Racing at Tramore gets underway on Sunday with the Comeragh Veterinary Maiden Hurdle over two miles and five furlongs. Fourteen runners have been declared to go to post. The horse I like is Ballymacaw. This son of Stowaway was last seen winning at Kilbeggan in June. He finished strongly to win by two lengths. Prior to that he finished runner up at Punchestown. The form of that races seems to be working out well with the third and fifth since winning. I think he will enjoy the step up in trip and with Rachael Blackmore in the saddle, he can go close at 11/4.
Race four is the Eurocar Mares Beginners Chase over two miles and five furlongs. Tell Me Annie showed a return to form after a few below par runs. This daughter of Shantou finished second behind Pravalaguna at Cork earlier this month. This ten year old mare has the assistence of Darragh O’Keeffe who has been in great form and claims five pounds. I think if she can bring the form of her last run over hurdles, she will go close at 10/3.
Race five is the McCarthys Irish Bar Handicap Chase over two miles and five furlongs. From Eden has been very consistent in Beginners Chases this season not finishing out of the first three home in his four runs to date. He was last seen finishing third at Galway behind two smart horse. Prior to that he was second behind Mega Mindy at Limerick. His two runs prior to that he was second and the form has been boosted by the winner winning again. I think he has a stiff task off a mark of 125 but he comes into the race in good form and I think he will go close at 5/1.