Book On-Line At fairyhouse.ie For Special Offers Maiden Hurdle 2m

  • (4-5yo, 2m, 15 runners)
  • Winner €5,175 2nd €1,200 3rd €525 4th €300
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 36.70s
  • Off time: 14:28:42
Full result
Result 14:25 Fairyhouse
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Balnagon Boy 16/1
2nd 4 Grey Monk 2 4/5f
3rd 8 Unzing 12 16/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 00
DARK BLUE, white diabolo on sleeves, dark blue cap A Word Apart (IRE) 9
  • T:V C Ward
  • J:B M Cash
  • Form: 00
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 V C Ward B M Cash 50/1
2
royal blue and white hoops, white diamonds on sleeves, royal blue cap Goal (IRE) 92
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:D J Condon
  • Form:
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 G Elliott D J Condon 33/1
3 1344
Orange, black triple diamond, hooped sleeves, orange cap, black spots Balnagon Boy (IRE) 39
  • T:T Gibney
  • J:A P Heskin
  • Form: 1344
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 T Gibney A P Heskin 16/1
4 1-3
EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Grey Monk (IRE) 41
  • T:H De Bromhead
  • J:A E Lynch
  • Form: 1-3
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 t H De Bromhead A E Lynch 4/5f
5 0
ROYAL BLUE & WHITE HOOPS, striped cap Paddy Wicklow (IRE) 19
  • T:P J Rothwell
  • J:B T O'Connell
  • Form: 0
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 P J Rothwell B T O'Connell 66/1
6 0-369
White & purple diamonds, emerald green sleeves, white armlet, emerald green & white striped cap Roman Numeral (IRE) 152
  • T:M T Moran
  • J:M P Butler
  • Form: 0-369
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 M T Moran M P Butler (3) 33/1
7 52-5
Maroon, white cross of lorraine, white sleeves, maroon chevrons, white cap Un Beau Roman (FR) 35
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 52-5
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 W P Mullins R Walsh 5/2
8 P4
YELLOW & ROYAL BLUE HOOPS, yellow sleeves, emerald green cap Unzing (FR) 27
  • T:Mrs S A Bramall
  • J:J L Cullen
  • Form: P4
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 Mrs S A Bramall J L Cullen 16/1
9 67
SCARLET,white slvs,white cap Honourable Emperor (IRE) 10
  • T:N Meade
  • J:P Carberry
  • Form: 67
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 153 10-13 N Meade P Carberry 16/1
10 60
White, red hoop, red armlet, red cap, white spots Ivanka (IRE) 19
  • T:N C Kelly
  • J:M J Ferris
  • Form: 60
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-11t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 151 10-11 t N C Kelly M J Ferris 66/1
11 0
WHITE, light green star, orange cap Alizari (IRE) 10
  • T:P Nolan
  • J:C M Walsh
  • Form: 0
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-8
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 148 10-8 P Nolan C M Walsh (7) 66/1
12 0
PURPLE & ORANGE HALVED, sleeves reversed, striped cap House Limit (IRE) 40
  • T:J Larkin
  • J:R C Colgan
  • Form: 0
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-8
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 148 10-8 J Larkin R C Colgan 66/1
13 26
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Pacelli Road (IRE) 31
  • T:D K Weld
  • J:M P Walsh
  • Form: 26
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-8
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 148 10-8 D K Weld M P Walsh 10/1
15 624
WHITE, black star, diabolo on sleeves, hooped cap Faanan Aldaar (IRE) 24
  • T:P J Rothwell
  • J:A Ring
  • Form: 624
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 141 10-1 P J Rothwell A Ring (7) 10/1
16
Light blue, yellow cross of lorraine, white cap, dark blue star Mel My Girl (IRE) 67
  • T:Ross O'sullivan
  • J:N P Madden
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-1t1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 141 10-1 t1 Ross O'sullivan N P Madden 66/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
14
News Show 129
  • Nag Me
  • T:P Nolan
  • J:M N Doran
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-6t1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 106 t1 P Nolan M N Doran NR

