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Thursday 14 November 2019

This could be Phil's lucky day

Lucky Phil and Bryan Cooper can score again
Lucky Phil and Bryan Cooper can score again

After an extended break which included a short stint travelling, Bryan Cooper returned to partner LUCKY PHIL (2.35, Tramore) to victory earlier this month and he'll be hoping to keep the ball rolling on the same horse this afternoon.

In what could be seen as an important season for Cooper, a former champion conditional whose career has staggered a little since losing his Gigginstown House retainer, opportunities like this on Lucky Phil are a chance to showcase his talent.

Having opened her account over hurdles at Gowran Park, she is now pitched into the Christmas Parties At Tramore Racecourse Rated Novice at the seaside venue and should be able to put together back to back wins with previous chasing experience an advantage.

Cooper will have an association with the Paul Nolan stable this winter, but Nolan will once again claim off RONEY (3.10, Tramore) who can finally notch up a win on the racecourse at the 12th time of asking.

Liam Quinlan partners the only mare in this Waterford Greenway Beginners Chase and while she has proven expensive to follow in the past, this could prove to be a good opportunity.

Henry de Bromhead enjoys winners at his local track and EMAIL ROSE (12.30, Tramore) is a tentative choice in the opening www.tramoreraces.ie Maiden Hurdle.

Well backed to win on his Irish debut last November, the five-year-old failed to live up to that reputation and it can only be hoped that a drop in class here and a break over the summer can help bring about his potential in what does look a modest maiden.

ENVOL PIERJI (1.30, Tramore) is expected to have too much class for his rivals in the Tramore Racecourse Annual Members Maiden Hurdle.

Liz Doyle's charge posted a couple of decent efforts last season and can get this campaign off to a good start.

CARRIGREADY (2.00, Tramore) would look like one of the better bets on the card after following home The Big Lense at a big price last time out.

Back over hurdles this time around, the seven-year-old is better treated over flights than fences and can exploit that advantage here.

Market moves could prove the best guide to the concluding ladies' bumper, but Gordon Elliott and Lisa O'Neill are a formidable combination in any race and thus warrant respect with THE ROCKING CHAIR (3.45, Tramore) who has the benefit of a previous run under his belt.

TRAMORE TODAY

12.30 Email Rose

1.00 Deauville Society

1.30 Envol Pierji

2.00 Carrigready

2.35 Lucky Phil

3.10 Roney

3.45 The Rocking Chair

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