Christmas Party Raceday At Fairyhouse Mares Maiden Hurdle 2m 4f
- (4yo+, 2m 4f, 20 runners)
- Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 25.10s
- Off time: 12:15:10
|1st||9 Oscars Joy||7/1|
|2nd||3 Caoimhe's Delight||1½||14/1|
|3rd||18 Annie Oakley||13||12/1|
Akatara (IRE) 14
|5||166 11-12||M J Bowe||M P Burke (7)||104||12/1|
Bisoguet (IRE) 792
|7||166 11-12||Mrs P Dobbs||B J Cooper||25/1|
Caoimhe's Delight (IRE) 20
|6||166 11-12||S O O'Brien||J M Allen||14/1|
Dominetta Vitali (IRE) 63
|6||166 11-12||M P Sunderland||M N Doran (5)||9/1|
Honey Bach (IRE) 20
|5||166 11-12||B R Hamilton||A E Lynch||11/8f|
Jeunopse (IRE) 58
|6||166 11-12 t||T Carberry||Miss N Carberry||106||6/1|
Johannas Darling (IRE) 13
|7||166 11-12||R Murphy||M A Enright (5)||33/1|
Mac Idol (IRE) 15
|6||166 11-12||Michael Condon||D J Condon||33/1|
Oscars Joy (IRE) 83
|5||166 11-12||Ms M Mullins||D E Mullins||7/1|
Queen Michaela (IRE) 230
|6||166 11-12||Daniel Howard||D J Howard||33/1|
Queenwithtwohats (IRE) 9
|5||166 11-12 b1||J F O'Shea||S G McDermott||80/1|
Scrapper Jack (IRE) 194
|5||166 11-12||James Dullea||B Hayes (5)||33/1|
Silver Duchess (IRE) 204
|5||166 11-12||E Cawley||P T Enright||50/1|
Tukawhile (IRE) 9
|7||166 11-12||S Aherne||M J Ferris||16/1|
Victors Girl (IRE) 39
|6||166 11-12||A J Black||M W Bowes (5)||50/1|
Whinstone Dani (IRE) 62
|5||166 11-12||Miss C Cannon||Andrew J McNamara||25/1|
Annie Oakley (IRE) 14
|4||162 11-8||Mrs J Harrington||R M Power||12/1|
Love The Memories (IRE)
|4||162 11-8||E Cawley||R M Moran||50/1|
Ma Belle Amie 37
|4||162 11-8||C Bowe||H D Dunne (7)||12/1|
Summer Star (IRE) 103
|4||162 11-8||T M Walsh||Ms K Walsh||98||16/1|
||5||1112 t||Declan Queally||Mr D L Queally||NR|
Akatara has now gone 27 races over hurdles without winning but Caoimhe's Delight has won between the flags and landed a bumper so looks one to watch. Dominetta Vitali disappointed here last time after a good run at Navan but dual bumper winner Honey Bach has to go on the short-list as she has the potential to do well over timber. JEUNOPSE has mainly competed at a higher level and run well on several occasions and though she's another long time maiden with 17 runs behind her she's won on the Flat and it's time she scored over timber. Oscars Joy looked one to follow after her bumper victory and close second on her hurdling bow but she ran poorly at Gowran in September and though Tukawhile showed improved form last time she'll probably do better over further. The four-year-old Ma Belle Amie looks best of the remainder.
Tell Me Lucy (IRE) 12-1 (10-8) Tracked leader, led after 7th, strongly pressed and headed early straight, no impression in 3rd from before last, 3rd of 11, 7l behind Backinthere (10-13) at Limerick 2m 5f mdn hdl hvy in Nov.
Oscars Joy (IRE) 5-1 (11-5) Rear of mid-division on inner, no impression from 4 out, 15th of 20, 38l behind Defence Of Duress (11-7) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in Sep.
Caoimhe's Delight (IRE) 8-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, 7th 4f out, soon no impression, 10th of 19, 46l behind Joanne One (10-13) at Navan 2m mrs N H flat lst (1) hvy in Nov.
Annie Oakley (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Mid-division, headway into 7th 3 out, ridden and no impression before straight, kept on one pace, 7th of 19, 23l behind Bright New Dawn (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f mdn hdl sft.
Jeunopse (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Settled towards rear, 8th 2 out, no extra from early straight, 10th of 12, 49l behind Civena (11-3) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Oct.
Ma Belle Amie 4-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, well off the pace, poor 3rd and progress 4 out, no impression in moderate 4th and kept on same pace from before straight, 4th of 17, 9l behind The Boys Dont Know (10-13) at Thurles 2m mares mdn hdl in Nov.
Tukawhile (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Tracked leader in 2nd, 3rd halfway, ridden entering straight and no chance with easy winner after 2 out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 15, 8l behind Glens Melody (11-3) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl.
Akatara (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, 3rd 4 out, ridden in 6th and no extra before straight, kept on one pace, 6th of 19, 19l behind Bright New Dawn (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f mdn hdl sft.
Whinstone Dani (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) Ww rr, mstk 5out & drpd to rr, cto 4out, pu 3out, in a race won by Ballymac's Present (12-0) at Tinahely 3m ire ptp gs in Oct, 11 ran.
Summer Star (IRE) 9-2 (11-2) Waited with towards rear, pushed along from 4 out, soon no impression, 10th of 14, well behind The Colleen Ban (10-6) at Roscommon 2m 4f mdn hdl in Sep.
Bisoguet (IRE) (10-5) 4th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Garussian (10-12) at Strasbourg(FR) 2m 4f hdl gs in Oct '10.
Dominetta Vitali (IRE) 5-1 (10-6) Soon chased leaders, closer in 3rd into straight, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 3rd of 12, 18l behind Skibabe (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hdl in Oct.
Scrapper Jack (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, ridden in moderate 6th approaching straight, soon no impression, slight mistake and kept on same pace from 2 out, 6th of 14, 24l behind Missunited (11-7) at Listowel 2m 4f mdn hdl in Jun.
Honey Bach (IRE) 5-2fav (11-9) Always prominent, led on inner over 2f out, ridden and headed 1 1/2f out, no extra final furlong, 4th of 19, 13l behind Joanne One (10-13) at Navan 2m mrs N H flat lst (1) hvy in Nov.
Mac Idol (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Always behind, 14th of 18, well behind Annie Power (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl in Nov.
Queen Michaela (IRE) 5-1 (10-13) Tr ldrs early, not qckn 3out, ko onepce, 6th of 15, 18l behind Castlefort (12-0) at Oldcastle 3m ire ptp gs in Apr.
Love The Memories (IRE) Fruits Of Love filly out of Accountancy Native.
Victors Girl (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Waited with towards rear, dropped behind from 4f out, eased from before straight, completely tailed off, last of 7, well behind Caoimhe's Delight (11-2) at Punchestown 2m 2f mares n h flat hvy in Nov.
Johannas Darling (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Ld, 3l adv aftr 4out, hdd well aftr 3out & wknd qckly, bhnd when pu bef 2out, in a race won by Mollydod (11-7) at Ballindenisk 3m ire ptp hvy, 13 ran.
Queenwithtwohats (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Never a factor, driven along in rear halfway, completely tailed off, 14th of 15, well behind Glens Melody (11-3) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl.
Silver Duchess (IRE) 100-1 (11-5) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 13th of 24, well behind Beachdale Lad (11-12) at Cork 3m mdn hdl gd in May.