16:20 Fairyhouse

Friday 5 March 2021

All13:3514:0514:4015:1515:5016:2016:5017:20
  • Fairyhouse Website For Merchandise Maiden Hurdle (Div 2)
  • 2m 4f  |   Soft (Soft to Heavy in places)  |   13 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:30  |   Winning time: 5m 42.7s
1st
13
4/6f
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
Chased leaders, not fluent at times, 4th from halfway, took closer order from 3 out and led before next, ridden run-in and reduced advantage close home, always holding runner-up op 4/5 tchd 5/6
2nd
¾
14
511-13
9/1
T: G ElliottJ: K M Donoghue
Chased leaders and 5th from halfway, not fluent on outer 3 out, improved into 2nd before next and ridden before last where not fluent, kept on run-in without reaching winner op 5/1
3rd
13
2
25/1
T: N C KellyJ: J S McGarvey
Chased leaders and 3rd from halfway, improved to briefly dispute lead before 2 out, soon headed and dropped to 3rd, no extra and kept on same pace from before last
4th
15
3
16/1
T: A SlatteryJ: C A Landers (5)
Led, joined from 4 out, pushed along and headed before 2 out, soon no extra in 4th and kept on same pace from before last op 40/1
5th
4 ½
10
511-13
10/3
T: N MeadeJ: S W Flanagan
Mid-division and 7th from halfway, ridden from 3 out and no impression in 8th before next, kept on into moderate 5th run-in op 5/2
6th
3 ½
9
511-13
66/1
T: P G FaheyJ: P D Kennedy
Towards rear, not fluent 3rd, 11th from halfway, some progress from 3 out and pushed along in 5th before next, soon no impression and kept on same pace from before last
7th
2
8
80/1
T: T O'ConnorJ: Mr T O'Connor (7)
Chased leader in 2nd, improved to dispute lead from 4 out, pushed along and headed before 2 out, soon no extra and weakened op 40/1
8th
½
6
200/1
T: E CawleyJ: P T Enright
Mid-division, not fluent at times, 8th from halfway, pushed along before 2 out and soon no impression
9th
sh
12
511-13
12/1
T: B R HamiltonJ: C D Maxwell
Towards rear, not fluent at times, reminders after 3rd, 10th from halfway, pushed along from 3 out and no impression from before next op 16/1
10th
3 ½
4
100/1
T: Caroline MccaldinJ: R Deegan (5)
Mid-division, mistake 7th, 6th from halfway, pushed along on inner from 3 out, no impression and weakened before next op 66/1
11th
1 ½
5
100/1
T: J J HanlonJ: Shane Fenelon (7)
Mid-division, 9th from halfway, pushed along from 3 out and no impression from before next
12th
50
7
16/1
T: E CawleyJ: C D Timmons (3)
Towards rear, mistake 1st, detached in rear from halfway, no impression from 4 out, tailed off

Also Ran

F
11
66/1
T: C A McBratneyJ: D F O'Regan
In rear when fell 1st op 33/1

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Non-Runners

1
Councilor Dick82
Weight: 12-0|  Age: 7
T: P Kiely  J: Mr R J Kiely
NR
16
Champagne Monarch37
Weight: 12-0|  Age: 6
T: S J Mahon  J: Reserve 2
NR
15
Red River Valley
Weight: 11-13|  Age: 5
T: P J Rothwell  J: Reserve 1
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€1.60Pl:€1.02, €1.30, €4.40EX:€6.90Trifecta:€76.50SF:€8.52

Forecasts

Old Town Garde (4/6), Gipsi Joe (10/3), Champagne Monarch (15/2), The Greek (9/1), Kalvin (12/1), Dr Shirocco (16/1), Chosen Diamond (16/1), Don't Matter Now (25/1), Councilor Dick (25/1), Red River Valley (50/1), Ger Mac (66/1), Journey West (66/1), Cloudy Wednesday (80/1), Martalink (100/1), Trying My Best (100/1), Waittillitellyou (200/1)

Verdict

A lightly-raced winner in points, OLD TOWN GARDE showed up well when sixth in a Naas maiden hurdle (19f) 33 days ago, just shaping as though the run would bring him on having travelled well for a long way. He earns the vote to confirm the promise of that effort, with stablemate The Greek and Gipsi Joe fancied as the chief threats.

  1. OLD TOWN GARDE (IRE)
  2. THE GREEK (IRE)
  3. GIPSI JOE (FR)

Prize Money

1st: €6,000.002nd: €2,000.003rd: €1,000.004th: €500.005th: €300.006th: €200.00

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