There’s local action this afternoon in Tramore where Grand National hero Davy Russell will be riding in four of the seven races on the card.
Russell, who guided Gordon Elliott’s Tiger Roll to win yesterday’s Aintree showpiece, will get the leg up on John Kiely’s Decision Time in the opening mares’ maiden hurdle (1.50)
The Youghal jockey told reporters yesterday that he wouldn’t be celebrating his win as he’s going to Tramore today “to try and ride a couple of winners”.
"I won't be celebrating tonight because I have a wife and four kids to support so I've got to go to Tramore tomorrow to try and ride a couple of winners." Davy Russell after winning #GrandNational on Tiger Roll
— irishracing.com (@irishracing) April 14, 2018
Knockeen trainer Henry de Bromhead, also successful at Aintree yesterday when Identity Thief won the Grade 1 Ryanair Stayers Hurdle, will be bidding to get on the score sheet at his local track, and has two leading contenders in the following maiden hurdle (2.30) in the shape of Aherlow and Monatomic.
Willie Mullins has just one runner on the card, Pylonthepreassure, who sets a high standard in the Waterford and Tramore Racecourse Annual Members Chase (3.25).
Racing begins at Tramore at 1.50pm and the ground is currently heavy.
Meanwhile Tiger Roll owner Michael O’Leary delayed a Ryanair flight by ten minutes to accommodate the victorious Davy Russell. He apologised to passengers and announced: “Today we won the Grand National so, unusually on board this flight, there is going to be a free bar…but you are all restricted to one free drink only.”
Michael O’Leary bought us all a drink tonight after delaying the plane because he won the Grand National and had to collect the trophy!! pic.twitter.com/etfCbwIuFD
— Barry Orr (@BetfairBarry) April 14, 2018