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  • Analifet Foot Perfect At Fairyhouse

Bar One Racing Juvenile 3-Y-O Hurdle (Grade 3) 2m

  • (3yo, 2m, Class 1, 8 runners)
  • Winner €17,876 2nd €5,225 3rd €2,475 4th €825
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 52.70s
  • Off time: 12:10:33
  • Last Updated: December 1 2013, 13:09 GMT

Analifet retained her unbeaten record with a bloodless victory in the Bar One Racing Juvenile 3-Y-O Hurdle at Fairyhouse.

Analifet: Impressive at Fairyhouse
Analifet: Impressive at Fairyhouse

The three-year-old filly led her rivals a merry dance as the field swept into the home straight and the result was never in any doubt as she approached the second last.

The 3/10 favourite pinged the last to saunter clear in the final furlong and record a six and a half length victory with Noble Inn staying on well to claim second and give trainer Willie Mullins a one-two with the Gordon Elliott-trained Clarcam in third place.

"I think she's a good filly," said jockey Ruby Walsh.

"She feels a good standard and could be up to Triumph Hurdle class. She gallops along and stamina is certainly not a problem.

They went a good gallop today and she managed to keep it up. It's a good start the day.

Mullins was also pleased with his filly.

"It was a good performance and I'm delighted with her," said the trainer.

"It was a quick time on quick ground and she was able to handle that. I think soft ground won't be any worry to her either.

"Ruby had no trouble with her and was able to go off in front. She did everything like a good mare.

"I'll probably look at Leopardstown at Christmas with her.

"In the three-year-old department, it's going to be tough to keep the horses apart.

"I'm particularly pleased with Noble Inn. He jumped a lot better today. Coming from a Flat yard, he's going to improve more.

"The ground was very quick for him and Paul (Townend) said he was going as fast as he could.

"As we get further into the winter on slower ground that will suit him better."

Sky Bet were impressed and make Analifet a 12/1 chance (from 14/1) for the JCB Triumph Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.

"Analifet is the apple of Willie Mullins' eye and she couldn't have been more impressive when making it three out of three at Fairyhouse," said Sky Bet spokesman Michael Shinners.

"She looks like she could take top order among the juvenile hurdlers this season."


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