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Happy Christmas From All @Fairyhouse Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5743.36
  • 2m 0f 30y
  • 12 runners
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Happy Christmas From All @Fairyhouse Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

20/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.00
  • Place: £2.30

Form: 340-P8

Last run: 70 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Promise over hurdles and fences last term but really struggled in two runs this season and he was tailed off over C&D in October; tongue-tie on.

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

4th

7

7th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:00 Fairyhouse

Dont Talk

11st 4lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Karl Thornton

Thwarted in his hat-trick bid at Gowran last month; this looks like a tough assignment.

22/1

3rd

6

25th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

16:00 Gowran Park

Dont Talk

11st 1lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Karl Thornton

Landed a punt over this trip at Fairyhouse last month and followed up well over 2m4f at the same venue last time; up another 9lb now but is clearly improving and every chance that he could go close again.

9/2

1st

7

1st Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 143y

13:15 Fairyhouse

Dont Talk

11st 5lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Karl Thornton

chased clear leader

11/2

16/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: -75109

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

2m6f winner at Downpatrick in August but poor form twice since and 2m unlikely to help.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

6

11th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 116y

15:20 Clonmel

Robindevidastar

11st 5lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

led at steady pace, not fluent 3rd, pushed along and headed before 2 out

3/1

2nd

12

16th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 30y

13:40 Fairyhouse

Robindevidastar

10st 5lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

led, soon clear, reduced lead after 3 out, headed 2 out, rallied run-in, no match for winner

16/1

9th

10

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

14:00 Tramore

Robindevidastar

11st 3lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

Won a 2m6f handicap at Downpatrick in August, inconsistent sort with 2-22 record; needs to rebound form a poor Fairyhouse run

12/1

3/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 841233 BF

Last run: 71 days

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Got his head in front at Tramore in August and has been running consistently well in defeat since; needs to prove he's as effective at this trip but testing ground may help bring his stamina into play.

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Verdict Starting price

2nd

12

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 73y

14:25 Punchestown

Mr Social

10st 6lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Eoin Griffin

raced wide, midfield, not fluent 5th, headway and in touch with leaders when not fluent 3 out, went second and pressed winner when ridden before last, mistake last, kept on

13/2

3rd

11

16th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 30y

13:40 Fairyhouse

Mr Social

10st 9lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Eoin Griffin

towards rear, headway from 3 out, went fourth approaching last, ran on well and went third run-in, no match for first two

3/1

3rd

7

6th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 110y

16:10 Downpatrick

Mr Social

11st 6lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Eoin Griffin

Off the mark over just shy of this trip at Tramore in August (good) and good efforts in defeat since on softer ground at Killarney and Listowel, 3m just a bit beyond him on latest; remains on a competitive mark and shortlisted.

7/2

Form: 9-0969

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Shown a bit of promise in bumpers and maiden hurdles; makes handicap debut but probably wants a step back up in trip.

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4th

2

16th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 30y

13:40 Fairyhouse

Magic Olinger

11st 7lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Gerard Keane

in touch with leaders, headway and prominent after 3 out, went third 2 out, no extra and lost third run-in

6/1

9th

24

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:50 Fairyhouse

Magic Olinger

11st 5lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Gerard Keane

Shown bits of promise in bumpers and over hurdles so far but a lot more on her plate here.

66/1

6th

19

16th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 107y

14:05 Punchestown

Magic Olinger

11st 5lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Gerard Keane

midfield, some headway 2 out, kept on from last, never near to challenge

150/1

Form: 38PP/4

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

26-race maiden (0-8 over hurdles); ran okay when fourth in similar ground over this trip at Limerick last month; not ruled out despite poor record.

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4th

3

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:17 Gowran Park

Brilliant Question

10st 8lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: K A Heffernan

Low-grade handicapper finally off the mark at the 28th attempt when coming off pace to win 2m Limerick contest last month on heavy; improving and conditions to suit but mountain to climb at the weights with some of these.

16/1

1st

13

30th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Limerick

Brilliant Question

10st 13lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: K A Heffernan

Maiden in all spheres hasn't been beaten far the last twice over hurdles but has to find improvement from somewhere.

14/1

5th

13

16th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 30y

13:40 Fairyhouse

Brilliant Question

10st 2lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: K A Heffernan

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders towards far side before 2 out, no impression approaching last

5/1

Form: 0580

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

A bit of promise on her second start in a Sligo maiden hurdle but lesser efforts twice since including when a tailed off 66-1 shot at Cork last month.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

7

16th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 30y

13:40 Fairyhouse

Letters To Juliet

11st 1lb

J: Alix Balfe

T: Patrick Downey

midfield throughout, kept on from last, never near to challenge

33/1

10th

7

26th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:10 Cork

Letters To Juliet

11st 1lb

J: Alix Balfe

T: Patrick Downey

towards rear of midfield

14/1

8th

9

15th Sep 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 153y

15:40 Ballinrobe

Letters To Juliet

10st 13lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Patrick Downey

Two starts in maiden hurdles; beaten a long way at Roscommon on debut but much better when only 3.75l behind at Sligo; more to come, so could be involved.

