Premier Jump Weekend Hurdle 2m

  • (5yo+, 2m, 9 runners)
  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Heavy (Soft to Heavy in places)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 11.20s
  • Off time: 13:21:18
Full result
Result 13:15 Fairyhouse
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Shrapnel 2/1
2nd 6 Turban 3 5/4f
3rd 7 Uncle Tom Cobley 19 20/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 34-4432
WHITE, emerald green large spots, emerald green cap Auenschutze (GER) 18
  • T:J J Lambe
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 34-4432
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12t
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 t J J Lambe B J Geraghty 120 16/1
2 3219P-2
EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Harpsy Cord (IRE) 15
  • T:J T R Dreaper
  • J:A E Lynch
  • Form: 3219P-2
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 121
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 J T R Dreaper A E Lynch 121 6/1
3 4-231
ROYAL BLUE & WHITE STRIPES, royal blue sleeves, white star on cap Kilavalley (IRE) 23
  • T:D T Hughes
  • J:B J Cooper
  • Form: 4-231
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 119
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 D T Hughes B J Cooper 119 8/1
4 22-2371
MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Shrapnel (IRE) 24
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:D N Russell
  • Form: 22-2371
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12t
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 t G Elliott D N Russell 118 2/1
5 1R23/45-
PURPLE, white striped sleeves & cap Stony Grey Soil (IRE) 363
  • T:J J Walsh
  • J:B T O'Connell
  • Form: 1R23/45-
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 116
  • Naps:
9 166 11-12 J J Walsh B T O'Connell 116 33/1
6 152402-
Light blue, orange star, orange stars on sleeves, orange star on cap Turban (FR) 209
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 152402-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 141
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 W P Mullins R Walsh 141 5/4f
7 3F2596
MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Uncle Tom Cobley (IRE) 124
  • T:C O'Dwyer
  • J:B R Dalton
  • Form: 3F2596
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12t
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 t C O'Dwyer B R Dalton (5) 122 20/1
8 31P-865
White & black diamonds, black chevrons on sleeves, white cap, black stars Swanfold (IRE) 14
  • T:J C McConnell
  • J:M J Bolger
  • Form: 31P-865
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 159 11-5 J C McConnell M J Bolger (3) 50/1
9 7750-5
ROYAL BLUE & PINK CHEVRONS, pink sleeves, blue cap Spiritual Sister (IRE) 136
  • T:N Cassidy
  • J:H D Dunne
  • Form: 7750-5
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 N Cassidy H D Dunne (7) 50/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Savello (IRE)
  • T:J A Berry
  • J:R Walsh
5 11-12 J A Berry R Walsh 7/2
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In depth

Verdict

This is a strong race for the money and though things haven't gone according to plan with TURBAN, who has been beaten five times since making a winning debut over hurdles at Thurles a year ago, he's been taking on better company and it was no disgrace to go down by 2l to Tofino Bay at Punchestown in April. He gets the vote though Shrapnel had been racing over much further before reverting to this trip and gaining his first victory at Galway last month and should be in the firing line. Kilavalley made all and impressed with his jumping on only his second start over hurdles at Galway and will take some catching in that kind of mood so he has to be a threat but promising chaser Harpsy Cord should do better when returning to fences. Auenschutze is another who should win races over the bigger obstacles this season though he has been running well over timber and only just failed to catch Tap Night at Ayr earlier this month.

Formwatch

Shrapnel (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Chased leader in 2nd, improved to challenge before 2 out, ridden to lead after 2 out, kept on under pressure from before last, won at Galway 2m mdn hdl in Oct beating Rory O'Moore (11-12) by 4l, 5 ran.

Turban (FR) 8-1 (11-12) Settled in mid-division on inner, 6th halfway, travelled well to go 2nd approaching straight, pushed along and no impression on winner when mistake last, kept on under pressure run-in, 2nd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Tofino Bay (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f hdl hvy in Apr.

Uncle Tom Cobley (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Towards rear, 8th and ridden 2 out (usual 3 out), no impression from next, 6th of 14, 15l behind Caim Hill (10-10) at Kilbeggan 2m 6f hcp chs in Jul.

Kilavalley (IRE) 10-3 (11-12) Made all, almost joined 2 out, went on from before straight and stayed on well run-in, won at Galway 2m 5yo mdn hdl sft in Oct beating Ancient Days (11-12) by 2 1/4l, 10 ran.

Auenschutze (GER) 10-1 (10-0) Held up, headway approaching 3 out, mistake 2 out, not fluent last, stayed on well final 100 yards, just failed, 2nd of 6, shd behind Tap Night (11-12) at Ayr 2m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) sft.

Stony Grey Soil (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Chased leaders until no extra in 4th approaching 4 out, 5th of 16, well behind Bishopsfurze (11-12) at Thurles 2m 2f beg chs hvy in Nov '11.

Harpsy Cord (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, improved on inner to lead before straight, strongly pressed and joined last, headed and kept on without matching winner run-in, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Highdownhill (10-5) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 hvy.

Swanfold (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders in moderate 4th, ridden 3 out, soon weakened, dropped to last next, last of 5, 16l behind Cause Of Causes (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m hdl sft.

Spiritual Sister (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Rear of mid-division, ridden into 4th 2f out, no extra 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 4l behind Happy Anniversary (9-11) at Bellewstown 1m hcp 47-65 hvy in Jul (flat).