Fairyhouse

  • 15:10 Caffrey's Bar And Restaurant Of Batterstown Handicap Chase 3m 5f

  • Winner €18,526 2nd €5,414 3rd €2,566 4th €854
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 8m 18.50s
  • Off time: 15:11:56
15:10 Fairyhouse Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Murchu (IRE) 12/1
2nd Give Us A Hand (IRE) 8/1
3rd Spot The Boss (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3P03-34 ROYAL BLUE & EMERALD GREEN HALVED, sleeves reversed, yellow cap Jadanli (IRE) 7
Course Winner
10 11-8 P J Gilligan A E Lynch 128 14/115.00
2 6-F4741 BLACK, yellow seams, yellow diamonds on sleeves, yellow cap, black diamonds Action Master 44
6 11-7 t D T Hughes B J Cooper 127 8/19.00
3 330115 Emerald green, orange chevron & sleeves, quartered cap Our Victoria (IRE) 17
7 11-7 C Bowe Andrew J McNamara 127 8/19.00
4 847-197 YELLOW, red epaulettes, emerald green sleeves, yellow cap, red star Droim Toll (IRE) 28
Course and Distance Winner
10 10-13 D Hassett P Townend 119 8/19.00
5 235276 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE CHECK, white sleeves & cap Give Us A Hand (IRE) 28
10 10-8 J A Berry P Carberry 114 8/19.00
6 14B215 YELLOW, dark blue disc, check sleeves & cap Bangonform (IRE) 28
8 10-7 D E Fitzgerald B J Geraghty 113 9/110.00
7 9B1P11 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Highdownhill (NZ) 26
7 10-7 N Madden N P Madden 113 4/15.00
8 1238-33 WHITE, emerald green sash & sleeves, orange cap, white star Ardglen (IRE) 26
8 10-4 p J J Hanlon D E Mullins 110 6/17.00
9 5-10674 DARK BLUE, red panel, red & dark blue halved sleeves, red cap Kingsmoss (IRE) 29
7 10-4 p J J Lambe E J O'connell 110 33/134.00
10 2P3321 YELLOW, red chevron, hooped sleeves & cap Tarquinius (FR) 15
9 10-4 bt G Elliott D J Condon 110 9/25.50
11 0-2U139 MAUVE Murchu (IRE) 57
6 10-2 t J J Hanlon M A Enright (5) 108 12/113.00
12 15PU-48 Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Spot The Boss (IRE) 32
8 9-10 p O McKiernan R C Colgan 102 14/115.00

Verdict

This will take some getting in the conditions and Our Victoria hasn't proved she stays anywhere near this far while Jadanli is still probably a few pounds high. DROIM TOLL gets the vote as he stays forever and is the only C&D winner in the line-up. He beat subsequent Irish National winner Lion Na Bearnai here on New Year's Day and is just 6lb higher than when landing a Punchestown marathon in May. Tarquinius has been handed a 10lb rise for his latest success but he's still at the right end of the handicap in this gruelling event while both Highdownhill and Action Master arrive in winning form and the latter is looking well treated over fences compared to his hurdles rating.