Winning Fair Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 2) 2m

  • (4yo, 2m, Class 1, 9 runners)
  • Winner €24,374 2nd €7,126 3rd €3,374 4th €1,126
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 6.00s
  • Off time: 13:25:17
Full result
Result 13:25 Fairyhouse
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Abbyssial 11/4
2nd 12 Adriana Des Mottes ½ 8/11f
3rd 7 Gerdago 25/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 311
RED, white hooped sleeves, red cap, white spots Abbyssial (IRE) 30
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:P Townend
  • Form: 311
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 134
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 W P Mullins P Townend 134 11/4
2 9
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE DIABOLO, quartered cap Achtung 14
  • T:L Comer
  • J:C D Timmons
  • Form: 9
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0t1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 t1 L Comer C D Timmons 100/1
3 911
Beige, brown seams, brown sleeves, brown cap, beige star All Pepper (GER) 104
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:D J Casey
  • Form: 911
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 W P Mullins D J Casey 8/1
4 1-74738
Pink, large purple spots, hooped sleeves, pink cap Bertimont (FR) 112
  • T:J J Lambe
  • J:L A McKenna
  • Form: 1-74738
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 J J Lambe L A McKenna 132 33/1
5 112
YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Blue Hell (FR) 131
  • T:A Mullins
  • J:D E Mullins
  • Form: 112
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 128
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 A Mullins D E Mullins 128 12/1
6 68
Yellow, dark blue sash, yellow cap Elishpour (IRE) 57
  • T:A J Martin
  • J:R C Colgan
  • Form: 68
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 A J Martin R C Colgan 33/1
7 3214
ROYAL BLUE & BLACK CHEVRONS, purple sleeves, black cap Gerdago (IRE) 83
  • T:K J Condon
  • J:E J O'Connell
  • Form: 3214
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0t
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 t K J Condon E J O'Connell 118 25/1
9 35
Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap Henry Higgins (IRE) 13
  • T:C O'Brien
  • J:M P Walsh
  • Form: 35
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 C O'Brien M P Walsh 12/1
12 8-631
PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Adriana Des Mottes (FR) 53
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 8-631
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 147 10-7 W P Mullins R Walsh (ex1) 8/11f

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
8 232
Halling's Treasure 21
  • Nag Me
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:B J Cooper
  • Form: 232
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0p
  • OR: 119
  • Naps:
4 p G Elliott B J Cooper 119 NR
10 136
Orgilgo Bay (IRE) 13
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:J C McConnell
  • J:M J Bolger
  • Form: 136
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 124
  • Naps:
4 J C McConnell M J Bolger 124 NR
11 13
Plinth (IRE) 13
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:A P O'Brien
  • J:R M Power
  • Form: 13
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0p
  • OR: 133
  • Naps:
4 p A P O'Brien R M Power 133 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Stocktons Wing (IRE)
  • T:C O'Brien
  • J:M P Walsh
4 11-0 C O'Brien M P Walsh 5/4
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In depth

Verdict

Willie Mullins is triple-handed here and all of his entries look useful to say the least. It's difficult to choose between them though the fillies' allowance may just enable ADRIANA DES MOTTES to come out on top. Placed on testing ground in France, she made all for a very impressive victory over an admittedly inferior bunch at Leopardstown and can run these rivals ragged. Abbyssial had impressed on his debut for the yard but didn't please everyone when scrambling home at Gowran. He'll need to do better but looks capable of doing so and has to be a threat. All Pepper is an unknown quantity having arrived from France with a couple of victories in minor company but he could be anything. Plinth is an obvious threat to the Mullins' battalions though his jumping went to pieces when tackling Grade 1 company last time. It's quite possible that one or more of these rivals could be up to that level so he's overlooked.

Formwatch

Halling's Treasure 9-4 (10-13) Tracked leaders, on terms 3 out where slight peck, mistake 2 out, headed and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 20, 4l behind Shantou Ed (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy.

Orgilgo Bay (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Led and soon clear, reduced advantage before 4 out, challenged 2 out and soon headed, no extra and weakened early straight, last of 6, 23l behind Guitar Pete (11-0) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo hdl Grade 1 (1).

Plinth (IRE) 9-4 (11-0) Chased clear leader, 5th halfway, closer when not fluent 4 out, mistake next, ridden and went 3rd approaching last where slight mistake, under pressure and kept on one pace run-in, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Guitar Pete (11-0) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo hdl Grade 1 (1).

Abbyssial (IRE) 2-9fav (11-0) Made all, ridden and flashed tail run-in, kept on well closing stages, won at Gowran Park 2m 4yo hdl in Jan beating Noble Inn (11-0) by 1 1/2l, 5 ran.

Adriana Des Mottes (FR) 8-11fav (10-7) Made all, stumbled slightly on landing 3 out, went clear after 2 out, stayed on strongly from last, easily, won at Punchestown 2m 3yo mdn hdl hvy in Dec beating Halling's Treasure (11-0) by 18l, 15 ran.

Gerdago (IRE) 8-1 (10-9) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden in 3rd entering straight and no impression in moderate 4th approaching last, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 22l behind Analifet (10-6) at Fairyhouse 2m 3yo hdl Grd 3 (1) in Dec.

Blue Hell (FR) (11-3) 2nd of 0 All Pepper (10-5) at Nantes(FR) 2m 1f hdl hvy in Oct.

Henry Higgins (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Chased clear leader in rear, closer 4 out, pushed along and no impression in 5th early straight, kept on one pace, 5th of 6, 13l behind Guitar Pete (11-0) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo hdl Grade 1 (1).

Bertimont (FR) (10-3) 8th of 9, 12l behind Bebe Star (10-3) at Auteuil(FR) 2m 2f Chase Grade 2 (3yo) gs in Nov.

All Pepper (GER) (10-9) won at Nantes(FR) 2m 2f hdl sft in Nov, 0 ran.

Achtung 66-1 (10-8) Mid-division, ridden into 8th entering straight, no impression before 2 out, 9th of 17, 29l behind Sea Beat (10-12) at Naas 2m mdn hdl.

Elishpour (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Soon led and disputed, joined 2 out, headed before last, soon no extra, 8th of 18, 9l behind Plinth (11-0) at Leopardstown 2m 3yo mdn hdl sft in Dec.