Sunday 4 December 2016

'Hoodoo' strikes at Tramore to leave bookies running for cover

Published 19/04/2010 | 05:00

The Hoodoo Remains landed a considerable gamble at Tramore yesterday when capturing the Racecourse Supporters Club Handicap Hurdle under 7Ib claimer, Pat Kennedy.

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The son of Lord Americo, backed from 3/1 into 2/1 favourite, hit the front two out and stayed on well to see off Erra Go On by two and a half lengths - much to the dismay of bookies who had a bad afternoon.

Bringbackthebiff, a New Zealand-bred with one previous win in Ireland, put up a nice performance making virtually all to justify favouritism in the Waterford & Tramore Directors Steeplechase.

The Thomas Barr-owned eight-year-old put in an exhibition of jumping under Andrew McNamara, going clear from before the last to beat Window Of Hope.

Echo Bob became the third winning favourite in a row at the Waterford venue when he made all to quite easily take the Beginners Chase by nine lengths in the hands of Andrew Lynch. The son of Bob's Return galloped on well between the last two fences to make sure of his maiden victory.

Trainer Henry de Bromhead said of the syndicate-owned winner: "He was good there. He was beaten at odds-on here in a maiden hurdle so I'm delighted he has won. He seems to go on any ground and we'll probably continue on with him for the summer."

Adrian Maguire's Golden Kite made it four favourites on the bounce when the 5/1 market leader scored by three parts of a length in the Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Chase under Brian O'Connell, while the Willie Mullins-trained 7/4 favourite Clonard Lad made it five in the closing bumper.

The Dessie Hughes-trained Quiet Word took the opening maiden hurdle under the guidance of Bryan Cooper after edging out frustrating favourite Drive On Regardless.

Irish Independent

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