13:35 Fairyhouse Sat 30 November 2019

  • Kettles Country House Supporting Fingal Ravens GAA Maiden Hurdle
  • 2m, Soft
  • 25 Runners
  • Winner€7,800.002nd€2,600.003rd€1,300.004th€650.005th€390.006th€260.00
  • Surface: Turf
Sort By:

Weighed In

Winning time:4m 11.9sOff time:13:38:04
NEW! Keep an eye out for ‘Insights’ against a horse for additional clues towards its chance! Read more...
1
511-12OR: D
25/1

Not disgraced when fourth in a slightly weaker affair at Fairyhouse (2m; soft to heavy) when last seen. That was much more encouraging than his hurdles debut effort the time before that. Bit to find on form with the leading players though.

Last RunWatch last race
2
511-12OR: D
10/1

More experience than most of his rivals, and his form when giving weight away to high-class mares in the shape of Midnight Run and Colreevy at Cork (2m; soft) is high-class form. Strong claims if able to reproduce that.

Last RunWatch last race
3
611-12OR:
100/1

Tailed-off on hurdles/rules debut at Cork (2m; soft) earlier this month. This looks to be as competitive, and so he must remain best watched until showing far more encouragement.

Last RunWatch last race
4
611-12OR:
66/1

The race he finished second in on hurdles debut at Wexford (3m; good to yielding) back in June was poor form. Thus, it was no surprise to see him outclassed in a hotter contest at Cork (2m; soft). Similar fate awaits him again.

Last RunWatch last race
5
511-12OR:
14/1

Bought for €115,000 after hosing up by 10-length in a point-to-point, beating a rival who is unbeaten in two starts since joining Phillip Hobbs. Fascinating contender on rules/hurdles debut and likely to play a leading role.

Last RunWatch last race
6
911-12OR: D
100/1

Not getting any younger, and patchy record in point-to-points speaks for itself. Unseated his rider after a sketchy jump at the first on hurdles debut only last week, and has no chance in this.

Last RunWatch last race
7
511-12OR:
33/1

Enjoyed a productive spell in bumpers, including when third to a well-supported Gigginstown inmate at Down Royal (2m; soft) earlier in the month. Now makes hurdles debut and would have place claims if able to reproduce that form.

Last RunWatch last race
8
Sempot262
511-12OR: D
6/4

Finished sixth in one of the hottest Champion Bumpers we have seen in recent years at the Cheltenham Festival back in March. First four from that race have all come out and made winning hurdles debut. Major player as he bids to do the same.

Last RunWatch last race
9
511-12OR: D
100/1

Sixth on return to action in what is usually an above-average bumper at Down Royal (2m; soft) at the start of the month. Now begins hurdles career, but he is comfortably held by Bentham on their meeting at Bellewstown (2m; good) back in July.

Last RunWatch last race
10
511-12OR:
100/1

Son of Milan who cost €145,000 as a three-year-old. Related to the high-class pair of Bobs Worth and Briar Hill. Difficult to know what to expect from him on debut, but does look the part on paper.

Last RunWatch last race
11
611-12OR:
7/2

Posted a pair of very promising runner-up efforts on both starts over hurdles so far. Second to a potentially very useful rival most recently. Would hold solid place claims on that form in this similarly competitive affair.

Last RunWatch last race
12
411-9OR: C
33/1

Climbed the handicap ranks on the flat in style last season notching a hat-trick. Unable to show that same progression off a higher mark in just two starts on the level this year. Now makes hurdles debut and should have a future over obstacles.

Last RunWatch last race
13
411-9OR:
100/1

Form ties in closely with Diamond Grove and Breezy Bell after the trio finished well-beaten in a Punchestown (2m4f; soft) maiden hurdle This isn't any easier, and so he cannot be taken seriously until seen in a weaker contest.

Last RunWatch last race
14
411-9OR:
50/1

Finished down the field in a bumper at Punchestown (2m; yielding to soft) back in April on rules debut. That was a hot contest, and this is similarly competitive so it is difficult to make a case for him.

Last RunWatch last race
15
411-9OR:
100/1

Point-to-point runner-up who suffered a heavy defeat on hurdles/rules debut at Punchestown (2m4f; soft) just two weeks ago. Masses to find off the back of that and is readily opposed for now.

Last RunWatch last race
16
411-9OR:
7/2

Winner of a 1m4f maiden on the flat in France. Subsequently purchased by leading stable who are currently operating at a 41% strike-rate. Must defy 465-day absence, but likely to make a bold bid in what is an open contest on hurdles debut.

Last RunWatch last race
17
411-9OR: D
14/1

Stayed on very strongly to make a winning return to action when successful in a Navan (2m; soft to heavy) bumper earlier this month. Half-brother Alamein was a talented sort so h should improve for a hurdle. Place claims.

Last RunWatch last race
18
411-9OR:
20/1

Runner-up on his only start which came in a point-to-point at Loughbrickland (3m; yielding to soft) back in April. Bit of an unknown quantity, but he is respected coming from this yard. Any market support should be noted.

Last RunWatch last race
19
411-9OR:
66/1

Took a backwards step from promising debut effort when only ninth of 14 in a bumper at Ballinrobe (2m1f; good) in April. Now returns to action and is sent over hurdles which should see him in a better light, but he does have a little bit to prove.

