Fairyhouse

  • 15:45 John McCarthy Memorial Hunters Chase2m 5f 100y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 56.50s
  • Off time: 15:45:38
15:45 Fairyhouse Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Warne (IRE) 9/1
2nd Tammys Hill (IRE) 4/6
3rd Battlefront (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 112112 WHITE, emerald green sleeves, purple cap Tammys Hill (IRE) 14
8 12-0 L Lennon Mr M J O'Hare (5) 4/61.67
2 P-88407 Dark green, light blue cross sashes, white cap, yellow spots Good Egg (IRE) 14
Course Winner
10 11-11 p1 Lady J Fowler Mr C M Murphy (7) 109 20/121.00
3 2/1-4119 Red & black quartered, red sleeves, white cap, black star Warne (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
9 11-8 B R Hamilton M P Fogarty (3) 9/110.00
4 F32 LIGHT BLUE & BROWN DIAMONDS, light blue sleeves & cap Adams Wood (IRE) 27
6 11-4 M Hourigan Mr T M O'Brien (7) 50/151.00
5 11-1111 YELLOW, green sash, red cap Battlefront (IRE) 125
11 11-4 t T M Walsh Ms K Walsh 112 9/25.50
6 7032P8 red and green check, white cap Castlecooke Andy (IRE) 16
9 11-4 t1 R Tyner Mr D Skehan (7) 50/151.00
7 7996P5 LIGHT BLUE, brown diamond, check cap Debt To Society (IRE) 90
6 11-4 M Hourigan Mr D J O'Leary (7) 50/151.00
8 P734/18 Black, Red star, striped sleeves, Red cap Montana Slim (IRE) 14
11 11-4 M O'Hare Ms L O'Neill (7) 8/19.00
9 54F-P02 Emerald green & red stripes, red sleeves, red star on cap Northern Alliance (IRE) 21
12 11-4 A J Martin Mr S Crawford (3) 127 14/115.00
10 P22/12 Pink, brown epaulettes, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Robert An Ri (IRE) 21
9 11-4 M J Gilhooly A J Clifford (7) 25/126.00
11 423/210 ORANGE & PURPLE DIAMONDS, purple sleeves, purple cap, orange diamonds Solstice Knight (IRE) 14
10 11-4 E J O'Grady Ms N Carberry 14/115.00

Verdict

Having twice beaten the top-class hunter Salsify in December, TAMMYS HILL was only caught close home by that rival at Leopardstown a fortnight ago so should get back on the winning trail. Battlefront is the obvious main threat as he's won no less than ten times between the flags including his last nine and is virtually unbeatable in that sphere. In receipt of weight he'll ensure the selection doesn't have everything his own way in what should prove a cracking dual between the pair. Warne was a long way behind Salsify at Leopardstown but had easily landed two point-to-points previously and there's a line of form suggesting there's little between he and Battlefront. Solstice Knight and Montana Slim were also well beaten in that latter event but the latter didn't appear to show his best and can do better.