17:30 Tramore

PYTHION came home six lengths to the good when opening his account over fences here last month and he should be able to follow-up now. The Mick Winters trained six-year-old has gradually progressed with each run over the larger obstacles and looks well-capable of accounting for his seven rivals here. Tom McGreevy, Elegant Lass and Mandarin Monarch all start off over fences, with the former given second preference. A winner at Ballinrobe in May, the Liz Doyle trained gelding has filled the runner-up spot on his last three visits to Tramore. Elegant Lass, who is a three-time winner over flights, also has a good record at the seaside venue and should give a good account of herself with Eoin Walsh aboard. Mandarin Monarch has been out of form of late, but is a nine-time winner and warrants respect with Dillon Maxwell taking a valuable 7lb off. Henry de Bromhead is represented by Cottie and Freddie Robdal and they can't be dismissed.
Prediction : 1st Pythion 2nd Tom Mcgreevy 3rd Elegant Lass

18:00 Tramore

Henry de Bromhead looks to have a strong hand here, saddling both TRUE FAITH and Gateau De Miel. Preference is for the Rachael Blackmore ridden former who has been placed on his last two starts and is also entered to run again on Sunday. Third at Wexford on his most recent outing, the selection had Dads Lad in behind, with that one going on to win his next two. Gateau De Miel was beaten by just half-a-length at Downpatrick in June and another bold bid looks likely from him, with Conor Brassil taking 5lb off. Broken Ice has some solid form to his name and is sure to have plenty of supporters, while others to consider here are Quaker Island for the in-form Peter Fahey yard and dual hurdles winner Cahirdown Boy.
Prediction : 1st True Faith 2nd Gateau De Miel 3rd Broken Ice

18:30 Tramore

This looks quite open. BETTY DUTTON ran a fine race to finish third on her debut at Roscommon and she might be able to go a few places better now. Out of Grade 3 winner Miss Nomer, she is a half-sister to four-time winning stablemate Downthecellar, who runs in the very next race. The 118 rated Evergreen And Red has been frustrating to follow and it might be worth taking him on. Baron Wild appears to be improving with each run over flights and is given second preference after filling the runner-up spot at Sligo on his latest start. Modestus is a half-brother to dual Group 2 winner Time Test. A solid seventh of 17 on his debut over flights at Cork, it'll be interesting to see how he fares. Pinball Wizard and Leylani are others to consider, with the former a three-time winner on the level.
Prediction : 1st Betty Dutton 2nd Baron Wild 3rd Modestus

19:00 Tramore

Edward O'Grady has a strong hand here, saddling both Eclair De Beaufeu and DOWNTHECELLAR. Preference is for the latter who is a three-time course winner, looking to exploit his lower mark over flights. He was disappointingly beaten into second when sent off an odds-on chance on his most recent start at Thurles in October, but he did pull 12 lengths clear of the third. Eclair De Beaufeu has some very smart form to his name, filling the runner-up spot in the 2020 running of the Grand Annual at the Cheltenham Festival, before finishing fourth in the County Hurdle the following year. His recent efforts at Killarney and Cork have been encouraging and he looks capable of making an impact with Kate Derwin taking 7lb off. Craic Eile (also entered on Saturday) won this race twelve months ago and has definite claims, while Ingleby Mackenzie, the 2018 winner, is another that warrants respect.
Prediction : 1st Downthecellar 2nd Eclair De Beaufeu 3rd Craic Eile

19:30 Tramore

None of the seven can be safely ruled out. MISTER BEETON has some solid form to his name and was a good winner on his debut over flights at Roscommon last month. The Shane Nolan trained five-year-old might be able to follow-up now with Rachael Blackmore an interesting jockey booking. Vinnie Is Busy was behind the selection at Roscommon and he gave the form a boost by scoring at Ballinrobe on Monday. Minella Youngy clearly appreciated the step-up in trip when winning easily at Kilbeggan on his most recent start and it'll come as no surprise if he manages to go in again. Henry de Bromhead is represented by the hat-trick seeking Downtown Queen, with Conor McNamara retaining the ride. The highest rated of those with a mark, the Presenting bay is sure to have plenty of supporters. Kilbarry Chianti finished behind Downtown Queen when they clashed at Limerick last month, but she might be able to reverse the form with Liam McKenna taking a valuable 7lb off.
Prediction : 1st Mister Beeton 2nd Minella Youngy 3rd Downtown Queen

20:00 Tramore

This looks a race that could produce a surprise winner. Having said that, the step-up in trip to 2m4f may prove ideal for HE'S LEADING ME ON. The five-year-old has filled the runner-up spot on his last four starts, all of which have been over shorter trips. He appeared to relish the hill on his most recent visit to Tramore when going down by just a neck, and another bold bid looks likely from him now, despite carrying top-weight. Let Her Flow was a good fourth at Cork recently and had Junior Bee, who won at Ballinrobe on Monday, a place behind. A winner at Bellewstown last summer when trained by Matthew Smith, the Scorpion bay is now in the care of Denise O'Shea. Western Dreaming was a good fifth of 16 at Killarney on his last start and looks capable of making his presence felt with Conor Brassil taking 5lb off. Others for the shortlist in this competitive contest are Creggsman, Echoes Of Family, Kayla's Delight and Westernerona.
Prediction : 1st Hes Leading Me On 2nd Let Her Flow 3rd Western Dreaming

20:30 Tramore

MOLLY WEDGER has a fine record at Tramore and should go close for local trainer Dermot O'Brien. A dual course winner and second in this very race twelve months ago, the eight-year-old has already won twice this summer. She was seventh of 20 on her most recent start at Galway and will carry just 10-2 here with Joanna Walton taking a valuable 7lb off. The Willie Mullins trained Kottayam, who is a half-brother to Listed winner Invite, is given second preference. An easy winner of a bumper at Kilbeggan in April of last year, he then finished second in a winners contest and returns now after a lengthy absence. Maxine O'Sullivan has won this race the last two years in-a-row and she has been booked to ride three-time winner Russian Diamond. The Emmet Mullins trained gelding failed to make a significant impact at the Galway Festival and starts off on the level now. Third and fifth twelve months ago, Buttons And Bows and Duc D'allier are others that warrant respect.
Prediction : 1st Molly Wedger 2nd Kottayam 3rd Russian Diamond

11/08/2022 Tramore Acca