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Come Racing To Fairyhouse Next Sunday Handicap (Div I)

  • Prize money: £5205.88
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • 18 runners
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Come Racing To Fairyhouse Next Sunday Handicap (Div I)

Runners: 18 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

8/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 2-2401 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Narrow winner of a Cork handicap over this trip last month; up 6lb and poorly drawn but has to be respected.

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18th

2

(2)

6th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

19:40 Cork

Sondheim

10st 1lb

J: Neve Bennett

T: Craig O’Neill

Dual winner, including over C&D last year on good ground; several solid runs in defeat this season but was below his best at the Curragh last time; chance if bouncing back down 3lb.

12/1

13th

4

(9)

20th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

17:35 Curragh

Sondheim

9st 13lb

J: Neve Bennett

T: Craig O’Neill

Good efforts in defeat all four starts this turf season under today's regular rider, most recently every chance when close third at Fairyhouse last month; 3lb rise doesn't help her cause though.

10/1

12/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 798705 C

Last run: 50 days

W: 8st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Last win came in claiming company and struggling of late, including in a Sligo claimer last time; hard to recommend at present but good enough to be a factor.

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13

(18)

1st Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

19:35 Fairyhouse

Caesars Comet

8st 13lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: James McAuley

Dual C&D winner off much higher marks in the past; struggling of late however off this basement mark, heavy ground against him on latest; 7lb wrong here.

16/1

11th

18

(13)

6th Apr 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 180y

14:30 Bellewstown

Caesars Comet

8st 8lb

J: Rory Mulligan

T: James McAuley

Dual course winner who has been running well enough in defeat at Dundalk through the winter; is dangerous to write off here but the ground may be against him; reserve.

6th

14

(5)

24th Mar 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Caesars Comet

8st 12lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: James McAuley

prominent, disputing second halfway, pushed along under 2f out, ridden and outpaced 1f out, weakened final 110yds

16/1

16/1

  • Place: £3.80

Form: 9-0890 D

Last run: 47 days

W: 10st 2lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Listed winner in his pomp and 9lb lower than last year's winning mark but with good reason having shown very little this term so far; 11yo now and hard to recommend at present.

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4th

1

(13)

6th Jul 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

20:00 Fairyhouse

Texas Rock

10st 2lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: M C Grassick

soon in touch with leaders, joined leaders when pushed along over 2f out, every chance when ridden over 1f out, kept on but held inside final 110yds

16/1

16/1

Form: /004-0 D

Last run: 54 days

W: 9st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 49

Form & Verdict

Off for 11 months before beaten a long way in a Leopardstown handicap in May; others more likely.

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13th

11

(9)

31st Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

16:05 Dundalk (AW)

Airgead

9st 1lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Mrs Prunella Dobbs

Gained first win since 2020 in a 1m handicap at this venue in November; well held last three starts.

20/1

9th

7

(7)

12th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

Airgead

9st 2lb

J: James Ryan

T: Mrs Prunella Dobbs

in touch with leaders

8/1

Form: 002659

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

37-race maiden; not beaten far in a Tipperary claimer and a Sligo handicap but has something to find to win this.

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8th

5

(9)

12th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

17:45 Laytown

Cometh The Man

10st 3lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: John C McConnell

Long-standing maiden got the half-century up when well held at Dundalk in April; ran well above his mark in C&D contest a year ago so that gives him a little chance of getting into the money.

14/1

13th

12

26th Aug 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

19:40 Curragh

Cometh The Man

12st 0lb

J: Joey Ryan

T: John C McConnell

50-race maiden with a lowly mark; should enjoy the day out without being competitive.

100/1

9th

6

(13)

14th Apr 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

19:40 Dundalk (AW)

Cometh The Man

9st 1lb

J: Dean Curran

T: John C McConnell

49-race maiden; wasn't beaten far here on Tuesday and won't mind return to 7f but hard to fancy for win purposes given his overall record.

16/1

50/1

Form: 09900-

Last run: 203 days

W: 8st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Third reserve; did good late work in sprint handicaps at Navan and Naas; trip could suit and a player if he gets in.

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11th

14

(18)

17th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 75y

16:15 Gowran Park

Shawaf

8st 12lb

J: Rory Mulligan

T: John C McConnell

Has only won a maiden and is 1-37 overall; doesn't look a winner waiting to happen.

33/1

8th

14

(15)

13th Sep 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

16:40 Punchestown

Shawaf

9st 0lb

J: Dean Curran

T: John C McConnell

Overall record (1-36) is a significant negative; creditable fourth of 17 over 1m at Naas on penultimate start. not knocked about when chance had at Bellewstown.

