Fairyhouse Premier Jump Racing Weekend Handicap Hurdle (80-116) 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, 9 runners)
- Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
- Going: Soft, Soft/Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 12.80s
- Off time: 13:45:32
|1st||6 Aladdins Cave||3/1j|
|3rd||2 First Impressions||1½||10/1|
Glenstar (IRE) 10
|7||166 11-12 t||J P Ryan||Miss G Ryan (7)||116||25/1|
First Impressions (IRE) 10
|6||165 11-11 p||Michael Mulvany||S J Gray (3)||115||10/1|
Tepalo (FR) 41
|5||164 11-10 t||A J Martin||B J Geraghty||114||3/1j|
Is Herself About (IRE) 10
|5||162 11-8||D M O'Brien||D N Russell||112||5/1|
See Double You (IRE) 186
|9||160 11-6||J Woods||R P McNally (7)||110||9/2|
Aladdins Cave 11
|8||153 10-13 p||C A Murphy||R M Power||103||3/1j|
Knockmehill Lady (IRE) 244
|7||152 10-12||Miss M M Gannon||R J Jones (3)||102||10/1|
Shesonlyahorse (IRE) 9
|6||152 10-12||M McDonagh||A E Lynch||102||9/1|
Trans City (IRE) 37
|4||146 10-6||J Nash||D J Casey||99||20/1|
||5||1011||E P Harty||N P Madden||101||NR|
See Double You and Knockmehill Lady were both in fine form when last seen, though this looks plenty sharp enough for the former on his return. Tepalo has more recent form though he, too, has been tackling longer trips of late, winning over 3m at Sligo in August. Shesonlyahorse got off the mark at Galway last month but that was only a week after she'd finished almost five lengths behind Grange at Tipperary and Edward Harty's charge is 11lb better off now, though he was due to run at Punchestown yesterday. IS HERSELF ABOUT was given plenty to do at Galway last month but kept on well in the closing stages, finishing just ahead of First Impressions. She should do better here if raced closer to the pace and gets the nod.
Grange (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Waited with towards rear, closer in 6th from 3 out, 4th before 2 out, led last and ridden to assert run-in, soon clear, comfortably, won at Tipperary 2m hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Oct beating Shesonlyahorse (10-6) by 5l, 11 ran.
Aladdins Cave 5-2fav (11-6) Mid-division, headway entering straight, disputed lead travelling well 3 out, led narrowly when mistake 2 out, soon ridden and weakened, found nothing run-in, 7th of 16, 15l behind Afram Blue (10-0) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Mar.
Shesonlyahorse (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Prominent in chasing group, closed 4 out, led from 2 out, stayed on well under pressure run-in, won at Galway 2m mares mdn hdl sft in Oct beating Get Off The Stage (11-0) by 1 3/4l, 12 ran.
First Impressions (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden after 2 out, soon no impression and kept on one pace, 6th of 9, 10l behind Lastoftheleaders (11-3) at Galway 2m hcp hdl in Oct.
See Double You (IRE) 5-2fav (11-4) Travelled and jumped well behind leaders, good progress approaching straight, led before 2 out, pushed out run-in, won at Limerick 3m hcp hdl 80-102 in May beating Gentle Cloud (11-3) by 3l, 14 ran.
Is Herself About (IRE) 8-1 (10-13) Held up in rear, headway into 5th before 2 out, ridden after 2 out, 4th and no impression entering straight, kept on one pace, 5th of 9, 9l behind Lastoftheleaders (11-3) at Galway 2m hcp hdl in Oct.
Knockmehill Lady (IRE) 7-2 (10-7) Waited with towards rear, some headway from 4 out, 4th travelling well before straight, 2nd before 2 out, soon challenged and on terms, stayed on well run-in to be just in front at finish, won at Clonmel 2m mare hcp hdl 8Evens16 sft in Mar beating Pretty Happy (9-12) by hd, 9 ran.
Tepalo (FR) 6-4fav (11-4) Held up behind in touch, headway on inside after 3 out, chased leaders in 4th when mistake next, soon no impression, 4th of 7, 23l behind Ryton Runner (10-10) at Perth 3m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Sep.
Trans City (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Mid-division best, no danger approaching straight, 11th of 14, well behind Rawnaq (11-9) at Bellewstown 2m 1f hcp hdl 80-102 in Aug.
Glenstar (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, pecked on landing 6th, 5th halfway and soon ridden along, moderate 6th after 2 out and left 5th at last, 5th of 15, 32l behind Alf Wright (10-6) at Wexford 2m 3f hcp chs 0-130 gd in Oct.