February 26 / 16.50 Fairyhouse

16.50 Fairyhouse Soft

Vote For Nina, Text 53125 Rated Novice Chase

  • Prize money: £7932.77
  • 3m 1f 110y
  • 8 runners
  • Win time: 7m 4s
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Vote For Nina, Text 53125 Rated Novice Chase

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.10
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 3-U117 C

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
Likeable mare has won four of her last eight races; won two staying handicap hurdles at this venue last term and successful on first two completed starts over fences including on handicap debut (under this rider) at Limerick; all her form is going this way around so maybe that was the reason for her poor effort at Naas last time and she's readily forgiven.
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10

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 7f 0y

15:10 Punchestown

Regina Dracones

10st 10lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Thomas Gibney

Admirable mare has been in fine form this season, scoring for third time over fences in 3m2f Fairyhouse rated novice before chasing home a clear-cut winner in valuable 3m Navan novice handicap last month; one of the few progressive types in the field so demands plenty of respect although best form has been on softer ground; likes going right-handed so that's a positive.

11/2

2nd

6

12th Mar 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

16:35 Navan

Regina Dracones

10st 12lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Thomas Gibney

Admirable mare has won five of her last nine races; won two staying handicap hurdles at Fairyhouse last term and successful on first two completed starts over fences including on handicap debut at Limerick; poor effort at Naas is a worry at this similar left-handed track, but she looked in good shape when winning at Fairyhouse two weeks ago.

8/1

1st

8

26th Feb 2022

Soft

3m 1f 110y

16:50 Fairyhouse

Regina Dracones

11st 0lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Thomas Gibney

Likeable mare has won four of her last eight races; won two staying handicap hurdles at this venue last term and successful on first two completed starts over fences including on handicap debut (under this rider) at Limerick; all her form is going this way around so maybe that was the reason for her poor effort at Naas last time and she's readily forgiven.

11/4

5/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 2341P7

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict
Winning start over fences at Tramore in October (good) but pulled up in first handicap and weakened tamely enough (reportedly made a noise) over a shorter trip here earlier in the month; has won a 3m point-to-point on testing ground but remains to be seen if this step up in trip is what he wants.
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1st

4

16th May 2022

Good

3m 2f 0y

19:30 Killarney

Recite A Prayer

11st 6lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

4/1

2nd

9

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 0y

16:25 Punchestown

Recite A Prayer

10st 11lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

1st

4

1st Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

17:30 Wexford

Recite A Prayer

11st 7lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

5/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: -21633

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
Won a 3m maiden hurdle on testing ground last May; still looking for her first win over fences but has accumulated a nice bit of experience at this stage and solid placed efforts over slightly shorter trips on her two most recent outings; plenty to like and looks a leading contender.
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1

13th Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 120y

16:50 Limerick

Sovereign Gold

12st 1lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Dual point winner who added a win under Rules in a Tipperary maiden hurdle last May; has looked more promising over fences, coming on for her chase debut with a pair of placed efforts in handicap chases; bit below form back in novice company last time when 13l third of eight and now 0-8 over fences but might have one in her from this mark if she returns to her best.

7/2

3rd

5

26th Feb 2022

Soft

3m 1f 110y

16:50 Fairyhouse

Sovereign Gold

11st 2lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Won a 3m maiden hurdle on testing ground last May; still looking for her first win over fences but has accumulated a nice bit of experience at this stage and solid placed efforts over slightly shorter trips on her two most recent outings; plenty to like and looks a leading contender.

5/2

OUR TIP

11/2

Form: /1-064

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict
Bumper and 2m4f maiden hurdle winner yet to land a blow in three decent beginners' chases; mark looks stiff enough on the face of it but handles testing ground and it would be no surprise to see him produce a much better effort in this company.
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8th

10

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 150y

17:40 Fairyhouse

Joshua Webb

11st 1lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Noel Meade

5th

9

20th Mar 2022

Good

3m 4f 120y

15:45 Downpatrick

Joshua Webb

10st 13lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Noel Meade

Navan bumper winner in 2019 and won a maiden hurdle there the following year; has had five races over fences; respectable form last time in a Gowran beginners' event; lacks handicap experience.

8/1

2nd

3

12th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:20 Gowran Park

Joshua Webb

11st 12lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Noel Meade

Navan bumper winner in 2019 won a maiden hurdle there the following year; not disgraced in his four chase starts this season and has been given a mark of 120; cheekpieces are applied today and he should be competitive.

