Follow Fairyhouse On Facebook Handicap Hurdle (80-102) 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, 10 runners)
- Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 38.90s
- Off time: 14:58:35
|1st||7 Smart Money||5/1|
|3rd||2 Passing Through||hd||16/1|
Monelissio (IRE) 9
|6||166 11-12 v1||P Casey||A E Lynch||102||20/1|
Passing Through 13
|9||166 11-12||P Fenton||B T O'Connell||102||16/1|
Henrietta's Way (IRE) 31
|10||164 11-10||R O'Neill||Mr J W O'Neill (7)||100||14/1|
Whatdreamsrmadeof (IRE) 12
|8||164 11-10 v||Thomas Foley||R Loughran||100||7/2|
Quartetto (GER) 9
|9||159 11-5||T J Taaffe||P Townend||95||5/4f|
Smart Money (IRE) 23
|6||159 11-5||J H Culloty||R M Power||95||5/1|
Predateur (FR) 450
|10||157 11-3||J J Lambe||L A McKenna (7)||93||14/1|
Paddy O Dee 41
|8||156 11-2 t||P J Rothwell||M A Enright (5)||92||10/1|
Westerners Son (IRE) 23
|5||154 11-0||P Nolan||C M Walsh (7)||91||25/1|
Fayebay (IRE) 412
|9||145 10-5||G A Kingston||S J Gray (3)||81||25/1|
||5||119||C Roche||A P Crowe||100||NR|
Quartetto has been running well over fences and arrives here on a 10lb lower mark so has to be on the short-list. Passing Through is still a maiden after 18 starts over hurdles but has some strong form to his credit and it would be no shock to see him involved. Henrietta's Way made all at Limerick then didn't appear to stay 2m4f at Cork and can do better over today's trip but WHATDREAMSRMADEOF looks the one to be on. She was handed an 8lb rise for scoring over track and trip a month ago and though unable to cope at Gowran that was a better race than this and she can get back to winning ways. Stop The Clock showed a modicum of ability on her debut at Navan and that was enough to see her very well supported at Thurles a month ago where she comfortably landed a maiden. There's more to come and she looks the main threat.
Stop The Clock (IRE) 6-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders in 3rd, headway to lead 3 out and asserted after next, pushed out run-in and kept on well, won at Thurles 2m mares mdn hdl in Jan beating Peinora (11-0) by 3 1/2l, 9 ran.
Smart Money (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 7th halfway, headway in 4th entering straight, ridden in 6th 3 out, no impression before next, kept on one pace, 5th of 18, 33l behind Blissful Moment (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Quartetto (GER) 5-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, headway into close 3rd last, ridden to challenge entering straight, led over 1f out, strongly pressed inside final furlong and headed last strides, 2nd of 14, hd behind Competitive Edge (11-5) at Leopardstown 2m 1f hcp chs 0-123 hvy in Jan.
Passing Through 20-1 (11-3) Waited with, bad mistake 6th, no impression and kept on same pace from 3 out, 8th of 14, well behind All The Way Home (10-13) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Jan.
Monelissio (IRE) 33-1 (10-1) Rear of mid-division for most, never a factor, weakened 3 out, tailed off, 20th of 26, well behind Shariyan (11-1) at Leopardstown 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 in Jan.
Henrietta's Way (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Prominent, on terms 5 out, no extra after next, 11th of 15, well behind Backinthere (11-7) at Cork 2m 4f mares hcp hdl 9-109 in Jan.
Whatdreamsrmadeof (IRE) 7-1 (10-6) Tracked leader, 2nd halfway, headway to lead approaching 3 out, headed next and no extra under pressure in 3rd before last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 11, 15l behind Rory Anna (11-8) at Gowran Park 2m 1f Conditional Handicap Hurdle (80-123) (4yo+) hvy in Jan.
Predateur (FR) 66-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, ridden and no impression 3 out, kept on one pace, last of 5, 23l behind Big Zeb (11-12) at Navan 2m chs G2 (1) in Nov '11.
Paddy O Dee 33-1 (9-8) Led until fell 5 out, in a race won by Jacksonslady (10-13) at Leopardstown 2m 1f hcp chs sft in Dec, 16 ran.
Westerners Son (IRE) 33-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and weakened entering straight, tailed off, 11th of 18, well behind Blissful Moment (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Fayebay (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Always behind, pulled up before 6 out, in a race won by Al Dafa (11-0) at Downpatrick 2m 5f beg chs in Dec '11, 11 ran.