Tramore Horse Racing Tips – Monday, April 11
The action in Ireland on Monday centres around Tramore, which hosts a seven-race Jumps card. Our Irish horse racing expert has identified his top bets on the day which you can check out below.
Elmount (5.30 Tramore)
Yeats enjoyed big-race success as a sire over the weekend courtesy of Noble Yeats’s Grand National win, and on Tramore’s Monday card we can once again see his progeny amongst the winners courtesy of ELMOUNT in the Copper Coast Handicap Hurdle.
Ross O’Sullivan’s 6yo showed definite ability in maiden hurdles last year, finishing within 30l of the classy My Mate Mozzie at Punchestown in October and then being beaten just 9l into seventh at Wexford.
Elmount has only mustered a distant eighth in handicap company the last twice, but there was a significant gap between those runs and he wasn’t given too hard a time at Naas last time under a 7lb claimer.
That run struck as a pipe-opener for a summer campaign, and connections now turn to jockey Conor Orr, who has proven profitable to follow when riding for this yard. This really doesn’t rate the strongest of races and Elmount appears to hold a far greater scope for improvement than most in this field, so he rates the best bet at Tramore on Monday.
Loup De Tallane (6.00 Tramore)
Fox Le Bel is expected to go off a hot favourite for this Anne Valley Walk Handicap Hurdle, but JP McManus’s 7yo comes into this an 18-race maiden and hasn’t always looked the most willing under pressure, so preference instead goes to LOUP DE TALLANE.
Eoin Griffin’s gelding ran creditably in maiden hurdles behind the likes of Ganapathi and Carrolls Cottage earlier in his career and made a very promising handicap debut when fourth at Bellewstown last August.
Loup De Tallane hasn’t quite matched that level of form in two subsequent outings, yet there were plenty of positives to be taken from his recent Naas seventh, which was his first start in almost three months.
This better ground certainly won’t inconvenience Loup De Tallane and he is entitled to strip a little fitter with that Naas outing now under his belt. Loup De Tallane drops from 80-102 company into an 80-95 handicap this afternoon, and that class drop looks sufficient for him to gain a first success.
Hockworthy Flyer (7.00 Tramore)
All eyes are expected to be on Singing Banjo for this West Waterford Handicap Chase, but the 12yo is likely using this race as a tee up for the Punchestown Festival, and therefore at a bigger price, it looks worth siding with HOCKWORTHY FLYER.
This mare caught the eye when fifth to the classy Buddy Rich over hurdles at Kilbeggan last April, and she went on to finish a 20/1 third at Bellewstown.
Andrew McNamara’s 7yo has shaped with promise in both starts since returning from a 218-day absence, building on a Punchestown seventh when fifth at Cork last month.
Connections now send Hockworthy Flyer over the large obstacles, and she appears to have the scope to make a mark in this sphere. Jordan Gainford is one of the better riders in this line-up and his booking suggests that Andrew McNamara is not sending Hockworthy Flyer here for a day out.