Tramore

  • 14:15 Holden Plant Rentals Chase 2m 5f 50y

  • Winner €19,500 2nd €5,700 3rd €2,700 4th €900
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 30.70s
  • Off time: 14:15:30
14:15 Tramore Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Apt Approach (IRE) 5/1
2nd Tranquil Sea (IRE) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 17-512F MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Roi Du Mee (FR) 21
7 11-12 G Elliott Ms N Carberry 151 9/43.25
2 117-U1P ORANGE & PURPLE DIAMONDS, purple sleeves, purple cap, orange diamonds Tranquil Sea (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
10 11-12 E J O'Grady P F Mangan 159 11/43.75
3 1114P-1 BLACK, white sash, white stars on sleeves, striped cap The Fonze (IRE) 182
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-9 p E Doyle J R Barry 150 10/111.00
4 33/216-B PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap The Midnight Club (IRE) 3
Distance Winner
11 11-9 W P Mullins E Mullins 149 11/43.75
5 2/52-FU1 ROYAL BLUE, emerald green star, white cap, emerald green star Apt Approach (IRE) 38
9 11-2 t W P Mullins D J Casey 140 5/16.00
6 07/0-47F YELLOW, black cross of lorraine, yellow cap Merchent Paddy (IRE) 29
Distance Winner
11 11-2 C Byrnes P T Enright 131 20/121.00

Verdict

The Midnight Club, who started favourite for the Grand National and finished sixth, may do better of the Willie Mullins pair as Apt Approach makes too many mistakes though he got away with it at Thurles last time. The Fonze has been a fantastic servant to connections and won his 16th race at Tipperary in June but the ground looks against him. Roi Du Mee and TRANQUIL SEA met in the John Durkan at Punchestown where the former fell at the last when in third position. The latter was beaten at the time and pulled up but he had suffered by attempting to match strides with the winner and, ridden with more restraint here, can gain the 12th success of his career.