April 22 / 17.10 Tramore

17.10

Soft

Copper Coast Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5130.43
  • 2m 0f 160y
  • 13 runners
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Copper Coast Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

Form: -74001 D

Last run: 50 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Off the mark at fourth attempt on handicap debut last month, appreciating drop in trip and better ground at Leopardstown, winning going away; 9lb rise for that harsh enough but remains unexposed and likely more to offer.
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2nd

5

23rd Jul 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 64y

18:23 Ballinrobe

Miss Gherkin

11st 8lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Peter Croke

pressed leader, joined leader 3 out, led before 2 out, pushed along when headed from last, ridden and no extra run-in, no match for winner

5/2

1st

6

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 160y

17:10 Tramore

Miss Gherkin

11st 10lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Peter Croke

made virtually all, led from 1st, went clear after 2 out, mistake last, pushed out, comfortably

7/2

1st

6

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 160y

17:10 Tramore

Miss Gherkin

11st 10lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Peter Croke

made virtually all, led from 1st, went clear after 2 out, mistake last, pushed out, comfortably

7/2

Form: 605900

Last run: 151 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Placed in a bumper on debut a few seasons ago but has never managed to replicate that form and has struggled in opening handicaps off a harsh enough mark; others preferred.
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10th

10

2nd Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

15:30 Kilbeggan

Forever Frankie

11st 5lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Sean Aherne

Maiden's best run over hurdles came on return from five months off when second to an improver at Tramore; well held last time.

14/1

7th

4

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 180y

14:10 Down Royal

Forever Frankie

11st 12lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Sean Aherne

prominent, pressed leaders when bit short of room before 2 out, weakened from last

7/1

7th

4

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 180y

14:10 Down Royal

Forever Frankie

11st 12lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Sean Aherne

prominent

7/1

Form: 406240

Last run: 219 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
16-race maiden but went close at Sligo last summer and decent Bellewstown run; well held on softer ground at Navan in September so will want the ground to dry out here.
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4th

2

5th Jul 2024

Good

2m 0f 190y

17:40 Cork

Up And Out

11st 12lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield

12/1

Form: 00005F

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Flat winner is a maiden over hurdles after 17 starts but was staying-on fourth when fell last at Naas last month; that represented a step in the right direction so worth considering here.
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11th

12

(4)

17th Jul 2024

Good

1m 3f 103y

19:50 Killarney

Astrophysicist

8st 12lb

J: Sean Davis

T: J A Nash

soon led, headed over 2f out, soon weakened

33/1

Form: 0O6998

Last run: 193 days

W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Hasn't imposed himself so far in handicaps, latest over C&D back in October; reduced mark however and yard going well.
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3rd

15

5th Jul 2024

Good

2m 0f 190y

18:15 Cork

Prince Quattro

10st 13lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

soon led, joined before 2 out, headed and lost second before last, kept on

12/1

9th

16

1st Jun 2024

Soft

2m 0f 50y

18:55 Tramore

Prince Quattro

10st 13lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

prominent on inner

28/1

Form: 5P5

Last run: 69 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Dual winner on the Flat with a rating of 84; decent effort on her hurdles debut at Cork in January but both runs since disappointing; may want better ground over hurdles and opening mark looks on the high side.
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17th

9

(8)

15th Jun 2024

Good

1m 3f 188y

Class 3

13:50 York

Queen Of Seduction

9st 12lb

J: Miss Alexandra Hourigan

T: G T Hourigan

Dual winner over about 1m4f in her time with Jessica Harrington but well beaten in her three races (one over hurdles) for current yard; cheekpieces (worn more often) return instead of the recent blinkers; needs to be at her best.

33/1

9th

7

(9)

2nd Jun 2024

Good To Yielding

1m 5f 80y

17:20 Listowel

Queen Of Seduction

11st 0lb

J: Miss A Hourigan

T: G T Hourigan

slowly away, towards rear throughout

20/1

Form: 073070 CD

Last run: 172 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Regular visitor here, dual C&D winner and several placings; on a long losing run however, soundly beaten behind Duke Otto here in November latest and wants better ground.
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2nd

7

18th Jul 2024

Good To Firm

2m 4f 85y

18:37 Killarney

Craic Eile

11st 9lb

J: John Shinnick

T: David Kenneth Budds

towards rear, headway 2 out, switched right and went fourth when not fluent last, went second run-in, no match for winner

15/2

2nd

6

7th Jul 2024

Good

2m 3f 194y

15:40 Sligo

Craic Eile

11st 7lb

J: John Shinnick

T: David Kenneth Budds

Exposed and no joy since pair of wins at Tramore in 2021; held at that track in two runs this year.

