Fairyhouse

  • 16:20 John McCarthy Memorial Hunters Chase2m 5f 100y

  • Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 15.00s
  • Off time: 16:20:16
16:20 Fairyhouse Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Warne (IRE) 3/1
2nd Seabass (IRE) 9/2
3rd Tammys Hill (IRE) 5/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 21-6121 WHITE, emerald green sleeves, purple cap Tammys Hill (IRE) 13
Course Winner
9 12-0 L Lennon R P McNamara 126 5/42.25
2 13/230-6 MAROON, white braces & sleeves, maroon cap Seabass (IRE) 258
Beaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-11 T M Walsh Ms K Walsh 153 9/25.50
3 914-413 Red & black quartered, red sleeves, white cap, black star Warne (IRE) 13
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-11 B R Hamilton Mr D G Lavery (5) 127 3/14.00
4 31-1415 EMERALD GREEN & RED CHEVRONS, red sleeves, emerald green cap, red diamond Burren River (IRE) 13
8 11-8 William P Murphy Mr J C Barry (7) 116 20/121.00
5 3-1114 Dark blue, light blue epaulettes, light blue cap, dark blue star James (IRE) 13
Distance Winner
7 11-8 I R Ferguson Mr W Thompson (7) 6/17.00
6 2663/6-1 ORANGE, black hoop, orange cap Forde In America (IRE) 48
7 11-4 T O'Callaghan Mr E P O'Brien (7) 33/134.00
7 P9/PF-38 ORANGE, black sleeves, orange & white quartered cap Linnel (IRE) 37
9 11-4 t A L T Moore Mr Tim Donworth (7) 116 25/126.00
8 P7R76F BLACK, pink hollow box, pink cap Made In Taipan (IRE) 6
12 11-4 N Madden Miss A B O'Connor (7) 123 33/134.00
9 1P3F35 Royal blue & yellow diamonds, royal blue sleeves & cap Nedzer's Return (IRE) 20
Course WinnerDistance Winner
12 11-4 t G Elliott B Browne (7) 137 20/121.00
10 2P237/P White, emerald green diamond, emerald green diamond on cap In The Way (IRE) 14
9 10-11 John J Maguire Mr L P Flynn (3) 50/151.00
11 1P DARK GREEN & PURPLE HALVED, sleeves reversed, red cap Wish Ye Didnt (IRE) 34
5 10-1 E Bolger Mr T P Ryan (7) 25/126.00

Verdict

Warne won this last year and is very useful at this level but faces a stiff task against SEABASS and Tammys Hill. The former has won six of his 16 starts over fences and started favourite for last year's Grand National. He'll be heading back to Aintree for another go and the fact that he's still rated 153 over fences suggests he should easily have the measure of these hunters. Tammys Hill was beaten by Warne a year ago when odds-on but made amends later and arrives in very good form having beaten On The Fringe at Leopardstown a couple of weeks ago. He won't go down without a fight and it will be a surprise if anything else can get involved against this trio with Nedzer's Return possibly the best of them.