Fairyhouse

  • 17:55 ComfyBed Novice Handicap Chase 2m 6f 100y

  • Winner €10,350 2nd €2,400 3rd €1,050 4th €600
  • Going: Yielding to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 5.90s
  • Off time: 17:55:52
17:55 Fairyhouse Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Solstice Knight (IRE) 12/1
2nd Sea Master (IRE) 8/1
3rd Prince Rudi (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 321P00 DARK BLUE, yellow diamond & sleeves, yellow cap, red diamond El Fontan (FR) 30
8 11-12 b D T Hughes Mr J J King (7) 123 25/126.00
2 625452 ROYAL BLUE, white triple diamond & diamonds on sleeves, quartered cap Royal Sam (IRE) 16
Beaten Favourite
8 11-5 G P Cromwell K M Donoghue (3) 116 12/113.00
3 232153 Purple, yellow diamond, red cap Zekarya (FR) 30
7 11-5 P M J Doyle Mr D G Lavery (5) 116 6/17.00
4 P33631 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Shattered Dream (IRE) 16
5 11-4 p G Elliott D N Russell 119 9/25.50
5 572165 DARK BLUE & RED QUARTERED, halved sleeves, red cap Prince Rudi (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
11 11-3 p S T Nolan I J McCarthy (3) 114 8/19.00
6 P-U4959 Royal blue, yellow star, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Daring Article (IRE) 86
7 11-1 R Tyner A P Crowe 112 14/115.00
8 3/2105P ORANGE & PURPLE DIAMONDS, purple sleeves, purple cap, orange diamonds Solstice Knight (IRE) 14
10 10-12 E J O'Grady B J Geraghty 109 12/113.00
9 5P213P YELLOW, red stars, striped sleeves & cap Clashnabrook (IRE) 14
Course Winner
8 10-8 E O'Grady P T Enright 105 10/111.00
10 0P06P1 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Down Under (IRE) 29
6 10-8 F Flood A P McCoy 105 3/14.00
11 300658 PINK & WHITE STRIPES, red cap King Vuvuzela (IRE) 22
6 10-8 P Nolan Mr M N Doran (5) 105 14/115.00
12 7693P-9 YELLOW, emerald green seams, green cap Jim Bowie (IRE) 128
8 10-0 N Meade P Carberry 97 8/19.00
13 984P32 YELLOW, black chevron & chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap, black spots Sea Master (IRE) 30
9 10-0 I Madden D E Splaine (5) 97 8/19.00
Non runners
7U5443PKnockgraffon King (IRE)811-1N MeadeD J Condon112

Verdict

Sea Master is still a maiden after 31 career starts but there's a race in him somewhere and he could hardly go any lower in the ratings. Royal Sam is also a maiden but gave Shattered Dream a race at Down Royal last time though the longer trip is likely to suit the winner, who looks certain to go well for Gordon Elliott. ZEKARYA has only run twice over fences, winning at Limerick in January after finishing runner-up on his debut. He's been running well over hurdles and should get back to winning ways over the bigger obstacles.