Last RunWatch last race
20
411-9OR:
25/1

Talented sort on the level (rated 94) who now makes transition to hurdles sphere. Will be fit from exertions under that code, so provided he jumps he should have some sort of role to play.

Last RunWatch last race
21
511-5OR:
100/1

Showed no improvement from quiet hurdles debut effort when only eighth at Thurles (2m; yielding to soft) last month. This will be her third career start within the space of a month so connections evidently want to qualify her for handicaps.

Last RunWatch last race
22
511-5OR:
66/1

Point-to-point winner who now has first start under rules. Not a forlorn hope, but is unlikely she will make much of an impact in a 2m maiden-hurdle. Of interest when stepped up in trip.

Last RunWatch last race
23
411-2OR:
100/1

Ran in accordance with odds of 66-1 when a tailed-off 15th of 22 on hurdles debut at Punchestown (2m4f; soft). Cannot be fancied in a similarly competitive affair. Look elsewhere for more realistic alternatives.

Last RunWatch last race
24
411-2OR: D
40/1

On paper, this looks a little bit easier than the stiff task she was set on hurdles debut at Down Royal (2m; soft) earlier this month. Still required to step up a little bit, even if this is a slightly weaker contest.

Last RunWatch last race
25
411-2OR:
100/1

First ever career start when 11th of 22 over hurdles at Cork (2m; soft to heavy) at the start of the month. Likely to be seen in a better light with more experience under her belt and dropped in grade once she qualifies for a handicap mark.

Last RunWatch last race

Non-Runners

26
La Feline217
411-2OR: -
T: P NolanJ: Reserve 1
27
Elusive Rebeldom53
411-9OR: -
T: G ElliottJ: Reserve 2
28
Desire De Joie704
611-12OR: -
T: G ElliottJ: Reserve 3

Last Year's Winner

Last year's winner is unavailable

Betting

Forecast

Sempo (6/4), You Raised Me Up (7/2), Fan Fan La Tulipe (7/2), Conflated (10/1), January Jets (14/1), Joshua Webb (14/1), Elusive Rebeldom (14/1), Somptueux (20/1), Bentham (25/1), Whirling Dervish (25/1), Legacy Thor (33/1), Baba Boom (33/1), Lost Oscar (40/1), Cedarwood Road (50/1), Desire De Joie (50/1), Fire Away (66/1), The Gabby Cabby (66/1), Shopping Around (66/1), The Tack Room (100/1), Junius Brutus (100/1), Diamond Grove (100/1), Breezy Bell (100/1), Bread And Butter (100/1), Coppercoast Paudie (100/1), Streets Of Doyen (100/1), Durrow Dancer (100/1), La Feline (100/1), Reverse Polarity (100/1)

Verdict

An intriguing maiden-hurdle with a whole host of interesting profiles on show. Not least January Jets whose point-to-point victory is starting to look impressive. He has claims, but Conflated is preferred out of those two for now given the experience edge and recent form that the Gigginstown runner has to his name. Willie Mullins's French recruits must always be respected and that is the case with Fan Fan La Tulipe, though he has a big absence to defy. Therefore, preference is to stick with the proven form and go for SEMPO who finished sixth in the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham. That form is red-hot and he can make a winning hurdles debut on his return to action.
  1. Sempo
  2. Fan Fan La Tulipe
  3. Conflated

Video Replay

Most Followed

Waldkonig

F: -

T: J H M Gosden

Goshen

F: 1

T: G L Moore

Min

F: 4/1151-2

T: W P Mullins

Vegas Blue

F: 1

T: N J Henderson

Kauto Riko

F: D5/P138-

T: T R Gretton

Next Race Off

18:45 Newcastle
10
(1)
Rockley Point
J: Jason Hart
6
(2)
Lord Of The Glen
J: Corey Madden
2
(14)
Extrasolar
J: S H James
12
(4)
Star Cracker
J: Phil Dennis
9
(12)
Red Allure
J: T Eaves
14
(7)
Valley Belle
J: B A Curtis
8
(6)
Poppy In The Wind
J: L Morris
4
(9)
Le Manege Enchante
J: Lewis Edmunds
11
(5)
Someone Exciting
J: Harrison Shaw
3
(3)
Kibaar
J: J P Sullivan
13
(11)
Sweet Forgetme Not
J: Grace McEntee
7
(8)
Mightaswellsmile
J: Cam Hardie
1
(13)
Encoded
J: Paula Muir
5
(10)
Little Miss Muffin
J: Jane Elliott

Racing Tips

Sporting Life's NAP of the day

Daily Nap: Case for defence

David Ord feels a Fontwell specialist is primed to regain the winning thread at the Sussex track on Tuesday.

Check out the latest daily racing preview

Tuesday's racing preview

Nick Robson makes Bustaan his best Tuesday bet and has a tip for every race at every meeting in the UK and Ireland.

Check out the latest daily racing preview

Sunday's racing preview

Anita Chambers makes Top Notch her best Sunday bet and she has a tip for every race at every meeting in the UK and Ireland.

Most Followed

Waldkonig

F: -

T: J H M Gosden

Goshen

F: 1

T: G L Moore

Min

F: 4/1151-2

T: W P Mullins

Vegas Blue

F: 1

T: N J Henderson

Kauto Riko

F: D5/P138-

T: T R Gretton