12/1

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Form & Verdict

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6/1

Form: 00-323 D BF

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

With his sixth trainer in just over a year; close third to Company Keeping at Leopardstown for Sean Byrne and runner-up at Cork before finishing third for Adrian Keatley in a handicap at Ayr in May; debuts here for Peter Cluskey and likely to go well despite an unhelpful draw.

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19th

21

(2)

12th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 0y

14:25 Curragh

London Palladium

8st 12lb

T: P Cluskey

midfield, dropped to rear after 1f

9th

12

(13)

3rd May 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

19:50 Gowran Park

London Palladium

9st 2lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: P Cluskey

towards rear of midfield, ridden towards far side 2f out, no extra inside final furlong

4/1

2nd

12

(4)

18th Apr 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:38 Gowran Park

London Palladium

8st 12lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: P Cluskey

Twice a winner in the UK, at 6f and 7f; has occasionally threatened in Ireland but he lacks a run and has something to prove at 1m.

20/1

Form: 321790 D

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Rewarded for consistency by winning a Leopardstown handicap in April for John McConnell; soundly beaten since, including on his stable bow at Bellewstown last week; blinkers tried here but others preferred on current evidence.

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1st

15

(17)

18th Nov 2022

Standard

0m 6f 0y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Company Keeping

9st 3lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Patrick Downey

Reserve; poorly drawn last time and had previously finished runner-up over 6f at Fairyhouse and here; respected on those efforts.

10th

5

(16)

2nd Nov 2022

Standard

0m 7f 0y

16:30 Dundalk (AW)

Company Keeping

9st 3lb

J: Emmet McNamara

T: Patrick Downey

towards rear, ridden over 1f out, made no impression

5/1

2nd

6

(11)

21st Oct 2022

Standard

0m 6f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Company Keeping

9st 2lb

J: Emmet McNamara

T: Patrick Downey

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders over 1f out, ridden and ran on well towards near side inside final furlong, went second inside final 110yds, kept on, just held

7/2

Form: -70716 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

Landed a Dundalk handicap off 45 in March; mid-division in a Leopardstown contest last month on sole run since; others preferred.

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10th

10

(4)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Maestro Stick

9st 4lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Keith Henry Clarke

Defied expectation and his mark when landing a 6f claimer here three weeks ago; up 20lb for that and that is probably too much to overcome here.

10/1

Form: 363202 D

Last run: 5 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Busy mare this year, put up possibly her best performance when touched off in a Bellewstown claimer on Friday; respected here.

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9th

4

(3)

8th Sep 2022

Standard

0m 7f 0y

17:55 Laytown

Helen De Pourtales

10st 3lb

J: W J Lee

T: James McAuley

steadied start, soon towards rear, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, eased final 110yds

16/1

5

(4)

24th Aug 2022

Good

0m 7f 187y

17:40 Bellewstown

Helen De Pourtales

9st 11lb

J: W J Lee

T: James McAuley

Runner-up in a claimer over C&D last month but struggled since, including in a handicap last time; needs to bounce back.

25/1

16th

3

(12)

23rd Jul 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

15:30 Gowran Park

Helen De Pourtales

9st 12lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: James McAuley

midfield, ridden and weakened from over 2f out

8/1

Form: 6-0093 C

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Veteran on a lengthy winless streak but returned to form when a close third in a Sligo handicap last month; down to a career low mark and could go close despite a very poor draw.

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17

(9)

28th Sep 2022

Good

0m 7f 176y

14:35 Bellewstown

Fit For Function

8st 13lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Joseph G Murphy

Second reserve; bounced back to form with good second at Gowran but couldn't build on that at Listowel last week.

11th

12

(2)

20th Sep 2022

Good

0m 7f 15y

14:35 Listowel

Fit For Function

8st 12lb

J: Tom Kiely Marshall

T: Joseph G Murphy

prominent, ridden over 2f out, lost third and beaten over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, lost position and behind inside final furlong

7/1

2nd

15

(2)

31st Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

16:25 Gowran Park

Fit For Function

8st 12lb

J: Tom Kiely Marshall

T: Joseph G Murphy

prominent, led halfway, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on

16/1

14/1

Form: 590-07 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

Won off this mark at Down Royal last summer; steadily coming down the handicap but little encouragement from two runs this season.

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6th

3

(8)

10th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Brave Display

9st 9lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Deborah Faulkner

He has been threatening for his new yard this winter without quite managing to get his head in front; conditions to suit and there should be a suitable pace for him to show his best; each-way shout.

7/1

6th

2

(5)

30th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

18:00 Southwell (AW)

Brave Display

9st 2lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Deborah Faulkner

C&D winner who is now at the veteran stage, but he showed he could be effective at this level when beaten a neck at Wolverhampton (8.6f, Tapeta) 11 days ago; a similar performance would put him right there.

