Ward Union Hunt Gathering Handicap Chase (0-116) 2m 5f 100y

  • (5yo+, 2m 5f 100y, 15 runners)
  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 44.90s
  • Off time: 15:23:18
Full result
Result 15:20 Fairyhouse
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 12 Hold Em Cowboy 11/5f
2nd 5 In Great Form 20/1
3rd 14 Witness Of Fashion 7/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 48-7663
EMERALD GREEN & ROYAL BLUE CHECK, red sleeves, emerald green cap Kashline (IRE) 21
  • T:C Bowe
  • J:K Sexton
  • Form: 48-7663
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 116
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 C Bowe K Sexton (5) 116 14/1
2 2F6516
WHITE, black braces, striped sleeves, check cap Art Lord (IRE) 19
  • T:D Harvey
  • J:K M Donoghue
  • Form: 2F6516
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
8 164 11-10 D Harvey K M Donoghue 114 14/1
3 105P1-9
ORANGE & PURPLE DIAMONDS, purple sleeves, purple cap, orange diamonds Solstice Knight (IRE) 19
  • T:E J O'Grady
  • J:P F Mangan
  • Form: 105P1-9
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
11 164 11-10 E J O'Grady P F Mangan 114 20/1
4 438649
YELLOW, red stars, yellow sleeves, white cap Hidden Crack 8
  • T:S Fahey
  • J:S E Butler
  • Form: 438649
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-9b
  • OR: 113
  • Naps:
10 163 11-9 b S Fahey S E Butler (5) 113 16/1
5 P049-0P
Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap In Great Form (IRE) 18
  • T:F Flood
  • J:M P Walsh
  • Form: P049-0P
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-8p1
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
9 162 11-8 p1 F Flood M P Walsh 112 20/1
6 63FRU2
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Classic Event (IRE) 38
  • T:E P Harty
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 63FRU2
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5t
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
6 159 11-5 t E P Harty A P McCoy 109 13/2
7 0P-0036
Dark blue, yellow hoop, dark blue sleeves, yellow star on cap Dactik (IRE) 36
  • T:N Brett
  • J:D G Hogan
  • Form: 0P-0036
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-5t
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
8 159 11-5 t N Brett D G Hogan 109 25/1
8 334-909
Pink, Emerald Green spots, Pink sleeves, Emerald Green cap, Pink spots Fernhurst Lad (IRE) 35
  • T:A J Martin
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 334-909
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
9 159 11-5 A J Martin R Walsh 109 8/1
9 568F46
BLACK & YELLOW STRIPES, yellow sleeves, red cap Fergiethelegend (IRE) 8
  • T:John G Carr
  • J:J L Cullen
  • Form: 568F46
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
8 155 11-1 John G Carr J L Cullen 105 25/1
10 86363-1
Dark blue, orange epaulettes, light blue sleeves, orange armlet, light blue cap, orange star Lisrose (IRE) 35
  • T:Ms Curran
  • J:A J McNamara
  • Form: 86363-1
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
9 152 10-12 Ms Curran A J McNamara 102 8/1
11 441F/04
ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW CHECK, royal blue sleeves, yellow & royal blue hooped cap Molly's Boy 22
  • T:E Cawley
  • J:P T Enright
  • Form: 441F/04
  • Age: 13
  • Weight: 10-5t
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
13 145 10-5 t E Cawley P T Enright 95 11/1
12 4201F3
PURPLE & WHITE QUARTERED, purple sleeves, white cap Hold Em Cowboy (IRE) 8
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:P Carberry
  • Form: 4201F3
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-4bt
  • OR: 94
  • Naps:
10 144 10-4 bt G Elliott P Carberry 94 11/5f
13 3F0-60F
RED, white stars, red sleeves, red cap, emerald green stars Cross To Boston (IRE) 59
  • T:P J Rothwell
  • J:A Ring
  • Form: 3F0-60F
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-12bt
  • OR: 88
  • Naps:
8 138 9-12 bt P J Rothwell A Ring (7) 88 14/1
14 867-134
MAROON, pink seams, check cap Witness Of Fashion (IRE) 18
  • T:Patrick Rooney
  • J:C D Maxwell
  • Form: 867-134
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-11p
  • OR: 87
  • Naps:
8 137 9-11 p Patrick Rooney C D Maxwell (3) 87 7/1
15 89P404
YELLOW, black chevron & chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap, black spots Cherryantor (IRE) 21
  • T:I Madden
  • J:A E Lynch
  • Form: 89P404
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 9-10
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
10 136 9-10 I Madden A E Lynch 85 16/1