7/1

Form: 5/2864

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
Won a couple of staying events over hurdles and bright start over fences when second in a useful beginners' chase at Galway in October; yet to build on that but not disgraced in competitive mares' events the last twice and well capable of being involved here on ground she handles.
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2

2nd May 2022

Good

3m 2f 50y

16:20 Down Royal

Bay Ambition

11st 12lb

J: J B Kane

T: Gavin Cromwell

Twice successful over hurdles; soundly beaten at Fairyhouse in his first handicap chase; first-time blinkers now, instead of cheekpieces tried last time; possibly capable of much better.

7/1

6th

2

16th Apr 2022

Yielding

3m 1f 88y

15:40 Fairyhouse

Bay Ambition

11st 12lb

J: Miss A B O’Connor

T: Gavin Cromwell

4th

3

10th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 7f 186y

16:45 Thurles

Bay Ambition

11st 1lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Gavin Cromwell

Dual winner over hurdles last season, including this race off a 3lb lower mark; started off this season with a fine second in a Galway beginners' chase in October but well below that since; back over hurdles and very much a player if she can produce anything like her best.

10/1

Form: -76180

Last run: 27 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
Beat Ferny Hollow in a bumper on debut but was disappointing over hurdles; good start in this discipline when beating a useful type in a 2m3f contest at Tipperary last summer (under this rider) but, having left Joseph O'Brien, showed nothing in two starts for new yard last month after a layoff; question mark against him over this trip as well.
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5

12th Mar 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

16:35 Navan

Forged In Fire

10st 13lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Gordon Elliott

Beat Ferny Hollow in a bumper on debut but was disappointing over hurdles; good start over fences when beating a useful type in a 2m3f contest at Tipperary last summer; has shown little since leaving Joseph O'Brien; hard to fancy after remote sixth behind Regina Dracones at Fairyhouse.

20/1

6th

1

26th Feb 2022

Soft

3m 1f 110y

16:50 Fairyhouse

Forged In Fire

12st 0lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Gordon Elliott

Beat Ferny Hollow in a bumper on debut but was disappointing over hurdles; good start in this discipline when beating a useful type in a 2m3f contest at Tipperary last summer (under this rider) but, having left Joseph O'Brien, showed nothing in two starts for new yard last month after a layoff; question mark against him over this trip as well.

9/1

14th

1

30th Jan 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 90y

13:10 Naas

Forged In Fire

12st 0lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Took his form to a new level when winning on chase debut at Tipperary in July but never involved and struggled with his jumping when last of eight behind Bob Olinger in Grade 3 company; workable mark for handicapping; new headgear combination.

7/1

Form: 8-6F04

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Made the frame but beaten 59l at Gowran last weekend and yet to be in any way competitive in three completed starts over fences; how he's ended up here with an effective mark of 118 would take a fair bit of explaining and big outsider for yard whose last winner was in November.
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9th

3

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 200y

19:00 Kilbeggan

The Last Throw

11st 9lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: M F Morris

5th

7

27th Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 110y

16:35 Limerick

The Last Throw

10st 8lb

J: Jonathan Moore

T: M F Morris

Maiden has been well-held on all four completed novice chase starts, handicap debut and needs to find a bit more; stable was among the winners last week.

14/1

5

12th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:20 Gowran Park

The Last Throw

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: M F Morris

Maiden has been well-held on all four completed novice chase starts, including over C&D last month; visor needs to have a transformative effect.

50/1

25/1

Form: 335-05

Last run: 69 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Showed a nice bit of promise in bumpers and maiden hurdles but soundly beaten on chase debut last summer and similar outcome after six month layoff at Thurles in December; blinkers now tried but can't be fancied at present.
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8th

7

26th Feb 2022

Soft

3m 1f 110y

16:50 Fairyhouse

Getabay

11st 0lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Showed a nice bit of promise in bumpers and maiden hurdles but soundly beaten on chase debut last summer and similar outcome after six month layoff at Thurles in December; blinkers now tried but can't be fancied at present.

25/1

5th

3

19th Dec 2021

Good

3m 0f 182y

12:10 Thurles

Getabay

12st 0lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Gordon Elliott

Showed ability in a couple of maiden hurdles two years ago; well beaten when last seen on his chase debut at Kilbeggan in June; others preferred.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta €195.00
Straight Forecast €183.10
Trifecta €580.00

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Sovereign Gold

TOPSPEED:

Recite A Prayer

SPOTLIGHT:

Regina Dracones

The Irish Sun:

Joshua Webb

POSTDATA:

Sovereign Gold