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13:37 Fairyhouse

Yielding To Soft

Happy Christmas From Everyone At Fairyhouse Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5794.64
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 15 runners
  • Win time: 4m 10s
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Happy Christmas From Everyone At Fairyhouse Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 18 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.60
  • Place: £3.20

Form: 60-076 D

Last run: 50 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Three-time winner needs to find improvement from recent form if she's to add to tally but looks to be down to reasonable mark; respected.

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Verdict Starting price

10th

11

27th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 1f 110y

14:25 Sligo

Breezy Bell

11st 2lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Edward Cawley

Record of 2-26 over hurdles; almost two years since her last win and now 7lb lower; no encouragement from her two most recent runs.

20/1

15th

15

10th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

16:10 Punchestown

Breezy Bell

11st 2lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Edward Cawley

towards rear

33/1

10th

10

23rd Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 141y

18:40 Sligo

Breezy Bell

11st 4lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Edward Cawley

prominent, raced in second after 2nd, led after 3rd, headed after 3 out, soon weakened quickly

10/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: U674-2 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Hadn't been seen over hurdles since June 2019 until fine second at Navan last month off 3lb lower than today's mark; beaten on the Flat since but a player if bringing his best again.

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5th

5

23rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

17:08 Sedgefield

Sil Ver Klass

11st 3lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: R Mike Smith

led, headed before 2 out

16/1

8/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: -15759 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

1-10 for Dan Skelton, winning handicap off 99 in May (now rated 98); didn't set the world alight on stable bow but more promise in ordinary beginners' chase last month when fifth; didn't quite progress as hoped over hurdles at Navan three weeks ago but wasn't disgraced; not one to rule out.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
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Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

14

20th May 2022

Soft

2m 3f 55y

18:45 Downpatrick

Ever So Cool

11st 5lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

18/1

6th

9

6th May 2022

Good

2m 1f 100y

18:50 Downpatrick

Ever So Cool

11st 0lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

8/1

26

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 0y

18:35 Punchestown

Ever So Cool

11st 12lb

J: Reserve

T: Gordon Elliott

Form: 05-429

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Better known as a three-time Flat winner but has hinted at winning potential at this level in a couple of his five hurdles starts; needs to improve from recent return after break at Gowran; each-way claims.

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4th

4

28th Aug 2023

Soft

2m 1f 61y

Class 5

13:20 Cartmel

Well Go Again

11st 7lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

Yet to win over fences but has performed with credit in all four chases, the latest a C&D third last month; acts on all ground and chance may depend on effect of first-time cheekpieces.

13/2

3rd

5

22nd Jul 2023

Soft

2m 1f 61y

Class 5

16:00 Cartmel

Well Go Again

11st 7lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

in touch with leaders, slow jump 1st

5/1

Form: 24-160

Last run: 186 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Possibly high enough in handicap and entitled to need run after 186 days off; however, worth keeping an eye on for first run for new stable.

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11th

9

21st Sep 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:10 Listowel

Bronson In Blue

11st 0lb

J: Thomas Reilly

T: John C McConnell

towards rear, pushed along briefly before 8th, pushed along briefly after 4 out, ridden and no extra after 3 out, weakened before 2 out

14/1

4th

3

8th Aug 2022

Good

3m 1f 157y

20:30 Ballinrobe

Bronson In Blue

11st 9lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: John C McConnell

midfield, pushed along after 2 out, ridden and kept on well run-in, went fourth towards finish, not reach leaders

13/2

3

31st Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 60y

14:30 Galway

Bronson In Blue

11st 7lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: John C McConnell

Won a novice hurdle at Hexham in March and some solid form in defeat since, including a placed effort at Cartmel on his penultimate outing; not as good at Uttoxeter last time but his 7lb lower mark over here certainly helps; best form is on good.

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: F/335

Last run: 35 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Largely unexposed and bumped into some smart sorts in maiden hurdles, showing a fair deal of promise; posted RPRs of 114, 112 (twice) and 111 across his four starts; handicap hurdle bow here off 109; likely major player if streetwise enough for handicap; one of three runners for Tony Martin.

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13th

12

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:00 Fairyhouse

Explosive Boy

10st 12lb

J: Daniel King

T: A J Martin

Now 0-8 hurdling, standout effort when beaten a head in 2m Cheltenham novice handicap in November 2022 on good ground; travelling like a winner when falling two out over C&D following month but absent since; ground concerns here after 15 months absence.

16/1

19

4th Dec 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

15:05 Fairyhouse

Explosive Boy

10st 0lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: A J Martin

3lb out of the handicap but capable of a big run judged on a close second behind a fellow Irish raider at Cheltenham; had been chasing prior to that; trainer has two higher-profile candidates, but that is not a significant negative.

