Fairyhouse Members Handicap Chase (0-123) 3m 1f
- (5yo+, 3m 1f, 14 runners)
- Winner €10,350 2nd €2,400 3rd €1,050 4th €600
- Going: Soft to Heavy, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 58.80s
- Off time: 13:50:18
|2nd||12 Shellys Creek||s.h||16/1|
|3rd||4 Love Rory||1||7/2f|
In Great Form (IRE) 24
|9||161 11-7||F Flood||N P Madden||114||14/1|
Loughnagall (IRE) 25
|11||160 11-6 pt||A Murray||B M Cash||113||33/1|
Love Rory (IRE) 3
|6||160 11-6||E Bolger||M J Ferris||113||7/2f|
|8||160 11-6||E O'Grady||Mr Derek O'Connor||113||5/1|
Ross Na Righ (IRE) 25
|10||159 11-5 p1||D T Hughes||B J Cooper||112||14/1|
Jolily (IRE) 34
|12||157 11-3||T Doyle||M P Burke (7)||110||20/1|
Jimmy The Hat (IRE) 18
|8||156 11-2 p||G Elliott||R P McNally||109||12/1|
|10||156 11-2 pt||P A Fahy||D J Casey||109||5/1|
Crowded Room (IRE) 11
|8||152 10-12 p||M Cunningham||M J Bolger||105||8/1|
Killeenmore (IRE) 11
|11||147 10-7 b||N Meade||P Carberry||100||11/1|
Shellys Creek (IRE) 11
|8||145 10-5 p||F Flood||D E Mullins||98||16/1|
Mr Shankly (IRE) 10
|9||137 9-11 pt||William P Murphy||S A Shortall (7) (ex2)||90||12/1|
Happy New Year (IRE) 11
|10||136 9-10||O McKiernan||P F Mangan||88||10/1|
Witness Of Fashion (IRE) 6
|8||136 9-10 p||Patrick Rooney||C D Maxwell (3)||85||11/1|
||10||1112 t||R Tyner||P T Enright||119||NR|
||10||11-2||G Elliott||Mr D J O'Leary||5/2|
In Great Form won this in 2012 but hasn't scored since and is still 5lb higher. Both of Oscars Business's victories have been over 2m4f but he has no problems staying this trip and should go well despite an 8lb hike for his victory at Navan. Love Rory won a cross country chase at Punchestown before being brought down early at Leopardstown on Sunday. He attracted good support there and his supporters will be looking for compensation. Unoccupied stays extreme distances on testing ground so should have conditions to suit but THELOBSTERCATCHER looks the one to be on. He was rated 125 when trained in the UK but had dropped to 102 when scoring over a longer trip here a month ago and is still well in despite a 7lb rise.
Oscars Business (IRE) 8-1 (10-7) Soon chased leaders, 6th before straight, 3rd 3 out, led before 2 out, clear last, stayed on well run-in, won at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 in Dec beating Jupitor (10-12) by 4 1/2l, 15 ran.
Thelobstercatcher 7-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders and 3rd halfway, progress to lead 3 out, asserted after next, ridden and kept on run-in, won at Fairyhouse 3m 5f hcp chs 0-140 in Dec beating Ipsos Du Berlais (11-3) by 2l, 14 ran.
Shellys Creek (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Mid-division, 7th 5 out, ridden from next, no impression from 3 out, 5th of 11, 31l behind Art Lord (11-11) at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-109 sft in Dec.
Love Rory (IRE) 11-2 (11-8) Mid-division, hampered and unseated rider 3rd, in a race won by Wrong Turn (11-0) at Leopardstown 2m 5f cond hcp chs 0-116 in Dec, 18 ran.
Witness Of Fashion (IRE) 10-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, some progress into moderate 9th before 4 out, ridden in 7th and no impression 3 out, moderate 5th last, kept on run-in to 3rd close home, 3rd of 16, 22l behind Refused A Name (10-10) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 sft in Dec.
Killeenmore (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Held up in rear, headway from 5 out, ridden in 6th 3 out, 4th next, kept on same pace from last, 3rd of 11, 10l behind Art Lord (11-11) at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-109 sft in Dec.
Unoccupied 4-1fav (9-13) Settled behind leaders, 7th halfway, pushed along in 6th 6 out, closer in 4th 4 out, ridden and no impression before straight, moderate 3rd 2 out, kept on one pace to 2nd run-in, no chance with winner, 2nd of 17, 10l behind Sword Fish (9-7) at Cork 3m 4f hcp chs 0-150 sft in Nov.
Jimmy The Hat (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Soon chased leaders, 7th 3 out, no extra from before straight, 6th of 12, 34l behind My Murphy (11-12) at Fairyhouse 3m beg chs sft in Dec.
Happy New Year (IRE) 7-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, 3rd 4 out, soon ridden and weakened quickly, 8th of 11, well behind Art Lord (11-11) at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-109 sft in Dec.
In Great Form (IRE) 12-1 (10-2) Towards rear, behind from halfway, no impression after, 12th of 16, well behind Daring Article (10-3) at Punchestown 2m 6f hcp chs in Dec.
Loughnagall (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Always behind, weakened from 5 out, never a factor, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Good Egg (11-3) at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 in Dec, 19 ran.
Ross Na Righ (IRE) 12-1 (11-10) In rear, ridden and some progress entering straight, 6th 2 out, soon no extra, 7th of 19, 16l behind Good Egg (11-3) at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 in Dec.
Jolily (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Held up, 8th before 7 out, no impression 5 out, moderate 7th and kept on same pace from before straight,, 5th of 12, 39l behind Baily Dusk (10-10) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp chs 0-116 gd in Nov.
Crowded Room (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Rear of mid-division, headway from 5 out, ridden in 3rd 3 out, 2nd next, kept on under pressure run-in, 2nd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Art Lord (11-11) at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-109 sft in Dec.
Mr Shankly (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Towards rear, never a factor, ridden after 6th, moderate 13th after 5 out, under pressure and kept on one pace in straight,, 6th of 18, 34l behind Sterling Stuff (11-0) at Thurles 3m hcp chs 0-102 sft in Dec.