Fairyhouse

  • 17:35 John & Chich Fowler Memorial E.B.F. Mares Chase 2m 4f

  • Winner €22,750 2nd €6,650 3rd €3,150 4th €1,050
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 5.30s
  • Off time: 17:39:49
17:35 Fairyhouse Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Une Artiste (FR) 2/1
2nd Nadiya De La Vega (FR) 12/1
3rd Burn And Turn (IRE) 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 261124 Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap Byerley Babe (IRE) 36
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-5 R Tyner P T Enright 134 7/18.00
2 323214 WHITE & RED CHEVRONS, red sleeves, white stars, white cap, red star Caoimhe's Delight (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
8 11-5 p S O O'Brien A E Lynch 128 18/119.00
3 433113 RED, dark green cross of lorraine, striped cap Avondhu Lady (IRE) 46
Beaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-3 David Fenton M A Enright 134 7/18.00
4 15-037P Emerald green & yellow hoops, white cap Nadiya De La Vega (FR) 39
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-3 v N J Henderson M P Walsh 135 12/113.00
5 F14-142 PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Tarla (FR) 25
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 11-3 W P Mullins P Townend 142 11/43.75
6 265147 WHITE, emerald green large spots, emerald green cap Twin Plan (IRE) 10
Course and Distance Winner
9 11-0 J J Lambe A P Heskin 114 33/134.00
7 721218 Emerald green, dark green sleeves, dark green & emerald green quartered cap Une Artiste (FR) 38
Distance Winner
6 11-0 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 134 2/13.00
8 33U210 WHITE & ORANGE DIAMONDS, white sleeves, white cap, orange diamond Blazing Sonnet (IRE) 71
Distance Winner
8 10-11 W J Austin Andrew J McNamara 118 33/134.00
9 3-12255 YELLOW, royal blue hoop & armlet, white cap, royal blue star Burn And Turn (IRE) 50
Distance Winner
8 10-11 t Mrs J Harrington R M Power 129 9/110.00
10 FP5324 ROYAL BLUE, yellow chevron, white sleeves, yellow cap, white star Cinder Rua (IRE) 10
7 10-11 D T Kelly P D Kennedy 100/1101.00
11 324314 EMERALD GREEN, red diamond, hooped sleeves & cap Kates Benefit (IRE) 15
Course Winner
8 10-11 D Budds D E Mullins 130 14/115.00
12 77-3170 Beige, black epaulettes, black chevrons on sleeves, hooped cap Pestal And Mortar (IRE) 61
9 10-11 F G Hand M J Bolger 109 66/167.00

Verdict

Nicky Henderson's Nadiya De La Vega won this a year ago but hasn't been in anything like that kind of form subsequently. Her stablemate Une Artiste travelled to Thurles for a similar race in January with what looked a favourite's chance but she was beaten a neck by Byerley Babe with Caoimhe's Delight and Kates Benefit not far behind. The winner is 5lb worse off and was beaten by AVONDHU LADY at Naas subsequently. The latter has had a recent run over hurdles to put her straight and could be good enough in a tight race. Tarla started odds-on for that Naas event but was beaten 10l and has since been beaten the same distance over hurdles at Cork.