15:20 Fairyhouse

Saturday 27 January 2018

All13:0513:3514:1014:4515:2015:5516:25

Easter Festival 1st-3rd April Maiden Hurdle

2m  |   Heavy (Soft to Heavy in places)  |   24 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 15:21  |   Winning time: 4m 17.3s

1st
12
11/4
T: T GibneyJ: A E Lynch
Made all, went clear 2 out, soon pushed along, ridden run-in, strongly pressed inside final furlong, kept on close home op 3/1
2nd
1
16
10/1
T: A FlemingJ: R Loughran
Tracked leader in 2nd throughout, ridden in 2nd after 3 out, no impression on winner at last, headway early run-in and strongly pressed winner inside final furlong, kept on same pace close home op 16/1 tchd 9/1
3rd
16
5
14/1
T: G P CromwellJ: J B Kane (5)
Tracked leaders in 3rd throughout, ridden in 3rd after 3 out, kept on same pace from last op 12/1 tchd 11/1
4th
13
22
410-10
2/1f
T: A FlemingJ: D F O'Regan
Tracked leaders, 6th 4 out, ridden from next, moderate 5th 2 out, kept on one pace op 9/4
5th
3 ¼
14
12/1
T: E U HalesJ: A W Short (7)
Tracked leaders on inner, mistake 4th, ridden in 4th after 3 out, mistake next, no impression
6th
4
11
511-10
50/1
T: T G McCourtJ: P D Kennedy (3)
Tracked leaders on inner, mistake 4th, ridden in 4th after 3 out, mistake next, no impression op 66/1
7th
4 ¾
6
25/1
T: K ThorntonJ: D J Hand (7)
Towards rear, progress on outer and reminder 3 out, moderate 9th entering straight, kept on without threatening
8th
7 ½
19
33/1
T: Shane CrawleyJ: T Ryan (7)
In rear, hampered at 1st, some late headway from 3 out, never a factor
9th
½
17
911-5
40/1
T: Don CashmanJ: J J Slevin
Mid-division, 13th 4 out, soon no impression, never a factor op 50/1
10th
1 ¾
7
20/1
T: N MeadeJ: S W Flanagan
Mid-division on inner, 10th 4 out, soon no impression, never a factor tchd 16/1
11th
2 ¾
15
511-10
40/1
T: P W FlynnJ: B Browne (5)
In rear, no impression from 4 out, some late progress straight
12th
7 ½
4
611-12
25/1
T: G ElliottJ: K M Donoghue
Mid-division on inner, mistake 2nd, no impression from 4 out, never a factor op 20/1
13th
2 ¾
3
611-12
14/1
T: H De BromheadJ: D Robinson (5)
Tracked leaders, 9th 4 out, no impression from next op 12/1
14th
15
8
66/1
T: A SlatteryJ: Mr E Dwan (7)
Tracked leaders, 5th 4 out, ridden and weakened from next
15th
4
9
511-10
50/1
T: E O'GradyJ: P T Enright
Mid-division, hampered at 1st, no impression from 4 out, never a factor op 100/1
16th
52
1
711-12
66/1
T: A J MartinJ: D Meyler
Mid-division, progress into moderate 7th 3 out, soon ridden, weakened 2 out, virtually pulled up run-in
17th
8
13
20/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: R M Power
Tracked leaders, weakened from 3 out, soon behind
18th
8 ½
10
50/1
T: E CawleyJ: C D Timmons (3)
Rear of mid-division, no impression from 4 out, never a factor
19th
10
24
33/1
T: M M McNiffJ: A Ring (3)
Always towards rear, never a factor op 25/1
20th
2 ¾
20
33/1
T: K ThorntonJ: J M Moore
Always towards rear, never a factor
21st
4 ¼
21
410-10
66/1
T: A J MartinJ: P E Corbett (3)
Always towards rear, never a factor
22nd
11
18
100/1
T: Shane CrawleyJ: R C Colgan
Always towards rear, never a factor

Also Ran

PU
2
40/1
T: Francis J FloodJ: I J McCarthy
Always towards rear, never a factor, pulled up after 2 out op 33/1
PU
23
7/1
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
Mid-division, hampered at 1st, weakened from 4 out, pulled up before 2 out op 11/1

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Betting

Forecast

Khudha (2/1), Play The Game (11/4), Sometimes A Fox (7/1), Champayne Lady (10/1), Rough Night (12/1), Political Policy (14/1), El Rouli (14/1), Arch Stanton (20/1), Present'n'correct (20/1), Rideonastar (25/1), Ger's Lad (25/1), Reine Fee (33/1), Perfect In Pink (33/1), Guido Reni (33/1), Touchy (40/1), Try Again (40/1), Communion Day (40/1), Kalamkan (50/1), Doyen Bay (50/1), Hidden Commotion (50/1), Cooldine Bog (66/1), Boubafly (66/1), Harlow (66/1), Fiesta Forever (100/1)

Verdict
PLAY THE GAME looks the pick on form and he can take this large field maiden hurdle. This looks a weaker event than the two maiden hurdles he's contested of late and he can get off the mark here with Sometimes A Fox, a disappointment when pulling up here on his hurdling debut but placed twice on the Flat capable of finishing second. Of the remainder the unraced El Rouli represents a good yard and can claim third on his racecourse debut.
  1. Play The Game
  2. Sometimes A Fox
  3. El Rouli

Previous Winners

2017
Bleu Berry
Weight: 11-12  |Age: 6
Weight: 11-12  |  
Age: 6  |  
J: Ruby Walsh
  |  
T: W P Mullins
7/2
Prize Money
1st:
€8,008.00
2nd:
€2,483.00
3rd:
€1,183.00
4th:
€533.00
5th:
€208.00

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