Fairyhouse

  • 12:20 New Year Maiden Hurdle2m

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 21.20s
  • Off time: 12:21:02
12:20 Fairyhouse Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st King Of Firth (IRE) 2/1
2nd Pyrus Gold Wind (IRE) 12/1
3rd Smithfield (IRE) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 210/PP Purple & pink check, pink chevrons on sleeves, pink cap, purple star Canadian Venture (IRE) 45
9 11-12 t1 Miss C Cannon J S McGarvey (7) 66/167.00
2 PP- ROYAL BLUE & RED CHEVRONS, red sleeves, royal blue cap, red spots Crowded Room (IRE) 450
7 11-12 p1 M Cunningham K M Donoghue (3) 50/151.00
3 5 ROYAL BLUE, emerald green panel & cap Davyroy (IRE) 31
7 11-12 C A McBratney B R Dalton (5) 50/151.00
4 77P-6P9 ROYAL BLUE, yellow star, yellow stars on sleeves, check cap Hallstown Lad (IRE) 6
7 11-12 John G Carr P Merrigan 40/141.00
5 312/2- EMERALD GREEN, yellow diamond, white sleeves, check cap Kandinski (IRE) 617
7 11-12 R Tyner P T Enright 10/34.33
6 53-316 Emerald green & mauve halved, slvs reversed, quartered cap King Of Firth (IRE) 6
Distance Winner
6 11-12 Ms M Mullins D E Mullins 2/13.00
7 YELLOW, red epaulettes, black sleeves, black cap, yellow spots Mind The Pin (IRE)
6 11-12 t1 P Downey R C Colgan 33/134.00
8 36524 WHITE, emerald green stars, yellow sleeves, maroon cap, white stars Pyrus Gold Wind (IRE) 65
6 11-12 t1 S J Mahon P Carberry 12/113.00
9 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Testoftime (IRE)
6 11-12 T J Taaffe M P Walsh 16/117.00
10 1-5 Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Another Challenge (IRE) 24
Distance Winner
5 11-10 O McKiernan S J Crimin (7) 8/19.00
11 WHITE & ROYAL BLUE CHEVRONS, white cap Controlurthoughts (IRE)
5 11-10 Denis Hogan D G Hogan 33/134.00
12 YELLOW, purple hollow box & chevrons on sleeves, striped cap Dream Crusher (IRE)
5 11-10 P Downey R M Moran 33/134.00
13 0 Light blue, yellow hoop, emerald green cap Pivot Bridge 6
5 11-10 A McGuinness R Loughran 14/115.00
14 535 Red, white star, white stars on sleeves, striped cap Smithfield (IRE) 72
5 11-10 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 3/14.00
15 0- MAROON & DARK BLUE HALVED, sleeves reversed, maroon cap Lucrecia Borgia (IRE) 249
6 11-5 Lady J Fowler M J Bolger (3) 25/126.00
16 09 White, red hoop, emerald green sleeves, emerald green & red quartered cap Grainne Whale (IRE) 24
5 11-3 J C McConnell B J Cooper 33/134.00

Verdict

Another Challenge won a Thurles bumper in February but was beaten a long way on his hurdles debut at Navan last month. King Of Firth won a bumper at Galway in October and was in touch for most of the way when tackling 2m2f over hurdles at Leopardstown on St Stephens Day. He should go well while Kandinski's second to Simonsig when last seen in a bumper on this track in April 2011 could hardly have been better advertised though the lack of a subsequent run has to be a concern. SMITHFIELD was a decent if luckless performer on the Flat and his three runs to date over hurdles suggest he'll be winning soon and today could be the day he loses his maiden tag.