Miss North Light might be worth waiting for in today’s bumper in Tramore.
The Gordon Elliott-trained mare, whose dam is a half-sister to top-class stayers Double Trigger and Double Eclipse, shaped with plenty of promise on her debut at Downpatrick and, with Nina Carberry booked for this lady riders’ event, the daughter of North Light should prove tough to beat.
In Downpatrick, Miss North Light travelled strongly but inexperience told in the heat of battle against the consistent but previously luckless Rathmuck Native, who scored by two and a half lengths, the leading pair pulling six lengths clear of the third.
Miss North Light is no star but, with that experience under her belt, she looks capable of success at this level and gets the vote to beat Jane Mangan’s mount Allez Gold and the John Kiely-trained Henry’s Girl.
Gordon Elliott also has prospects with Crown Theatre, Barry Geraghty’s only mount of the day, in the opening www.tramore-racecourse.com Maiden Hurdle.
Fourth on his chasing debut at Perth last time, this five-year-old is rated 4lb. superior to Old Castletown, Ruby Walsh’s only mount today, and, if her can reproduce his third to Tandem at Navan, Elliott’s charge should take plenty of beating.
No champions will emerge from the Graun Hill Suite For Parties Beginners Chase.
But it provides 111-rated Wells China with a golden opportunity to open his account over fences.
Third to Memories Of Milan in a handicap hurdle in Listowel last time, Wells China’s third to Sunday’s Grade 3 winner Indevan at Tipperary back in July reads well in the context of today’s contest.
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