Fairyhouse

  • 16:50 Ladbrokes Irish Grand National Chase 3m 5f

  • Winner €141,000 2nd €48,500 3rd €23,500 4th €8,501
  • Going: Yielding to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 8m 4.00s
  • Off time: 16:50:27
16:50 Fairyhouse Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Liberty Counsel (IRE) 50/1
2nd Away We Go (IRE) 25/1
3rd Home Farm (IRE) 10/1
4th Sweeney Tunes 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 FP-174P Light blue, orange epaulettes, light blue cap Junior 18
10 11-10 b D Pipe C O'Farrell 156 33/134.00
2 221-232 Emerald green, yellow chevron and sleeves, purple cap You Must Know Me (IRE) 22
7 10-11 H de Bromhead A E Lynch 143 20/121.00
3 P-52202 Maroon, white star and armlet, white cap Magnanimity (IRE) 53
Course Winner
9 10-8 b D T Hughes B J Cooper 140 14/115.00
4 3/0-1321 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Sweeney Tunes 36
7 10-8 P Nolan D N Russell 140 12/113.00
5 5U3611 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Competitive Edge (IRE) 23
6 10-5 C O'Dwyer A P McCoy 137 12/113.00
6 F25533 BLACK & EMERALD GREEN CHECK, emerald green sleeves, yellow cap Cootamundra (IRE) 29
10 10-5 J A Berry R M Moran 137 25/126.00
7 721216 ROYAL BLUE, emerald green hoop, royal blue sleeves, quartered cap He'llberemembered (IRE) 23
10 10-5 P G Fahey S E Butler (5) 137 33/134.00
8 9-15P51 MAROON & WHITE STRIPES, maroon cap, white hoop Home Farm (IRE) 37
Course Winner
6 10-5 A L T Moore D J Casey 137 10/111.00
9 3-21221 BLACK, yellow spots, yellow sleeves, black cap Jacksonslady (IRE) 17
8 10-5 J P Dempsey B J Geraghty 137 14/115.00
10 0-61404 DARK BLUE, yellow diamond & sleeves, yellow cap, red diamond Muirhead (IRE) 32
Course Winner
10 10-5 N Meade D J Condon 137 33/134.00
12 336/111 Brown, white sleeves, brown chevrons, white & brown striped cap Rich Revival (IRE) 22
Course Winner
9 10-4 Miss E Doyle B T O'Connell 136 10/111.00
13 121-223 PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Marasonnien (FR) 37
Beaten Favourite
7 10-3 t1 W P Mullins R Walsh 135 9/110.00
14 1P4001 Emerald green, yellow cross sashes, striped cap Away We Go (IRE) 37
Course Winner
10 10-2 t W P Mullins P Townend 134 25/126.00
15 F19273 MAROON, WHITE star and armlets, ROYAL BLUE cap Romanesco (FR) 18
Course Winner
8 10-2 t G Elliott D E Mullins 134 12/113.00
16 1P-4PP0 LIGHT TAN, red hoop, black sleeves, red hoop, red cap Cross Appeal (IRE) 95
Course Winner
7 10-0 p N Meade Paul Carberry 132 25/126.00
17 45P149 ROYAL BLUE & EMERALD GREEN HALVED, sleeves reversed, yellow cap Jadanli (IRE) 20
Course Winner
11 10-0 p P J Gilligan M P Walsh 132 33/134.00
19 52141-1 PURPLE, white sleeves, striped cap Blazing Beacon (IRE) 15
11 9-12 F McGuinness M A Enright (3) 130 25/126.00
20 342131 Maroon, white star, white armlets, yellow cap Panther Claw (IRE) 14 (ex7)
7 9-12 P Nolan Ms K Walsh 123 9/110.00
21 34P789 MAROON, white star & armlet, white cap, blue star Start Me Up (IRE) 82
9 9-12 p C F Swan A P Heskin 130 33/134.00
22 133574 Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap Carlingford Lough (IRE) 65
Beaten Favourite
7 9-11 J E Kiely N P Madden 129 8/19.00
23 850650 BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots Imperial Shabra (IRE) 14
9 9-10 P O Brady A P Thornton 128 66/167.00
24 5313P0 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE CHEVRONS, royal blue cap, white star Liberty Counsel (IRE) 18
Course Winner
10 9-10 Mrs D A Love B R Dalton (5) 128 50/151.00
25 1-F1511 black and orange quartered, black sleeves, black cap, orange stars Rapidolyte De Ladalka (FR) 34
8 9-10 p S Shirley-Beavan F Keniry 128 22/123.00
26 3130-P9 Maroon, white inverted triangle, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Carloswayback (IRE) 29
8 9-10 t P Nolan A P Crowe 127 33/134.00
27 211133 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Goonyella (IRE) 51
6 9-10 J T R Dreaper Mr J E Flynn (7) 127 12/113.00
28 30115P Emerald green, orange chevron & sleeves, quartered cap Our Victoria (IRE) 120
8 9-10 C Bowe P T Enright 127 33/134.00
29 114-058 BLACK & YELLOW STRIPES, yellow spots on cap Paddy Pub (IRE) 22
10 9-10 K Purcell P F Mangan 127 33/134.00
30 P24149 Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Quietly Fancied (IRE) 22
9 9-10 p O McKiernan R C Colgan 127 20/121.00
Non runners
11862065Whodoyouthink (IRE)810-5O McKiernanM Darcy137
18923567Questions Answered (IRE)89-13E McNamaraAidan Coleman131

Verdict

Not one favourite has won this in the past 13 years and there have been some huge shocks. It's impossible to tell what will be market leader this time but Magnanimity will attract some support despite pulling up in this a year ago as he looked back to form at Clonmel last time. Muirhead has a chance at the weights as he generally competes at a high level but it's ROMANESCO who gets the nod as his run behind the well-handicapped Colbert Station in the Paddy Power at Leopardstown points to his chances. Competitive Edge is in cracking form and AP McCoy was on board when he scored at Leopardstown in January while the likes of Rich Revival, Marasonnien and Sweeney Tunes should be considered in one of the most competitive races of the season.