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15:15 Fairyhouse

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Fairyhouse Steel Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £12826.09
  • 2m 6f 45y
  • 9 runners
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Fairyhouse Steel Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £17.10
  • Place: £3.20

Form: 28-435 C

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Course maiden winner has not prospered as might have been hoped since second to Ashroe Diamond in the mares' Grade 1 novice at this venue last year; cheekpieces tried now after Naas fifth; plenty to find with Kilbree Warrior on that running.

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1st

4

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 45y

15:15 Fairyhouse

Whatcouldhavebeen

11st 7lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Jarlath P Fahey

travelled strongly, raced in second, led on inner before 4 out, faced challenge but going okay before 2 out, ridden when went clear before last, stayed on, pushed out

12/1

5th

3

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 0y

15:27 Naas

Whatcouldhavebeen

11st 9lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Jarlath P Fahey

Second in a mares' Grade 1 novice last year but below that form latest runs; needs best

10/1

3rd

2

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 135y

14:40 Fairyhouse

Whatcouldhavebeen

11st 3lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Jarlath P Fahey

prominent behind clear leader, good headway and went third before 4 out

10/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 223/31 C

Last run: 68 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Point winner for Pat Doyle in October 2021 and placed in three bumpers; raced a bit keenly and was not altogether fluent when third over 2m7f here late last year on first run after a long absence; showed the benefit of the run when making all to win a 2m4f course maiden; jumping was untidy then and will need to be more fluent against experienced handicappers.

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2nd

1

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 45y

15:15 Fairyhouse

OMoore Park

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

didn't always jump with fluency, took keen hold, led, mistake 4th, headed before 4 out, challenging when bumped and lost second 2 out, went second again but no chance with winner after last

5/1

1st

9

24th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 210y

15:15 Fairyhouse

OMoore Park

11st 4lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

made all, travelled strongly, didn't always jump with fluency, mistake 2nd, faced challenge but going okay before 2 out, quickened clear when nudged along before last, easily

11/10

16/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 131/56 C

Last run: 44 days

W: 10st 10lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Useful level of form for Tony Mullins when winning a novice hurdle at this venue in 2019 after finishing an excellent second in the 30-runner Cesarewitch; absent for more than four years; has shown he retains some ability in his outings at this track and at Gowran.

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3rd

8

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 45y

15:15 Fairyhouse

Party Playboy

10st 10lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

in touch with leaders

16/1

6th

7

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 20y

14:52 Gowran Park

Party Playboy

11st 8lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Very useful dual-purpose performer back in 2019 for Tony Mullins, finishing second in 30-runner Cesarewitch before winning 2m4f rated novice hurdle at Fasryhouse, both on soft; interesting here after last month's comeback when a fair fifth of ten at Fairyhouse.

7/1

Form: 132232

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Very consistent this season, mixing hurdling and chasing including winning 2m4f handicap chase at Gowran and just touched off over an extended 3m at this venue; an excellent effort to take second behind Irish Grand National candidate Hartur D'Arc, when running from 6lb out of handicap, at Naas last time; 11lb lower than over fences and has Cian Quirke's 5lb claim as well.

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4th

11

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 45y

15:15 Fairyhouse

Positive Thinker

10st 6lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Michael J McDonagh

Very consistent this season, mixing hurdling and chasing including winning 2m4f handicap chase at Gowran and just touched off over an extended 3m at this venue; an excellent effort to take second behind Irish Grand National candidate Hartur D'Arc, when running from 6lb out of handicap, at Naas last time; 11lb lower than over fences and has Cian Quirke's 5lb claim as well.

4/1

2nd

13

10th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 174y

16:37 Naas

Positive Thinker

10st 0lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Michael J McDonagh

Very consistent at a lower level this season mixing hurdling and chasing including winning 2m4f handicap chase at Gowran and just touched off at Fairyhouse; upped in class now and tough task from 6lb out of handicap.

12/1

3rd

2

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:15 Navan

Positive Thinker

11st 8lb

J: Mr A P Ryan

T: Michael J McDonagh

midfield, headway and prominent behind clear leader 4th, lost ground 3 out, ran on and went third approaching last, no match for first two

100/30

Form: /2411- C

Last run: 359 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Arrives bidding for a belated hat-trick after 359-day absence; best form is on better ground, and now a stone higher than when scoring over a longer trip at last year's Easter fixture.

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5th

3

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 45y

15:15 Fairyhouse

Western Walk

11st 11lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Jonathan Sweeney

Arrives bidding for a belated hat-trick after 359-day absence; best form is on better ground, and now a stone higher than when scoring over a longer trip at last year's Easter fixture.

