Glendine does it again at Tramore

Jockey Davy Russell on winner Kings Dolly clears the last hurdle in the Al Eile Stud Mares Maiden Hurdle at Tramore Racecourse last Friday night.

Jockey Davy Russell on winner Kings Dolly clears the last hurdle in the Al Eile Stud Mares Maiden Hurdle at Tramore Racecourse last Friday night.

Glendine River showed her liking for Tramore when ran out a convincing winner of the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Handicap Hurdle on the second evening of the holiday weekend meeting last Saturday. Twice successful at the August Festival last year, Glendine River, trained by Dermot O’Brien was fitted with cheekpieces for the first time and opened on-course at just 9/1 (from 25s) eventually going off an 8/1 chance under Brian Hayes.
Settled towards rear, the daughter of Urban Ocean took closer order from three out, and was pushed along in fourth on the approach to the second last.
She got to the front before the last, and kept on strongly on the run-in, going on to score by eleven lengths from Joseph O’Brien’s Theydon Park (4/1).
Jockey Chris Timmons registered his second winner in as many days at Tramore when steering the Shane Crawley trained Lily Yeats to win the opening Tramore Supporters Club Mares Beginners Chase at the two day Co Waterford venue.
The Willie Mullins trained Screaming Rose was heavily backed (8/1 on track in to 4/7f) to win on chase debut but in the end failed to peg back Lily Yeats from the second last fence and in the end a length separated the pair at the line.
Eleven year old Line View gained a fourth racecourse win at Tramore as the Joe Dullea trained gelding scored his third course win at the Waterford venue, in the Tramore Racecourse Directors Handicap Chase.
Ridden by Paul Townend, the son of Bach made most of the running to record a game five and a half lengths win over Magnetic Force.
The point to point winning veteran gelding had previously won at this venue initially in 2012 and again at this year’s New Year’s Day meeting.
Trainer/jockey Denis Hogan overcame an anxious moment at the start of the August Festival 17th-20th Maiden Hurdle at Tramore today to win on his California Soul.
Hogan’s mount was impeded by another horse as the race started but the pair gradually worked their way into contention and in the end flew home to edge past Pat’s Pearl close home, for a head win.
Afterwards Hogan said “I missed the start and got further back than I wanted to be, but in hindsight it worked out. He wears the blinkers and needed to get a toe (lead) everywhere and just got there in time.
I always thought a bit of this horse; he was going to win in Bartlemy first time out this time last year but tipped up and I don’t know how he hasn’t won a race or been in the first three, as were the qualifications for this race.
“I rode him in Down Royal last Friday and I thought I was there a bit soon on him. When I pulled up I had this race in my head. I thought at least he still qualifies for Tramore!
“He could go anything from two to three miles. He is by Yeats and they do stay; two and a half miles is probably his optimum and we’ll have a bit of summer fun with him.”
The Andrew Slattery trained Sharjah (9/1) had three lengths to spare over the Henry De Bromhead trained Mullinavat (5/4f) in the McCarthy’s Fuel and Builders Handicap Hurdle while the Patrick Cronin trained Naturally Blond (11/4) won the 2m 5f maiden hurdle by one and three quarter lengths from 5/1 chance Novano.
Katie Walsh made amends for defeat in Friday’s bumper when she teamed up with trainer Mags Mullins to win the concluding bumper with Payngo (4/1)

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