13:10 Fairyhouse Mon 11 November 2019
- Sponsorship Opportunities At Fairyhouse Handicap Chase (0-102)
- 2m 7f 110y,
- 19 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Well held on all three starts over fences in beginners company but could be of minor interest as the son of Ask makes his handicap debut here.
Caught the eye finishing second of nine beaten ¾L when backed in an Ayr 3m chase on handicap debut late last month. Gives the impression there is more to came.
Poor form in a number of point-to-point contests, the Stowaway gelding has been well down the field on both chase starts in beginners company at Gowran Park and Galway last month.
Has failed to finish in as many starts as the Robin Des Pres gelding has finished in six starts over the larger obstacles. Unlikely to be troubling the judge.
Off the mark at the fourth time of asking over fences when landing a Sligo 3m½f handicap on good to yielding ground when last seen in September off a 9lb lower mark. Life more difficult from revised rating.
Now without a win in 13 starts over the larger obstacles for the Scorpion gelding. Ninth of 15 beaten 27L on latest start at Galway last month and easily opposed again.
Sole win in 12 starts over fences came at Galway over 2m6½f a little over 12 months ago off a 9lb lower mark. Handicapper has been in control ever since.
Off the mark for connections at the third time of asking over the larger obstacles when landing a soft ground contest at Galway in September before fourth of 15 beaten a little over 8L off an 8lb higher at the same venue last month. Leading player.
Hints of bouncing back to form when running Allduckornodinner to 3L in an 11-runner 3m1f handicap chase on yielding ground at Punchestown last month. Inconsistent sort needs to back that run up here.
Miserly return of just the one win over fences from 17 starts. Last seen since a heavy defeat at Clonmel in February and may need the run back on return to action.
Mixed bunch of form in hunter chase company as well as over hurdles late last month at Clonmel. Failed to complete when last over fences and plenty more needed in this contest.
Nearer last than first in a couple of starts over fences in October and December last year. Failed to finish on return to the track at Galway late last month and well below-par form looks set to continue.
Sole win in 14 starts over fences came in a Thurles handicap in December over 3m½f off a 3lb higher mark. Bounced back to form when second of 12 beaten 8L at Sligo in September. Can grab a place with conditions to suit.
Popular veteran who was still running well in defeat in a number of starts since the turn of the year until pulling up at Fairyhouse when last seen in April. Hard to fancy.
16-race maiden without a win in six starts over fences. Always liable to find a couple stronger as the gelding reaches the twilight of his career.
Pulled up on return to action at Fairyhouse last month following a 696 day lay-off before another disappointing effort at Galway. Needs to step up on recent form.
First Reserve: Has been struggling in a number of chase starts since December failing to finish in three of her five starts.
Second Reserve: Well held in three starts over fences so far and unlikely to be troubling the judge if making the line-up.
Third Reserve: Big prices and wide-margin defeats on all starts under rules including tailing off at odds of 100/1 at Galway when last seen in August 2018.
Last Year's Winner
|T: W F TreacyJ: A E Lynch|
Wake Up Early (3/1), Doran The Legend (7/2), Robin De Roost (11/2), Ask Cory (15/2), Loch Luatha (8/1), Young Dev (10/1), Witness Of Fashion (10/1), Mr Bolt (12/1), Golanbrook (12/1), Ask And Answer (12/1), Crutches Lad (20/1), Our Big Red (20/1), Sanibel Island (25/1), Well Tom (25/1), Vodka Society (33/1), Ilsnepasserontpas (33/1), Steelambition (33/1), Turndownthevolume (50/1), Ard Cregg (50/1)
- Loch Luatha
- Ask Cory
- Wake Up Early
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