It all systems go for BetVictor Brand Ambassador, Rachael Blackmore. The jockey travels to Tramore horse racing as she picks up 4 rides there this evening. It’s sure to be an excellent card, and Rachael has taken time out of her busy schedule to share her thoughts exclusively on the BetVictor blog.
My first ride of the evening at Tramore is on Paris Duvet (17:40) for Henry. This will be her first run over hurdles. She’s schooling well at home, so I’m really looking forward to riding her. Hopefully she can take to her jumping just as well on the track, and if she does, she could turn into a nice hurdler in time.
Next up, I am on Brog Ahaon (18:15) for Moses McCabe. This lad is very consistent. He beat Tara Dylan in a maiden hurdle and rarely finishes outside the places. He should run another solid race tomorrow and it’s one I’m looking forward to.
My third ride of the evening is aboard Alabaster (18:45) for Denis Hogan. I finished second on him at Galway in the Arthur Guinness Handicap Hurdle. Denis retired that day and got his fairytale ending when he won the race. Hopefully Alabaster can now get his head in front. It will be his first time running over 2 and a half miles, but I don’t think that’ll be any trouble for him. He galloped all the way to the line at Galway, we just couldn’t peg Denis back. Joseph O’Brien’s horse looks the danger here after his victory at Cork on the last day, however, I can’t wait to ride him and I’m positive that we’ll be there come the business end.
My final ride on the card is on Our Majella (19:15) for Gareth Ahern. This will be my first time partnering her. She has got nice pieces of form in her previous runs; however, she was slightly disappointing last time out at Wexford. Gareth will have her ready for this, and if she can produce her best, we’ll hopefully not be too far away.