In depth

Verdict

GREY MONK won a point-to-point in very taking fashion which resulted in him being sold at Goffs for 210,000 euros. He made his debut for new connections in a hot maiden won by Ned Buntline at Leopardstown on St Stephen's Day and showed up well enough to suggest he'll soon start recouping some of the outlay, starting today. Un Beau Roman started odds-on for his debut under Willie Mullins' charge at Tramore but didn't appear suited by front-running and was beaten a long way. With more restraint he can prove that run all wrong while the four-year-old Faanan Aldaar has a chance on his close second to Dalasani at Cork though he'll need to jump much better than he did in a Grade 3 at Punchestown last time. Pacelli Road ran very poorly in Dalasini's race at Cork though that was nowhere near his true running and he can do much better.

Formwatch

News Show 3-1fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 4f out briefly, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 7, 30l behind Bank Bonus (9-7) at Chester 1m 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Sep (flat).

Balnagon Boy (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, jumped right 1st, 4th halfway, pushed along 2 out and no impression in moderate 3rd approaching last, dropped to 4th run-in, 4th of 12, 23l behind Talbot Road (11-7) at Leopardstown 2m 4f 4yo mdn hdl sft in Dec.

Grey Monk (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Always prominent, 3rd halfway, improved to lead 2 out, soon ridden and strongly pressed, headed and dropped to 3rd last, no extra run-in, 3rd of 14, 6l behind Ned Buntline (11-7) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Dec.

Unzing (FR) 50-1 (11-2) Soon chased leaders, 7th approaching 3 out, kept on same pace under pressure without threatening straight, 4th of 16, 6l behind Mister Hotelier (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy in Jan.

Un Beau Roman (FR) 8-11fav (11-2) Led and disputed, in front and clear 6th, reduced lead and not fluent 3 out, soon joined, headed before 2 out, soon no extra, 5th of 15, 27l behind Waydownsouth (11-12) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl hvy in Jan.

Faanan Aldaar (IRE) 14-1 (10-3) Raced in 4th throughout, blundered 3rd and not jump fluently, no threat from 3 out, last of 4, well behind Diakali (10-10) at Punchestown 2m hdl Grd 3 (1) hvy in Jan.

Honourable Emperor (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Mid-division, ridden and no impression from 3 out, 7th of 13, well behind Fatcatinthehat (11-0) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo mdn hdl hvy in Jan.

House Limit (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra 2 out, weakened entering straight, 16th of 17, 39l behind Flaxen Flare (11-0) at Leopardstown 2m 3yo mdn hdl sft in Dec.

Pacelli Road (IRE) 10-3 (11-0) Prominent, no impression under pressure 2 out, kept on same pace, 6th of 12, 21l behind Dalasiri (11-0) at Cork 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Jan.

Roman Numeral (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Waited with towards rear, kept on without threatening from 3 out, 9th of 18, 20l behind Landenstown Lady (10-11) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl gd in Sep.

Ivanka (IRE) 50-1 (10-4) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, tailed off, 12th of 18, well behind Kilmainham (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl in Jan.

A Word Apart (IRE) 50-1 (11-10) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 12th of 20, 34l behind Legal Exit (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m mdn hdl in Jan.

Goal (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) Chased leader, led 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, chased winner under pressure until inside final furlong, no extra and lost 2 places close home, 5th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Aragorn Rouge (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov (flat).

Mel My Girl (IRE) 50-1 (8-9) Soon mid-division, no impression approaching straight, 12th of 13, well behind Miss Forde (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol in Nov (flat).

Paddy Wicklow (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Always rear, hampered 1st, completely tailed off, 15th of 18, well behind Kilmainham (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl in Jan.

Alizari (IRE) 40-1 (10-7) Always behind, last of 13, well behind Fatcatinthehat (11-0) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo mdn hdl hvy in Jan.