Fairyhouse

  • 15:35 Follow Fairyhouse On Twitter Flat Race2m

  • Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
  • Going: Soft to Heavy, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 13.20s
  • Off time: 15:35:13
15:35 Fairyhouse Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cillian's Return (IRE) 2/1
2nd Vigil (IRE) 6/4
3rd Drunken Counsel (IRE) 10/3

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 0 WHITE & BLACK QUARTERED, white sleeves, red cap Calau (GER) 46
6 12-0 James Kelly Mr J J Burke (7) 33/134.00
2 Yellow,emerald green hollow box,emerald green slvs,yellow armlet,emGreen cap Texas Ray (IRE)
6 12-0 P G Kelly Mr S D Bohan (7) 33/134.00
3 43-2 GREY, pink seams, pink cap Cillian's Return (IRE) 24
5 11-12 W T Farrell Mr J J King (5) 2/13.00
4 P-58 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Drunken Counsel (IRE) 25
5 11-12 G Elliott Ms N Carberry 10/34.33
5 Maroon & em green diabolo, maroon sleeves, em green armlet, quartered cap Ekbaal
5 11-12 B T Murphy Miss J M Mangan (3) 14/115.00
6 White triangle, red sleeves, white cap Mick Spadoun (IRE)
5 11-12 J T R Dreaper Mr J E Flynn (7) 16/117.00
7 9 White, purple hoop, white sleeves, emerald green chevrons, purple cap Sheemore Lad (IRE) 31
5 11-12 G Elliott Mr D J O'Leary (7) 20/121.00
8 DARK GREEN, red chevron & chevrons on sleeves, red cap Vigil (IRE)
5 11-12 D K Weld Mr Derek O'Connor 6/42.50

Verdict

Cillian's Return has gradually improved and gave supporters of the odds-on Black Hercules a fright at Punchestown. She'll be very difficult to beat though may be up against a potentially useful newcomer in VIGIL. Dermot Weld's charge is a son of Dansili out of a full sister to Yeats so has plenty to live up to and will hopefully be good enough. Gordon Elliott's pair Drunken Counsel and Sheemore Lad haven't shown much while Mick Spadoun has a fine chasing pedigree and will probably be seen to better effect later.