16/1

Form: 929906 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 10lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Sole win over hurdles came at Cheltenham in late 2022; better for recent Cork comeback run but others preferred.
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12th

12

18th Jul 2024

Good To Firm

2m 1f 0y

19:10 Killarney

Contrapposto

10st 12lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: R Donohoe

midfield, weakened approaching last

6/1

1st

1

5th Jul 2024

Good

2m 0f 190y

18:15 Cork

Contrapposto

12st 0lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: R Donohoe

prominent, challenging 2 out, led when ridden just after last, kept on well, pushed out

5/1

Form: 73-096 D

Last run: 259 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Sole win (Cork) came in testing conditions and good second at this meeting last year over 2m4f; may need this comeback run although yard among the winners of late.
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10th

6

23rd Jul 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 0y

19:23 Ballinrobe

Garcon Doux

11st 9lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Philip Fenton

Just 1-21 over hurdles; well beaten in three starts this year and needs much more.

25/1

6th

9

1st Jun 2024

Soft

2m 5f 175y

19:55 Tramore

Garcon Doux

11st 2lb

J: Niall Moore

T: Philip Fenton

in touch with leaders early, dropped to midfield 3rd

16/1

9th

3

15th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

19:00 Tipperary

Garcon Doux

11st 10lb

J: Niall Moore

T: Philip Fenton

Beat Contrapposto for his only success in a Cork handicap hurdle in 2022; should come on for his first run in eight months at Tramore last month.

8/1

Form: 904P

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Dual-purpose maiden finished moderate fourth in Gowran maiden hurdle but never sighted on handicap debut at Naas; may improve on better ground and tongue-tie now tried.
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1st

7

15th Jul 2024

Good

2m 5f 185y

17:00 Downpatrick

Rauzan

10st 9lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Eoin Doyle

travelled strongly, in touch with leaders, left in third and hampered by faller 5th, not fluent 3 out, went second going okay after 2 out, led going best after last, soon clear, eased towards finish, comfortably

15/8

1st

9

16th Jun 2024

Yielding

2m 1f 165y

16:05 Downpatrick

Rauzan

10st 13lb

J: Hugh Morgan

T: Eoin Doyle

Good run in a Gowran maiden in March and appreciated the step up in trip to land a Tramore handicap two weeks ago; back in distance here but handles this sort of track and has a chance if running his race.

8/1

Form: 1-9230 CD

Last run: 117 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Last year's win in this race came off 89 and bettered that effort when second at Roscommon; absent since below-par Limerick run at Christmas but runs well fresh so respected.
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1st

3

8th Jul 2024

Good

1m 7f 204y

19:10 Roscommon

Pidoyne

11st 12lb

J: Ethan O’Sullivan

T: Henry De Bromhead

raced wide, towards rear, headway and in touch with leaders 4 out, challenging after 3 out, ridden after 2 out, not fluent last, stayed on to lead towards finish

20/1

7th

11

31st May 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

18:50 Tramore

Pidoyne

11st 4lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

C&D winner over a year ago (soft) off 89 posted better effort when second at Roscommon; excuses offered (lost shoe, slightly lame) when poor effort attempting repeat win here last month so that run probably best forgiven.

7/1

11th

2

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 160y

17:10 Tramore

Pidoyne

11st 13lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Last year's win in this race came off 89 and bettered that effort when second at Roscommon; absent since below-par Limerick run at Christmas but runs well fresh so respected.

13/2

Form: 011480 CD

Last run: 117 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Made giant strides early in the season, including C&D win; handicapper seems to have his measure now though.
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12th

3

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 160y

17:10 Tramore

Duke Otto

11st 12lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Patrick J Flynn

Made giant strides early in the season, including C&D win; handicapper seems to have his measure now though.

12/1

12th

3

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 160y

17:10 Tramore

Duke Otto

11st 12lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Patrick J Flynn

Made giant strides early in the season, including C&D win; handicapper seems to have his measure now though.

12/1

16th

3

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:12 Limerick

Duke Otto

11st 13lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Patrick J Flynn

Had made giant strides prior to finding life tough on her recent visit to Cork when upped in trip; should still be competitive off her mark and is worth a close look.

12/1

Form: 733960 CD

Last run: 88 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Sole win over hurdles came over C&D in 2022 (good); good comeback run when third to Duke Otto over C&D in October but well held since; remains opposable off this mark.
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7

7th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 85y

17:50 Clonmel

Bite That

10st 9lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Patrick J Flynn

Not shown much over hurdles for a while but he'll be fit anyway and good ground suits; best of five runs over fences was his latest when a staying-on third over 2m4f at Wexford nearly a year ago; 4lb lower now.

12/1

11th

4

16th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 0y

18:00 Clonmel

Bite That

11st 11lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Patrick J Flynn

midfield

16/1

Non-runners

Inchiquin Star, Boston Bongo, Lakomet Of Saints

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Payout
Straight Forecast €41.91
Tricast €460.58

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Boston Bongo

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Astrophysicist

TOPSPEED:

Craic Eile

POSTDATA:

Boston Bongo

The Irish Sun:

Boston Bongo