Fairyhouse

  • 16:15 Dunshaughlin Handicap1m 4f

  • Winner €13,975 2nd €4,300 3rd €2,150 4th €860
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 46.69s
  • Off time: 16:16:18
16:15 Fairyhouse Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Aladdins Cave 5/1
2nd Saajidah (USA) 3/1
3rd Celtic Soprano (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 16326/0- YELLOW, emerald green stars, yellow sleeves, quartered cap Muskatsturm (GER) 518
Distance Winner
11 10-0 S Harley Martin Harley (5) 95 25/126.00
2 (6) 211161 ROYAL BLUE, red chevron & sleeves, white cap Aladdins Cave 39
Distance Winner
6 9-8 p C A Murphy J P O'Brien (5) 89 5/16.00
3 (7) 01-1678 BLACK & LIGHT GREEN QUARTERED, light green sleeves, quartered cap Celtic Soprano (IRE) 63
Distance Winner
5 9-7 P D Deegan C O'Donoghue 88 14/115.00
5 (14) 121-06 Dark blue, dark blue & white striped sleeves, white cap, dark blue star Diam Queen (GER) 101
3 9-2 P D Deegan C D Hayes 91 28/129.00
6 (11) 240751 ROYAL BLUE, royal blue & white check sleeves, royal blue cap Alajan (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
4 9-1 b W J Fitzpatrick Johnny Murtagh 82 14/115.00
7 (3) 108202 PURPLE & WHITE STRIPES, hooped sleeves & cap Solo Performer (IRE) 25
Distance Winner
5 9-1 H Rogers D C Byrne (7) 82 16/117.00
8 (15) 24-2211 royal blue, white epaulettes, Black cap Saajidah (USA) 13
3 8-13 K Prendergast S H James (7) 88 3/14.00
9 (12) 7-134 Grey, Black seams, Black cap Celendine 8
3 8-11 J M Oxx B A Curtis (3) 86 9/25.50
10 (2) 4541 GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Dibella (IRE) 13
Distance Winner
3 8-8 p M Halford D P McDonogh 83 14/115.00
11 (4) 5150 GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Kaladena (IRE) 8
3 8-7 b1 J M Oxx N G McCullagh 82 8/19.00
13 (1) 067155 YELLOW, light blue triple diamond, light blue diamonds on sleeves, yellow cap, light blue diamonds Siege Of Ennis (IRE) 25
Distance Winner
6 8-6 bt E P Harty K Latham (ex1) 73 12/113.00
14 (5) 66-8194 Purple, white seams on sleeves, mauve cap Park Ranger (IRE) 3
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
4 8-5 b1 C Roche C P Hoban (7) 72 9/25.50
15 (13) 617-035 White & black quartered, red sleeves, white & red quartered cap Gypsie Queen (IRE) 13
3 8-4 Ms J Morgan R P Cleary 78 25/126.00
Non runners
4 (8)321-005Avanti Albert (IRE)69-4A J MartinK J Manning85
12 (9)444119Notalossonya (IRE)38-6E LynamW M Lordan81

Verdict

Most of these arrive here in top form but this may go to one of the least experienced in CELENDINE. John Oxx won the race a year ago and can complete the double with this filly who has a stamina-packed pedigree and looked certain to appreciate today's trip when noted staying on stoutly behind Harriers Call over 1m2f at the Curragh. She was conceding 15lbs to Notalossonya when beaten less than two lengths at Leopardstown earlier and can take her revenge on the revised terms. There are dangers everywhere in a very competitive heat including Aladdins Cave, the winner of four of his last five and probably still not too badly handicapped after seeing off Bright Horizon at Gowran. The hat-trick seeking Saajidah has a 10lbs rise to contend with after a facile success over Acticilitis at Roscommon but her first run over this trip shouldn't be a problem. Dibella definitely found the ground too quick when almost six lengths behind Saajidah at Killarney but softer conditions showed her in a much better light at Roscommon next time and it would be no surprise if she reversed the form with Kevin Prendergast's filly. Alajan gained a shock victory at Galway and both of his victories have been on fast ground.