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Double for Michael Butler at Tramore meeting

Updated: Monday, 14 Apr 2014 20:49 | Comments

Tramore
Tramore

Jockey Michael Butler landed a double at Tramore, including victory aboard Preswell Lad in the Live The Dream With The Tote Handicap Chase.

Butler was happy to send the 5-1 chance on with well over a circuit to run, and though 6-4 favourite Lord Alfie was the last left to give chase, he could not get on terms and was still three lengths down at the line.

Butler's double started when Roman Numeral (5-2 favourite) got the better of a duel with Foolish Notions to land the 1,760 Average Jackpot Dividend Handicap Hurdle.

Eoin Doyle's charge appeared to be travelling best approaching the last, but was made to work extremely hard to score by a neck.

Willie Mullins' Wood Breizh created a favourable impression with an electric turn of foot to land the 16,095 Average Pick 6 Dividend Maiden Hurdle.

Paul Townend was happy to let Lake Nova have the advantage over the second last, but swept into the lead when the 13-8 chance catapulted around the home turn.

A fast leap at the last sealed his success, as he moved seven and a half lengths clear of Day Day.

Trainer John Halley and his jockey son Josh had plenty to cheer about when Triumphant lived up to his name in the Live The Dream With The Tote Maiden Hurdle.

The 8-1 chance held a clear lead over the last and despite Makethedifference's late surge, was still two and a half lengths up at the line.

Andrew McNamara drove Try It Sometime (7-2 favourite) home to land the Live The Dream With The Tote Handicap Hurdle.

Jamie Codd stepped in to take the ride on Aces And Kings (16-1) in the Tote Trifecta Rollover Hunters Chase, and he made the spare mount a winning one, scoring by five lengths from Firmount Gent. 

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