Ireland.
Keith Hamer highlights the best bets across on a busy day of action on Thursday, with Elarqam fancied to bounce back at Salisbury.