16:05 Fairyhouse

Sunday 2 April 2017

All13:5014:2014:5515:3016:0516:4017:10
  • Easter Festival April 16th-18th Novice Hurdle (Grade 2)
  • Class 1  |   2m 4f  |   Soft to Heavy  |   9 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:05  |   Winning time: 5m 7.7s
1st
2
10/1
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Settled mid-division, 5th halfway, ridden 2 out, stayed on to dispute last, soon led run-in and kept on strongly closing stages
2nd
4
9
25/1
T: E BolgerJ: J S McGarvey
Chased leader in 2nd, slight mistake 3rd, led and slight mistake 3 out, ridden and disputed before 2 out, kept on under pressure, narrowly headed before last where close 4th, left 3rd, kept on run-in to 2nd closing stages, no impression on winner op 33/1
3rd
2 ¾
8
13/2
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
Held up, towards rear halfway, progress into 3rd entering straight, ridden to dispute before 2 out, narrow lead before last, joined and disputed last, soon headed run-in, kept on same pace, dropped to 3rd closing stages op 5/1
4th
¾
6
7/1
T: W P MullinsJ: D J Mullins
Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, lost place 3 out, towards rear entering straight, ridden in 7th 2 out, left 5th last, kept on run-in op 9/1
5th
6 ½
10
50/1
T: M F MorrisJ: M A Enright
Chased leaders, slight mistake 3rd, 4th halfway, closer in 3rd 3 out, ridden in 6th entering straight, no impression 2 out, slight mistake and hampered last, kept on one pace
6th
1 ¼
4
11/10f
T: W P MullinsJ: Ruby Walsh
Settled mid-division, 6th halfway, improved to challenge and slight mistake 3 out, disputed before 2 out, ridden and headed before last, no extra in 5th when slightly hampered last, kept on one pace op 6/5 tchd Evens

Also Ran

UR
1
7/1
T: T M WalshJ: B J Geraghty
Held up towards rear, pecked and unseated rider 4th
PU
5
16/1
T: N MeadeJ: B J Cooper
Led, mistake 3rd and slight mistake 6th, headed and mistake 3 out, ridden in 4th entering straight, no extra before 2 out where bad mistake, pulled up before last op 20/1
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Held up, towards rear halfway, ridden into 5th entering straight, under pressure in 4th 2 out, stayed on to dispute and every chance when fell last op 9/1

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Non-Runners

3
Ben Dundee45
Weight: 11-5|  Age: 5
T: A Lynch  J: D F O'Regan
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€11.20Pl:€2.40, €4.80, €2.00EX:€244.00Trifecta:€2,821.10SF:€202.16

Forecasts

Invitation Only (11/10), Runfordave (13/2), Livelovelaugh (7/1), Any Second Now (7/1), Al Boum Photo (10/1), Minella Till Dawn (10/1), Le Martalin (16/1), Stand Up And Fight (25/1), Ben Dundee (33/1), Wishmoor (50/1)

Verdict

Once again a race where the Mullins team are represented by strength in numbers. Invitation Only gets the nod from the champion jockey and his Navan third last time out looks to be good form. Al Boum Photo is also a very worthy contender here while Livelovelaugh might creep in under the radar given the jockey bookings despite an impressive performance at Thurles most recently. Despite weight of numbers in his favour the champion trainer may be thwarted as RUNFORDAVE ran a solid race at the Cheltenham Festival and should be capable of further improvement now. The previous Clonmel winner can get back on the gravy train this afternoon. Despite losing his unbeaten record last time, Any Second Now remains a promising sort and this longer trip ought to suit.
  1. Runfordave
  2. Invitation Only
  3. Livelovelaugh

Prize Money

1st: €25,075.002nd: €8,075.003rd: €3,825.004th: €1,700.005th: €849.006th: €425.00
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