• 12:45 Fairyhouse On Facebook Hurdle2m

  • Winner €13,000 2nd €3,800 3rd €1,800 4th €600
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 12.60s
  • Off time: 12:45:39
12:45 Fairyhouse Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Midnight Game 5/2
2nd Staying Article (IRE) 4/9


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 11/213-1 LIGHT BLUE, royal blue hoop, royal blue armlet, royal blue cap Staying Article (IRE) 13
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-7 E J O'Grady P J Brennan 150 4/91.44
2 411064- MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Midnight Game 221
Distance Winner
5 11-2 W P Mullins D N Russell 139 5/23.50
3 1325/F2- Red, black diamond & sleeves, black & red hooped cap Rigour Back Bob (IRE) 408
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-2 E J O'Grady P F Mangan 145 14/115.00
5 55F422/ EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Whosaidso (IRE) 632
Course Winner
9 11-2 D Cullen M P Walsh 50/151.00
6 457239 BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots One Cool Shabra (IRE) 13
Course WinnerDistance Winner
4 10-13 p P O Brady R P Treacy (7) 129 12/113.00
Non runners
41203-14Simenon (IRE)511-2W P MullinsP Townend147


With two entries each, Edward O'Grady and Willie Mullins look to have this between them. The former is represented by Staying Article, who looked a potential Grade 1 winner when beating Blackstairmountain at Cork though his penalty gives him a bit more to do, and Rigour Back Bob, who would appear to need further and is racing for the first time since last October. The champion trainer is represented by the classy Midnight Game, who ran in the very best company after landing a novices' event at Naas in January, and the dual Royal Ascot winner SIMENON. The latter ran an absolute shocker on his reappearance at Punchestown last month, coming hime 33 length behind the winner at odds of 1/3. There was something obviously amiss that day and he's handed an opportunity to redeem his reputation.