Fairyhouse

  • 14:15 Fairyhouse Membership 2014 Maiden Hurdle2m 4f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 13.00s
  • Off time: 14:16:49
14:15 Fairyhouse Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st The Housekeeper (IRE) 16/1
2nd Rock High Lady (IRE) 20/1
3rd Red Road (IRE) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 2P1-1 WHITE, dark blue cross of lorraine, dark blue cap, pink star Moonshine Lad (IRE) 18
5 11-12 G Elliott P Carberry 7/24.50
2 0/P1-83 YELLOW, brown chevron, halved sleeves, yellow cap, brown star Polish Partisan (IRE) 11
6 11-12 t E J O'Grady B J Geraghty 7/18.00
3 362-102 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Rough Justice (IRE) 27
Beaten Favourite
5 11-12 W P Mullins R Walsh 7/24.50
5 8212-20 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Concordin (IRE) 46
5 11-4 R Tyner P T Enright 12/113.00
6 226 Dark green, red hoop, diabolo on sleeves, red star on cap Lucky Pat (IRE) 13
5 11-4 Mrs D A Love Andrew J McNamara 20/121.00
7 ORANGE, royal blue hoop & armlet, check cap Maasai (IRE)
5 11-4 A P O'Brien R M Power 14/115.00
8 P0 Pink & mauve check Red Beryl (IRE) 175
5 11-4 t1 Miss A Mooney M F Mooney 100/1101.00
9 4-7 Emerald green, red star & sleeves, royal blue cap Red Road (IRE) 11
5 11-4 C Byrnes Mr R J Jones (3) 11/43.75
10 034-5 EMERALD GREEN & PURPLE DIAMONDS, emerald green cap Rudolf (IRE) 18
5 11-4 D T Hughes B J Cooper 14/115.00
11 34 PINK, white hoop, royal blue cap San Pietro (FR) 23
5 11-4 J T R Dreaper A E Lynch 8/19.00
12 1F-4696 EMERALD GREEN, maroon chevron, maroon sleeves, emerald green chevrons, maroon cap Slan Go Foill (IRE) 39
5 11-4 G Elliott R P McNally 33/134.00
13 77325 Royal blue, dark blue hoops, dark blue armlet, royal blue cap Rock High Lady (IRE) 23
6 10-11 D Broad P Townend 20/121.00
14 00 Emerald green, red sash & sleeves, red star on cap Run Sally Run (IRE) 18
5 10-11 Matthew J Smith K M Smith (7) 100/1101.00
15 Em green, black triple diamond & diamonds on slvs,emGreen cap,black diamonds Shesadingdong (IRE)
5 10-11 P Cluskey M J Bolger 66/167.00
16 530-33 Brown, white sash, black cap, red spots The Housekeeper (IRE) 185
6 10-11 h David Kelly M A Enright 16/117.00
Non runners
42/1-94Bumbee (IRE)611-4E DoyleM P Butler

Verdict

It's very rare to find Aidan O'Brien running one of timber these days, let alone making it's racecourse debut, so Maasai, who is bred for jumping, has to be respected. Winning bumper and hurdler ROUGH JUSTICE found Bishopslough too strong when making his debut over timber at Thurles but the winner ran very well in a handicap at Punchestown over the weekend and Willie Mullins' charge can go one better. Moonshine Lad scored between the flags in March and made a successful bumper debut at Down Royal earlier this month so a set of hurdles won't pose a problem. Polish Partisan ran a fine race over a longer trip at Naas and this could prove too short but there are plenty of others to note in an open contest including The Housekeeper, who looked promising in two starts at Limerick in May.