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Saturday 21 January 2017

Taras looks primed to answer Tramore call for Fahey siblings

Published 08/10/2015 | 02:30

Jockey Mark Fahey
Jockey Mark Fahey

Mark Fahey has made an excellent impression since acquiring his licence in 2013 and the young Monasterevin handler is trusted to deliver today's Tramore nap with Taras Call.

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Fahey has saddled nine winners in that time, a haul that encompasses both codes and includes two on the Flat in England from just four runners. One of that duo was partnered by his sister Niamh, who will steer Taras Call in today's bumper.

Second on the second of two Kilbeggan starts, the son of Shantou again filled the runner-up berth at Downpatrick a fortnight ago. On that occasion, he cut out much of the running, before battling back gamely after being passed to regain second spot behind Whizzey Rascal.

Crucially, the manner in which Taras Call was ridden at Downpatrick seemed to suit, so he could prove hard to pass around this trappy circuit.

The Pat Flynn-trained Brog Deas Nua is fancied to get off the mark in the opening two-mile maiden hurdle. Another son of Shantou, Niall Kelly's mount is without a win in 17 starts on the Flat and over hurdles, though he was once rated 70 on the level.

Placed in two of his three outings over flights, he kept on nicely when third to Eyes Of A Tiger at Clonmel. That suggested that he could be a better hurdle horse than he was on the Flat.

In the beginners' chase, James Dullea's former course winner Line View should go close under Philip Enright, having run well to be second on his latest chase start at Limerick.

Irish Independent

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