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Preview and selections for Tramore

Updated: Friday, 12 Apr 2013 15:34 | Comments

Trainer Willie Mullins
Trainer Willie Mullins

Willie Mullins sends two runners to Tramore, beginning with Dougal Philps in the opening Waterford & Tramore Racecourse Maiden Hurdle at 2.25pm.

There were high hopes for the son of Echo Of Light when he went jumping just before Christmas, but he failed to deliver at Gowran Park and Cork.

However, there was enough to like about his midfield placing in the Irish Lincolnshire last month to suggest the ability remains and he is worth another chance over obstacles.

The champion trainer is also represented by Slate Lady, who takes in the Waterford & Tramore Directors Mares (Pro/Am) INH Flat Race on the back of an 18-month absence.

Henry de Bromhead's Knockeenonthedoor was doing just that last summer and reappears in the Online Booking At www.tramore-racecourse.com Maiden Hurdle.

Her stable companion Beckwith Star heads the weights for the Graun Hill Suite Perfect For Parties Handicap Hurdle, but he was comprehensively beaten at Fairyhouse last time and a more reliable option for punters may be recent Cork victor Roman Numeral.

Fiery Oscar also brings winning form to the meeting - he has picked up a couple of timber prizes at Clonmel - and Rodger Sweeney switches him to fences for the Like Tramore Racecourse On Facebook Handicap Chase in the hope of capitalising on a comparatively lenient mark.

He is yet to make the frame in 10 chase starts, though, and Preswell Lad and Hillman are just two who will test his mettle.

Court Knee couldn't quite reward market confidence at Thurles last week, but plenty will keep the faith in the Tramore Racecourse Members Club Handicap Hurdle.

Winter Magic tries to transfer his successful form between the flags to racing under Rules in the Waterford & Tramore Racecourse Hunters Chase - something his rival Nevskij did at Cork earlier in the month.

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