• 12:50 Bar One Racing Hatton's Grace Hurdle 2m 4f

  • Winner €55,250 2nd €16,150 3rd €7,650 4th €2,550
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 6.40s
  • Off time: 12:52:00
12:50 Fairyhouse Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hurricane Fly (IRE) 11/4
2nd Solwhit (FR) Evs
3rd Voler La Vedette (IRE) 8/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 740-21F YELLOW, royal blue spots, striped sleeves, royal blue cap Aitmatov (GER) 38
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-10 bt N Meade D J Condon 148 33/134.00
2 1122-13 Emerald green,royal blue cross sashes,royal blue sleeves,yellow cap,green spots Donnas Palm (IRE) 31
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-10 N Meade P Carberry 155 14/115.00
3 211/131- ROYAL BLUE, emerald green triple diamond,royal blue cap, emerald green diamonds Hurricane Fly (IRE) 236
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-10 W P Mullins P Townend 166 11/43.75
4 328-2F2 Red, white cap Jumbo Rio (IRE) 38
Nag me
5 11-10 E J O'Grady Andrew J McNamara 150 20/121.00
5 221213- YELLOW & LIGHT GREEN DIABOLO, yellow sleeves, quartered cap Mourad (IRE) 237
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-10 W P Mullins Ms K Walsh 150 12/113.00
6 91F9/4-3 WHITE & ROYAL BLUE STRIPES, royal blue armlet, royal blue star on cap On The Way Out (IRE) 73
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-10 J E Kiely T J Doyle 141 66/167.00
7 12465-1 ORANGE, black star, diabolo on sleeves, white & black hooped cap Oscar Dan Dan (IRE) 38
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-10 T Mullins Timmy Murphy 150 20/121.00
8 1239-10 MAROON, yellow inverted triangle, yellow chevrons on sleeves, black cap Powerstation (IRE) 150
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-10 E O'Connell N P Madden 151 50/151.00
9 31162-1 MAUVE, white disc, white cap, mauve spots Solwhit (FR) 31
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-10 C Byrnes D N Russell 165 Evs2.00
10 11414-3 Crazy Quilt Summit Meeting 40
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
5 11-10 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 143 16/117.00
11 1139-12 Red, light blue sleeves, red spots, red cap Voler La Vedette (IRE) 31
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-5 C A Murphy A E Lynch 150 8/19.00


Aitmatov won this in 2007 and has remained in tremendous form ever since. He would probably have beaten last year's winner Oscar Dan Dan at Navan last time but for falling at the last and, though narrowly beaten by stablemate Donnas Palm at Tipperary earlier, that was over the minimum trip and this is his distance. Third on that latter occasion was On The Way Out, who is another to be suited by this extra half-mile and is no forlorn hope to reverse the placings. Colm Murphy's brilliant mare Voler La Vedette can always be relied on to produce the goods but this should chiefly concern SOLWHIT and Hurricane Fly, who fought out that titanic battle in the Irish Champion Hurdle. The latter just had the greater Flat speed on that occasion but with a fitness advantage and a longer trip in his favour, Solwhit can take his revenge in what should be a superb spectacle.