Fairyhouse

  • 13:20 Bar One Racing Ballyhack Handicap Chase 2m 1f

  • Winner €24,374 2nd €7,126 3rd €3,374 4th €1,126
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 29.80s
  • Off time: 13:20:50
13:20 Fairyhouse Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Lead Kindly Light (IRE) 11/1
2nd Far Away So Close (IRE) 4/1
3rd Sumkindasuprstar (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 124P0-1 RED & EMERALD GREEN STRIPES, red sleeves, check cap Lastoftheleaders (IRE) 34
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-10 A L T Moore P Townend 140 1001
2 101-2F4 ROYAL BLUE & PINK DIAMONDS, pink cap Slieveardagh (IRE) 118
Distance Winner
8 11-4 E J O'Grady M J Ferris 134 1001
3 52241-0 BLACK & EMERALD GREEN QUARTERED, light blue & yellow hooped slvs, white cap Armaramak (IRE) 41
Distance Winner
8 11-2 E J O'Grady P F Mangan 132 1001
4 730533 BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots Imperial Shabra (IRE) 13
Distance Winner
8 11-1 P O Brady R P Treacy (7) 131 1001
5 3F22-41 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Far Away So Close (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
7 11-0 b P Nolan D N Russell 130 1001
6 1P120-7 RED, yellow star & sleeves, red cap, white stars Jack Absolute (IRE) 10
9 10-12 p J J Walsh B T O'Connell 128 1001
7 3P34-62 Tangerine, green 'v', qtd cap Monastrell 29
7 10-12 t D M Christie D J Condon 128 1001
8 79265-P LIGHT GREEN & ORANGE DIAMONDS, orange sleeves, orange & white striped cap Peak Raider (IRE) 207
Course and Distance Winner
8 10-8 T Carberry Peter Carberry (5) 124 1001
9 735214 YELLOW & PURPLE DIAMONDS, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, purple diamonds Protaras (USA) 44
5 10-7 t N Meade P Carberry 123 1001
10 3314-61 PINK & LIGHT BLUE QUARTERED, dark blue sleeves, pink & light blue quartered cap Sumkindasuprstar (IRE) 194
8 10-6 t J O Clifford B R Dalton (5) 122 1001
11 071-424 Dark green, maroon disc, white cap Heavenly Brook (IRE) 25
Course Winner
8 10-5 N Henley R C Colgan 121 1001
12 FPP-582 RED, dark green hoop, white cap Lead Kindly Light (IRE) 6
Course and Distance Winner
8 10-5 t S Byrne A D Leigh 121 1001
13 62/137-7 WHITE & ROYAL BLUE STRIPES, royal blue armlet, royal blue star on cap On The Way Out (IRE) 25
Course Winner
9 10-4 J E Kiely T J Doyle 120 1001
14 213-F03 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Senior Again (IRE) 20
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 9-12 F Flood A P Crowe 114 1001

Verdict

Lastoftheleaders was an easy winner of this last year and arrives in top form having scored over hurdles at Galway in October but he's 13lb higher and FAR AWAY SO CLOSE may have his measure. Paul Nolan's charge was having only his fifth start over fences when scoring at Limerick last month and a mark of 130 looks reasonable. There's little between him and Monastrell on their run at Naas last October though the selection appears to have made the better progress. Protaras looked a nice prospect when landing a beginners event at Gowran but disappointed when stepped up in class at Punchestown so it's Slieveardagh, who unlike many of these will be suited by the trip, who could provide the main threat as he's now dropped to a reasonable mark.