Two more winners yesterday makes all the difference in our pursuit for a first Trainer’s title. The Storyteller was brilliant to watch as he made his way around Punchestown effortlessly in the hands of Keith Donoghue. It’s exciting to see The Storyteller’s name added to the winners list which include proper Grade 1 chasers Don Cossack, Road To Respect and Sub Lieutenant.
Today we head to Tramore with 6 runners and we kick things off with FIDJI EMERY in the www.tramoreraces.ie Maiden Hurdle over 2m. This horse was disappointing last season in bumpers but is built to go over a jump. The summer off and a switch to hurdling will hopefully bring about improvement in this handsome son of Vision D’Etat, Keith Donoghue will take the ride.
Our next runners are in the third race, the Woodstown Maiden Hurdle over 2m5f. MULTIFACTORIAL will receive the aid of 7lbs claimer Gavin Brouder in this contest, who has been riding very well for us of late. This will be the horses first start of the season and it looks like an open race. Talk of the Town didn’t like the ground the last day and will be back on better ground today with Keith in the saddle.
HELL ON EARTH moves up to chasing in this Rated Novices Chase. This will be his first start of the season and he retains cheek pieces from his last start. Keith Donoghue has been booked to ride.
AXIOMATIC never quite got his head in front while over hurdles but always ran his race and came home with prize money, this looks like a nice beginners chase to get him started over fences and Keith Donoghue has been booked to ride.
Finally in the bumper we have HAMUNDARSON who returns to the bumper field. He was a bit keen back in January but is a horse we like. This should be a nice contest to kick off his season with Lisa O’Neill in the saddle.