10/1

10

9th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 4f 100y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Western Walk

11st 3lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Jonathan Sweeney

Some near misses for Gavin Cromwell and off the mark at first attempt for current trainer in 2m7f Navan maiden last month, backed that up with success in the valuable novice handicap here yesterday; chance if turning out again in hotter contest.

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: U15F1P

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Won a maiden at Gowran (2m, heavy) in November on fourth start; major improvement to score by 15l in a novice at Down Royal (2m1f, soft) in January; weakened from three out after being ridden prominently in the Coral Cup at Cheltenham; perhaps not sure to stay.

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6th

2

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 45y

15:15 Fairyhouse

Western Fold

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Won a maiden at Gowran (2m, heavy) in November on fourth start; major improvement to score by 15l in a novice at Down Royal (2m1f, soft) in January; weakened from three out after being ridden prominently in the Coral Cup at Cheltenham; perhaps not sure to stay.

8/1

13

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Western Fold

11st 7lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Won a maiden at Gowran (2m, heavy) in November on fourth start and huge improvement to score by 15l in a novice at Down Royal (2m1f, soft) in January latest; fell at halfway on penultimate start in his only handicap (2m4f); has a tempting mark in this top handicap and there's enough stamina in pedigree to make today's third attempt at this sort of trip look worth a go.

22/1

1st

3

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

13:10 Down Royal

Western Fold

12st 0lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

in touch with leaders, headway and prominent on far side of group 4 out, led going best before 2 out, clear when ridden after 2 out, pushed out, comfortably

9/2

Form: 73-514 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Did well to land a 2m7f maiden hurdle at Punchestown in January after a bad mistake at the last; remote fourth of five finishers over a shorter trip at this venue in his first handicap.

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6

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 45y

15:15 Fairyhouse

Slanagaibhgoleir

11st 1lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Gordon Elliott

didn't always jump with fluency, in rear, weakened before 3 out

8/1

4th

6

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 135y

14:40 Fairyhouse

Slanagaibhgoleir

10st 11lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent behind clear leader, chased clear leader 3rd, lost second halfway

3/1

1st

10

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 25y

14:55 Punchestown

Slanagaibhgoleir

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Gordon Elliott

took keen hold, briefly disputed lead and pressed leader, mistake 5th, joined leader when mistake 2 out, ridden to lead before last, bad mistake last, soon joined, rallied when led narrowly towards finish

2/1

Form: 44U-34

Last run: 235 days

W: 10st 9lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Better-known as a nine-time Flat winner who has recorded six of those victories on AW at Dundalk; two wins over hurdles but more effective on sound surface.

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9

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 45y

15:15 Fairyhouse

Wild Shot

10st 9lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Noel C Kelly

didn't always jump with fluency, towards rear, weakened after 4 out, detached when mistake 3 out

25/1

13th

6

(4)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

Wild Shot

9st 10lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: John C McConnell

midfield

7/1

Form: 20541P C

Last run: 44 days

W: 10st 7lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Won back-to-back handicap hurdles last season; respectable fourth at Navan last month was a step back in the right direction; got a good ride from the front when winning by 10l over 2m4f here in early February; found his revised mark too much at Gowran ten days later.

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10

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 45y

15:15 Fairyhouse

Mighty Jeremy

10st 7lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Liam G O’Brien

Won back-to-back handicap hurdles last season; respectable fourth at Navan last month was a step back in the right direction; got a good ride from the front when winning by 10l over 2m4f here in early February; found his revised mark too much at Gowran ten days later.

16/1

14

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 20y

14:52 Gowran Park

Mighty Jeremy

11st 4lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Liam G O’Brien

Won back-to-back handicap hurdles last season; respectable fourth at Navan last month was a step back in the right direction; got a good ride from the front when winning by 10l at Fairyhouse ten days ago; new mark is challenging

8/1

1st

6

7th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 165y

16:30 Fairyhouse

Mighty Jeremy

11st 9lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Liam G O’Brien

set slow pace, led and clear, mistake 1st, reduced lead before 2nd, not fluent 4th

6/1

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Payout
Exacta €637.00
Straight Forecast €393.50
Tricast €2517.80
Trifecta €4176.00

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Western Fold

SPOTLIGHT:

Positive Thinker

The Irish Sun:

Slanagaibhgoleir

TOPSPEED:

Western Fold

POSTDATA:

Positive Thinker