Edeymi set for chasing bow
Published 30/05/2013 | 17:07
Edeymi is the headline act at Tramore on Friday evening as he makes his chasing debut.
Tony Martin's five-year-old finished second in the Fred Winter at Cheltenham in 2012, but has failed to sparkle over obstacles since, with his only subsequent win coming on the Dundalk all-weather track back in January.
He was fancied for the conditionals' event back at Cheltenham, only to be brought down, and Martin has obviously decided the time is right to switch to fences, kicking off with the Find Us On Facebook Beginners Chase.
The 125-rated hurdler Raggletagglegypsy would appear to be the best of the rest, but he looks up against it should Edeymi take to chasing.
Pigeon Creek has finished second on each of his completed chase starts and aims to arrest his frustrating run in the Tramore Racecourse Supporters Club Beginners Chase.
Davy Fitzgerald's charge is back in handicap company on the back of a pleasing Kilbeggan performance, but drops in trip and has to give 7lb to Raajih, an interesting Gordon Elliott-trained contender.
Fellow Elliott inmate Shattered Dream attempts to capitalise on a comparatively lenient mark in the jogforjockeys.ie Handicap Hurdle, but Drumlister and Character Actor are also looking to take advantage of similarly eased marks.
Willie Mullins has given Una Veintena plenty of time to find her feet and she reappears in the opening Launch Of The August Racing Festival 15th To 18th Maiden Hurdle.
The Rossmeister must shoulder 11st 12lb as he strives to repeat last year's victory in the Graun Hill Suite For Parties Handicap Hurdle, while long-standing maiden Akatara tries again in the Tramore Racecourse Supporters Club Maiden Hurdle.