Fairyhouse Members Handicap Chase (0-123) 3m 1f
- (5yo+, 3m 1f, 14 runners)
- Winner €10,005 2nd €2,320 3rd €1,015 4th €580
- Going: Soft to Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 7m 17.00s
- Off time: 14:00:29
|1st||6 In Great Form||5/1|
|2nd||14 Andrea's Answer||2½||7/1|
|3rd||4 The Hard Hat||1½||6/1|
Florida Express (IRE) 21
|12||166 11-12 p||P Redmond||J L Cullen||123||50/1|
Paddy Pub (IRE) 28
|9||166 11-12 b1||K Purcell||T J Doyle||123||16/1|
Bella Mana Mou (IRE) 239
|10||164 11-10 t||C A Murphy||A P Crowe||121||12/1|
The Hard Hat (IRE) 43
|8||163 11-9||C A Murphy||R M Power||120||6/1|
Kyle's Turn (IRE) 21
|10||161 11-7||Mrs John B Ross||E J O'connell||118||5/1|
In Great Form (IRE) 15
|7||152 10-12||F Flood||M P Walsh||109||5/1|
The Book Thief (IRE) 28
|8||150 10-10 p||E O'Grady||Andrew J McNamara||107||7/1|
Radharc Na Mara (IRE) 24
|8||147 10-7||J T R Dreaper||Mr J E Flynn (7)||104||12/1|
Jim Bowie (IRE) 13
|7||145 10-5||N Meade||P Carberry||102||4/1f|
Sinbinned (IRE) 67
|8||143 10-3 t||M Brassil||N P Madden||100||25/1|
More Chimney's (IRE) 24
|9||141 10-1 b||W J Austin||R C Colgan||98||33/1|
Noble Way (IRE) 22
|8||138 9-12 p1||C O'Connell||D J Condon||95||66/1|
Dark Vagabond (IRE) 10
|9||136 9-10||I Madden||D G Hogan||91||12/1|
Andrea's Answer (IRE) 15
|8||136 9-10 b||J P Fogarty||B J Cooper||88||7/1|
KYLE'S TURN did very well to land a handicap over hurdles at Punchestown on his reappearance as he's much better over fences and can follow up. In Great Form went up 8lb for gaining his first success over this C&D last time but that shouldn't prevent another big run while Radharc Na Mara will appreciate today's longer trip after staying on stoutly over 2m4f at Clonmel. This is the correct level for The Hard Hat and though he's on his highest ever mark he's probably still progressing and has a definite chance. Jim Bowie has a bit to find but hasn't had much experience and is capable of better.
In Great Form (IRE) 9-2 (11-11) Waited with in mid-division, progress to track leaders before straight, led before last where joined, stayed on best to edge ahead run-in, won at Fairyhouse 2m 5f hcp chs 0-102 hvy in Dec beating Lusiad (10-11) by 3/4l, 16 ran.
Andrea's Answer (IRE) 4-1fav (10-12) Led early, prominent, on terms 2 out, dropped to 3rd and no impression from before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 16, 12l behind In Great Form (11-11) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f hcp chs 0-102 hvy in Dec.
The Hard Hat (IRE) 8-1 (10-11) Towards rear, 8th 4 out, ridden and some headway early straight, went 3rd before last where not fluent, kept on best under pressure run-in to lead closing stages, won at Punchestown 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-130 sft in Nov beating By The Hour (11-2) by 1l, 10 ran.
Paddy Pub (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Prominent, close 3rd halfway, no extra and weakened after 3 out, 11th of 16, well behind Smoking Aces (10-7) at Fairyhouse 3m 5f hcp chs 0-140 sft in Dec.
Florida Express (IRE) 40-1 (11-0) Led, not always fluent jumping and reminders 5th, narrowly headed from 6 out, weakened from before straight, 5th of 6, 40l behind Corbally Ghost (10-9) at Cork 3m nov hdl Grd 3 (1) in Dec.
Dark Vagabond (IRE) 9-1 (10-11) Mid-division, moderate 8th 7 out, no extra and pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Jolily (11-5) at Thurles 3m hcp chs 0-102 hvy in Dec, 17 ran.
Noble Way (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, 11th of 15, well behind Start Me Up (11-12) at Navan 3m beg chase in Dec.
Kyle's Turn (IRE) 16-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, mistake 5 out, headway into 2nd after 4 out, led after 2 out, strongly pressed approaching last, narrowly headed run-in, rallied gamely under pressure to lead closing strides, won at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 in Dec beating That'll Do Me (11-3) by hd, 22 ran.
Sinbinned (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, 6th of 9, 43l behind Cross Appeal (11-10) at Punchestown 2m 4f beg chs hvy in Oct.
Bella Mana Mou (IRE) 20-1 (10-4) Prominent, 3rd halfway, pushed along before 4 out, soon no extra, behind when pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by Shakalakaboomboom (10-13) at Punchestown 3m 1f hcp chs 0-145 in May, 24 ran.
The Book Thief (IRE) 16-1 (9-11) Always prominent, close 4th halfway, led narrowly 3 out, mistake and headed next, no extra in 3rd before last, 3rd of 16, 16l behind Smoking Aces (10-7) at Fairyhouse 3m 5f hcp chs 0-140 sft in Dec.
Jim Bowie (IRE) 7-2 (10-4) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, close up 5 out, led 3 out, ridden and headed approaching 2 out, no extra in 3rd last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 14l behind Last Time D'albain (10-9) at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 hvy in Dec.
More Chimney's (IRE) 20-1 (10-8) Mid-division, fell heavily 6th, in a race won by Senior Again (10-8) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 hvy in Dec, 18 ran.
Radharc Na Mara (IRE) 25-1 (10-5) Mid-division, headway from 3 out, moderate 6th and ridden entering straight, 3rd after 2 out, kept on well run-in to close on leaders at line, 3rd of 18, 1 1/2l behind Senior Again (10-8) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 hvy in Dec.