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  • Waaheb Suffers Shock Defeat

Visit fairyhouse.ie For Special Offers Hurdle 2m

  • (5yo+, 2m, 5 runners)
  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 6.30s
  • Off time: 13:55:45
  • Last Updated: February 27 2013, 15:30 GMT

There was a major turn-up in the opening race at Fairyhouse when 1/4 favourite Waaheb could finish only third of five behind Art Of Logistics.

Dermot Weld: Trains the disappointing Waaheb
Dermot Weld: Trains the disappointing Waaheb

Second to Jezki in a Grade One at Leopardstown, Dermot Weld's inmate was a faller on his next start and came here looking for a confidence booster.

However, his jumping was less than foot perfect in the Visit fairyhouse.ie For Special Offers Hurdle, whereas Bryan Cooper was always travelling nicely on the 9/1 winner.

Art Of Logistics cruised into the lead at the second-last and though he scrambled over the final flight, he was able to hold off Midnight Oil to give Dessie Hughes yet another winner in a fine season.

Hughes said: "He looked a good horse when he won his bumper although he was still a bit weak when he won his maiden hurdle.

"He'll come back here at Easter for a novice hurdle.

"He's got a Flat pedigree and the slightly better ground certainly helped."

Weld said of Waaheb: "He jumped well but the ground was tacky. He was disappointing."

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