RSM Farrell Grant Sparks Supporting Longford GAA Handicap Hurdle (80-109) 2m 4f

  • (4yo+, 2m 4f, 13 runners)
  • Winner €7,246 2nd €1,680 3rd €734 4th €420
  • Going: Soft to Heavy, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 16.60s
  • Off time: 14:46:03
Full result
Result 14:45 Punchestown
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 7 Followmeuptocarlow 4/1f
2nd 13 Happy New Year 8/1
3rd 12 Whatdreamsrmadeof 2 10/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 0-11201
WHITE, black chevron, black armlet, quartered cap Lady Olwyn (IRE) 11
  • T:J C McConnell
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 0-11201
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12t
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 t J C McConnell R Walsh 107 6/1
2 5511-01
EMERALD GREEN, white hoop, quartered cap Mr Eko (IRE) 12
  • T:T Doyle
  • J:B J Cooper
  • Form: 5511-01
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 T Doyle B J Cooper 107 5/1
3 91R0-59
BLACK, white diamond, white diamonds on sleeves, black cap, white diamonds Dog Barrel Hill (IRE) 31
  • T:James Dullea
  • J:M P Walsh
  • Form: 91R0-59
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 106
  • Naps:
8 165 11-11 James Dullea M P Walsh 106 10/1
4 45-7699
RED & EMERALD GREEN DIAMONDS Paradis de Thaix (FR) 20
  • T:Mrs J Harrington
  • J:A D Leigh
  • Form: 45-7699
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 106
  • Naps:
9 165 11-11 Mrs J Harrington A D Leigh 106 25/1
5 427-P00
WHITE, royal blue stars, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap, white stars Luke's Benefit (IRE) 14
  • T:Denis Hogan
  • J:A P Crowe
  • Form: 427-P00
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
10 161 11-7 Denis Hogan A P Crowe 102 16/1
6 3432P3
Emerald green, red & white hooped slvs, emerald green cap Courtncatcher (IRE) 18
  • T:P J Duffy
  • J:D N Russell
  • Form: 3432P3
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 99
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 P J Duffy D N Russell 99 6/1
7 P/7614-2
ROYAL BLUE & RED CHEVRONS, royal blue sleeves, red cap, royal blue star Followmeuptocarlow (IRE) 18
  • T:T Donohue
  • J:Mr R Deegan
  • Form: P/7614-2
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-3t1
  • OR: 98
  • Naps:
9 157 11-3 t1 T Donohue Mr R Deegan (7) 98 4/1f
8 04P326
Black, white star, white star on cap Noble Pageant (IRE) 7
  • T:John Neilan
  • J:R M Power
  • Form: 04P326
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-3p
  • OR: 98
  • Naps:
6 157 11-3 p John Neilan R M Power 98 11/1
9 1P99-87
Pink, royal blue stars, pink sleeves, white cap Derrinlanna (IRE) 33
  • T:Peter Fahey
  • J:S E Butler
  • Form: 1P99-87
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 96
  • Naps:
8 155 11-1 Peter Fahey S E Butler (7) 96 20/1
10 4/32-099
WHITE, red triple diamond, red sleeves, white diamonds, red cap, white diamonds Gallant Oscar (IRE) 18
  • T:D P Quinn
  • J:E F Power
  • Form: 4/32-099
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 D P Quinn E F Power 95 22/1
11 9568-00
Pink, Purple seams, Pink cap Forjoethepainter (IRE) 11
  • T:A Mulholland
  • J:A P Thornton
  • Form: 9568-00
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 92
  • Naps:
7 151 10-11 A Mulholland A P Thornton 92 20/1
12 P-03033
MAROON, grey diamonds & sleeves, maroon cap Whatdreamsrmadeof (IRE) 18
  • T:T Foley
  • J:R Loughran
  • Form: P-03033
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-7b
  • OR: 88
  • Naps:
7 147 10-7 b T Foley R Loughran 88 10/1
13 P77002
Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Happy New Year (IRE) 12
  • T:O McKiernan
  • J:S J Crimin
  • Form: P77002
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-13
  • OR: 80
  • Naps:
8 139 9-13 O McKiernan S J Crimin (7) 80 8/1

In depth

Verdict

Lady Olwyn bounced back from a very poor run at Tramore to score readily at Fairyhouse and though 7lb higher if still in that kind of form would be a threat to all. MR EKO, who won twice over fences in the spring, took advantage of a lenient handicap mark over timber to score here a couple of weeks ago and is still well enough treated to complete a quick double. Courtncatcher is still a maiden but has been running really well in tough handicaps and it will be his turn soon while Followmeuptocarlow, who was just in front of him here last time, hasn't had much racing and looks certain to be in the shake-up. Happy New Year is well handicapped over timber but has now had 20 career starts without winning.

Formwatch

Followmeuptocarlow (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Rear of mid-division, mistake 1st, progress into 8th 2 out, soon ridden, 5th entering straight, 3rd at last, kept on into 2nd run-in, 2nd of 16, 2l behind Last Time D'albain (11-8) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Oct.

Happy New Year (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Waited with, off the pace from 6 out, some headway when not fluent 3 out, soon no impression, went poor 2nd from last, 2nd of 7, 34l behind Dedigout (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f beg chs hvy.

Whatdreamsrmadeof (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Led, ridden from 2 out, headed before last, no extra in 3rd run-in, 3rd of 8, 17l behind Jupitor (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 6f mdn hdl sft in Oct.

Lady Olwyn (IRE) 10-1 (11-11) Tracked leaders, led 3 out, ridden next, stayed on well from last, won at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 sft beating Tillargon (10-10) by 1 3/4l, 13 ran.

Paradis de Thaix (FR) 12-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, slight mistake 4 out and no extra entering straight, weakened, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Back In A Tic (10-7) at Naas 2m 4f hcp hdl sft in Oct.

Mr Eko (IRE) 9-1 (11-8) Tracked leaders, improved to dispute lead 2 out, led before last, kept on well run-in, all out, won at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl 80-102 hvy beating Grange (11-11) by shd, 11 ran.

Noble Pageant (IRE) 5-1 (11-8) Prominent and disputed lead, headed 4th, driven along after 3 out and no extra in 6th next, 6th of 8, 31l behind Dont Tell Pa (11-5) at Limerick 2m hcp hdl 80-102 hvy.

Luke's Benefit (IRE) 20-1 (11-11) Prominent, 4th 5 out, soon lost place and no extra, 12th of 15, well behind Masked Phantom (11-10) at Cork 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109.

Forjoethepainter (IRE) 20-1 (11-6) Towards rear, no impression from 3 out, 10th of 13, well behind Lady Olwyn (11-11) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 sft.

Dog Barrel Hill (IRE) 5-1fav (11-6) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, 4th 3 out, no extra entering straight, weakened, 9th of 21, 50l behind Highdownhill (11-12) at Punchestown 3m 1f am hcp ch 0-102 hvy in Oct.

Gallant Oscar (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, tailed off, 9th of 14, well behind Clonbanan Lad (11-12) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl sft in Oct.

Courtncatcher (IRE) 7-1 (11-8) Mid-division, headway from 3 out, 2nd next, ridden entering straight, disputed lead briefly at last, headed and no extra run-in, 3rd of 16, 3l behind Last Time D'albain (11-8) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Oct.

Derrinlanna (IRE) 28-1 (11-7) Towards rear, ridden after 8th, well beaten by leaders before 3 out, 7th of 15, 33l behind Genstone Trail (10-13) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Oct.