fairyhouse.ie Maiden Hurdle 2m

  • (4-5yo, 2m, 14 runners)
  • Winner €5,174 2nd €1,200 3rd €526 4th €300
  • Going: Soft, Soft/Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 15.90s
  • Off time: 12:45:37
Full result
Result 12:45 Fairyhouse
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Blacklough 10/1
2nd 14 Akatara nk 7/1
3rd 2 Wingtips ½ 2/9f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 1
Royal blue, black chevron, white sleeves, black armlet, black cap, white star Blacklough (IRE) 178
  • T:W J Austin
  • J:A D Leigh
  • Form: 1
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 163 11-9 W J Austin A D Leigh 10/1
2 5453-6
Red, large white spots, white sleeves, red spots, white cap Wingtips (FR) 150
  • T:A J Martin
  • J:B J Cooper
  • Form: 5453-6
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 138
  • Naps:
4 163 11-9 A J Martin B J Cooper 138 2/9f
3
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Classic Event (IRE)
  • T:E P Harty
  • J:M P Walsh
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 158 11-4 E P Harty M P Walsh 20/1
4 949760
Maroon, white star, white sleeves, maroon chevrons, white cap Crowned Supreme (IRE) 18
  • T:P Hughes
  • J:T C Carroll
  • Form: 949760
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 158 11-4 P Hughes T C Carroll (5) 50/1
5
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Diamond's First (IRE)
  • T:E P Harty
  • J:N P Madden
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-4t1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 158 11-4 t1 E P Harty N P Madden 25/1
6
PURPLE, black braces, striped sleeves & cap Fiveinthemorn (IRE)
  • T:J Nash
  • J:D J Casey
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 158 11-4 J Nash D J Casey 33/1
7 77
red, WHITE TRIANGLE, red sleeves, white cap Grange Boy (IRE) 9
  • T:J T R Dreaper
  • J:K M Donoghue
  • Form: 77
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 158 11-4 J T R Dreaper K M Donoghue (3) 25/1
8 35
ROYAL BLUE & EMERALD GREEN HALVED, quartered cap Killshallago (IRE) 166
  • T:G Keane
  • J:A P Thornton
  • Form: 35
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 G Keane A P Thornton 12/1
9 60-95
RED, white hoop, white sleeves, pink cap Kilmainham (IRE) 15
  • T:F Flood
  • J:A P Crowe
  • Form: 60-95
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 158 11-4 F Flood A P Crowe 33/1
10 0-0
Pink & mauve check Let Me Fly (IRE) 13
  • T:Miss A Mooney
  • J:R M Power
  • Form: 0-0
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 Miss A Mooney R M Power 50/1
11 767
Red and Royal blue diamonds, red sleeves, red cap New Buddy (IRE) 10
  • T:P Martin
  • J:M P Butler
  • Form: 767
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 t P Martin M P Butler (5) 33/1
12 7-0
EMERALD GREEN, yellow sleeves, white cap, yellow spots Regusci (IRE) 17
  • T:A J Martin
  • J:P Townend
  • Form: 7-0
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 158 11-4 A J Martin P Townend 25/1
13 F5380
LIGHT BLUE, royal blue sash, light blue cap, royal blue star Summers King (IRE) 7
  • T:P Carey
  • J:R M Moran
  • Form: F5380
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-4t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 158 11-4 t P Carey R M Moran 50/1
14 634573
RED, emerald green sash & sleeves, black cap Akatara (IRE) 25
  • T:M J Bowe
  • J:M P Burke
  • Form: 634573
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
5 151 10-11 M J Bowe M P Burke (7) 100 7/1

In depth

Verdict

Tony Martin is the leading trainer at this track with a runner in this and Paul Townend is the leading jockey. They team up with Regusci, who finished in mid-division at Cork last month, but Martin's other runner, WINGTIPS, is surely the one to beat. Campaigned at the highest level last season, Bryan Cooper's mount was fifth in the Triumph Hurdle at Cheltenham and third in the Champion Four-Year-Old Hurdle at the Punchestown Festival - a repeat of either of those efforts would more than suffice in this. Edward Harty's newcomers Classic Event and Diamond's First are both owned by J P McManus but may need more time while the mare Akatara usually finds at least one too good. Blacklough won a Killarney bumper in May and should be best of the rest.

Formwatch

Blacklough (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Soon tracked leaders, 6th from over 6f out, ridden to challenge from over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong to lead close home, won at Killarney 2m 1f 4yo nhf gd in May beating Minellaforleisure (11-2) by hd, 14 ran.

Akatara (IRE) 10-1 (10-6) Soon chased leaders, 6th approaching straight, 3rd and kept on well under pressure without getting to 1st 2 run-in, 3rd of 16, 1 3/4l behind Somedaysomehow (10-8) at Fairyhouse 2m mares mdn hdl in Oct.

Wingtips (FR) 14-1 (10-7) 6th of 11, 15l behind Usual Suspects (10-7) at Auteuil(FR) 2m 3f 4yo hdl Grd 1 sft in Jun.

Kilmainham (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, moderate 4th halfway, no impression from 3 out, 5th of 9, well behind Sizing Rio (11-2) at Fairyhouse 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Oct.

Killshallago (IRE) 13-2 (11-11) Waited with, progress to track leaders from over 6f out, no impression and kept on same pace from 3f out, 5th of 20, 12l behind Hilltop Tommy (11-7) at Cork 2m N H flat gd in May.

Classic Event (IRE) Presenting gelding out of Fairy Lane.

New Buddy (IRE) 12-1 (12-0) Towards rear, never a factor, 6th approaching straight, no impression from well over 1f out, 7th of 10, 26l behind Killyglass (11-11) at Wexford 2m N H flat gd in Oct.

Summers King (IRE) 50-1 (11-8) Always behind, tailed off, 10th of 14, well behind Clonbanan Lad (11-12) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl sft in Oct.

Let Me Fly (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, never a factor, 14th of 18, well behind Pique Sous (11-12) at Thurles 2m Maiden Hurdle (5-6yo) in Oct.

Regusci (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, soon moderate 5th, lost place after 4 out, soon no impression, 11th of 20, 45l behind Dumbarton (11-7) at Cork 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Oct.

Fiveinthemorn (IRE) Kris Kin gelding out of More Hours.

Grange Boy (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Rear of mid-division, 9th halfway, no threat in straight, 7th of 12, well behind Jezki (11-7) at Naas 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Oct.

Diamond's First (IRE) Presenting gelding out of Original Copy.

Crowned Supreme (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, raced on far side, kept on same pace from under 2f out, 12th of 13, 15l behind Drinmoy Lad (8-12) at Cork 5f hcp 47-65 hvy in Oct (flat).