12/1

Form: 616621 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Taking his racing well and ran out ready winner at Thurles last month under today's rider; 9lb higher mark makes life tougher but clearly in good heart.

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19

12th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 46y

18:48 Roscommon

Peace Party

11st 11lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Desmond McDonogh

Reserve; 2-35 over hurdles, the wins a long time ago now; didn't run badly last time but an 11yo now and others appeal more.

9th

10

30th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 40y

19:00 Ballinrobe

Peace Party

11st 0lb

J: E Walsh

T: Desmond McDonogh

Tailed off throughout after starting very sluggishly here four weeks ago; hasn't won for a long time now.

25/1

10

2nd May 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 139y

17:48 Ballinrobe

Peace Party

11st 7lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: Desmond McDonogh

Hasn't won in a long time but three times runner-up at this track last summer including in this event; back from a break and has to be respected given his record around here.

8/1

Form: 0-5P00 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Not easy to fancy on recent runs; needs to return to the sort of form she showed when winning last season at Cork.

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13th

5

(11)

18th Oct 2022

Soft

1m 0f 75y

15:30 Gowran Park

Ya Ya Baby

9st 6lb

J: Tom Madden

T: Peter McCreery

prominent, went second after 2f, pushed along and lost position home turn, weakened quickly 2f out

20/1

19

(14)

17th Sep 2022

Soft

1m 0f 0y

15:20 Gowran Park

Ya Ya Baby

9st 6lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Peter McCreery

Flat/hurdles winner for Jessica Harrington; no impact in three 2022 runs; first time blinkers will need to make a big difference; third reserve.

15

(4)

13th Sep 2022

Good

1m 1f 0y

16:55 Punchestown

Ya Ya Baby

9st 7lb

J: Tom Madden

T: Peter McCreery

First reserve; won on soft at Galway in 2020 off a much higher mark but has been poor lately; blinkers and return to easier ground need to re-ignite spark.

Form: 999450 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Tramore maiden hurdle winner in April; hasn't set the world alight the last twice and needs to bounce back.

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0

2

6th Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

17:14 Hexham

Battle Of Benburb

11st 10lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Wexford winner in August 2022 and runner-up at Sedgefield the following month; unplaced in ten starts since (including over fences) and hopes probably pinned on cheekpieces offering a boost.

9/1

Form: 476-0

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Won Curragh handicap off 59 three starts ago but couldn't translate that promise when reverting to hurdles at Cork latest; more needed.

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No Results Found

Form: 38330

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Encouragement to be gleaned from Roscommon/Wexford runs but no joy since, both over hurdles at Cork and on the Flat at Dundalk; hood now fitted.

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8th

5

27th May 2022

Good

2m 1f 160y

17:10 Limerick

King Lenox

11st 9lb

J: Barry Browne

T: Paul W Flynn

Winless from 24 starts; bits and pieces of form would give him a squeak on his chase debut but best watched.

16/1

18th

10

17th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 4f 130y

14:25 Punchestown

King Lenox

11st 7lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Paul W Flynn

Tailed off at Leopardstown over Christmas; hard to make a case for him on recent form and needs to return to the promise he showed earlier in the season to have a squeak.

66/1

12/1

Form: 1/7P-0 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Entitled to have needed recent return from nearly a year off but hard to make strong case for her on Irish form (previously a winner in France of fillies' claiming hurdle).

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12th

10

11th Dec 2021

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:37 Fairyhouse

Get Free

11st 7lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: A J Martin

Entitled to have needed recent return from nearly a year off but hard to make strong case for her on Irish form (previously a winner in France of fillies' claiming hurdle).

12/1

16th

7

18th Nov 2021

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 85y

14:00 Thurles

Get Free

11st 9lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: A J Martin

French claiming hurdle winner in January 2020 was poor in two runs for this yard last year; questions to answer on return.

33/1

Form: 45/0-5 D

Last run: 128 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Two-time hurdles winner running creditably enough on the Flat when last seen in August; previously rated 127 in this sphere and now down to 109 so interesting in that sense; follow leads.

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6th

4

17th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:45 Wexford

Mastermind

11st 7lb

J: Harry Cleary

T: Charles O’Brien

soon prominent, disputed lead from 6th, led narrowly or disputed lead after 10th, headed when weakened before 2 out

8/1

5th

4

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

16:50 Fairyhouse

Mastermind

11st 9lb

J: Harry Cleary

T: Charles O’Brien

Record of two from 54; very inconsistent; respected on his good second in a handicap hurdle at Naas in December but anyone's guess if he can reproduce.

