The final fixture of the year arrives at Tramore Racecourse this afternoon with a seven-race jumps card taking place at the track and all being shown live on Racing TV.
Racing gets underway at 12.30 with a 13-runner maiden hurdle before rounding off three hours later at 3.30 with a usual bumper - a race run on the Flat course but with the rules of Jumps.
Up first is the maiden hurdle to get things underway and powerhouse trainer Willie Mullins sends Jolie Coeur Allen, who failed to live up to expectations when last seen at Aintree in her sole bumper start on these shores having arrived from France, but should be well in the frame here having impressed in a French bumper too before being picked up by the Mullins yard.
Race two on the card sees local trainer Henry de Bromhead send Banprionsa to Tramore, an easy winner of her sole point-to-point race in March and a smart second in a Cork novice hurdle on debut 23 days ago and will have top jockey Rachael Blackmore on board on Tuesday.
Thegingrin is back on track after eight months and can fight out for the minor honours for trainer Gordon Elliott.
The third race of the afternoon (1.30) is a handicap hurdle over 2m5f and looks like a very open contest, which could go the way of Magic Conqueror, who was a good second of 14 in a handicap hurdle at Thurles last time out. C’Est Rien is still a maiden after 17 runs but gets a chance at Tramore of a very enticing-looking handicap mark and can be well in the frame for the win.
The midway point of the card is reached at 2.00 with another handicap hurdle and the very promising Kiln Time, a winner and second under his belt this season, will be among the favourites once again. Cruisin’ Susan, a course and distance winner, could be well in the mix as well.
Noble Blue could make big strides in race five on the card (2.30) after a strong-looking fourth at Gowran Park last time out. Wee Charlie will figure prominently here having shown promise when fourth at Limerick but failing to fire last time out at Gowran.
The penultimate contest of the afternoon is a 2m5f handicap chase where Intersky Sunset is taken to back up his Gowran Park win on November 11 - Kings Halo can run him close if he shows the form of his second at Clonmel on his last run.
The action rounds off at 3.30 with the traditional bumper and Willie Mullins should have this one in the bag with Where’s My Jet, who was fourth of 14 in a Galway bumper on debut and is taken to improve markedly.