Fairyhouse

  • 14:00 Irish Daily Mirror Novice Handicap Chase 2m 6f 100y

  • Winner:
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 36.50s
  • Off time: 14:01:09
14:00 Fairyhouse Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sang Bleu (IRE) 9/1
2nd Karinga Queen (IRE) 25/1
3rd Summer Seeds (IRE) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1003/41 PURPLE & WHITE HOOPS, white cap Silent Creek (IRE) 23
8 11-11 b C Roche A P Crowe 121 12/113.00
2 310322 WHITE, red disc, red spots on sleeves, white cap, red spots Barcardero (USA) 10
8 11-9 p G Elliott K M Donoghue (7) 119 7/18.00
3 8-44210 BLACK, red diamond & sleeves, red cap, black star Kimberlite King (IRE) 23
Course Winner
8 11-8 C A Murphy M M O'Connor (3) 118 7/18.00
4 977860 MAROON, white sleeves, light blue cap Palace Merano (FR) 23
Distance Winner
7 11-1 W P Mullins P Townend 111 20/121.00
5 900335 RED, white hoop, white sleeves, pink cap Imaalhall (IRE) 69
7 10-13 F Flood M P Walsh 109 16/117.00
6 4110-13 RED, yellow cross of lorraine, black cap Tullintain (IRE) 68
Distance Winner
7 10-13 t1 R Tyner P T Enright (3) 109 10/111.00
7 8P42P9 Purple, orange chevron, purple & dark green quartered cap Karinga Queen (IRE) 23
6 10-8 M Fitzsimons A E Lynch 104 25/126.00
8 4U5263 ROYAL BLUE, large white spots, white sleeves, white cap, royal blue spots Major Glendinning (IRE) 10
7 10-8 T K Geraghty Ross Geraghty 104 11/26.50
9 080038 EMERALD GREEN & WHITE DIAMONDS, emerald green sleeves, white & emerald green hooped cap Dick Naylor (IRE) 23
7 10-3 b1 J G Cosgrave E J O'connell (7) 99 12/113.00
10 2079P2 BLACK, light blue chevron, striped sleeves, hooped cap Buen Camino (IRE) 17
9 10-1 pt D Hassett P W Flood 97 14/115.00
11 32/PF96 WHITE,dark blue hoop,white sleeves,dark blue armlet,white cap,dark blue star Summer Seeds (IRE) 10
7 10-1 t T M Walsh R Walsh 97 3/14.00
12 64-2443 Purple, white hoop, purple cap, white spots Sang Bleu (IRE) 17
8 9-12 Mrs Pauline Gavin S W Flanagan 94 9/110.00
13 214237 WHITE & YELLOW DIAMONDS, yellow sleeves, quartered cap Tiernan's Terror (IRE) 10
8 9-12 b M Cunningham A P Thornton (3) 94 8/19.00

Verdict

After scoring over 2m5f here on heavy ground in February, KIMBERLITE KING appeared to find three miles stretching his stamina at Navan and was heavily eased once his chance had gone. This should be more to his liking. Useful point-to-pointer Tullintain was well beaten in a hunter chase last time and looks high in the weights but Silent Creek deserves his place at the head of affairs as he jumped superbly on his chasing bow at Limerick last month. Barcardero is 15lbs higher than when successful at Down Royal in December and is struggling to cope but Major Glendenning gets a fair chance to finally lose his maiden tag in conditions that will suit.