Fairyhouse

  • 20:00 Ratoath Handicap 1m 4f

  • Winner €4,830 2nd €1,121 3rd €490 4th €280
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 42.60s
  • Off time: 20:06:38
20:00 Fairyhouse Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Melanippe (IRE) 5/1
2nd House Limit (IRE) 8/1
3rd Hurricane Sky (IRE) 9/4
4th Time Travel 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 0692-11 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Hurricane Sky (IRE) 42
4 9-13 C O'Brien F M Berry 64 9/43.25
2 (14) 51498-9 ROYAL BLUE, white cap, pink star Chignon (IRE) 11
4 9-8 M C Grassick N G McCullagh 59 25/126.00
3 (10) 380400 Red & black quartered, black & red halved sleeves, red cap, black star Knight Of Bangkok 25
4 9-8 t P Martin R P Whelan (3) 59 20/121.00
4 (15) 0-81306 EMERALD GREEN & WHITE HOOPS, emerald green cap, yellow star La Oliva (IRE) 1
4 9-7 t P W Flynn Paul W Flynn 58 16/117.00
5 (2) 139-028 ROYAL BLUE, white hoop, royal blue & brown check cap Gothen Niece (IRE) 16
Distance Winner
9 9-6 C P Donoghue L P Dempsey (7) 57 14/115.00
6 (11) 618321 PURPLE & ORANGE HALVED, sleeves reversed, striped cap House Limit (IRE) 7
Course Winner
4 9-6 p J Larkin B A Curtis 57 8/19.00
7 (12) 04600/0- ROYAL BLUE, white seams, red & white striped cap Waterhouse (IRE) 168
6 9-3 t J T Gorman Sam James (3) 54 33/134.00
8 (6) 0263-05 Royal blue, black braces, black seams on sleeves, black cap Sian (IRE) 7
4 9-1 Mrs P Dobbs P J Smullen 52 7/18.00
9 (16) 0-60415 YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE chevron, RED cap Time Travel 20
Distance Winner
8 9-1 t D English R P Cleary 52 12/113.00
10 (13) 70047-1 Grey & red chevrons, red armlet, qtd cap All About Timing (IRE) 7
Course Winner
8 9-0 p J T Gorman D A McCormack (5) 51 12/113.00
11 (17) 4/49-680 WINE, orange hooped sleeves, orange cap Clonsilla Fath (IRE) 19
Course Winner
8 9-0 bt D Broad C O'Donoghue 51 16/117.00
14 (18) 60-0000 YELLOW, royal blue disc & sleeves, hooped cap Back In Black (IRE) 7
4 8-10 p1 C O'Brien D P McDonogh 47 25/126.00
15 (4) 0/68080- BLACK & WHITE CHEVRONS, red sleeves, white spots, red & white quartered cap Marwood (IRE) 250
8 8-10 Jane M Foley S Foley 47 20/121.00
16 (5) 000- White, Purple sash, Yellow cap Midsomer Mist (IRE) 392
4 8-10 h L Smyth S B Kelly (3) 47 33/134.00
17 (3) 0009-60 Emerald green, yellow epaulettes & sleeves, yellow cap, emerald green diamond Valley Of Stars (IRE) 103
4 8-10 p A Mulholland I J Brennan (3) 47 25/126.00
18 (9) 080-041 Red, black braces, striped sleeves, black star on cap Melanippe (IRE) 11
Distance Winner
3 8-5 b P D Deegan C D Hayes 57 5/16.00
21 606030- Black, orange cross sashes, check sleeves, striped cap Elusive Award (USA) 19
6 9-11 T J O'Mara W M Lordan 62 20/121.00
Non runners
12 (1)00-5500Indian Arch (USA)69-0T J O'MaraW M Lordan51
13 (8)0680/3-9Not My Idea (IRE)68-11P J FlynnD M Grant48
190/235-50Gabh Mo Leithsceal (IRE)59-6J T GormanReserve 157
20007Moreece (IRE)48-13T DoyleReserve 250

Verdict

Hurricane Sky has completed a double over much shorter but shouldn't have many problems staying as he's run over hurdles. House Limit appreciated the fast ground at Fairyhouse and is only 4lb higher but it's MELANIPPE who looks the one to be on. Not surprisingly given a big ratings rise after her demolition job at Tramore, the only three-year-old in this line-up looks to have the scope to go on to better things. All About Timing battled to victory over 1m2f at Fairyhouse but should be even better suited by this trip and looks a threat along with Sian, who wasn't far behind that day on only her second start since October.