5/2

2nd

2

(10)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

16:25 Wolverhampton (AW)

Brave Display

9st 9lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Deborah Faulkner

Not at best over C&D earlier this week (met trouble) but normally a reliable sort who has a good chance at the weights; should give a good account.

8/1

12/1

Form: 48-004

Last run: 24 days

W: 8st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 48

Form & Verdict

15-race maiden although did show something when a staying-on fourth over 1m at Gowran last month; drop back in trip not guaranteed to suit but not one to take lightly.

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3rd

4

(5)

12th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

18:15 Laytown

I Know I Can

10st 3lb

J: Daniel King

T: Fergal Birrane

started quickly, led narrowly, headed and lost second over 1f out, soon no extra, no match for first two

25/1

15th

10

(8)

29th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 187y

16:35 Bellewstown

I Know I Can

9st 5lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Fergal Birrane

soon led, headed but prominent halfway, weakened quickly 2f out

25/1

Form: 9-0803

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Best effort yet when third in a 1m handicap at Limerick last month; looked like a step up in trip would suit that day; others preferred back over 7f.

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16th

3

(15)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:15 Curragh

Brewel Hill

10st 0lb

J: Jack Cleary

T: Peter McCreery

prominent, led after 1f, headed under 2f out, weakened final furlong

9/1

4th

6

(16)

6th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

17:15 Gowran Park

Brewel Hill

9st 10lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Peter McCreery

prominent, soon went second, challenging under 2f out, no extra and lost two places towards finish

9/1

8/1

Form: 6456-2

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Poor strike-rate of 1-37 but outran his odds once again when runner-up in a Leopardstown handicap two weeks ago; may come on for that run and a repeat performance should see him go close.

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9th

6

17th Sep 2022

Soft

1m 4f 0y

17:40 Gowran Park

Castletownshend

12st 0lb

J: Peter O’Reilly

T: T M Walsh

Thoroughly exposed, tries shorter usually and rated 59

20/1

5th

3

(5)

8th Sep 2022

Standard

0m 7f 0y

19:25 Laytown

Castletownshend

12st 0lb

J: Mr Derek O’Connor

T: T M Walsh

took keen hold, prominent early, towards rear when pushed along 3f out, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, kept on final 110yds, made no telling impression

20/1

16th

2

(10)

6th Jul 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

20:00 Fairyhouse

Castletownshend

10st 0lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: T M Walsh

led narrowly or disputed lead, ridden when headed 2f out, weakened 1f out, eased towards finish

8/1

20/1

Form: 2-0010 D

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Finally scored at the 32nd time of asking in a Down Royal handicap last month; well beaten at Bellewstown last week and others look more likely.

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17th

6

(17)

6th Jul 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

20:00 Fairyhouse

Alice Milligan

9st 6lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: James McAuley

slowly into stride, in rear throughout, ridden over 2f out, no impression when hung right under 2f out

20/1

14th

1

(4)

30th Jun 2022

Good

0m 7f 198y

18:20 Bellewstown

Alice Milligan

10st 0lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: James McAuley

prominent, soon led on inner, pushed along and headed over 2f out, soon weakened, eased inside final furlong

3/1

1st

11

(16)

17th Jun 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

20:20 Down Royal

Alice Milligan

9st 2lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: James McAuley

towards rear, good headway on outer over 2f out, ridden disputing second over 1f out, kept on well to lead towards near side final 110yds, hard pressed towards finish (trainer's rep said, regarding apparent improvement in form, that their charge was placed second in her last two runs in 2021 and sustained an injury after this. Following a break to recover, the filly reappeared at Leopardstown on the 6th April and led until headed in the straight and tired. He added that she ran two days later at Dundalk which was possibly too soon. She was given a two month break to freshen up and reappeared today)

10/1

Form: 08-690 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 49

Form & Verdict

Last won off 52 at Dundalk 16 months ago; no real impression in three starts since returning at Dundalk in April and hard to fancy.

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14th

10

(12)

1st Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

16:00 Dundalk (AW)

Gormanston

8st 12lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: Nigel Thomas Slevin

Dual course winner, including over this trip; lightly raced last couple of seasons and mostly below-par apart from one decent C&D run last winter; first run since May.

20/1

11th

9

(1)

23rd May 2023

Good

1m 1f 100y

16:35 Gowran Park

Gormanston

8st 10lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: Nigel Thomas Slevin

led narrowly

20/1

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Exacta €1057.00
Straight Forecast €583.30
Tricast €8748.30
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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Helen De Pourtales

POSTDATA:

Company Keeping

RP Ratings (IRE):

Helen De Pourtales

The Irish Sun:

Helen De Pourtales