Fairyhouse Membership 2013 Maiden Hurdle 2m 4f
- (5yo+, 2m 4f, 9 runners)
- Winner €5,174 2nd €1,200 3rd €526 4th €300
- Going: Heavy (Soft to Heavy in places)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 25.70s
- Off time: 14:50:42
|2nd||7 King Of The Refs||3¾||10/3|
Peace In The West (IRE) 11
|5||166 11-12||F Flood||M P Walsh||25/1|
Twigline (FR) 934
|5||159 11-5||W P Mullins||R Walsh||10/11f|
Ce Mhead (IRE) 194
|6||158 11-4||S Neville||B Hayes (5)||50/1|
Cross To Boston (IRE) 216
|6||158 11-4||P J Rothwell||B T O'Connell||25/1|
False Prophet (IRE) 18
|6||158 11-4||A Stronge||Andrew J McNamara||105||33/1|
Jumbo John (IRE) 21
|6||158 11-4 t1||Lady J Fowler||R M Power||106||12/1|
King Of The Refs (IRE) 198
|7||158 11-4||A J Martin||B J Cooper||118||10/3|
Akatara (IRE) 14
|5||151 10-11||M J Bowe||M P Burke (7)||102||9/2|
Wild Blueberry (IRE)
|5||151 10-11||C A Murphy||A E Lynch||14/1|
Sous Les Cieux (FR)
||5||11-12||W P Mullins||R Walsh||3/10|
Yet another Mullins/Walsh hotpot here in TWIGLINE, who won't need to be a world-beater to make a winning start for the yard and over hurdles. The first foal of a winning chaser, she's bred for jumping so did well to land a bumper in the Provinces when last seen in May 2010. Her winner's penalty means she has to concede weight to all bar Peace In The West, who hasn't progressed since making a winning racecourse debut at Down Royal in March, and King Of The Refs could prove a threat. Tony Martin's charge had some useful form over hurdles early last year and hasn't really taken to jumping fences in his most recent starts. Akatara was caught close home by Blacklough over this C&D a fortnight ago and would have to be considered on that run but she's now had 25 starts over hurdles without winning. The remainder will need to show some improvement to get involved though Colm Murphy's Wild Blueberry is an interesting newcomer.
Twigline (FR) (9-12) won at Lyon-Parilly(FR) 1m 2f n h flat 3yo sft in May '10 beating Tonton Baratin (10-1) by 3l, 10 ran.
King Of The Refs (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, 9th of 13, well behind Devil's Elbow (11-5) at Down Royal 2m 4f beg chase gf in May.
Akatara (IRE) 7-1 (10-4) Led, ridden and strongly pressed entering straight, headed before last, kept on run-in, 2nd of 14, nk behind Blacklough (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl sft.
Jumbo John (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 5th 3 out, soon ridden and no impression, 5th of 14, 23l behind Clonbanan Lad (11-12) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl sft in Oct.
False Prophet (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Keen hold and soon led and disputed, headed after 2 out, soon no impression, 9th of 14, 12l behind Art Of Logistics (11-9) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl gs.
Wild Blueberry (IRE) Flemensfirth mare out of Valleya.
Peace In The West (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, mistake 2nd, never a factor, 11th of 14, dis behind Rory O'Moore (11-12) at Naas 2m mdn hdl.
Ce Mhead (IRE) 12-1 (10-13) Towards rear, never a factor, no threat from 3 out, 9th of 14, 33l behind High Talk (10-5) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp chs 0-102 gd in May.
Cross To Boston (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, driven along and no impression in moderate 3rd approaching straight, kept on one pace, 3rd of 20, 45l behind You Must Know Me (11-4) at Tipperary 3m mdn hdl sft in Apr.