Fairyhouse

  • 14:35 Ratoath Community Beginners Chase2m 5f 100y

  • Winner €8,280 2nd €1,920 3rd €840 4th €480
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 9.00s
  • Off time: 14:35:36
14:35 Fairyhouse Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Western Leader (IRE) 7/2
2nd Rupert Lamb 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1-02134 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE DIABOLO, white sleeves, white star on cap Golanbrook (IRE) 17
Nag me
7 11-12 b T Foley R M Power 11/82.38
2 213-U54 Yellow, emerald green sleeves, emerald green cap, yellow spots Knockgraffon King (IRE) 16
Nag me
8 11-12 p1 N Meade P Carberry 112 7/18.00
3 6077-F0 YELLOW, pink star & sleeves, yellow cap, pink stars Lord Rudi (IRE) 17
Nag me
9 11-12 R K Watson M Darcy 33/134.00
4 22212/4 Beige & black halved, black chevrons on sleeves, beige cap Rupert Lamb 37
Nag me
7 11-12 W P Mullins D J Casey 2/13.00
5 2/22P-30 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Western Leader (IRE) 24
Nag me
9 11-12 p J J Hanlon Andrew J McNamara 7/24.50
6 P/5P22-8 MAROON, pink seams, check cap Witness Of Fashion (IRE) 17
Nag me
7 11-12 Patrick Rooney C D Maxwell (3) 33/134.00

Verdict

Rupert Lamb won a bumper and a novice hurdle in minor company in the UK but looked in need of further experience when beaten a long way on his chasing debut. Western Leader, a dual winning bumper and successful at Grade 2 level over hurdles, is a smart recruit to chasing and is definitely one to keep an eye on but GOLANBROOK looks the one to be on. He was a decent enough hurdler but looks better over fences if his two recent runs are a guide and it was a very good effort to finish close behind Canaly in what looked a strong event here last month. Knockgraffon King has been well beaten so far over fences but has the potential to do better and shouldn't be dismissed.