Fairyhouse

  • 12:45 fairyhouse.ie Maiden Hurdle2m

  • Winner €5,174 2nd €1,200 3rd €526 4th €300
  • Going: Soft, Soft/Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 15.90s
  • Off time: 12:45:37
12:45 Fairyhouse Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Blacklough (IRE) 10/1
2nd Akatara (IRE) 7/1
3rd Wingtips (FR) 2/9

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1 Royal blue, black chevron, white sleeves, black armlet, black cap, white star Blacklough (IRE) 178
4 11-9 W J Austin A D Leigh 10/111.00
2 5453-6 Red, large white spots, white sleeves, red spots, white cap Wingtips (FR) 150
4 11-9 A J Martin B J Cooper 138 2/91.22
3 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Classic Event (IRE)
4 11-4 E P Harty M P Walsh 20/121.00
4 949760 Maroon, white star, white sleeves, maroon chevrons, white cap Crowned Supreme (IRE) 18
4 11-4 P Hughes T C Carroll (5) 50/151.00
5 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Diamond's First (IRE)
4 11-4 t1 E P Harty N P Madden 25/126.00
6 PURPLE, black braces, striped sleeves & cap Fiveinthemorn (IRE)
4 11-4 J Nash D J Casey 33/134.00
7 77 red, WHITE TRIANGLE, red sleeves, white cap Grange Boy (IRE) 9
4 11-4 J T R Dreaper K M Donoghue (3) 25/126.00
8 35 ROYAL BLUE & EMERALD GREEN HALVED, quartered cap Killshallago (IRE) 166
5 11-4 G Keane A P Thornton 12/113.00
9 60-95 RED, white hoop, white sleeves, pink cap Kilmainham (IRE) 15
4 11-4 F Flood A P Crowe 33/134.00
10 0-0 Pink & mauve check Let Me Fly (IRE) 13
5 11-4 Miss A Mooney R M Power 50/151.00
11 767 Red and Royal blue diamonds, red sleeves, red cap New Buddy (IRE) 10
5 11-4 t P Martin M P Butler (5) 33/134.00
12 7-0 EMERALD GREEN, yellow sleeves, white cap, yellow spots Regusci (IRE) 17
4 11-4 A J Martin P Townend 25/126.00
13 F5380 LIGHT BLUE, royal blue sash, light blue cap, royal blue star Summers King (IRE) 7
4 11-4 t P Carey R M Moran 50/151.00
14 634573 RED, emerald green sash & sleeves, black cap Akatara (IRE) 25
5 10-11 M J Bowe M P Burke (7) 100 7/18.00

Verdict

Tony Martin is the leading trainer at this track with a runner in this and Paul Townend is the leading jockey. They team up with Regusci, who finished in mid-division at Cork last month, but Martin's other runner, WINGTIPS, is surely the one to beat. Campaigned at the highest level last season, Bryan Cooper's mount was fifth in the Triumph Hurdle at Cheltenham and third in the Champion Four-Year-Old Hurdle at the Punchestown Festival - a repeat of either of those efforts would more than suffice in this. Edward Harty's newcomers Classic Event and Diamond's First are both owned by J P McManus but may need more time while the mare Akatara usually finds at least one too good. Blacklough won a Killarney bumper in May and should be best of the rest.