17:10 Fairyhouse

Saturday 7 October 2017

All13:4514:1514:5015:2516:0016:3517:1017:40

Easter Festival 2018 Handicap Hurdle (80-109)

2m  |   Good to Yielding (Yielding in places)  |   15 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 17:12  |   Winning time: 3m 56.4s

1st
2
9/2
T: C O'BrienJ: D J McInerney (7)
Mid-division early, 9th from 3rd, progress straight, challenged from before last, led run-in and stayed on well op 7/1
2nd
1
13
10/1
T: Shane NolanJ: R Loughran
Held up, 14th from 3rd, headway to chase leaders straight, kept on well run-in, 2nd near line op 12/1
3rd
nk
4
7/1
T: J M BurkeJ: M P Burke (5)
Held up, 13th from 3rd, closed up travelling smoothly straight, led between last 2, headed run-in, one pace and dropped to 3rd near line op 8/1
4th
4 ½
14
14/1
T: N MeadeJ: S W Flanagan
Soon tracked leaders, 3rd from 3rd, kept on same pace from before last op 12/1
5th
½
11
16/1
T: Peter CrokeJ: Mr H D Dunne (5)
Soon led, joined before 3 out, led again straight, headed between last 2, soon no extra and one pace op 20/1
6th
6 ½
9
16/1
T: Paul PowerJ: Miss J M Cook (7)
Soon prominent, 2nd from 3rd, on terms before 3 out, headed straight, no extra and one pace from before last op 25/1
7th
2 ¾
5
16/1
T: Denis HoganJ: D G Hogan
Held up, slight mistake 3rd and in rear, no impression from 3 out, some headway and slight mistake 2 out, kept on without threatening op 14/1
8th
1 ¾
16
20/1
T: M McCabeJ: D E Splaine
Soon tracked leaders, 4th from 3rd, one pace from before 2 out
9th
2 ½
10
11/4f
T: A J MartinJ: D N Russell
Held up, 10th from 3rd, some headway to chase leaders straight, one pace from 2 out op 3/1
10th
2 ½
15
8/1
T: K ThorntonJ: D Meyler
Took keen hold early, soon mid-division, 8th from 3rd, slight mistake 4 out, slight mistake 2 out and one pace, not fluent last and no extra op 5/1
11th
2
7
20/1
T: P G FaheyJ: P D Kennedy (3)
Soon chased leaders, 5th from 3rd, under pressure from 3 out, no impression from before next op 16/1
12th
2 ½
3
20/1
T: N CarolanJ: M A Enright
Held up, 12th from 3rd, no impression and slight mistake 2 out
13th
2
12
33/1
T: Kevin McDonaghJ: A W Short (7)
Held up, 11th from 3rd, no extra from before straight
14th
½
6
8/1
T: Andrew McNamaraJ: R M Power
Soon chased leaders, not fluent 2nd, 6th from 3rd, closed and slight mistake 3 out, no extra next op 14/1
15th
3 ¾
1
25/1
T: Andrew McNamaraJ: D P Maxwell (7)
Chased leaders, 7th from 3rd and a little keen, slight mistake 6th and pushed along briefly, no extra from 3 out

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Non-Runners

18
Mullinavat2
Weight: 10-10|  Age: 8
T: H De Bromhead  J: Reserve 2
17
Toor General2
Weight: 10-5|  Age: 6
T: A J Martin  J: Reserve 1
8
Mountain Kingdom29
Weight: 11-5|  Age: 6
T: C A McBratney  J: P Townend
Betting

Forecast

Creeping Ivy (11/4), Russian Roulette (9/2), Like An Open Book (7/1), Mullinavat (7/1), Sierra Law (8/1), Golden Poet (8/1), Youngnedofthehill (10/1), Toor General (10/1), Mountain Kingdom (12/1), Lex Talionis (14/1), My Betty (16/1), Bakers Street (16/1), Storm Rising (16/1), Brog Deas Nua (20/1), Do Na Paisti (20/1), Last Garrison (20/1), Creative Talent (25/1), Voluptueux (33/1)

Verdict
It is only a matter of time before Creeping Ivy opens her account but she faces a tough task in conceding weight to SIERRA LAW. The recent Down Royal winner bumped into a much improved sort last time and, with that form receiving a significant boost since, he looks favourably treated. Like An Open Book and Golden Poet are others to consider.
  1. Sierra Law
  2. Creeping Ivy
  3. Like An Open Book
Prize Money
1st:
€7,392.00
2nd:
€2,292.00
3rd:
€1,092.00
4th:
€493.00
5th:
€192.00

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