16:40 Tramore

MYSTERY STOWAWAY's confidence ought to be boosted by a very easy success over hurdles in Limerick last month. After that 33-length victory, trainer John Ryan said: "We have her schooled over fences and she's a cracking filly to jump", so it looks telling that she is switched immediately to the bigger obstacles. Andalusa drops back in trip after being a beaten favourite in third over two miles five on chasing debut at this track last month. She is a summer jumper, and is an obvious threat for powerful connections. Ballyegan Hero was runner-up in a couple of chases, and has plenty of experience in this sphere which gives him his chance.
Prediction : 1st Mystery Stowaway 2nd Andalusa 3rd Ballyegan Hero

17:10 Tramore

ELEGANT DAN could be a different proposition over fences on this better ground. His one previous crack at a beginners' chase was on soft to heavy ground here in October, when he came home a remote fourth. he has been running consistently well over hurdles, though, since June with a win (at this track) and a couple of runner-up finishes obtained. He ought to relish this ground. Guttural is having his first run for Gordon Elliott. He was last seen finishing third in a beginners' chase at Tipperary when well backed. He was beaten the guts of 30 lengths there, and is entitled to improve after that first crack at the bigger obstacles.
Prediction : 1st Elegant Dan 2nd Guttural 3rd Dasmyhoss

17:40 Tramore

KENDANCER could recoup Monday's losses in Ballinrobe. Malone Road was one of several non runners as Kendancer went off 5/4 favourite to oblige in the extended two mile maiden hurdle. He stayed on very strongly inside the final furlong to get to within a head of the winner, and was in front a stride past the line.That was a step up in form from his two previous runs, and perhaps the better ground was a contributory factor. Marmolata was beaten 22 lengths into third on hurdling debut at Cork but the form of that race is beginning to look excellent. The winner, the runner-up and the fifth home have since delivered, so Marmolata's effort can be marked up and she has to rate a danger. Gerry's Way can build upon a fourth place in Cork with cheekpieces now deployed.
Prediction : 1st Kendancer 2nd Marmolata 3rd Gerrys Way

18:15 Tramore

BRIDGE NATIVE just loves it around Tramore, and has a good chance of supplementing her handicap chase win here last month. She has won on her last two visits to this track, and travelled notably well on her way to scoring by half a length when last seen. She bids to exploit a lower hurdle mark, and Simon Torrens is good value for the 7lbs he takes off her back. Enzani was off track since October 2018 before returning with a promising third in Kilbeggan. A patient race was ridden on him last month before his run understandably petered out in the straight. He ought to be all the fitter and sharper for that. Former course winner Goodbye Someday has plenty of form to advertise his chance and was fifth in a 50 grand handicap hurdle at the Galway Festival. He is the horse to beat, and Eoin Walsh's 7lb claim is a help, but there is a nagging concern about the ever-drying ground for him.
Prediction : 1st Bridge Native 2nd Enzani 3rd Goodbye Someday

18:45 Tramore

CHEAD SOLAS can follow up on his Cork success last month. He stayed on best to take the honours in a two and a half mile maiden hurdle there. Afterwards, connections commented that the yielding ground was probably a bit on the slow side for him. Therefore, this ground ought to be ideal for him. Insane Bolt will love the ground and receives a lot of weight from Chead Solas. The form of his Downpatrick victory hasn't been boosted, however, the four-year-old has been placed in a couple of races since. He is entitled to be on the premises, but his victory came over two and a quarter miles. This is a new trip for Alabaster who ran twice at the Galway Festival. He put in a good shift to be second in an extended two mile handicap hurdle, before running fourth in a staying handicap on the flat. He may be best watched over this extra distance. It is also a new trip for Eagle Moon who won a maiden hurdle at Bellewstown on his penultimate start, after apparently showing up well at home. He is unexposed and in good hands, so is dangerous.
Prediction : 1st Chead Solas 2nd Alabaster 3rd Eagle Moon

19:15 Tramore

DAISY'S HOLLOW could be one for each-way players. She was off for seven months, and switched stables, before coming home fifth over a similar trip at Tipperary in June. That was a fair effort, and it can be upgraded as the first two in the race scored on their next starts. She competes off a light weight here. Gotta Getaway scooted home on the inner to strike in Downpatrick on Sunday. That was a good race in the north with three recent winners in it. Gotta Getaway was weighted to get her revenge on Gone Racing who beat her by half a length at this venue in July. In the end, she came in by three and a half lengths from a gambled-on runner-up. She is in form, handles this track and has obvious claims under the 5lb penalty, but she hasn't been at her best over this sort of trip before. The 10-year-old Fleurys Fort has won six times in his career, but the last one came in November 2018. He is running reasonably well in finishing fourth at Kilbeggan and here and then third when last out in Kilbeggan on Saturday. He should run his race, but may need a bit of relief from the handicapper.
Prediction : 1st Daisys Hollow 2nd Gotta Getaway 3rd Fleurys Fort

19:45 Tramore

PENNY OUT lost out by the minimum margin in a staying handicap at Galway and looks poised to go one better. Her jockey reported that she never really travelled in Ballybrit, so it was to her credit that she stayed on strongly before failing by a nose. She has won twice over hurdles and, indeed, was third in a Grade 3 mares' novices' hurdle at Down Royal in November. She has the class to take this. My Sister Sarah is a significant threat after a good second place in a Grade B handicap hurdle in Galway, where she was well clear of the third. She won her bumper at Roscommon on debut, so this two-mile maiden won't hold any fears for her. Rocket Lad is a course and distance winner who should be ripe for this after taking second over an extended mile and three quarters at Killarney. Snegurochka was noted coming from a long way back for third in Galway, and could go well at a price.
Prediction : 1st Penny Out 2nd My Sister Sarah 3rd Rocket Lad

13/08/2020 Tramore Acca