Fairyhouse

  • 16:50 Ian Smith Memorial Flat Race2m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 15.50s
  • Off time: 16:50:15
16:50 Fairyhouse Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Westhorpe (IRE) 13/8
2nd Fine Article (IRE) 9/2
3rd Officer Cadet 9/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 RED, black triple diamond, yellow sleeves, red & black quartered cap Sir Multifix (IRE)
7 12-0 h L Smyth Ryan Day (7) 25/126.00
2 PU-1 EMERALD GREEN, red diamond, hooped sleeves & cap Zuccotti Park (IRE) 41
6 12-0 A Mullins Mr P G Murphy (3) 7/18.00
3 RED, white cross of lorraine & sleeves, red cap Fine Article (IRE)
5 11-13 P Nolan Mr M N Doran (5) 9/25.50
4 WHITE, black stars, white sleeves, black star on cap Military Class (IRE)
5 11-13 J I Mulhern N M Kelly (7) 20/121.00
5 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Officer Cadet
5 11-13 t1 G Elliott Ms N Carberry 9/43.25
6 Dark blue, yellow hollow box, halved sleeves, yellow diamond on cap Shanroe Santos (IRE)
5 11-13 J J Lambe Mr S Clements (5) 14/115.00
7 PURPLE, yellow chevron & cap Westhorpe (IRE)
5 11-13 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 13/82.62
8 WHITE, black hoop, black sleeves, white cap Remember The Past (IRE)
6 11-7 L W Doran Mr S G Carey (5) 33/134.00

Verdict

Zuccotti Park arrives with a victory between the flags at Kilfeacle to his credit but this should go to a newcomer and FINE ARTICLE fits the bill. Paul Nolan's Kayf Tara gelding is out of a mare who has produced winners with her first three foals, amongst them the high-class Joncol. Willie Mullins has such an outstanding record in bumpers that Westhorpe will attract support and is hard to dismiss though Gordon Elliott's Officer Cadet is well worth monitoring in the betting market with Nina Carberry in the saddle.