Thursday 21 September 2017

Weather cuts short Tramore

'After the running of the fifth race the track was found to be waterlogged in places and unsafe'
'After the running of the fifth race the track was found to be waterlogged in places and unsafe'

Racing at Tramore was abandoned after five of the scheduled seven races on the card yesterday. Officials gave the fixture the go-ahead following an 8.30am inspection, with the course deemed heavy but raceable, although they were anxious to monitor conditions throughout the afternoon.

Following an inspection of the course by the acting stewards after the running of the fifth race, the track was found to be waterlogged in places and unsafe.

"I said to the lads (jockeys) from the outset that if they had any concerns they should come to me," said clerk of the course Paddy Graffin. "I felt that if the rain abated that we stood a good chance . . . but at least three of the very supportive jockeys said it was getting dodgy."

Charles Byrnes was glad the majority of the card was completed, with a double including Rosie Alice in the opening Online Tickets From www.tramore-racecourse.com Mares Maiden Hurdle. Byrnes owns, trains and bred the four-year-old, which won easily under Davy Russell at odds of 100/30.

The Byrnes-Russell brace was completed by Cyprian Prince in the Follow Tramore Racecourse On Facebook Beginners Chase, with the well-backed 11/8 favourite accounting for Rightback Atya.

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