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Fonze turns on style at Tramore

The Fonze continued his love affair with Tramore yesterday when landing his third course success in the Waterford & Tramore Supporters Chase, thereby atoning for finishing third in the race 12 months ago.

Shay Barry forced Eoin Doyle's nine-year-old into the lead between the last two and he was soon clear on the way to a four length victory over local runner, Anothercoppercoast.

Snowy Morning, the 13/8 joint favourite, came home well to finish a further short head back in third.

The bang-in-form Doyle said: "He loves it around here. Shay said he was hating the ground at the top of the hill but he came up the hill at the end strongly. He is so highly rated that it is hard to know where he'll go next.

Doyle and Barry completed a near 45/1 double with Chebona Bula taking the David Flynn Construction Novice Handicap Hurdle. Jockey Davy Russell bagged a 51/1 double on Grand Lahou (11/2) and Pagan Magic (7/1).

Grand Lahou won his first start since April in the Kent Bros Beginners Chase. Arthur Moore's charge made all to beat Echo Bob by three-quarters of a length. Pagan Magic completed Russell's brace, taking the Tom Carroll Memorial Handicap Chase.

Kerry native Pat Kennedy rode his first winner since turning professional when successfully deputising for the injured Sean Flanagan on Liz Doyle's The Hoodoo Remains (10/1).

Irish Independent