Wednesday 7 December 2016

Hazeymm can show quality

Published 13/08/2010 | 05:00

The Richard Power Handicap Hurdle offers the biggest prize on a mixed seven-race card at Tramore and there are several in with chances.

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Mary O'Connor's mare Sherchanceit has plenty of ability to go with her big weight, as she demonstrated when making all to score at Killarney last month.

An 8lb hike makes life tougher here, though, and former high-class Flat horse Hazeymm may prove better treated following an impressive maiden hurdle success at Wexford earlier this month.

That was the Edward O'Grady-trained gelding's first run since last October and, with improvement expected, he could prove too good for the likes of Whispering Wind and Echo Bob, which sit at the other end of the handicap.

Dessie Hughes will be hopeful Swiftmarc can break his duck on the level in the opener.

The seven-year-old has enjoyed a good year in the National Hunt sphere, scoring twice, and his Flat runs at Leopardstown in June and July give him outstanding claims here.

The Tramore Supporters Club Maiden appears to be between Scots Gaelic and Zanoubiya.

Gordon Elliott puts in-form hurdler Riverscape back on Flat duty in the Fitzgerald Life & Pensions Ltd Handicap, but Duty Trail and Prospectorous are likely to make things tough.

Irish Independent

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