Fairyhouse

  • 18:25 Easter Festival Flat Race2m

  • Winner €8,625 2nd €2,000 3rd €875 4th €499
  • Going: Yielding
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 3.00s
  • Off time: 18:25:36
18:25 Fairyhouse Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st The Mighty Milan (IRE) 3/1
2nd Azorian (IRE) 5/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 176 Emerald green & red quartered, halved sleeves, red star on cap Agent James (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
6 11-11 C F Swan Mr J Reddington (7) 25/126.00
2 1 CERISE Apache Stronghold (IRE) 150
Distance Winner
5 11-11 N Meade Mr J J King (7) 7/18.00
3 11 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Azorian (IRE) 51
Distance Winner
5 11-11 E Griffin Miss J M Mangan (7) 5/42.25
4 31 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Eight Chimes (FR) 90
Course and Distance Winner
5 11-11 h A J Martin Mr A J Berry 11/26.50
5 144 DARK BLUE & LIGHT BLUE HALVED, dark blue sleeves, quartered cap Fredsmemory (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
7 11-11 F G Hand Mr D J Hand (7) 25/126.00
6 1-3 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Grand Jesture (IRE) 36
Distance Winner
5 11-11 H de Bromhead Mr D Roche (5) 7/18.00
7 231-2 WHITE, large royal blue spots, royal blue sleeves, white spots, yellow cap The Mighty Milan (IRE) 329
Distance Winner
6 11-11 T J Nagle-Jr Ms K Walsh 3/14.00

Verdict

The Mighty Milan hasn't been seen since finishing runner-up in a strong bumper at the Curragh in May but looks a really smart type and should go well in his attempt at a successful reappearance. EIGHT CHIMES showed the benefit of a promising opener on this track by beating subsequent hurdles winner Mad Brian on a return visit in January. Tony Martin's charge looks very progressive and can complete the double though Apache Stronghold, an impressive Down Royal winner in November, is another to consider. Winning point-to-pointer Azorian beat what looked a decent field at Leopardstown in February and should also be in the firing line.