Fairyhouse

  • 18:25 William & Gladys Bourke Flat Race2m

  • Winner €8,975 2nd €2,086 3rd €914 4th €526
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 4.00s
  • Off time: 18:26:08
18:25 Fairyhouse Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Don Cossack (GER) 6/5
2nd Elsie (IRE) 7/1
3rd Gold Ability (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 511 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Don Cossack (GER) 113
Distance Winner
5 12-0 G Elliott Ms N Carberry 6/52.20
2 2601 Black, Red star, striped sleeves, Red cap Gold Ability (IRE) 15
5 11-11 M O'Hare Mr D G Lavery (7) 14/115.00
3 2312 Purple, yellow star, yellow stars on sleeves, yellow star on cap Morning Royalty (IRE) 74
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 11-11 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 11/26.50
4 1 YELLOW, red sleeves, red cap, royal blue star Peace In The West (IRE) 23
Distance Winner
5 11-11 F Flood Mr M M O'Connor (3) 20/121.00
5 R51 RED, black cross of lorraine, halved sleeves, red cap, black diamonds Starkie 65
Course and Distance Winner
5 11-11 H de Bromhead Mr D Roche (5) 14/115.00
6 1 Dark Blue Sword Of Honour (IRE) 228
5 11-11 P J Flynn Mr K E Power 10/34.33
7 ROYAL BLUE, red cross of lorraine, royal blue cap Fayette County (IRE)
5 11-7 M Kelly Mr M Fahey (5) 33/134.00
8 5 EMERALD GREEN, red sleeves, check cap Seefood (IRE) 46
5 11-7 D T Hughes Mr J J King (7) 33/134.00
9 PURPLE, yellow chevron & cap Twelve Gold Bars (IRE)
5 11-7 J Nash Mr P Roche (3) 25/126.00
10 Grey, orange slvs, maroon cap Twice Returned (IRE)
6 11-7 Lady J Fowler Mr R H Fowler (7) 40/141.00
12 2 BLACK & RED STRIPES, white cap Elsie (IRE) 78
5 11-0 T Mullins Mr J P McKeown (3) 7/18.00
13 22 Light blue, maroon star & sleeves, maroon stars on cap Emily O (IRE) 54
4 10-4 G A Kingston Ms K Walsh 14/115.00
Non runners
1131Bouillabaisse (IRE)611-4C A MurphyMr C Motherway

Verdict

Don Cossack looked to have been set a huge amount to do when attempting a double at Navan in December but came with a storming late run to catch Rory O'Moore and will make a bold bid to complete a hat-trick though MORNING ROYALTY looks the one to be on. Willie Mullins' charge sauntered home on heavy ground at Punchestown so it was a bit of a shock when beaten comfortably by Moscow Mannon at Gowran but the winner ran a respectable race in the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham and the form looks rock solid. Gold Ability came good at the fourth attempt at Downpatrick though he appeared to need every yard of the 2m2f trip so it's Sword Of Honour who could provide the main threat as he was a very impressive winner on his debut at Killarney in August and could be anything.