Fairyhouse

  • 17:35 Fairyhouse Sunday Market Handicap1m 4f

  • Winner €8,970 2nd €2,080 3rd €910 4th €520
  • Going: Good to firm (watering)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 38.25s
  • Off time: 17:36:08
17:35 Fairyhouse Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Kingdom (IRE) 9/10
2nd Zafarqand (IRE) 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 670152 PURPLE & WHITE STRIPES, hooped sleeves & cap Solo Performer (IRE) 2
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-12 b H Rogers C D Hayes 89 12/113.00
2 (2) 63123/3- ROYAL BLUE, black disc, yellow cap Hisaabaat (IRE) 82
Beaten Favourite
5 9-4 b D K Weld P J Smullen 81 5/16.00
3 (5) 351-22 ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Kingdom (IRE) 74
3 9-2 b1 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 92 9/101.90
4 (3) 2-56446 BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots Zafarqand (IRE) 14
5 9-2 P O Brady C R King (7) 79 13/27.50
5 (4) 122-144 WHITE, royal blue hoop, red sleeves, red cap, white stars Bensoon 12
4 9-1 v1 M Halford S Foley 78 4/15.00
6 (6) 96-2129 WHITE & BLACK CHECK, black seams on sleeves, black stars on cap Wrekin Rock (IRE) 69
5 8-9 J T Gorman W M Lordan 72 16/117.00

Verdict

Aidan O'Brien won this a year ago with Chicago and KINGDOM can complete the stable double. He's been tackling very testing conditions and almost made all over 1m5f at Tipperary last time so today's trip should prove ideal. Hisaabaat, a Grade 1 winner over hurdles twice last spring, has never reached those dizzy heights subsequently but has won on fast ground so shouldn't be dismissed though he's more likely to be warming up for Galway. Solo Performer has won 11 races in a long career though whether he'll be allowed to take his chance after his second to Redera over 2m at Dundalk on Friday is another matter. Bensoon has never won over this trip but is rarely far away though on a high enough mark.