13:45 Fairyhouse

Wednesday 7 February 2018

All13:4514:1514:4515:2015:5016:2016:50

    fairyhouse.ie Maiden Hurdle

  • 4YO only  |   2m  |   Soft to Heavy (Heavy in places)  |   10 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 13:45  |   Winning time: 4m 34.8s
1st
Horse silk
3
9/2
T: G ElliottJ: K M Donoghue
Mid-division, not fluent 2nd and 5th, headway after 3 out and 4th when mistake next, pushed along and good progress to lead last, stayed on well and drew clear close home op 9/1 tchd 10/1
2nd
Horse silk
4 ¾
6
5/2f
T: N MeadeJ: S W Flanagan
Mid-division, mistake 4 out, headway after next and led 2 out, pushed along and headed last, no impression on winner run-in, kept on one pace op 4/1 tchd 9/2
3rd
Horse silk
11
9
11/4
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
Tracked leaders, headway into 2nd before 4 out, travelled well to dispute lead approaching 2 out where blundered, pushed along and no impression in 3rd before last, no extra op 11/8
4th
Horse silk
22
2
100/1
T: E McNamaraJ: C D Meehan (5)
Towards rear, headway after 3 out, ridden and no extra in 5th approaching last, kept on one pace run-in
5th
Horse silk
3 ½
10
8/1
T: A MullinsJ: D J Mullins
Led, slight mistake 2nd, pushed along and headed approaching 2 out, ridden and no extra before last op 14/1
6th
Horse silk
13
1
6/1
T: A J McNamaraJ: Rachael Blackmore
Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, ridden approaching straight and no extra after 2 out, weakened op 5/1 tchd 9/2
7th
Horse silk
13
7
4/1
T: J W NicholsonJ: D N Russell
Tracked leader, 2nd halfway, 3rd and slight mistake 4 out, pushed along and lost place after next, mistake 2 out, no extra, weakened op 13/2
8th
Horse silk
34
5
411-7
66/1
T: E D DelanyJ: A E Lynch
Always towards rear, never a factor, ridden and detached after 3 out, weakened, tailed off
9th
Horse silk
18
4
33/1
T: R TynerJ: P T Enright
Always towards rear, never a factor, ridden and detached after 3 out, weakened, tailed off
10th
Horse silk
2 ½
11
50/1
T: P W FlynnJ: I J McCarthy
Always towards rear, jumped left, never a factor, slight mistake 4 out and detached before next, weakened, tailed off

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Non-Runners

8
Horse silk
I've Got Rhythm17
Weight: 11-7|  Age: 4
T: C O'Dwyer  J: R A Doyle
NR
12
Horse silk
Verse Of Love53
Weight: 11-7|  Age: 4
T: N Meade  J: J M Moore
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€5.50Pl:€1.70, €1.20, €1.40EX:€17.30Trifecta:€88.00SF:€18.04

Forecasts

Free Ranger (5/2), Park Paddocks (11/4), Gloves On (4/1), Commentariolus (9/2), Aldawayfornothing (6/1), Saga Altais (8/1), Verse Of Love (12/1), Design Matters (33/1), Spiritual Law (50/1), I've Got Rhythm (50/1), Dravid (66/1), Alfred Wegener (100/1)

Verdict

Not much in the way of reliable hurdles form to go on, so this is a race to watch rather than to bet. However, this race does rate as an excellent opportunity for one of these runners to break the maiden tag, as on paper it is very winnable. ALDAWAYFORNOTHING probably bettered his opening Cork effort when chasing home (fourth) Schindlers Ark and Galtymore latest, and rates as an obvious contender for Rachel Blackmore. Free Ranger (Noel Meade) and Gloves On (John Nicholson) are both ex Jim Bolger trained Flat runners who need to prove their stamina for hurdling, but could have a positive role to play alongside the Gordon Elliott trained duo Commentariolus and Park Paddocks.
  1. Aldawayfornothing
  2. Park Paddocks
  3. Free Ranger

Prize Money

1st: €6,775.002nd: €2,101.003rd: €1,001.004th: €451.005th: €176.00

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