Fairyhouse

  • 14:15 I.N.H. Stallion Owners E.B.F. Novice Hurdle2m 4f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 12.10s
  • Off time: 14:15:18
14:15 Fairyhouse Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Seefood (IRE) 13/8
2nd Sizing Gold (IRE) 13/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3-414 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Benevolent (IRE) 10
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
5 11-10 N Meade D N Russell 9/110.00
2 575-211 EMERALD GREEN, red sleeves, check cap Seefood (IRE) 15
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-10 D T Hughes B J Cooper 13/82.62
3 P3330-1 White, royal blue panel, striped sleeves, royal blue star on cap Seriatim (IRE) 183
7 11-10 R T J Wilson B J Geraghty 123 11/112.00
5 233252 MAROON, pink sleeves, white cap Reafadda (IRE) 16
5 11-4 J P Ryan Mr P A King (7) 5/16.00
6 21- EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Sizing Gold (IRE) 262
5 11-4 H de Bromhead A E Lynch 13/82.62
Non runners
422-2371Shrapnel (IRE)611-10G ElliottD N Russell116

Verdict

An interesting contest and though bumper winner Sizing Gold is thrown in at the deep end he's certainly one to note for future reference. Galway winner Shrapnel and Reafadda both have decent form but are probably a little more exposed than some. Benevolent was way below his best at Wexford last month but should be suited by this step up in distance and Seriatim came good over 3m at Punchestown and Barry Geraghty takes over the reins here. SEEFOOD got off the mark in a bumper at Clonmel in September and was even more impressive when opening his account over timber over this C&D last month. Dessie Hughes' five-year-old has got his act together now and looks capable of completing his hat-trick in this better grade.