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  • 15:00 Johnny Lumley 'Arkle's Groom' Lifetime Achievement In Racing Beginners Chase2m 5f 100y

  • Winner €8,280 2nd €1,920 3rd €840 4th €480
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 49.90s
  • Off time: 15:00:16
15:00 Fairyhouse Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sir Des Champs (FR) 2/7
2nd Gran Torino (IRE) 25/1
3rd Mackeys Forge (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 610-256 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Glam Gerry (IRE) 21
7 11-12 C A Murphy M P Walsh 12/113.00
2 PPP-070 PINK, black chevron, striped cap Gran Torino (IRE) 21
6 11-12 N Meade J L Cullen 25/126.00
3 2-23456 Dark blue, white cross sashes, white sleeves, emerald green cap Mackeys Forge (IRE) 20
7 11-12 D T Hughes R Loughran 7/18.00
4 073-896 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW CHECK, royal blue sleeves, yellow & royal blue hooped cap Molly's Boy (IRE) 14
Course Winner
10 11-12 E Cawley R M Moran 20/121.00
5 910-004 EMERALD GREEN, white hoop, quartered cap Mr Eko (IRE) 19
6 11-12 T Doyle M Darcy 33/134.00
6 413F15- Yellow & royal blue check, white sleeves, red chevrons, yellow & royal blue check cap Paddyonas (IRE) 251
9 11-12 G Donnelly K M Donoghue (3) 50/151.00
7 4800-40 ROYAL BLUE, yellow hoop & cap Saville Row (IRE) 7
6 11-12 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 16/117.00
8 1/11- MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Sir Des Champs (FR) 260
5 11-12 W P Mullins D N Russell 2/71.29
9 12-45 PINK, white hoop, royal blue cap Niki Royal (FR) 20
6 11-5 B Potts E J O'connell 14/115.00

Verdict

All eyes here will be on SIR DES CHAMPS as he makes his debut over fences. Unbeaten in three runs over timber, his latest victory was in the Martin Pipe at Cheltenham in March and he's bred to be even better over fences. Mackeys Forge was a very useful novice over hurdles but he hasn't done so well in two starts over fences and winning point-to-pointer Niki Royal may prove a bigger threat with her allowance as she ran quite well behind Golden Sunbird at Limerick but the remainder will need to improve on what they have shown so far to get involved.