Fairyhouse

  • 13:25 Racegoer's 25 Package Hurdle2m

  • Winner €8,970 2nd €2,080 3rd €910 4th €520
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 23.80s
  • Off time: 13:27:10
13:25 Fairyhouse Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rock Critic (IRE) 9/4
2nd Seabass (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 11137- MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Make Your Mark (IRE) 328
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-12 W P Mullins D N Russell 135 4/61.67
2 1 BLACK, white slvs, red cap, black star Rock Critic (IRE) 108
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-12 D K Weld R P McNamara 9/43.25
3 306-154 White, black seams, check cap Musawama (IRE) 36
Nag me
5 11-11 t D Cullen B M Cash 120 25/126.00
4 P-F50U1 BLACK, yellow panel, quartered cap Count Salazar (IRE) 36
Nag me
8 11-5 E Doyle D E Splaine (5) 33/134.00
5 111113- MAROON, white braces & sleeves, maroon cap Seabass (IRE) 297
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
10 11-5 T M Walsh R Walsh 6/17.00
6 608 White, red star, red armlet, white cap, royal blue stars Valley View Lady (IRE) 27
Nag me
6 10-12 P O Brady R P Treacy (7) 100/1101.00

Verdict

Last year's Grand National third Seabass makes his long awaited reappearance on his way to another crack at Aintree and though he's won over the minimum trip over fences he's unlikely to have the pace for this even in testing conditions. Make Your Mark is another returning after a long absence and would also prefer a longer trip as an entry in the World Hurdle suggests. He was in touch for much of the way when behind Simonsig at Cheltenham and may not lack speed though ROCK CRITIC holds a fitness advantage which may prove crucial. A maiden winner over timber at the Galway Festival, he finished close up in two Listed races on the Flat in the autumn and should be cherry ripe before heading for the Supreme Novices' Hurdle. Musawama ran poorly on heavy ground at Tramore last time and may find the going against him.