Fairyhouse

  • 11:50 Fairyhouse Premier Jump Weekend Maiden Hurdle 2m 2f

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €699 4th €400
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 44.50s
  • Off time: 11:50:24
11:50 Fairyhouse Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Toostrong (FR) 4/5
2nd Star Neuville (FR) 5/2
3rd Prince Of Diamonds (IRE) 50/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 103-07 Red, black star, black stars on sleeves, black cap, red stars Bulletproof (IRE) 27
5 11-12 J Halley P Townend 10/111.00
2 130- MAROON & WHITE STRIPES, emerald green & grey quartered cap Duomo Di Milano (IRE) 245
6 11-12 A L T Moore Andrew J McNamara 14/115.00
3 F24-09 GREY, red stars, red cap Hidden Shamrock (IRE) 9
7 11-12 L Whitmore M Darcy 50/151.00
4 079639/ WHITE, black stars, black spots on sleeves, white cap, black stars Just Two Numbers 908
7 11-12 John G Carr B T O'Connell 95 100/1101.00
5 85 LIGHT BLUE, dark blue inverted triangle, diabolo on sleeves, light blue cap Moyliss Mill (IRE) 110
7 11-12 D M Kelly J L Cullen 50/151.00
6 BLACK, white disc & sleeves, white cap, emerald green star Munster Fusilier (IRE) 138
5 11-12 J C McConnell P D Kennedy (5) 100/1101.00
7 1/2510-0 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Star Neuville (FR) 21
Beaten Favourite
5 11-12 J J Hanlon B Hayes (7) 5/23.50
8 7 Red, royal blue cross sashes, hooped cap Worrel Creek (IRE) 20
5 11-12 Sean Doyle S W Jackson 66/167.00
9 9-660 Red, emerald green star,emGreen slvs,black armlet,black & green quartered cap Gimli's Return (IRE) 14
4 11-9 Mrs J Harrington T P Treacy 25/126.00
10 S000 ORANGE, royal blue chevron, royal blue chevrons on sleeves, royal blue cap Prince Of Diamonds (IRE) 6
4 11-9 F Flood A J Fox (7) 50/151.00
11 8 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Thomond Park (IRE) 13
4 11-9 C A Murphy M P Walsh 16/117.00
12 41- MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Toostrong (FR) 363
4 11-9 t1 W P Mullins D N Russell 4/51.80
13 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Troubled (IRE)
4 11-9 D T Hughes R Loughran 20/121.00
14 ROYAL BLUE, white seams, red & white striped cap Crying Aloud (USA) 96
6 11-5 J T Gorman I J McCarthy (5) 66/167.00
15 021-606 Dark blue, orange epaulettes, light blue sleeves, orange armlet, light blue cap, orange star Lisrose (IRE) 17
6 11-5 Declan Queally E F Power (3) 25/126.00
16 1064 PINK, grey chevron & sleeves, pink cap Sure Thyne (IRE) 17
5 11-5 W McCreery B M Cash 20/121.00
Non runners
17Grove Kid (IRE)711-12C O'ConnellReserve 1
180Mai Maisie (IRE)411-2S ByrneReserve 2
193222/UBest Legend (IRE)911-12S R B CrawfordReserve 3

Verdict

Winning point-to-pointers Bulletproof, Lisrose and Sure Thyne are likely to do better in time but this shouldn't take much winning despite the big field. STAR NEUVILLE, another who won between the flags and also a bumper, was sent off a short-priced favourite on his hurdling bow at Naas but fluffed his lines and was well beaten. The experience should have done him good, however, and he can make amends over this much shorter trip. Willie Mullins saddles the newcomer Toostrong, a French-bred related to several winners, and the market should be watched to gauge whether he's ready for this test.