• 14:35 attheraces.com Exclusive Barry Geraghty Blog Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 18.40s
  • Off time: 14:35:17
14:35 Fairyhouse Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Valmy Baie (FR) 6/1
2nd Sullane Chief (IRE) 7/1
3rd Star Neuville (FR) 25/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3-41160 Emerald green & orange stripes, emerald green sleeves, emerald green & white striped cap The Crafty Butcher (IRE) 56
Distance Winner
7 11-10 M Hourigan Paul Carberry 133 12/113.00
2 1-6F430 Emerald green, yellow cross sashes & sleeves, yellow cap Too Scoops (IRE) 20
Course WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-8 t H de Bromhead A E Lynch 131 14/115.00
3 641-834 ORANGE, black panel, hooped cap Dalasiri (IRE) 22
5 11-6 Miss S J Harty B J Cooper 131 8/19.00
4 004110 White, royal blue diamond, royal blue diamonds on sleeves, royal blue diamond on cap Sullane Chief (IRE) 28
Distance Winner
6 11-5 P C O'Connor D N Russell 128 7/18.00
5 26-7741 Purple, orange seams, orange star on cap Wicklow Gold (FR) 72
6 11-2 W P Mullins R Walsh 125 4/15.00
6 1-96168 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Nearly Nama'd (IRE) 28
6 11-0 h D T Hughes M P Walsh 123 12/113.00
7 0536P3- Yellow, dark blue sash, yellow cap Star Neuville (FR) 301
Distance Winner
8 11-0 E Bolger Mr B M Linehan (7) 123 25/126.00
8 1PP-942 White, royal blue panel, striped sleeves, royal blue star on cap Seriatim (IRE) 21
9 10-12 pt W G Rankin G N Fox (7) 121 14/115.00
9 6332-3 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Valmy Baie (FR) 97
5 10-5 G Elliott D E Mullins 116 6/17.00
10 174/901 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW QUARTERED, striped sleeves, hooped cap Divine Rhapsody (IRE) 17
8 10-1 P J Rothwell P Townend 110 11/112.00
11 932622 ORANGE, black star & stars on sleeves, white cap Oscar Fiain (IRE) 62
6 10-1 J F Levins A Ring (7) 110 9/25.50
12 363523 YELLOW, royal blue sash, check cap Spa Hill (IRE) 3
5 10-0 J W Nicholson M A Enright 111 6/17.00


Spa Hill has been going well in maidens and makes his handicap debut after another good run at Punchestown on Wednesday. Willie Mullins won this last year and Wicklow Gold will attract support after his demolition job in a Tramore maiden in December though that was a poor event and he makes his handicap debut in a tough contest. DALASIRI is another making his handicap bow and though he hasn't always been consistent his best form would be good enough and he had a nice run behind Shield on the Flat at Dundalk three weeks ago. Divine Rhapsody made his handicap debut at Down Royal where he relished the heavy ground and stayed on strongly. He has a 6lb rise to contend with but should be in the firing-line. Valmy Baie made his debut for Gordon Elliott at Cork in November after arriving from France and could prove on a lenient mark so is one to keep an eye on.