14/1

Form: U97U-0 D

Last run: 63 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Form has tailed off somewhat lately but would have a chance off this mark if back to her best; follow leads.

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8th

8

26th Dec 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 0y

12:48 Down Royal

Presenting Meghan

11st 7lb

J: Benjamin P Kennedy

T: Paul W Flynn

Course winner back in 2020 but no wins since; tailed off on yard debut at Navan last month and probably needs further these days.

33/1

12th

18

13th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 6f 0y

12:15 Navan

Presenting Meghan

10st 10lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Paul W Flynn

Bumper and maiden hurdle winner who has failed to live up to early promise and has had numerous trainers; hard to fancy on her form in the first half of this year; another change of stable.

25/1

7th

11

15th Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 100y

17:50 Wexford

Presenting Meghan

11st 4lb

J: Miss Sioned Whittle

T: D M Christie

towards rear, headway 9th, midfield going okay on outer after 3 out, ridden and no extra before 2 out

14/1

Form: 8-240F

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Not too exposed over hurdles; impossible to know how he'd have fared last time when falling at the fifth (SP 33-1); others make more appeal on overall form.

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8

21st Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

19:15 Limerick

Batalha

11st 7lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: T G McCourt

in touch with leaders, not fluent 4th, not fluent and lost position 5 out, pulled up before 2 out

40/1

13th

16

(10)

10th Jul 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

17:25 Fairyhouse

Batalha

8st 13lb

J: James Ryan

T: T G McCourt

midfield, lost position when pushed along over 3f out, ridden and no impression over 2f out

66/1

6

12th Jun 2022

Good

2m 1f 65y

16:40 Downpatrick

Batalha

11st 9lb

J: Ian Power

T: T G McCourt

towards rear of midfield, good headway on outer after 2 out, ridden and went third approaching last, no impression final 110yds

16/1

Form: 000242 BF

Last run: 44 days

W: 10st 11lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

First reserve; going the right way and just touched off by an improver last time at Clonmel; 4yo bound to be competitive if getting in.

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6th

3

30th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 13y

19:30 Ballinrobe

I Sea The Moon

11st 10lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Barry J Fitzgerald

Has gone close in handicap hurdles but has yet to get the job done and the visor failed to make any great difference when a remote fourth in a maiden at Tipperary (2m); has stamina to prove over this far.

12/1

4th

14

4th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 170y

17:20 Tipperary

I Sea The Moon

10st 13lb

J: Sean Cleary-Farrell

T: Barry J Fitzgerald

Went close in a couple of handicap hurdles in 2021 including a second at Clonmel; missed 14 months and needs to step on recent maiden form; however, worth noting she has come in for support on her last three four runs, unplaced favourite at Tramore last time; visored now

12/1

5th

5

16th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:40 Tramore

I Sea The Moon

10st 13lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry J Fitzgerald

towards rear of midfield, nudged along after 3 out, headway before 2 out, no impression approaching last

3/1

Form: 049-F5

Last run: 39 days

W: 10st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Second reserve; attracted good market support ahead of seasonal return at Cork, travelling well before falling at the fourth last; hooded here last time when fifth but couldn't quite make his presence felt; that effort came in lower grade than today, meaning 4yo had much more weight than now; could be well suited to this sort of event if getting in; no headgear this time.

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11th

18

(2)

9th May 2024

Heavy

1m 6f 0y

16:50 Gowran Park

Kashi

9st 0lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Karl Thornton

Dual hurdle winner is a maiden on the Flat and was poor at Sligo four days ago, so not easy to fancy.

40/1

11th

6

(15)

5th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 5f 29y

15:25 Sligo

Kashi

9st 5lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Karl Thornton

0-10 on the Flat and struggled over hurdles when last seen; turf ask from a wide draw.

33/1

9th

8

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 0y

15:27 Naas

Kashi

10st 8lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Karl Thornton

Is 2-19 over hurdles; ran respectably on the Flat at Dundalk before a remote second back over hurdles at Fairyhouse last time; has run well at this track.

12/1

Form: 4P34-3

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Third reserve; satisfactory comeback at Cork last month when third behind well-handicapped Lucky Max (won again since); blinkers fitted for first time; don't discount if sneaking in at foot of the weights.

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2nd

13

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 80y

16:45 Tipperary

Fox Le Bel

10st 7lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Liz Doyle

Longstanding maiden has been beaten favourite umpteen times; fair third at Navan latest and back from three months off.

11/2

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Payout
Exacta €617.00
Straight Forecast €501.40
Tricast €3085.00
Trifecta €5474.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Explosive Boy

TOPSPEED:

Ever So Cool

RP Ratings (IRE):

Peace Party

POSTDATA:

Explosive Boy