Fairyhouse For Fundraisers Handicap Hurdle (80-109) 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, 12 runners)
  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 20.90s
  • Off time: 13:50:55
Full result
Result 13:50 Fairyhouse
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Tidy Zag 8/1
2nd 4 Might Be Magic 4/1
3rd 3 Hurricane Sky 19 5/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 11FF13
WHITE, light green star, orange cap Dick Dundee 23
  • T:P Nolan
  • J:M P Fogarty
  • Form: 11FF13
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-10b
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
9 164 11-10 b P Nolan M P Fogarty 107 11/2
2 3-8U079
Black, white cross sashes, striped cap Speed Dial 35
  • T:P Hughes
  • J:C D Timmons
  • Form: 3-8U079
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
9 164 11-10 P Hughes C D Timmons (5) 107 25/1
3 04-35
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Hurricane Sky (IRE) 36
  • T:C O'Brien
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 04-35
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
5 162 11-8 C O'Brien A P McCoy 107 5/1
4 7287-12
ORANGE,black epaulettes, halved sleeves, orange cap Might Be Magic 36
  • T:T Foley
  • J:Mr P T Foley
  • Form: 7287-12
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-7p
  • OR: 104
  • Naps:
9 161 11-7 p T Foley Mr P T Foley (7) 104 4/1
5 79-F811
MAROON, white disc & sleeves, striped cap Tidy Zag (IRE) 38
  • T:R Hackett
  • J:A J McNamara
  • Form: 79-F811
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-7ht
  • OR: 104
  • Naps:
9 161 11-7 ht R Hackett A J McNamara 104 8/1
6 6F-6184
Red, White stars on sleeves, White cap, Red star Fire Belt (IRE) 36
  • T:B Nolan
  • J:K Sexton
  • Form: 6F-6184
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 103
  • Naps:
9 160 11-6 B Nolan K Sexton (5) 103 10/1
7 330046
GREEN & RED HOOPS, white cap Masterofdeception (IRE) 21
  • T:Mrs J Harrington
  • J:R M Power
  • Form: 330046
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
6 159 11-5 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 102 12/1
8 P00P49
Maroon, white cross sashes, qtd cap Shesonlyahorse (IRE) 14
  • T:M McDonagh
  • J:D N Russell
  • Form: P00P49
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 99
  • Naps:
8 156 11-2 M McDonagh D N Russell 99 33/1
9 30-3079
Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap Mad For Road (IRE) 24
  • T:N Madden
  • J:M P Walsh
  • Form: 30-3079
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-8b1
  • OR: 93
  • Naps:
5 148 10-8 b1 N Madden M P Walsh 93 16/1
10 909625
YELLOW, white sleeves, red cap Firethorn (IRE) 24
  • T:C A McBratney
  • J:D J Casey
  • Form: 909625
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR: 92
  • Naps:
5 147 10-7 C A McBratney D J Casey 92 12/1
11 331
White, emerald green stars, emerald green sleeves & cap Windsor Queen (IRE) 22
  • T:Mrs P Dobbs
  • J:B J Cooper
  • Form: 331
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR: 106
  • Naps:
4 147 10-7 Mrs P Dobbs B J Cooper 106 7/2f
12 330040
LIGHT BLUE, yellow hoop, striped cap News Show 9
  • T:Ms J Morgan
  • J:S Shortall
  • Form: 330040
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-6t
  • OR: 91
  • Naps:
5 146 10-6 t Ms J Morgan S Shortall (7) 91 20/1

In depth

Verdict

DICK DUNDEE has improved over fences and is now a massive 29lb lower in the ratings over hurdles so looks the one to be on despite his big weight. Might Be Magic scored here in November but couldn't quite get to the in-form Luke's Benefit on a return visit last month and has gone up another 5lb. Tidy Zag won easily at Cork then defied a 6lb rise with a battling success at Tramore for which a 9lb hike looks excessive. The four-year-old Windsor Queen makes her handicap debut after her maiden success on heavy ground at Limerick but this is tougher. Hurricane Sky is gradually getting his act together over timber and should be thereabouts.

Formwatch

Tidy Zag (IRE) 7-4fav (11-12) Held up towards rear, progress into 4th approaching 2 out, ridden before last where not fluent, kept on well run-in to lead closing stages,, won at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Dec beating Getoutwhenyoucan (11-2) by 1/2l, 12 ran.

Might Be Magic 8-1 (10-9) Soon mid-division, closed to track leaders from before 4 out, close 2nd 2 out, kept on well run-in, just failed, 2nd of 16, shd behind Luke's Benefit (10-12) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-109 in Dec.

Hurricane Sky (IRE) 7-2fav (11-7) Soon mid-division, moderate 6th 2 out, moderate 5th last, kept on same pace, 5th of 16, 12l behind Luke's Benefit (10-12) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-109 in Dec.

News Show 10-1 (9-13) Towards rear, no impression in 11th entering straight, kept on one pace,, 10th of 13, 17l behind Sea Light (10-10) at Leopardstown 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-116 sft in Dec.

Fire Belt (IRE) 12-1 (11-6) Soon chased leaders, moderate 4th 2 out, soon no impression, kept on one pace, 4th of 16, 11l behind Luke's Benefit (10-12) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-109 in Dec.

Speed Dial 33-1 (10-5) Soon mid-division, 8th before straight, no impression 2 out, 9th of 16, 19l behind Hop In (10-8) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23 in Dec.

Dick Dundee 9-1 (11-5) Prominent early, soon chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden before straight, no impression in 4th before 2 out, kept on one pace, left moderate 3rd last, 3rd of 16, 16l behind Make A Track (11-0) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp chs 0-145 hvy in Dec.

Masterofdeception (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Led, bad mistake 4 out, ridden and headed 2 out, no extra before last, 6th of 7, 40l behind Shanahan's Turn (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Dec.

Mad For Road (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Mid-division, ridden in 8th 3 out, no impression and kept on one pace, 9th of 17, 18l behind Royal Flight (11-7) at Down Royal 2m cond hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Dec.

Firethorn (IRE) 6-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, progress into 9th 3 out, ridden into 3rd before 2 out, no extra before last, kept on one pace, 5th of 17, 8l behind Royal Flight (11-7) at Down Royal 2m cond hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Dec.

Windsor Queen (IRE) 9-4fav (10-7) Made all, went clear from before 2 out, reduced lead but always holding on closing stages,, won at Limerick 2m 3yo mdn hdl hvy in Dec beating Cassells Rock (11-0) by 1 1/2l, 13 ran.

Shesonlyahorse (IRE) 40-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, reminder after 2nd, weakened from 6 out, soon behind, 9th of 13, well behind Aibrean (11-7) at Naas 2m 3f mrs beg chs sft.