Fairyhouse

  • 17:25 Nina Carberry Novice Handicap Chase 2m 1f

  • Winner €24,374 2nd €7,126 3rd €3,374 4th €1,126
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 29.40s
  • Off time: 17:25:54
17:25 Fairyhouse Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Lucky William (IRE) 5/1
2nd Last Time D'albain (FR) 20/1
3rd Senior Again (IRE) 7/1
4th Like Your Style (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 11244U Yellow, royal blue hollow box, yellow sleeves, light blue stars, light blue cap, yellow stars Lucky William (IRE) 24
8 11-10 T Cooper B J Geraghty 135 5/16.00
2 6-91643 LIGHT TAN, red hoop, black sleeves, red hoop, red cap Perfect Smile (IRE) 9
Course and Distance Winner
7 11-5 t N Meade P Carberry 130 12/113.00
3 101242 BLACK, yellow seams, yellow diamonds on sleeves, yellow cap, black diamonds Action Master 53
6 11-1 pt D T Hughes B J Cooper 126 11/112.00
4 943371 MAROON & WHITE STRIPES, maroon cap, white hoop Dantes King (IRE) 23
7 11-1 G Elliott Andrew J McNamara 126 14/115.00
5 3120P2 PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Regal D'estruval (FR) 9
7 11-1 b1 J H Culloty T J Doyle 126 12/113.00
6 343567 Emerald green,orange star,emGreen sleeves,orange stars,green cap,orange stars Baily Green (IRE) 29
Beaten Favourite
6 11-0 t M F Morris A E Lynch 125 20/121.00
7 021374 DARK BLUE & ORANGE DIAMONDS, halved sleeves, quartered cap Last Time D'albain (FR) 51
8 11-0 L P Cusack P W Flood 125 20/121.00
8 816P54 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Westmeath (IRE) 50
7 11-0 t P Nolan D N Russell 125 14/115.00
9 4F11FP RED, dark green hoop, white cap Lead Kindly Light (IRE) 22
Course and Distance Winner
8 10-13 t S Byrne A D Leigh 124 25/126.00
10 712F45 WHITE, royal blue stars, royal blue armlet, royal blue star on cap Delphi Mountain (IRE) 11
Distance Winner
7 10-12 t Denis Hogan D G Hogan 123 20/121.00
11 51P321 ETON BLUE, chocolate 'V', chocolate cap Friendly Society (IRE) 8
Distance Winner
7 10-11 M Hourigan A P Heskin (3) 122 12/113.00
12 3-26831 White & black diamonds, black chevrons on sleeves, white cap, black stars Swanfold (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
6 10-10 J C McConnell M J Bolger (3) 121 14/115.00
13 527914 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Like Your Style (IRE) 37
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
8 10-9 t E P Harty A P McCoy 120 5/16.00
14 53-22PP DARK BLUE & WHITE DIAMONDS, white sleeves, red cap Linnel (IRE) 22
7 10-7 t1 A L T Moore D J Casey 118 12/113.00
15 211946 Royal blue, white epaulettes, white diamonds on sleeves, yellow cap Undertheboardwalk (IRE) 29
Distance Winner
6 10-6 A J Martin R Walsh 117 14/115.00
16 F5F121 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Senior Again (IRE) 71
Distance Winner
6 10-4 F Flood M P Walsh 115 7/18.00
17 4573P8 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Grey Soldier (IRE) 29
7 10-3 bt G Elliott B R Dalton (7) 111 16/117.00

Verdict

Lucky William was in mid-division when unshipping his rider in the Grand Annual but has a Grade 3 to his credit and has been performing at a high level. Dantes King was having just his fourth start over fences when scoring at Down Royal and there's plenty of improvement in him while Action Master is another lightly-raced and progressive type who can make his presence felt. FRIENDLY SOCIETY ran a fine race behind the in-form Immediate Response over timber at Limerick before landing a handicap over fences there at the beginning of the month and this progressive chaser has been let off lightly with just a 4lb rise and can take this. Senior Again is another on the upgrade and should get competitive from the bottom of the weights.