• 16:05 Normans Grove Chase 2m 1f

  • Winner €24,375 2nd €7,125 3rd €3,375 4th €1,125
  • Going: Yielding to Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 25.70s
  • Off time: 16:05:26
16:05 Fairyhouse Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Foildubh (IRE) 7/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 4/11-141 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE CHEVRONS, royal blue cap, white diamonds Days Hotel (IRE) 37
Nag me
8 11-10 H de Bromhead A E Lynch 159 5/61.83
2 137654 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Bob Lingo (IRE) 17
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-4 ht T Mullins M P Walsh 148 6/17.00
3 342P22 MAROON, pink sleeves, white cap Foildubh (IRE) 42
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-4 J P Ryan P Carberry 148 7/42.75
4 105623 RED, dark green hoop, white cap Lead Kindly Light (IRE) 24
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-0 pt S Byrne A D Leigh 127 14/115.00


Another small field in which DAYS HOTEL can complete a quartet of Grade 2 victories. Henry De Bromhead's classy chaser has been beaten just once in his last five starts, when tackling a longer trip at Thurles in January, and his comfortable defeat of Realt Dubh at Naas the following month looks good enough for this. Bob Lingo beat Foildubh 3l over this track and trip a year ago but the positions were reversed over a longer trip at Punchestown a few weeks later. The pair are evenly matched but may not trouble the selection while Lead Kindly Light has a lot to do at these weights.