Fairyhouse

  • 13:15 Christmas Party Race Day On 14th December At Fairyhouse Maiden Hurdle2m

  • Winner €5,175 2nd €1,200 3rd €525 4th €300
  • Going: Soft, Yielding to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 4.80s
  • Off time: 13:16:53
13:15 Fairyhouse Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ballyroe Rambler (IRE) 5/2
2nd Captainofthefleet (IRE) 9/4
3rd King Blue (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 263-2 Emerald green, red inverted triangle, halved sleeves, black cap Captainofthefleet (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
6 11-12 E O'Connell Andrew J McNamara 9/43.25
2 344-626 Light Blue, Red cap, Light Blue star Ballyroe Rambler (IRE) 11
6 11-4 J A Berry M P Fogarty 5/23.50
3 0-U0850 Black, red spots, emerald green & white striped cap Baraka Boy (IRE) 11
7 11-4 P O Brady R P Treacy (7) 79 33/134.00
4 5-95 WHITE, royal blue diamonds, striped sleeves, quartered cap King Blue (IRE) 14
7 11-4 Mrs D A Love M P Walsh 16/117.00
5 U62P3/ Light Blue, Dark Blue seams, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Purple star Mclovin (IRE) 599
7 11-4 S R B Crawford B J Cooper 20/121.00
6 5P4/5 Royal blue & yellow diabolo, royal blue sleeves, yellow cap Prof Walshe (IRE) 24
7 11-4 t1 S G O'Donnell P T Enright 50/151.00
7 5/2260-0 Purple, purple cap, mauve diamond Robyn Rua (IRE) 187
7 11-4 t S Wilson N P Madden 33/134.00
8 309346 PURPLE & ORANGE HALVED, sleeves reversed, striped cap Rory's Brother (IRE) 11
6 11-4 p Denis Hogan D G Hogan 98 10/111.00
9 P-60000 WHITE, emerald green stars, yellow sleeves, maroon cap, white stars Salahoona (IRE) 24
6 11-4 t S J Mahon G N Fox (7) 66/167.00
10 BLACK, yellow cross of lorraine, red & grey striped sleeves, grey & red striped cap Thomas Moore (IRE) 17
7 11-4 L Roche R Loughran 16/117.00
11 PPPP-P8 White, emerald green stars, red sleeves, emerald green cap Crabtrees Glory (IRE) 14
6 10-11 V T O'Brien A P Heskin 100/1101.00
12 CHOCOLATE, orange collar, cuffs & cap Oh Wow (IRE)
7 10-11 F Flood M A Enright 33/134.00
13 60 Light green, grey epaulettes, grey cap, light green star Tortueuse (IRE) 11
6 10-11 D A McLoughlin C D Maxwell (3) 25/126.00
14 78B2-3 MAROON & ROYAL BLUE CHEVRONS, maroon sleeves & cap Turica (IRE) 14
6 10-11 p H de Bromhead A E Lynch 5/23.50

Verdict

Captainofthefleet looked ready for a step-up in trip after being outpaced by Fire Belt over this course and distance when TURICA was around 3l behind. King Blue and Crabtrees Glory were well beaten and it's the progressive Turica, who could be ridden with more restraint this time, who can come out best and take this. Ballyroe Rambler looks to be improving as he followed a very good second at Wexford with a decent effort in a better race at Naas. Rory's Brother has been chasing without showing much but his close third at Tipperary in May puts him in with a shout.