Fairyhouse

  • 15:45 Rathbarry & Glenview Studs Handicap Hurdle 2m 6f

  • Winner €14,950 2nd €4,370 3rd €2,070 4th €690
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 24.10s
  • Off time: 15:48:40
15:45 Fairyhouse Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cara's Oscar (IRE) 16/1
2nd Sammy Black (GER) 4/1
3rd Prince Rudi (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 633200 EMERALD GREEN, red sleeves, check cap Seefood (IRE) 18
Course Winner
7 11-10 v D T Hughes G N Fox (7) 139 8/19.00
2 96180F ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW HOOPS, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow star Vics Canvas (IRE) 39
11 11-7 p D A McLoughlin C D Maxwell (3) 136 20/121.00
3 21653-4 DARK BLUE & RED QUARTERED, halved sleeves, red cap Prince Rudi (IRE) 175
Distance Winner
12 11-2 v1 S T Nolan I J McCarthy (3) 131 20/121.00
4 72333F Red, emerald green star,emGreen slvs,black armlet,black & green quartered cap Gimli's Rock (IRE) 209
8 11-1 b Mrs J Harrington M J Bolger 130 28/129.00
5 212144 CERISE Silver Tassie (IRE) 169
6 10-9 N Meade P Carberry 124 6/17.00
6 134341 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Is Love Alive 50
5 10-6 ht P Nolan K C Sexton (5) 121 8/19.00
7 5-53933 LIGHT BLUE, pink star, light blue cap, pink star Owennacurra Milan (IRE) 79
9 10-6 t Miss M L Hallahan A E Lynch 121 16/117.00
8 298012 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Sammy Black (GER) 22
Course Winner
6 10-6 A Mullins D E Mullins 121 4/15.00
9 05P-100 EMERALD GREEN, orange spots, orange sleeves, check cap Cara's Oscar (IRE) 261
8 10-5 t C A Murphy R M Power 120 16/117.00
10 800350 Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Whodoyouthink (IRE) 10
Distance Winner
9 10-5 b O McKiernan S J Crimin (7) 120 25/126.00
11 1-24883 ROYAL BLUE, pink sash, pink cap, royal blue star Undertheboardwalk (IRE) 86
8 10-4 t A J Martin P Townend 119 9/25.50
12 P1-6U61 Maroon, white star & armlet, white cap Express Du Berlais (FR) 35
5 9-10 t C A Murphy D J Casey 111 11/26.50
13 8B0PF0 YELLOW, dark blue disc, check sleeves & cap Bangonform (IRE) 25
Distance Winner
10 9-10 D E Fitzgerald S W Flanagan 109 33/134.00
14 066341 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE STRIPES, royal blue sleeves, white star on cap Rock's Field (IRE) 61
Distance Winner
5 9-10 bt D T Hughes M A Enright 108 12/113.00

Verdict

Is Love Alive gained a surprise victory at Leopardstown last month and the assessor hasn't been too hard on him. With Kevin Sexton claiming 5lb he's a threat to all. After landing a 2m3f handicap at Naas, SAMMY BLACK found the minimum trip too short at Limerick and this is more like it so he's handed the vote. Silver Tassie has been competing at a high level and will appreciate this better ground so he's definitely on the shortlist as is Express Du Berlais, who made a successful handicap debut at Down Royal where he stayed on very strongly. Undertheboardwalk has been chasing and can revert to hurdles on a lower mark while Gimli's Rock has won races from higher marks in the past.