14:20 Fairyhouse

Saturday 24 February 2018

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  • 4YO plus  |   2m 4f  |   Soft (Soft to Heavy in places)  |   11 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:21  |   Winning time: 5m 26.9s
1st
Horse silk
4
3/1f
T: Jonathan SweeneyJ: Katie O'Farrell (7)
Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along and some headway approaching straight, ridden in 2nd after 2 out and led last, kept on well run-in op 9/4
2nd
Horse silk
1 ¼
7
20/1
T: E CawleyJ: C D Timmons (3)
Held up towards rear, slight mistake 2nd, headway on outer entering straight, pushed along and hung right in 4th approaching last, ridden and kept on well run-in tchd 6/1
3rd
Horse silk
3 ½
8
1010-13
20/1
T: O McKiernanJ: B Browne (5)
Tracked leaders 5th halfway, ridden after 2 out and 3rd approaching last, no impression run-in, kept on one pace op 7/1
4th
Horse silk
2 ¼
9
710-9
8/1
T: H SmythJ: A E Lynch
Tracked leader, 2nd halfway, led 3 out, ridden after next, slight mistake and headed last, no extra run-in
5th
Horse silk
4 ½
6
4/1
T: R O'SullivanJ: R M Power
Rear of mid-division, not fluent 3 out, ridden and no impression in 7th after 2 out, kept on one pace run-in op 6/1
6th
Horse silk
1 ¼
5
16/1
T: S G WalshJ: D P Holden (7)
Led, not fluent 3 out and headed, pushed along in 4th next and soon no extra op 20/1
7th
Horse silk
2 ½
10
810-6
16/1
T: T MullinsJ: D J Mullins
Tracked leaders, ran freely, 3rd halfway, dropped to 6th 2 out, pushed along and no impression approaching last, no extra
8th
Horse silk
6
3
12/1
T: M M McNiffJ: S P Kelly (7)
Towards rear, never a factor, pushed along and no impression entering straight, kept on one pace op 22/1
9th
Horse silk
2 ¾
2
9/2
T: P A FahyJ: C M Leonard (7)
Rear of mid-division, mistake 2nd, slight mistake 4 out, no impression when mistake 2 out, no extra
10th
Horse silk
3 ¼
1
6/1
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Held up towards rear, 8th when mistake 2 out, soon ridden and no impression, no extra approaching last op 12/1 tchd 16/1
11th
Horse silk
7
11
16/1
T: Ms A ReillyJ: P E Corbett (3)
Mid-division, 6th halfway, slight mistake 6th, no extra in rear after 3 out op 40/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€2.80Pl:€1.20, €2.40, €3.00EX:€14.40Trifecta:€92.80Tricast:€71.50SF:€13.50

Forecasts

Battling Spirit (3/1), Brosna George (4/1), Jazz Ranger (9/2), Bettatogether (6/1), Zagnzig (8/1), Cairnshill (12/1), Lisclogher Lad (16/1), Streak (16/1), Right Turn Clive (16/1), Misty Hollow (20/1), Cappacon (20/1)

Verdict

Battling Spirit scored over this sort of trip at Clonmel in December and could quickly bounce back having perhaps found 3m around here on testing ground beyond his comfort zone since. BROSNA GEORGE might be worth a chance however, given he's displayed some positives on occasions of late. He finished well in third over C&D recently and the fitting of a tongue tie may help today, while Robbie Power is a useful ally in the saddle. Zagnzig also merits some inspection back over this trip from a workable mark while it won't be any surprise if his trainer squeezes a win from Bettatogether before long.
  1. Brosna George
  2. Battling Spirit
  3. Zagnzig

Prize Money

1st: €7,084.002nd: €2,197.003rd: €1,046.004th: €471.005th: €184.00

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