In depth

Verdict

Classic Event appears to have ideas of his own but has plenty of ability when deciding to use it and A P McCoy will make his mind up. HOLD EM COWBOY doesn't have the greatest strike-rate but is running really well at present and probably would have followed up his Navan hurdles success with a chasing victory at Downpatrick but for falling. He's a massive 15lb lower in the weights over fences and Paul Carberry can steer him home. Lisrose couldn't manage a victory over fences last season but a recent success between the flags will have her in peak conditions and she looks reasonably treated. A handicap mark of 116 is looking a bit high for Kashline, who has been beaten a long way on all four starts over the bigger obstacles.

Formwatch

Hold Em Cowboy (IRE) 7-4fav (10-5) Mid-division, 5th halfway, 6th 2 out, ridden into 4th before last, 3rd last, kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 10, 3l behind Refused A Name (10-6) at Punchestown 2m 4f cnd hcp chs (0-109).

In Great Form (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Towards rear, reminders 11th, no extra from 4 out, moderate 11th entering straight, pulled up before last,, in a race won by Thelobstercatcher (11-2) at Fairyhouse 3m 1f hcp chs 0-123, 14 ran.

Witness Of Fashion (IRE) 11-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, 3rd 5 out, ridden early straight and no impression in 4th after 2 out, no extra run-in,, 4th of 14, 14l behind Thelobstercatcher (11-2) at Fairyhouse 3m 1f hcp chs 0-123.

Cross To Boston (IRE) 25-1 (10-6) Mid-division, moderate 8th halfway, no danger from 4 out, remote 6th when fell last,, in a race won by A Decent Excuse (10-9) at Thurles 3m hcp chs 0-109 in Nov, 18 ran.

Cherryantor (IRE) 33-1 (9-8) Mid-division, ridden in 8th 2 out, 5th and no impression last, kept on same pace run-in, 4th of 18, 10l behind Wrong Turn (11-0) at Leopardstown 2m 5f cond hcp chs 0-116 in Dec.

Solstice Knight (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Held up in touch, ridden 3 out, soon no impression, never a factor, 9th of 10, well behind Luke's Benefit (11-0) at Punchestown 2m hcp chs 0-116 hvy in Dec.

Molly's Boy 8-1 (9-12) Towards rear, still 9th approaching straight, soon moderate 7th and no impression, kept on same pace without threatening,, 4th of 12, 17l behind Playing (10-8) at Limerick 2m 6f hvy in Dec.

Kashline (IRE) 7-4fav (11-9) Soon chased leaders, improved 5 out, 2nd approaching straight, soon dropped to 3rd, no extra from before 2 out,, 3rd of 8, 27l behind Jupitor (11-12) at Limerick 2m 6f beg chs hvy in Dec.

Hidden Crack 16-1 (11-8) Mid-division early, towards rear halfway, no impression 5 out, weakened, 9th of 19, well behind Too Late To Sell (10-1) at Punchestown 3m 1f.

Fergiethelegend (IRE) 12-1 (11-10) Held up towards rear, ridden in 7th after 4 out, no impression from next, weakened, 6th of 10, 39l behind Refused A Name (10-6) at Punchestown 2m 4f cnd hcp chs (0-109).

Dactik (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, no extra approaching 3 out, 6th of 8, well behind Mozoltov (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m beg chs in Dec.

Art Lord (IRE) 7-1 (11-10) Led, headed after 3 out, weakened quickly after next, no impression in moderate 6th before last, 6th of 10, 17l behind Luke's Benefit (11-0) at Punchestown 2m hcp chs 0-116 hvy in Dec.

Classic Event (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) In rear, progress into 3rd 3 out, 4th next, ridden to go 2nd last, kept on same pace run-in but no impression on winner,, 2nd of 6, 2l behind Pals Leg (11-5) at Tramore 2m 5f beg chs in Dec.

Fernhurst Lad (IRE) 14-1 (10-8) Towards rear, no extra from before straight, 9th of 15, well behind Oscars Business (10-7) at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 in Dec.

Lisrose (IRE) 8-1 (11-11) Trkd ldr in 2nd/3rd, ld bef 3out, 1l adv gng best when jumped right last, so flat, game, won at Dromahane 3m ire ptp in Dec beating King Troy (12-2) by 2l, 19 ran.