Fairyhouse

  • 16:25 Follow Fairyhouse On Twitter Mares Flat Race2m

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 44.40s
  • Off time: 16:29:06
16:25 Fairyhouse Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Railway Zira (IRE) 7/1
2nd Dantes Firth (IRE) 9/4
3rd Rosaflora (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 31-25 Red, yellow stars, yellow sleeves, red stars, red cap, yellow star Dantes Firth (IRE) 38
Distance Winner
6 11-9 t T Foley Mr P T Foley (7) 9/43.25
2 17 LIGHT BLUE, black disc, light blue cap, red star Railway Zira (IRE) 146
5 11-8 David Kelly Mr P A King (7) 7/18.00
3 PPP/4- Yellow, purple chevron, purple sleeves, yellow stars, purple & yellow striped cap Deise Dasher (IRE) 639
7 11-2 t1 S Spillane Mr J W Spillane (7) 33/134.00
4 Black, Red star, striped sleeves, Red cap Julies Exit (IRE)
6 11-2 M O'Hare Mr N McParlan (7) 7/18.00
5 B4-00F1 Royal blue & white chevrons, white cap, royal blue diamond Lexion Lady (IRE) 23
7 11-2 C Bowe K C Sexton (7) 14/115.00
6 PP BROWN, red sash, white cap Miss Oscarose (IRE) 129
6 11-2 J P O'Keeffe Miss G O'Keeffe (7) 33/134.00
7 29 BROWN, red sash & cap Rosaflora (IRE) 44
6 11-2 J P O'Keeffe Mr J J Burke (7) 12/113.00
8 6500 YELLOW, black stars Vic Dancer (IRE) 115
6 11-2 M McCabe M P Fogarty (3) 20/121.00
9 Light blue, orange chevron & sleeves, orange & light blue hooped cap Doonhamer (IRE)
5 11-1 S F Magee Mr S F Magee (7) 33/134.00
10 Brown, Orange seams, hooped cap Fair Ethel (IRE)
5 11-1 A Stronge Mr A Stronge (7) 25/126.00
11 66 Emerald green, dark blue cross of lorraine, light blue sleeves, yellow cap Shantilly (IRE) 40
5 11-1 Mrs P Dobbs Mr D L Queally (5) 6/17.00
12 93 LIGHT BLUE & MAROON HOOPS, blue sleeves, striped cap Ultra Light (FR) 27
5 11-1 R Hennessy Miss J M Mangan (7) 4/15.00
13 Red, royal blue stars Vicky Miller (IRE)
5 11-1 G Elliott Mr D J O'Leary (7) 13/27.50

Verdict

Dantes Firth has to concede weight all round due to his victory at Thurles last March but this shouldn't take much winning. Potential punters will need to ignore his poor run at Leopardstown, however, while the other winning bumper in the line-up, Railway Zira, has been given a break since a real flop at Galway in September. Shantilly has only shown moderate form so it's ULTRA LIGHT who gets the nod. This half-sister to Rubi Light didn't shown much on her opening run but was staying on nicely at the finish here last month and with further progress likely can gain her first success. After a fair opening run, Rosaflora hardly picked her feet up at Thurles in December and will need to do much better to get involved here.