Irish Racing Yearbook Rated Hurdle 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, 11 runners)
  • Winner €10,350 2nd €2,400 3rd €1,050 4th €600
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 57.70s
  • Off time: 12:32:02
Full result
Result 12:30 Fairyhouse
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Upazo Evsf
2nd 1 Fosters Cross 10 14/1
3rd 6 Churchfield Champ 33/1
3rd 8 Owennacurra Milan d.h 14/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 525367
WHITE, black & royal blue hooped sleeves, black & royal blue striped cap Fosters Cross (IRE) 14
  • T:T Mullins
  • J:B J Cooper
  • Form: 525367
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
11 160 11-6 T Mullins B J Cooper 130 14/1
2 1/2275-1
EMERALD GREEN, white star, white chevrons on sleeves, white cap Upazo (FR) 14
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:P Townend
  • Form: 1/2275-1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 129
  • Naps:
5 160 11-6 W P Mullins P Townend 129 Evsf
3 15-3875
GREEN & RED HOOPS, white cap One Fine Day (IRE) 14
  • T:Mrs J Harrington
  • J:R M Power
  • Form: 15-3875
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-3pt
  • OR: 126
  • Naps:
4 157 11-3 pt Mrs J Harrington R M Power 126 10/1
4 P1132-0
ROYAL BLUE & WHITE CHECK, white sleeves, red cap Acriveen (IRE) 71
  • T:J A Berry
  • J:A F O'Neill
  • Form: P1132-0
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 119
  • Naps:
11 156 11-2 J A Berry A F O'Neill (7) 119 25/1
5 0/00U0-3
EMERALD GREEN, white star, diabolo on sleeves, orange cap All The Aces (IRE) 24
  • T:E Hogan
  • J:D J Casey
  • Form: 0/00U0-3
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 119
  • Naps:
8 156 11-2 E Hogan D J Casey 119 33/1
6 524286
Royal blue & white quartered, white sleeves, royal blue armlet, white & royal blue hooped cap Churchfield Champ (IRE) 88
  • T:P J Gilligan
  • J:A E Lynch
  • Form: 524286
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-2t
  • OR: 119
  • Naps:
7 156 11-2 t P J Gilligan A E Lynch 119 33/1
7 263/6-43
YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Luska Lad (IRE) 34
  • T:J J Hanlon
  • J:D E Mullins
  • Form: 263/6-43
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-2p
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
9 156 11-2 p J J Hanlon D E Mullins 130 8/1
8 09355-5
LIGHT BLUE, pink star, light blue cap, pink star Owennacurra Milan (IRE) 27
  • T:Miss M L Hallahan
  • J:I J McCarthy
  • Form: 09355-5
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-2t
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
8 156 11-2 t Miss M L Hallahan I J McCarthy (3) 120 14/1
9 114-493
EMERALD GREEN, pink diamond & sleeves, white cap Primroseandblue (IRE) 14
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:E Mullins
  • Form: 114-493
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 126
  • Naps:
9 156 11-2 W P Mullins E Mullins 126 12/1
10 87P-580
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Princeton Plains (IRE) 20
  • T:E P Harty
  • J:N P Madden
  • Form: 87P-580
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
7 156 11-2 E P Harty N P Madden 130 16/1
11 282356-
ROYAL BLUE,yellow epaulettes,yellow slvs,royal blue stars,blue cap,yellow star Rory O'Moore (IRE) 47
  • T:R O'Neill
  • J:Andrew J McNamara
  • Form: 282356-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-2h
  • OR: 128
  • Naps:
8 156 11-2 h R O'Neill Andrew J McNamara 128 4/1

In depth

Verdict

Luska Lad, once rated 159, has looked a light of other days recently while Fosters Cross is better over fences. One Fine Day hasn't been in the best of form and Rory O'Moore hasn't run for over a year. Princeton Plains reverts to hurdling after disappointing over fences but it's Willie Mullins who looks to hold the key. UPAZO has taken a long time to grow up since arriving from France but was very impressive in a maiden here last month and there's much more to come. He's still a novice and this is tougher but he's handed the vote over stablemate Primroseandblue, who is more likely to be reverting to fences before long.

Formwatch

Upazo (FR) 11-4 (11-12) Tracked leaders on inner, headway to lead before 2 out, pushed clear before last, stayed on strongly run-in, eased inside final furlong, easily, won at Fairyhouse 2m 2f mdn hdl in Nov beating Mister Nibbles (11-9) by 7l, 25 ran.

Fosters Cross (IRE) 16-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, 3rd 4 out, ridden from next, weakened, 7th of 13, 22l behind Pink Coat (9-10) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl in Nov.

Churchfield Champ (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Held up in last, pushed along and no impression from before 6 out, last of 6, 45l behind Toner D'Oudairies (11-12) at Listowel 2m 4f nov chs sft in Sep.

Owennacurra Milan (IRE) 20-1 (10-4) Held up in mid-division until improved at 4th to be prominent, dropped to 4th 2 out, no impression from before last, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 10l behind Coolmill (10-3) at Cork 2m 4f in Nov.

Rory O'Moore (IRE) 10-1 (11-6) Led, ridden and headed 3 out, soon weakened quickly, trailing from 2 out, 6th of 10, 34l behind Mallowney (11-9) at Naas 2m lst nov hdl (4yo+) (1) sft in Mar.

Primroseandblue (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Held up in touch in last, ridden from 3 out, went moderate 4th 2 out, went 3rd at last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Smashing (10-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hdl in Nov.

Acriveen (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Mid-division, ridden 4 out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, well behind Courtncatcher (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens30 sft in Oct.

One Fine Day (IRE) 14-1 (9-12) Mid-division, moderate 6th 4 out, ridden entering straight, 7th 2 out, no impression, 5th of 13, 15l behind Pink Coat (9-10) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl in Nov.

Luska Lad (IRE) 9-2 (11-7) Chased leader in 2nd, slight mistake 3 out, pushed along before straight, ridden in 3rd and no extra 2 out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 5, 7l behind False Economy (11-12) at Limerick 2m hdl in Nov.

All The Aces (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Led in at the start, raced in 3rd, dropped to last before 6th, trailing 4 out, left poor 3rd from last, 3rd of 4, 30l behind Ally Cascade (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m hdl sft in Nov.

Princeton Plains (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, no impression from 5 out, never a factor, 10th of 11, well behind Ballycasey (11-12) at Navan 2m 1f beg chs in Nov.