• 14:25 Follow Fairyhouse On Twitter Rated Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner €10,006 2nd €2,320 3rd €1,015 4th €580
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 25.70s
  • Off time: 14:25:44
14:25 Fairyhouse Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Apt Approach (IRE) 11/8
2nd Prince Rudi (IRE) 20/1
3rd Earlson Gray (FR) 7/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1P-47F8 EMERALD GREEN & YELLOW CHEVRONS, halved sleeves, white cap The Bishop Looney (IRE) 30
Distance Winner
8 11-6 b1 T J Nagle-Jr T J Doyle 128 8/19.00
2 111386- ROYAL BLUE, emerald green star, white cap, emerald green star Apt Approach (IRE) 231
Course WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-2 t W P Mullins P Townend 127 11/82.38
3 F92/523 BLACK, yellow diamond, yellow diamonds on sleeves, yellow diamond on cap Earlson Gray (FR) 28
7 11-2 t1 D T Hughes B J Cooper 123 7/24.50
4 135-63U MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Gates Of Rome (IRE) 28
8 11-2 C A Murphy D N Russell 123 8/19.00
5 5/554-57 DARK BLUE & RED QUARTERED, halved sleeves, red cap Prince Rudi (IRE) 51
10 11-2 p S T Nolan I J McCarthy (3) 122 20/121.00
6 F25963 Maroon, White star, armlets and cap Uncle Tom Cobley (IRE) 24
8 11-2 t C O'Dwyer B R Dalton (5) 120 8/19.00
7 321713 EMERALD GREEN & ROYAL BLUE HALVED, sleeves reversed, emerald green cap Civena (IRE) 53
Distance Winner
6 10-13 J A Berry A F O'Neill (7) 116 6/17.00
8 302088 YELLOW, royal blue sash, check cap Knockcroghery (IRE) 16
5 10-9 J W Nicholson M A Enright (5) 116 20/121.00


APT APPROACH has attained a rating of 148 over fences and though he ran poorly at Aintree and Punchestown on his final two starts in April he's a genuine class act and can take this before reverting to fences. The Bishop Looney is also much better know for his exploits over the bigger obstacles but he's very useful over timber and is tried in first-time blinkers. Gates Of Rome hasn't run over timber since April 2010 and would have something to find with the selection on chase ratings while French recruit Earlson Gray will probably be going chasing in the near future though he's shown a reasonable level of form over timber.