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14:45 Fairyhouse

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Low.ie Best For Mortgage Protection & Life Insurance Hunters Chase

  • Prize money: £9137.17
  • 3m 1f 40y
  • 5 runners
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Low.ie Best For Mortgage Protection & Life Insurance Hunters Chase

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

20/1 (Won)

  • Win: £14.50
  • Place: £5.30

Form: 39-04F C

Last run: 28 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Very useful Rules performer at his best and was third in Topham a year ago; well held in points this winter and no match for Billaway at Naas in February; jumped poorly and was making little impression when falling at the last behind Ferns Lock in the Tetratema at Gowran.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

1

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

Annamix

12st 0lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Experienced chaser and usually a very good jumper, as he displayed when third in the Topham Trophy over C&D two years ago; an easy winner of a Gowran hunter chase a month ago (3m1f, heavy) but Its On The Line does have his number on their previous clashes, so perhaps placed at best.

11/2

1st

1

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 0y

17:05 Gowran Park

Annamix

12st 0lb

J: Mr L T Turner

T: W P Mullins

Four-time chase winner, third in the 2022 Topham Chase; no threat when falling at the last in this race last year; did well to beat stablemate Billaway at Fairyhouse; jumped badly in the championship event at Punchestown; redeemed himself at Killarney in May; jumped badly on reappearance in Naas event in which Ramillies was third.

100/30

7/2

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 11-21F D

Last run: 22 days

W: 12st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Hugely experienced hunter won at Cheltenham festival last year after twice being runner-up there; won at Naas before falling at halfway in latest visit to Cheltenham last month; well beaten by Ferns Lock on his seasonal bow at Thurles in January but probably needed that run quite badly; all headgear left off here which is interesting.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

1

15th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 70y

Class 2

16:10 Cheltenham

Billaway

12st 0lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Part of the furniture in this race; after two seconds he finally got his just reward two years ago when doing well to win from an unpromising position, and he was 9-2 last year only to depart mid-race; has taken his usual tried-and-trusted route via a Naas hunter chase, in which last month he was flattered to get very close to collaring Its On The Line who was at it a fair way out at the head of affairs; still, that race usually brings this 12yo on, and this place gets his competitive juices flowing; expect him to be closing in at the finish, as is his way.

7/1

2nd

3

10th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 174y

16:15 Naas

Billaway

12st 0lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: W P Mullins

led, briefly headed before 4th, not fluent 6th, headed 8th

9/2

1st

1

19th May 2023

Good

3m 4f 150y

19:45 Downpatrick

Billaway

12st 0lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: W P Mullins

A leading hunter chaser for the last few seasons, winning at the Cheltenham festival last year having twice been runner-up there, and beating Vaucelet by just over a length at Punchestown; didn't really find his best form last season, a narrow victory over Le Malin at Naas his only success in five starts, and jumping let him down when failing to complete at Cheltenham and Punchestown; blinkers tried in those two races dispensed with and he's back in cheekpieces here.

5/2

OUR TIP

Form: 111 C

Last run: 28 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Exciting young hunter recorded wide-margin victories here in November (Er Dancer third) and Thurles in January (Billaway a remote second) before winning the Tetratema in a canter at Gowran last month; will be very hard to beat.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

4

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 55y

14:45 Fairyhouse

Ferns Lock

12st 0lb

J: Mr R James

T: D M Christie

travelled strongly, led, not fluent 6th, hit 4 out, headed on turn and lost ground before 3 out, soon rallied, not fluent last, soon weakened

1/5

3

15th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 70y

Class 2

16:10 Cheltenham

Ferns Lock

12st 0lb

J: Mr B O’Neill

T: D M Christie

Last season he had convincing verdicts over Billaway and Its On The Line, and yet his shrewd Northern Irish trainer elected to bypass this despite being long prominent in the ante-post market; only a 7yo and very much an emerging force, but he did get outstayed by Its On The Line at Down Royal over Christmas (3m, soft; first-time tongue-tie, retained since) and that's a worry with a view to this even stiffer stamina test (more patient tactics than usual may need adopting); has since won easily at Thurles but was entitled to; appeals as the likeliest winner if seeing out the trip.

3/1

1st

1

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 123y

15:55 Thurles

Ferns Lock

12st 0lb

J: Mr B O’Neill

T: D M Christie

jumped well, made all

11/8

Form: 32-F34 C

Last run: 22 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Six wins in points but no joy in nine further hunter chases after winning his first one here in 2020; well beaten third behind Ferns Lock here in November and let down by his jumping when fourth to a stablemate of that one at Down Royal last month; fitter for that but very much up against it.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

3

19th May 2023

Good

3m 4f 150y

19:45 Downpatrick

Er Dancer

12st 0lb

J: Mr R James

T: Sean Thomas Doyle

Six-time point winner and successful in his first hunter chase at Fairyhouse back in 2020 but hasn't been able to add to that on the track; well held in recent starts and others preferred.

16/1

4th

3

8th Apr 2023

Soft

3m 1f 40y

14:45 Fairyhouse

Er Dancer

12st 0lb

J: Mr A Harney

T: Sean Thomas Doyle

held up in rear but in touch with leaders, not fluent 6th, not fluent 11th, prominent before 13th

10/1

4th

1

17th Mar 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 140y

17:10 Down Royal

Er Dancer

12st 0lb

J: Mr A Harney

T: Sean Thomas Doyle

in touch with leaders, bad mistake 1st, nudged along before 3 out, ridden after 2 out, kept on run-in, not reach leaders

7/2

Form: 36/56/

Last run: 828 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Useful novice hurdler for Willie Mullins a couple of years ago; off the mark on seventh start in points at Knockanohill last month having been second to easy winner Er Dancer at Oldtown on his previous start; very much an outsider in this company; cheekpieces.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5

8th Apr 2023

Soft

3m 1f 40y

14:45 Fairyhouse

Vis Ta Loi

12st 0lb

J: Mr A Harvey

T: Ian Patrick Donoghue

in touch with leaders, prominent before 13th, pushed along and beaten before 3 out, soon dropped to last

33/1

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Payout
Exacta €315.00
Straight Forecast €700.90
Trifecta €815.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Ferns Lock

POSTDATA:

Billaway

RP Ratings (IRE):

Ferns Lock

TOPSPEED:

Ferns Lock

The Irish Sun:

Ferns Lock