Review tramore 12th Dec

Sat 12th Dec 2015, 18:20

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The meeting may have been abandoned after five races at Tramore but there was enough time for Davy Russell and Charles Byrnes to record a double.

They successfully teamed up in the Follow Tramore Racecourse On Facebook Beginners Chase as Cyprian Prince made a winning debut over fences.

The point-to-point winner was an 11-8 favourite for his chasing debut and looked set for a battle with King Blue as the pair approached two from home together.

However, a mistake from that rival put the winner firmly in command and he came home eight and a half lengths clear of Rightback Atya, who stayed on well for second.

The jockey and trainer combination initiated their double when Rosie Alice made it third-time lucky in the opening Online Tickets From Mares Maiden Hurdle.

Sent off 10-3, the winner tracked leader Let Her Cry until taking it up after the penultimate hurdle and cruised clear in style for a facile 18-length victory.

It was a family affair in the Waterford & Tramore Supporters Club Handicap Hurdle as Johnny Burke rode Rebel Turn (11-1) to victory for his father, Liam.

The Informer made a bold bid to make all but was swamped by Boxing Along and the winner as they turned for home and that duo fought out an exciting finish, with the latter getting up by half a length.

Arkwrisht (9-10fav) landed the odds with minimal fuss in the 2016 Tramore Annual Badge - Great Gift For Christmas Maiden Hurdle.

Under a confident Bryan Cooper ride, Willie Mullins' five-year-old took it up from pace-setter Laid Back Line at the second-last and eased clear to record a 17-length success.

Lake Field gained compensation for a near miss at Thurles last month when landing the Handicap Hurdle.

The 7-4 favourite stretched seven lengths clear after a good leap at the last to score for Shay Barry from Orah Hall.

Inspections at Navan and Cork

Navan is to hold an 8.30am course inspection ahead of tomorrow's fixture. The track is currently raceable and the ground is now heavy.