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Tramore Mon, 14th Apr, 2008

Going - Good (Yielding in places). 

Jackpot Pool - €28,771.50 Winning Units - 1 Dividend - €21,578.60. Placepot Pool - €11,480.00 Winning Units - 18 Dividend - €483.50. Tote Aggregate - €88834.00.

(Tote Dividend © Tote Ireland Ltd 2016)

Saltan Properties H´cap H´dle (Rated 81-109) of €14000.00 4-y-o plus 2m.

1st - €9674.00, 2nd - €2380.00, 3rd - €1120.00, 4th - €700.00 16 Ran
The second last flight was bypassed.

Torrid Kentavr has now won 12 races and, despite not being 100% straightforward, is clearly a talented horse. He was given a good ride by his inexperienced rider and a handicap chase at Punchestown, in which he finished second last year, is now on the winner's agenda.

By The Brook won on his only point to point start in 2006 but has proven disappointing since. However, the gelding has hinted at ability in similar races and this was a sound effort. He should pick up a similar race soon.

Rebel Run, running in first time blinkers, went to the front before two out before being headed before the last. He has proven disappointing since winning on his handicap hurdle debut at Fairyhouse in November but this was an encouraging run and he will prove competitive on his next run.

Matchbook deserves a win and should gain one at some stage on this evidence while Start From Scratch, who burst a blood vessel on his last run, returned to something near his best but may still need to improve further to win again.

Swiftmarc was never involved and was a big disappointment. He was found to be lame post-race.

Non-Runners were the three reserves.

  • Race Conditions
1st Torrid Kentavr (USA) 11-0 (White Owl Syndicte)
(4:01.7 2.22 secs slower on today's going ) Rated 104
Trempolino (USA) - Torrid Tango (USA)(Green Dancer (USA))
Breeder - Ford Farm Bloodstock

SP 25/1

J J Lambe

Mr E J O'Connell(7)

Tote Win €42.20

Place €8.20

loading past form
held up, headway to 8th 3 out, improved to 3rd before 2 out, ridden to lead last, kept on well
2nd3L By The Brook (IRE) 10-11 (Gigginstown House Stud)
(4:02.4) bl Rated 94
Luso (GB) - Insan Brook (IRE)(Insan (USA))
Breeder - Edward Ryan

SP 14/1

Paul Nolan

J L Cullen

Place €3.20

loading past form
led before 3rd, ridden and headed before 2 out, kept on, 3rd last, kept on to 2nd again run-in
3rd1.25L Rebel Run (IRE) 10-10 (Simply The Best Syndicate)
(4:02.7) bl Rated 93
Blueprint (IRE) - Fine Affair (IRE)(Fine Blade (USA))
Breeder - Daniel Cotter

SP 9/1

W J Burke

J R Barry

Place €2.80

loading past form
chased leaders, 3rd halfway, headway to 2nd 3 out, improved to lead before 2 out, ridden and headed last, no extra
4th1.75L Matchbook (IRE) 10-4 (John Joseph Murphy)
(4:03.0) Rated 94
Reprimand - Suir Native (IRE)(Be My Native (USA))
Breeder - Charlie Hartnett

SP 8/1

John Joseph Murphy

D E Splaine(7)

Place €2.30

loading past form
mid-division, 7th 3 out, improved to 4th before 2 out, ridden 2 out, no extra before last, kept on same pace
5th5.5L Start From Scratch (IRE) 10-4 (Vincent Kelly)
(4:04.4) Rated 94
Distinctly North (USA) - Sharp Dresser (USA)(Diesis)
Breeder - Vincent Kelly

SP 20/1

Seamus Fahey

S E Butler(7)

loading past form
tracked leaders, 8th halfway, headway to 5th 4 out, ridden and no extra before 2 out, kept on same pace
6th2.5L Joys Island (IRE) 11-1 (Mrs E Queally)
(4:04.9) Rated 103
Heron Island (IRE) - Running Kiss(Deep Run)
Breeder - Miss N Parker

