Fairyhouse

  • 12:15 Christmas Party Raceday At Fairyhouse Mares Maiden Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 25.10s
  • Off time: 12:15:10
12:15 Fairyhouse Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Oscars Joy (IRE) 7/1
2nd Caoimhe's Delight (IRE) 14/1
3rd Annie Oakley (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 573236 RED, emerald green sash & sleeves, black cap Akatara (IRE) 14
5 11-12 M J Bowe M P Burke (7) 104 12/113.00
2 704304/ MAROON & ROYAL BLUE CHEVRONS, maroon sleeves & cap Bisoguet (IRE) 792
7 11-12 Mrs P Dobbs B J Cooper 25/126.00
3 22-1210 WHITE & RED CHEVRONS, red sleeves, white stars, white cap, red star Caoimhe's Delight (IRE) 20
6 11-12 S O O'Brien J M Allen 14/115.00
4 621P-33 Black & orange halved, hooped sleeves, black cap Dominetta Vitali (IRE) 63
6 11-12 M P Sunderland M N Doran (5) 9/110.00
5 2P2-114 White & maroon stripes, maroon seams on sleeves, quartered cap Honey Bach (IRE) 20
Beaten Favourite
5 11-12 B R Hamilton A E Lynch 11/82.38
6 4U452-0 Dark blue, pink hoop, pink seams on sleeves, pink cap, dark blue star Jeunopse (IRE) 58
6 11-12 t T Carberry Ms N Carberry 106 6/17.00
7 F/P-P5P WHITE, royal blue stars, check sleeves & cap Johannas Darling (IRE) 13
7 11-12 R Murphy M A Enright (5) 33/134.00
8 24514-0 RED, white hoop, white sleeves, orange cap Mac Idol (IRE) 15
6 11-12 Michael Condon D J Condon 33/134.00
9 120 MADONNA BLUE, brown cross belts, check cap Oscars Joy (IRE) 83
5 11-12 Ms M Mullins D E Mullins 7/18.00
10 FC1P6-6 Light blue, red stars Queen Michaela (IRE) 230
6 11-12 Daniel Howard D J Howard 33/134.00
11 0 Royal blue, white epaulettes, check cap Queenwithtwohats (IRE) 9
5 11-12 b1 J F O'Shea S G McDermott 80/181.00
12 2103-76 BLACK, white diamond, white diamonds on sleeves, black cap, white diamonds Scrapper Jack (IRE) 194
5 11-12 James Dullea B Hayes (5) 33/134.00
13 00 YELLOW, maroon stars, yellow & emerald green hooped sleeves, emerald green & red check cap Silver Duchess (IRE) 204
5 11-12 E Cawley P T Enright 50/151.00
15 B570-63 White & red stripes, red stars on cap Tukawhile (IRE) 9
7 11-12 S Aherne M J Ferris 16/117.00
16 3F1P-07 BLACK, red sash, black cap, red star Victors Girl (IRE) 39
6 11-12 A J Black M W Bowes (5) 50/151.00
17 F217-0P Royal blue & yellow diabolo, yellow sleeves, royal blue & yellow quartered cap Whinstone Dani (IRE) 62
5 11-12 Miss C Cannon Andrew J McNamara 25/126.00
18 37 ROYAL BLUE, yellow hoop & cap Annie Oakley (IRE) 14
4 11-8 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 12/113.00
19 YELLOW, maroon stars, yellow & emerald green hooped sleeves & cap Love The Memories (IRE)
4 11-8 E Cawley R M Moran 50/151.00
20 0-9434 Dark blue, pink epaulettes, pink cap, dark blue spots Ma Belle Amie 37
4 11-8 C Bowe Mr H D Dunne (7) 12/113.00
21 4-45750 YELLOW, green sash, red cap Summer Star (IRE) 103
4 11-8 T M Walsh Ms K Walsh 98 16/117.00
Non runners
14P27213Tell Me Lucy (IRE)511-12Declan QueallyMr D L Queally

Verdict

Akatara has now gone 27 races over hurdles without winning but Caoimhe's Delight has won between the flags and landed a bumper so looks one to watch. Dominetta Vitali disappointed here last time after a good run at Navan but dual bumper winner Honey Bach has to go on the short-list as she has the potential to do well over timber. JEUNOPSE has mainly competed at a higher level and run well on several occasions and though she's another long time maiden with 17 runs behind her she's won on the Flat and it's time she scored over timber. Oscars Joy looked one to follow after her bumper victory and close second on her hurdling bow but she ran poorly at Gowran in September and though Tukawhile showed improved form last time she'll probably do better over further. The four-year-old Ma Belle Amie looks best of the remainder.