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Tote Always SP Or Better @Fairyhouse Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6004.42
  • 2m 7f 52y
  • 12 runners
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Tote Always SP Or Better @Fairyhouse Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £13.00
  • Place: £2.50

Form: 4/0-U8

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Sole win came in 2021; unseated on belated return this year and didn't jump well enough here two weeks ago; step back up in trip may help.

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

4th

8

27th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

13:40 Fairyhouse

Pictures Of Home

11st 7lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: T M Walsh

Added to the single handicap hurdle win gained on good ground at Kilbeggan in 2021 when giving a resolute display in a 2m7f handicap hurdle here last month; qualified for a chase rating with a Punchestown run 13 days ago; will need to jump better but his mark is potentially attractive.

5/1

5th

4

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 6f 148y

12:35 Punchestown

Pictures Of Home

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: T M Walsh

didn't always jump with fluency, in touch with leaders, prominent when mistake 3rd, dropped to rear after 4 out, no impression after 3 out

9/2

1st

8

16th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 52y

14:50 Fairyhouse

Pictures Of Home

11st 2lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: T M Walsh

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders 3 out, went second before 2 out, ridden to lead approaching last, ridden out and faced challenge towards finish, all out

12/1

12/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 0/2125

Last run: 4 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Winner at Wexford last month and only narrowly denied in follow up bid 10 days later but was only a distant fifth at Punchestown earlier this week.

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

7th

6

21st Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 200y

15:50 Punchestown

Kiln Time

11st 3lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: David Harry Kelly

Form of Tramore second behind Buachaillbocht in November makes good reading but he has been unable to build on that; form ties in with a couple of these; fifth behind Duffy's Getaway at this venue, before Fairyhouse second that matches him closely with Cher Why Not; beaten 12l when second on stable debut over 2m5f at Limerick.

6/1

3

30th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

13:25 Limerick

Kiln Time

11st 8lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: David Harry Kelly

Failed to do himself justice at Tramore last time; holds a leading chance on this season's overall form; cheekpieces tried now; form of Tramore second behind Buachaillbocht in November makes good reading; cheekpieces added now on first run for Harry Kelly.

4/1

0

4

1st Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 120y

13:40 Tramore

Kiln Time

11st 8lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Michael J Bowe

midfield, hampered and lost ground 2nd, headway and prominent on inner before 3rd, weakened quickly after 3 out, pulled up 2 out

9/2

8/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 4760-3 CD

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 5lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Course winner last term; returned with a solid effort to finish third of 17 at Punchestown last month (front four pulled clear); should be involved if he comes on for that.

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Verdict Starting price

4th

4

21st Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 200y

15:50 Punchestown

Cher Why Not

11st 10lb

J: Mr D Doyle

T: Timothy Doyle

towards rear, mistake 8th, headway after 2 out, kept on after last, went fourth run-in

7/1

2nd

2

1st Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 50y

13:50 Fairyhouse

Cher Why Not

11st 8lb

J: Mr D Doyle

T: Timothy Doyle

held up in rear

8/1

3rd

4

16th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 52y

14:50 Fairyhouse

Cher Why Not

11st 5lb

J: Mr D Doyle

T: Timothy Doyle

towards rear, headway 2 out, ran on well from last, went third final 110yds, no match for first two

8/1

Form: 890U51

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Off the mark when dropped back to 2m4f on testing ground at Wexford last month; nothing wrong with a 6lb rise and may be able to build on that now.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

2

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 166y

16:10 Punchestown

Jeriko De Baune

11st 13lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: Philip Fenton

Left previous form behind to win a 2m4f handicap hurdle at Wexford in November; fourth over 2m7f at Fairyhouse on his next starts; underlined his rate of improvement with a 3m win at Fairyhouse last month; only five and may keep on improving

7/1

1st

9

27th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:58 Fairyhouse

Jeriko De Baune

11st 2lb

J: Niall Moore

T: Philip Fenton

prominent

10/1

4th

7

16th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 52y

14:50 Fairyhouse

Jeriko De Baune

11st 3lb

J: Niall Moore

T: Philip Fenton

prominent throughout, went third before 2 out, outpaced after last, rallied and went fourth towards finish

4/1

Form: 0B6-15 CD

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Off the mark with C&D success last month and probably found the drop in trip against him on chase debut since; 9lb higher than last month's winning mark but he won going away that day and it was similar ground to what he will get here.

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Verdict Starting price

3rd

2

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 135y

15:15 Fairyhouse

Danny The Fence

11st 9lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Karl Thornton

towards rear, headway from 3 out, not fluent last, ran on well towards finish, went third final strides

10/1

3

2nd Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 4

15:35 Catterick

Danny The Fence

11st 0lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Karl Thornton

in touch with leaders, hit 3rd, weakened quickly after 3 out, pulled up before 2 out

11/4

6th

4

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 25y

15:25 Punchestown

Danny The Fence

11st 10lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Karl Thornton

Off the mark over this trip at Fairyhouse in November but has struggled a bit since over fences and when fair effort back at Fairyhouse latest; others possibly better handicapped right now.

11/2

Form: 21U-32 C BF

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Course winner; two solid efforts over timber since returning this season and he won from a higher chase mark than this at the back end of last season; handles this ground and one to consider.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

9

7th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 165y

16:30 Fairyhouse

Happy Dreams

11st 6lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Michael J McDonagh

Made it 4-10 over fences at Limerick in December and didn't run badly when seventh at Naas since; should go well from his lower hurdle mark.

