13:45 Fairyhouse

Saturday 16 December 2017

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FenuSave Choice Of Champions Maiden Hurdle

2m 4f  |   Heavy  |   16 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 13:45  |   Winning time: 5m 28.4s
Weighed In
1st
9
10/3
T: H De BromheadJ: D Robinson (5)
Disputed lead, headed 3rd, improved to dispute lead again 3 out, ridden and slight mistake 2 out, soon led, clear before last, stayed on well run-in, eased close home op 11/4
2nd
1 ¾
10
16/1
T: E GriffinJ: Rachael Blackmore
Mid-division, closer in 5th 4 out, went 3rd next, ridden in 3rd 2 out, 3rd at last, kept on without threatening winner to go 2nd close home op 20/1 tchd 12/1
3rd
3 ½
5
16/1
T: N MeadeJ: J M Moore
Tracked leaders, ridden in 5th after 3 out, moderate 4th 2 out, 4th at last, kept on without threatening to go 3rd near line op 25/1
4th
nse
17
7/4f
T: N MeadeJ: S W Flanagan
Disputed lead, led and slight mistake 3rd, slight mistake again next, joined 3 out, ridden and headed after 2 out, dropped to 3rd inside final furlong, 4th near line op 15/8
5th
23
1
20/1
T: G ElliottJ: M P Walsh
Mid-division, slow jump at 1st, 6th 3 out, soon pushed along, kept on without threatening op 14/1
6th
1 ½
14
20/1
T: Thomas JamesJ: J P O'Sullivan (7)
Tracked leaders, 4th 3 out, soon ridden and no impression
7th
22
8
2/1
T: W P MullinsJ: D E Mullins
Tracking leaders in 4th when bad mistake at 1st, soon mid-division, slight mistake at 5th, ridden and no impression in 7th from 3 out, op 9/4
8th
32
11
33/1
T: M F MorrisJ: J S McGarvey
Rear of mid-division, slightly hampered at 1st, no impression from 4 out, never a factor
9th
2
3
100/1
T: Bernard CrowleyJ: B Hayes
Always behind, slightly hampered at 1st, no impression from 4 out, never a factor
10th
19
7
50/1
T: D A McLoughlinJ: C D Maxwell
Tracked leaders, pushed along at 7th and soon lost place, no impression from 4 out
11th
99
13
100/1
T: S ByrneJ: M J Bolger
Mid-division, slight mistake 4th and pushed along, weakened from 6th

Also Ran

PU
2
100/1
T: Andrew McNamaraJ: D P Maxwell (7)
Always towards rear, no impression 4 out, pulled up before 2 out
PU
6
511-4
100/1
T: L YoungJ: R P Treacy (5)
Rear of mid-division, reminders 7th, behind and pulled up before 2 out op 80/1
PU
12
100/1
T: P McCreeryJ: R Loughran
Always towards rear, no impression from 4 out, pulled up before 2 out
PU
15
100/1
T: P J RothwellJ: R A Doyle (5)
Always behind, pulled up before 3 out
PU
16
100/1
T: Matthew J SmithJ: A E Lynch
Mid-division, ridden 7th, weakened from next, pulled up before 2 out

Video Replay

Non-Runners

19
Jack Lee
Weight: 11-3|  Age: 4
T: Kevin McDonagh  J: Reserve 3
4
Caliption17
Weight: 11-4|  Age: 5
T: M F Morris  J: J W Kennedy
18
Western Ruler14
Weight: 11-4|  Age: 5
T: M F Morris  J: Reserve 2

Betting

Forecast

Narcissistic (7/4), Giant Spirit (2/1), Mount Hanover (10/3), Riverdene (16/1), Cherokee Bill (16/1), Miracle In Medinah (20/1), Play At Midnight (20/1), Caliption (20/1), Spring Watch (33/1), Jack Lee (33/1), Western Ruler (33/1), Drimsree Lad (50/1), Bold Frost (100/1), Flammable Lady (100/1), Swedish Connection (100/1), Grande Waltz (100/1), Gimli's Oscar (100/1), Confute (100/1), Eamonns Oscar (100/1)

Verdict

The race could be decided from the front here with the Gigginstown pair Caliption and Narcissistic up with the early pace along with stable debutante GIANT SPIRIT who makes his first appearance for Willie Mullins since joining from Sandra Hughes. The potential improver Mount Hanover for Henry De Bromhead can make the frame following two solid efforts this season.
  1. Giant Spirit
  2. Caliption
  3. Mount Hanover

Previous Winners

2016
Minella Till Dawn
Weight: 11-3  |Age: 4
Weight: 11-3  |  
Age: 4  |  
J: M P Walsh
  |  
T: G Elliott
5/4

Prize Money

1st: €7,084.002nd: €2,196.003rd: €1,046.004th: €472.005th: €184.00

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