15/2

Form: 2076P0

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in a maiden hurdle at Ballinrobe in August but struggled in handicaps since and best form has come on quicker ground.

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

7th

6

16th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 30y

13:40 Fairyhouse

The Vegas Raider

11st 3lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: K A Heffernan

in touch with leaders, dropped to midfield 3 out, no extra from 2 out

10/1

14th

20

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 165y

15:10 Fairyhouse

The Vegas Raider

10st 0lb

J: Tom Kelly

T: K A Heffernan

Distant runner-up in maiden hurdle in August but struggled since and wrong at the weights here.

66/1

0

7

21st Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

14:45 Limerick

The Vegas Raider

11st 9lb

J: Paul Cawley

T: K A Heffernan

Multiple Flat winner was 2nd in a Ballinrobe maiden hurdle in the summer and ran well enough in a Galway handicap last time but needs more.

10/1

Form: 0000-

Last run: 271 days

W: 10st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Shown nothing in four runs in maiden hurdles and has been off 271 days; hard to recommend.

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16th

16

7th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 165y

16:30 Fairyhouse

Shanroe Act

10st 7lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Karl Thornton

Six-race maiden and tailed off here latest; hard to fancy on what he's done so far.

5/1

5th

9

1st Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 50y

13:50 Fairyhouse

Shanroe Act

10st 7lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Karl Thornton

towards rear, brief headway 3 out, outpaced before 2 out, kept on run-in, never on terms

16/1

8th

10

16th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 30y

13:40 Fairyhouse

Shanroe Act

10st 10lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Karl Thornton

never better than midfield, towards rear after 3 out, some headway run-in, never dangerous

20/1

Form: 0-19P5 D

Last run: 78 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Made a winning return at Ballinrobe in August but has really lost his way since; well held fifth on the level latest; best jumps form on good.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

9

16th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 30y

13:40 Fairyhouse

Spanish John

10st 13lb

J: Richard Condon

T: P A Fahy

towards rear

40/1

5th

2

(3)

5th Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 4f 0y

16:10 Curragh

Spanish John

9st 13lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: P A Fahy

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders 3f out, went fourth over 1f out, no extra when lost fourth inside final 110yds

100/1

12th

5

(2)

18th Oct 2023

Yielding

1m 6f 0y

15:55 Navan

Spanish John

10st 1lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: P A Fahy

Ballinrobe handicap hurdle win in August came out of the blue; has failed to reproduce that form in three subsequent outings.

50/1

OUR TIP

Form: 47443-

Last run: 455 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Several good runs in maiden hurdles in 2022 and was only beaten roughly 2l on handicap debut; almost certainly on a good mark but he's been off 455 days and may be best watched on yard debut.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

3

16th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 30y

13:40 Fairyhouse

Virtual Oscar

11st 6lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Darren Collins

chased clear leader

15/2

3rd

5

17th Sep 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 170y

15:45 Navan

Virtual Oscar

11st 11lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

prominent, pushed along and made challenge after 2 out, soon ridden and every chance, kept on but no extra run-in, lost second towards finish

10/1

9

22nd Aug 2022

Good

2m 2f 0y

16:30 Ballinrobe

Virtual Oscar

11st 12lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Creditable runs, including over C&D, in similar contests; rated 99 so has a bit to find but could place.

10/1

Form: 645

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Three promising runs in maiden hurdle company and handicapper has been fair with her opening mark but drop back in trip not sure to suit on handicap debut.

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

11th

5

16th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 30y

13:40 Fairyhouse

Not Before Time

11st 3lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

midfield

6/1

5th

5

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

13:00 Tramore

Not Before Time

10st 13lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

Dam an unraced sister to Gold Cup winner Synchronised so no surprise that she lacked the gears to be overly competitive at 2m; now goes further but looks one for further down the line.

20/1

Form: 357100

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Off the mark at Downpatrick in October but he's been tailed off twice since and seems on a stiff enough mark for what he's done so far.

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

14th

3

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

14:20 Down Royal

Moneynabane

11st 12lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: Neill McCluskey

Won at Downpatrick in October but has been way below that since and is not easy to fancy.

33/1

14th

5

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 0y

12:48 Down Royal

Moneynabane

11st 10lb

J: Ethan O’Sullivan

T: Neill McCluskey

prominent

50/1

0

4

16th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 30y

13:40 Fairyhouse

Moneynabane

11st 5lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Neill McCluskey

midfield

20/1

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Exacta €711.00
Straight Forecast €672.70
Tricast €3604.90
Trifecta €5595.00

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