Follow Fairyhouse On Facebook Beginners Chase 2m 5f 100y

  • (5yo+, 2m 5f 100y, 7 runners)
  • Winner €8,280 2nd €1,920 3rd €840 4th €480
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 47.40s
  • Off time: 14:52:08
Full result
Result 14:50 Fairyhouse
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Grand Jesture 13/10f
2nd 2 Hit The Headlines 9/5

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 4-35224
EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Grand Jesture (IRE) 28
  • T:H De Bromhead
  • J:D N Russell
  • Form: 4-35224
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 H De Bromhead D N Russell 13/10f
2 33242F
Royal blue & white quartered, black & white striped sleeves & cap Hit The Headlines (IRE) 24
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:P Carberry
  • Form: 33242F
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 G Elliott P Carberry 123 9/5
3 785106
Yellow, royal blue hoop, royal blue seams on sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow stars Presenting Beara (IRE) 19
  • T:C A Murphy
  • J:M P Fogarty
  • Form: 785106
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 C A Murphy M P Fogarty 12/1
4 052-P5P
YELLOW, red cross of lorraine & sleeves, hooped cap Town Pond (IRE) 28
  • T:Peter L Kavanagh
  • J:G N Fox
  • Form: 052-P5P
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 Peter L Kavanagh G N Fox (7) 661/10
5 99/6673
RED, black star, red cap, black stars Vino Vino Cavo (IRE) 52
  • T:D Miley
  • J:A P Heskin
  • Form: 99/6673
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
9 166 11-12 D Miley A P Heskin 5/1
6 001-3P3
Yellow, yellow & royal blue hooped sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow spots Hidden Horizons (IRE) 37
  • T:S R B Crawford
  • J:K M Donoghue
  • Form: 001-3P3
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-5p
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
8 159 11-5 p S R B Crawford K M Donoghue 109 10/1
7 509
ROYAL BLUE & RED QUARTERED, halved sleeves, royal blue cap, red stars Pipe Down (IRE) 14
  • T:N Madden
  • J:A P Crowe
  • Form: 509
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 155 11-1 N Madden A P Crowe 661/10

In depth

Verdict

Hit The Headlines hasn't been consistent over fences though his close second to King Massini in a Cheltenham handicap last month would probably be good enough. After a narrow defeat by Los Amigos here in November, Grand Jesture was well beaten by the winner at Thurles which was disappointing. VINO VINO CAVO scored twice over hurdles and has improved with each run over fences, catching the eye with a late run at Thurles last time. He could be good enough in what looks a moderate contest. Hidden Horizons looks best of the remainder as he overcame a couple of errors to finish close up at Downpatrick last month.

Formwatch

Grand Jesture (IRE) 11-4 (11-3) Tracked leaders in 4th, pushed along after 3 out and no impression in 6th entering straight, moderate 5th before last and kept on one pace run-in,, 4th of 8, 12l behind Los Amigos (11-3) at Thurles 2m 6f nh nov hdl sft in Dec.

Hit The Headlines (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Soon chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden entering straight, 4th 3 out, under pressure and no impression when fell 2 out, in a race won by Leish Oscar (11-2) at Down Royal 2m 4f beg chs sft in Dec, 10 ran.

Hidden Horizons (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Mid-division early, progress into 5th at 5th, 3rd before 4 out, 2nd next, ridden to challenge before 2 out, no extra in 3rd run-in, kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Kylecrue (11-5) at Downpatrick 2m 2f beg chs gd in Dec.

Town Pond (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Rear of mid-division, pushed along in rear approaching 4 out, behind when pulled up after 3 out,, in a race won by Thunder And Roses (11-12) at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl sft in Dec, 18 ran.

Presenting Beara (IRE) 10-1 (9-13) Tracked leaders, 3rd 3 out, soon ridden, weakened after next, 6th of 12, 22l behind Gilgamboa (11-0) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl hvy in Dec.

Pipe Down (IRE) 20-1 (11-10) In rear, some progress on outer after 3 out, never a factor, 9th of 14, 27l behind Authorization (11-10) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl sft.

Vino Vino Cavo (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Soon chased leaders, moderate 6th early straight, ridden to chase 1st 2 but no impression from before last where 5th, kept on same pace run-in,, 3rd of 12, 7l behind Sitcom (11-5) at Thurles 2m 2f beg chs gd in Nov.