SP 7/1

Paul A Roche

Mr D Roche(5)

loading past form
mid-division, 8th 4 out, ridden in 7th before 2 out, moderate 5th 2 out, kept on one pace
7th5L Maille Blu (FR) 10-10 (D F Desmond)
(4:06.1) Rated 93
Epervier Bleu - Bric Mamaille (FR)(Bricassar (USA))

SP 25/1

T M Walsh

G T Hutchinson

loading past form
towards rear, moderate 11th 3 out, some late headway, never a threat
8th1.25L Akinspirit (IRE) 10-5 (J F Salter)
(4:06.3) Rated 95
Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Akebia (USA)(Trempolino (USA))
Breeder - Michael Staunton

SP 11/1

Eoin Griffin

D Moran(7)

loading past form
tracked leaders, 6th halfway, headway to 3rd 4 out, ridden in 6th and no extra before 2 out
9th1.75L Swiftmarc (IRE) 11-12 (Corlican Syndicate)
(4:06.7) Rated 109
In The Wings - Shimmer (FR)(Green Dancer (USA))
Breeder - Hawthorn Villa Stud

SP 5/2fav

Ms Margaret Mullins

R Walsh

loading past form
towards rear, some late headway, never a factor
10th2L Buck Breeze (IRE) 11-7 (P E Delaney)
(4:07.2) ts Rated 109
Needle Gun (IRE) - Montetan (IRE)(Montelimar (USA))
Breeder - Sean Kelly

SP 16/1

Thomas Foley

D F Flannery(5)

loading past form
soon chased leader, ridden in 3rd 3 out, soon weakened
11th7L Gaspar (IRE) 11-6 (James Gough)
(4:08.7) Rated 103
Desert King (IRE) - Exponent (USA)(Exbourne (USA))
Breeder - Rossenarra Stud

SP 11/1

James McAuley

M Darcy

loading past form
chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and weakened before 3 out
12th6L For A Song (IRE) 11-5 (Big Dreams Syndicate)
(4:10.1) ts Rated 107
Frimaire (GB) - Lady Naign (GB)(Chilibang)
Breeder - Paul Edward Kilcullen

SP 9/1

L Young

E F Power(5)

loading past form
led, headed before 3rd, chased leaders, ridden in 5th 3 out, soon weakened
13th4.5L Unique Moment (GB) 10-13 (Swan Cross Racing Syndicate)
(4:11.2) ts Rated 96
Vettori (IRE) - Lonesome (GB)(Night Shift (USA))
Breeder - The Lavington Stud

SP 16/1

K F O'Brien

P W Flood

loading past form
rear of mid-division throughout, never a factor
14thnk Emperor Titus (IRE) 10-10 (Second Time Lucky Syndicate)
(4:11.2) Rated 93
Titus Livius (FR) - The Last Empress (IRE)(Last Tycoon)

SP 50/1

D J Barry

T P Treacy

loading past form
never a factor
15th3.5L Rosoff (IRE) 10-5 (Ros-Off Syndicate)
(4:12.0) cp Rated 95
New Frontier (IRE) - Annida (IRE)(Torus)
Breeder - G.Coppola

SP 12/1

P J Rothwell

Mr A J Walsh(7)

loading past form
tracked leaders, 7th halfway, ridden and weakened before 4 out
16th28L Bulls And Mortar (IRE) 11-0 (Maurice Cronin)
(4:18.3) Rated 97
Glacial Storm (USA) - The Bay Mare (IRE)(Commanche Run)
Breeder - John McCarthy

SP 33/1

Eoghan O'Grady

D J Casey

loading past form
always behind, tailed off
Off 6.25
Time 4m. 1.70 secs, which is 2.22 secs slower than the course average
Tote Exacta €1299.60.

Non runners Dafarabad (non-runner), Indianaca (non-runner), Cuan An Oir (non-runner)