12/1

7th

8

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:12 Naas

Happy Dreams

11st 3lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Michael J McDonagh

Switched between hurdling and chasing with some success last season; same again this season; twice placed over hurdles before winning the valuable Tim Duggan Memorial over an extended 2m3f at Limerick; 2m probably too short for him, even at this stiff track.

10/1

1st

13

28th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 100y

14:40 Limerick

Happy Dreams

10st 1lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Michael J McDonagh

prominent behind clear leader, headway and went third 3 out, challenging on inner 2 out, led approaching last, ridden and kept on well run-in

10/1

Form: B-5133

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Bolted up on handicap debut at Gowran on return from a short break in September but possibly held by the handicapper when third from this 12lb higher mark twice since; could improve for further so not ruled out here.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

14th

1

28th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

13:30 Limerick

Great Island

11st 13lb

J: Ethan O’Sullivan

T: Eoin Griffin

midfield

10/1

7th

5

16th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 52y

14:50 Fairyhouse

Great Island

11st 5lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Eoin Griffin

midfield

7/1

3rd

1

21st Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

14:45 Limerick

Great Island

12st 0lb

J: Ethan O’Sullivan

T: Eoin Griffin

midfield, in touch with leaders after 7th, headway and prominent when wandered on approach 2 out, went third and kept on after 2 out, mistake last, no match for first two

6/1

Form: 639854

Last run: 39 days

W: 10st 0lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Veteran; point winner in 2017 but 0-25 under rules and he's 3lb wrong here.

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Verdict Starting price

8th

13

16th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 52y

14:50 Fairyhouse

Drimsree Lad

10st 0lb

J: Aileen O’Sullivan

T: S Michael Millar

led, headed and raced in second before 3rd, disputed lead 4 out

100/1

4th

13

7th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 165y

15:58 Fairyhouse

Drimsree Lad

11st 2lb

J: Aileen O’Sullivan

T: S Michael Millar

Out of his depth in a novice chase last time but tailed off in a handicap hurdle before then and this 12yo is now a 24-race maiden; on the plus side, he did finish third in this 12 months ago.

40/1

Form: 853436

Last run: 4 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Maiden hurdle winner at Tramore last summer; generally running well in defeat since and her effort earlier in the week was excusable when out of her depth; interesting back up in trip in handicap company.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

10

1st Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 120y

13:40 Tramore

Cruisin Susan

10st 13lb

J: Mr J P Berry

T: J A Berry

towards rear throughout, tailed off

9/1

9th

12

16th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 52y

14:50 Fairyhouse

Cruisin Susan

10st 7lb

J: Mr J P Berry

T: J A Berry

towards rear

9/1

6th

5

12th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 170y

14:30 Punchestown

Cruisin Susan

11st 5lb

J: Mr J P Berry

T: J A Berry

Maiden winner at Tramore last season over a longer trip on good ground; modest overall form, though she ran well in her grade when third in a recent handicap at Tramore.

66/1

Form: /98141 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Has won two of his last three starts producing a career best at Thurles last time; step back up in trip and the ground are both fine but he's up 10lb.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

2

16th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 52y

14:50 Fairyhouse

Ragin Cajun

11st 12lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Matthew J Smith

midfield

13/2

1st

15

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 138y

14:30 Thurles

Ragin Cajun

11st 4lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Matthew J Smith

Wide margin winner of 3m h'cap hurdle on his penultimate outing and ran to a similar level when fourth at Fairyhouse since from 9lb higher; drop in trip not sure to suit.

11/1

17/2

Form: 5122-3 C

Last run: 210 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Course winner; got his head back in front at Clonmel in March and hit the frame in three subsequent outings; capable of getting involved but 210-day absence is a concern.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

13

20th Jan 2024

Frozen

3m 0f 0y

15:42 Navan

Tangental

10st 9lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: C A Murphy

Won a 3m handicap hurdle at Clonmel last March and then placed in three consecutive races before being given a break; his best effort when second in a 23-runner contest at Naas; ran poorly on his seasonal debut but interesting here off 12lb lower than his hurdles rating; tailed off at Tramore in 2021 on only chase start for his original trainer.

5/1

11th

10

16th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 52y

14:50 Fairyhouse

Tangental

10st 13lb

J: J J Slevin

T: C A Murphy

in touch with leaders

17/2

3rd

10

20th May 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 50y

15:25 Wexford

Tangental

10st 8lb

J: J J Slevin

T: C A Murphy

towards rear of midfield, pushed along and plenty to do after 3 out, headway from 2 out, ran on well towards far side and went third run-in, nearest finish

13/2

Form: 35P-60

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Lost his way over fences for new yard and beaten a long way out last month; return to this sphere needs to spark a revival; ground fine for him.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

3

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 0y

15:15 Navan

Welsh Saint

12st 0lb

J: A P Heskin

T: C A McBratney

midfield, badly hampered by faller and lost position 1st

50/1

13th

12

28th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 116y

15:45 Naas

Welsh Saint

10st 8lb

J: A P Heskin

T: C A McBratney

towards rear

50/1

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Payout
Exacta €754.00
Straight Forecast €478.60
Tricast €1993.60
Trifecta €4853.00

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Cher Why Not

SPOTLIGHT:

Happy Dreams

TOPSPEED:

Tangental

The Irish Sun:

Pictures Of Home

POSTDATA:

Cher Why Not