17:55 Tramore (IRE)

Launch Of The August Racing Festival 16th To 19th Maiden Hurdle

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 2m
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
  • €7,500 added
  • Winner: €5,174
  • 2nd: €1,200
  • 3rd: €526
  • 4th: €300
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 3.50s
  • Off Time: 17:55:14
  • 9 Ran
Silk - ROYAL BLUE & WHITE CHECK, white sleeves, red cap
  • Form F517-3
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-4

chased leaders, slight mistake 4 out, ridden in pursuit of leader after 3 out, no impression from next, 3rd and kept on same pace from before last

Silk - MAROON, pink sleeves, white cap
  • Form 54-2
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-4

waited with, progress after 3 out, moderate 3rd next, ridden to chase leader and closed last, kept on well run-in and led close home

Silk - WHITE, royal blue star, striped cap
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-4

soon mid-division, moderate 5th after 3 out, soon no impression, fell next

Silk - Red, royal blue cross sashes, hooped cap
  • Form PP/PPPF-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-4

prominent, a bit slow 4th, lost place and no impression from after 3 out

Silk - Dark blue, white chevron, hooped cap
  • Form 7F99-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 107

attempted to make all, appeared to be in charge from 2 out, reduced lead from last and caught close home

Silk - Royal blue & yellow halved, royal blue cap
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-4

bad mistake 1st, reminders 5th, ridden towards rear from 5 out, not fluent and no impression next

Silk - YELLOW, red stars, striped sleeves & cap
  • Form P/5P6-5
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-4

prominent, dropped to moderate 4th and no extra from 2 out, kept on same pace

Silk - BLACK & YELLOW HOOPS, emerald green cap, black star
  • Form 0P-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-11

towards rear, no impression from after 3 out, some progress when fell 2 out

Silk - RED, black sash, quartered cap
  • Form 992/29-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-11
  • Official Rating 97

very reluctant to race and pulled up after 1st

In depth


Knockeenonthedoor has run poorly since falling at Navan in December and may need a confidence booster. Angles Hill is certain to be fancied after a fine run under Ruby Walsh at Punchestown and Cnoc Na Sioga looked a promising type for hurdling when narrowly beaten in a Killarney bumper. SILVER CHIEF hasn't exactly been consistent but ran very well behind Popcorn at Thurles last March and a recent pipe-opener on the Flat should have put her straight enough to gain her first success.


Angles Hill (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Chased leader in 2nd, lost place 3 out, ridden in 5th entering straight, kept on one pace from before last, 3rd of 8, 7l behind Balnaslow (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 5yo mdn hdl in May.

Cnoc Na Sioga (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Waited with, headway 6f out, wide and chased leaders under 3f out, ridden into moderate 2nd over 1f out, kept on without getting there inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Aonvarr (12-0) at Killarney 2m 1f N H flat gd in May.

Cyranos Exhibition (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Soon mid-division, 8th over 6f out, no extra over 4f out, completely tailed off, 12th of 13, well behind Zuzka (11-7) at Kilbeggan 2m N H flat gd in May.

Hows Ginger (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Mid div when fell 5out, in a race won by Kansascity Shuffle (12-0) at Lingstown 3m ire ptp gd in Mar, 17 ran.

Knockeenonthedoor (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Mid-division, no impression from 3 out, 9th of 16, 46l behind Scots Gaelic (11-9) at Wexford 2m mdn hdl sft in Mar.

Lone Trader (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, tailed off, 14th of 17, well behind Moyaliff (11-4) at Killarney 2m 1f mdn hdl gd in May.

Merry Albert (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Mid div, fair 7th from 9th & fair 4th aftr 4out, 5th & btn bef 2out, wknd, 5th of 11, 6l behind Thuigim (12-0) at Dawstown 3m ire ptp gs in May.

Bonny Blackdoe (IRE) 100-1 (10-13) Always behind, completely tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Eyesontheprize (11-7) at Thurles 2m mares mdn hdl in Nov, 16 ran.

Silver Chief (IRE) 7-4fav (10-13) Led, headed after 2nd, 2nd halfway, ridden after 3 out, no extra before next, weakened, 9th of 11, 32l behind Miss Nomer (10-11) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl gd in Aug.