Fairyhouse

  • 18:00 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Median Auction Maiden7f

  • Winner €10,350 2nd €2,400 3rd €1,050 4th €600
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 31.64s
  • Off time: 18:00:25
18:00 Fairyhouse Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Simple Love (USA) 14/1
2nd Pillow (IRE) 7/2
3rd Harlem Shake (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (9) 780 YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE chevron, RED cap All Aquest (IRE) 45
2 9-5 D English R P Cleary 66/167.00
2 (7) WHITE, large royal blue spots & sleeves, orange cap Azurite (IRE)
2 9-5 G M Lyons E J McNamara 33/134.00
3 (8) MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Bleeding Hearts (IRE)
2 9-5 M Halford S Foley 20/121.00
4 (3) WHITE, royal blue sash, royal blue chevrons on sleeves, white cap Finn River (IRE)
2 9-5 T G McCourt I J Brennan (3) 50/151.00
5 (4) 4823 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Focussed (IRE) 21
2 9-5 p B W Duke K J Manning 8/19.00
6 (1) 53 WHITE, large royal blue spots & sleeves, striped cap Harlem Shake (IRE) 11
2 9-5 b1 G M Lyons G F Carroll 12/113.00
7 (11) 5 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Hidden Oasis (IRE) 26
2 9-5 D Wachman F M Berry 11/102.10
8 (12) 4 YELLOW, red epaulettes & sleeves, yellow cap Persian Caliph (IRE) 20
2 9-5 Mrs J Harrington J P O'Brien 14/115.00
9 (10) GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Tarabiyn (IRE)
2 9-5 J M Oxx D P McDonogh 8/19.00
10 (5) 4 White, red stars, white slvs, royal blue cap High Kicker (IRE) 19
2 9-0 J G Coogan L P Dempsey (7) 33/134.00
11 (2) 2 Royal blue & red chevrons, red & white striped sleeves, red & white quartered cap Pillow (IRE) 21
2 9-0 J P Murtagh N G McCullagh 7/24.50
12 (6) BLACK, white slvs, red cap, black star Simple Love (USA)
2 9-0 D K Weld P J Smullen 14/115.00

Verdict

Pillow finished just ahead of the more experienced Focussed when runner-up over 6f here on her debut. Harlem Shake was further behind and Johnny Murtagh's filly looks to have leading claims. But though HIDDEN OASIS may only have managed fifth behind War Command on his introduction at Leopardstown, that form looks much better in hindsight with the latter's subsequent victory in the Coventry at Ascot and David Wachman's charge gets the nod. Tarabiyn, Bleeding Hearts and Simple Love are newcomers to note for any significant support.