17:05 Tramore Mon 15 April 2019

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  • 2m,
  • 18 Runners
  • Winner€7,084.002nd€2,197.003rd€1,047.004th€472.005th€184.00
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711-12OR:
25/1

One rated 83 on the Flat but the Camacho gelding has shown little in the way of any encouragement in three hurdle starts since February, well beaten on each occasion. Still looking no nearer to breakthrough success.

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511-12OR:
50/1

Poor performer on the Flat for trainer Johnny Murtagh and has shown little aptitude in three previous starts over hurdles to be considered in this company.

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611-12OR: D
4/1

Won a Uttoxeter bumper in June last year before a couple of promising starts over hurdles in the summer. One to note in the betting on return to action.

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Zaofuh239
711-12OR: 116
9/4

Running well in defeat in a four-race summer hurdling campaign finishing second on three occasions, beaten no more than a head on each start. Can go well on return but has a below-par run here when last seen in August to shake off.

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511-4OR:
20/1

By Born King and a half-brother to winning jumper Flight Zero. Nothing of note in a couple of starts at Navan and Limerick last month and possibly one to follow when eventually going in to handicap company.

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511-4OR:
33/1

€70,000 three-year-old. Half-brother to three winners in France up to 2m 2f. Has finished a little way down the field on a couple of recent starts at Leopardstown and Limerick. Needs to improve significantly to trouble the judge.

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611-4OR:
25/1

Cheap purchase €8,500 as a three-year-old. Half-brother to chase/hurdle winner Activial. Had a maiden hurdle debut to forget at Limerick last month when in rear and never a factor beaten 78L on heavy ground. More needed.

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8
511-4OR:
10/1

Well backed on hurdling debut to land a Tramore 2m maiden hurdle last month but the Court Cave gelding ended up a well beaten favourite, before finishing eighth of nine, tailed off at Clonmel when last seen in September. Worth a market check.

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9
511-4OR:
6/1

Ballinrobe bumper run in May had some merit about it, not as good in three starts since including when last seen in August finishing sixth of 10 beaten over 11L in a Sligo maiden hurdle. Improvement more than plausible.

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10
511-4OR:
8/1

Well held in four career starts to date since debut in January. Beaten 29L on maiden hurdle debut last month and first time cheekpieces unlikely to bring about the required amount of improvement needed to play a role here.

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11
511-4OR:
12/1

Westerner gelding is a brother to two winners, including bumper winner/useful 3m hurdle winner The Westerner Boy. Well seen off in a couple of maiden hurdle starts to date and others have more scope for improvement.

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12
510-11OR:
7/1

15-race maiden on the Flat, the Born To Sea mare produced a mildly encouraging run to finish fourth of 18 beaten 24L on hurdling debut at Clonmel last month. Holds place claims at best.

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13
610-11OR:
14/1

Beaten a long way on bumper debut back in October before a number of point-to-point starts including a win 12 months ago. Well held once again in a Tipperary bumper when last seen in May.

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14
610-11OR:
25/1

Shown very little ability in her four point-to-point starts. Eighth of 14 beaten 29L on maiden hurdle debut in a Wexford 2m contest when last seen in June. Other look more convincing at this level.

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15
510-11OR:
33/1

A €1,200 three-year-old, Millenary filly. She's closely related to smart hurdler/chaser Sharp Rise. Well down the field in her initial hurdle starts at Limerick and earlier this month at Fairyhouse finishing 65L adrift of Great White Shark.

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16
511-4OR:
33/1

First reserve: Gelding by Dansant out of a Hernando mare. Cost €5,500 as a three-year-old. Half-brother to Italian winners Irina's Love and Black Captain, both successful on the Flat.

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20/1

Second Reserve: By Scorpion out of a Saddlers' Hall mare, bought for €14,500 at the sales as a foal. Full-brother to multiple winner Rouge Devils. Well held on debut but still commands respect on second start.

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511-4OR: 104
9/2

Third Reserve: Sending out mixed signals since the turn of the year in three hurdle starts. Needs to step up on handicap debut at Naas over 2m in February to take a hand in the finish.

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Last Year's Winner

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Port Rashid711-411/4
T: T TownendJ: Miss J Townend

Betting

Forecast

Zaofu (9/4), Staged Engagement (4/1), Edelweis De L'Aube (9/2), Subset (6/1), Beat Of The Sea (7/1), Tapenade (8/1), Ourauldman (10/1), The Artful Roger (12/1), Golden Chance (14/1), Big King (20/1), Pull The Other One (20/1), Molly Barrys Cross (25/1), Dunbar (25/1), Alcatraz (25/1), Da Vinci Rock (33/1), Sherlock Oaks (33/1), Unlaoised (33/1), Maximus Daia (50/1)

Verdict

The Eoin Doyle-trained ZAOFU would not have to improve much from a number of runner-up efforts last summer to land the spoils here on return to action following a seven month break. Bar his run here when last seen in August, the Arcadio gelding holds much the better form than his opponents here and can see off the attentions of the likes of Subset, Staged Engagement and potential improver, Beat Of The Sea.
  1. Zaofu
  2. Subset
  3. Beat Of The Sea
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