Fairyhouse

  • 17:20 fairyhouse.ie Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 45.10s
  • Off time: 17:21:11
17:20 Fairyhouse Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Lapse Of Reason (IRE) 16/1
2nd Mrs Mac Veale (IRE) 7/1
3rd Valours Minion (IRE) 9/1
4th Our La Scala Diva (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 90-7P08 LIGHT BLUE, dark blue star, dark blue stars on cap Substitute (IRE) 43
9 11-12 b John G Carr A D Leigh 95 16/117.00
2 2-P1081 WHITE, royal blue sash, pink cap Vicalus (IRE) 18
Distance Winner
8 11-11 Miss S A Finn B J Cooper 94 2/13.00
3 02-P3F5 White & red diabolo, hooped sleeves & cap Mrs Mac Veale (IRE) 8
Beaten Favourite
8 11-8 R Murphy Mr E J O'connell 91 7/18.00
4 8-675PP Grey, black epaulettes, royal blue sleeves, black cap Elsie Freda (IRE) 8
5 11-4 b1 Shane Nolan R J Molloy (3) 87 16/117.00
5 F34F8-P Yellow, black disc, halved sleeves, black cap Its All Hush Hush (IRE) 137
9 11-4 pt John G Carr Andrew J McNamara 87 16/117.00
6 9P5-660 Royal blue, yellow cross of lorraine & sleeves, yellow star on cap Subtitle (IRE) 50
7 11-3 t S Slevin Mr M T Slevin (7)(ex1) 86 18/119.00
7 0300-88 Purple, white star, white sleeves, purple stars, white cap, purple stars Gone Wrong (IRE) 8
6 11-2 t David Kelly K C Sexton (7) 85 16/117.00
8 00-8 BROWN, pink sleeves, white cap, brown spots Smallman (IRE) 50
5 11-2 Patrick Rooney C D Maxwell (3) 85 20/121.00
9 P87030 White, white & royal blue hooped sleeves, royal blue cap Hipwells Mill (IRE) 37
5 11-1 bt S Fahey S E Butler (5) 84 12/113.00
10 7/0-P050 MAROON & WHITE STRIPES, maroon cap, white hoop Lapse Of Reason (IRE) 32
Course and Distance Winner
9 11-1 p A Lynch R C Colgan 84 16/117.00
11 P-62440 Emerald green, white stars, white sleeves, em green cap, white stars Valours Minion (IRE) 8
Beaten Favourite
10 11-1 t V T O'Brien B J Geraghty 84 9/110.00
12 40-F053 YELLOW, white sleeves & cap Brian The Warrior (IRE) 15
6 10-11 D McDonogh J S McGarvey (5) 80 10/111.00
13 5F/P-080 BLACK, white sash & sleeves, red cap, white star Our La Scala Diva (IRE) 48
7 10-11 p Mrs P Dobbs M P Fogarty 80 20/121.00
14 556/3-F8 EMERALD GREEN, pink diamond, quartered cap Ringfort (IRE) 15
8 10-11 p D J Barry R Walsh 80 7/18.00
15 P0/0-P80 YELLOW, black chevron & chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap, black spots Sidi Ifni (FR) 18
Distance Winner
7 10-11 I Madden S G McDermott 80 20/121.00
16 549555 BROWN, orange cross belts, hooped cap Tip For The Top (IRE) 18
7 10-11 p W J Burke Mr J J Burke (7) 80 10/111.00
Non runners
1750-7460Lord Baltimore (IRE)611-1A MurrayReserve 184
1866-7804Four Wives (IRE)511-4Peter FaheyReserve 287
19505U-67Acclaimed Piper (IRE)810-12W J McLernonReserve 381

Verdict

Vicalus has been raised 6lb for her victory in a handicap at Ballinrobe and though this isn't much tougher she may have problems conceding 19lb, including jockey claim, to BRIAN THE WARRIOR. Dessie McDonogh's charge has still to lose his maiden tag after 15 starts over hurdles but has run a bit better in his recent races and this represents his best chance to date. Valours Minion looked to be ready for his first victory when producing three good runs in the summer but he was a big disappointment when favourite for a handicap at Gowran last week. Tip For The Top has had plenty of chances and been found wanting but she can't get any lower in the weights and there's been a glimmer of hope in her last few starts.