Fairyhouse

  • 16:20 Ian Smith Memorial Flat Race2m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 5.60s
  • Off time: 16:20:07
16:20 Fairyhouse Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Milan Bound (IRE) 6/4
2nd Now I Win Again (IRE) 9/1
3rd Benemeade (IRE) 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 PBP-6 BROWN, red sash & cap Cnoc An Cheo (IRE) 285
6 12-0 J P O'Keeffe N M Kelly (7) 33/134.00
2 0 Emerald green, black slvs, white cap Eye Lied (AUS) 53
7 12-0 t1 T Foley Mr P T Foley (7) 50/151.00
3 DARK GREEN, red chevron, striped sleeves, dark green cap Luckey Seven (IRE)
6 12-0 E Griffin M P Fogarty (3) 9/110.00
4 5 Emerald green & red quartered, hooped sleeves, striped cap Benemeade (IRE) 27
5 11-13 N Meade Ms N Carberry 13/27.50
6 Royal blue & white quartered, royal blue slvs, brown cap Dromore Lake (IRE)
5 11-13 M Hourigan Mr T M O'Brien (7) 50/151.00
7 343 LIGHT BLUE & MAROON HOOPS, blue sleeves, striped cap Gabriel Brandy (IRE) 57
5 11-13 R Hennessy Miss J M Mangan (7) 14/115.00
8 4232 YELLOW, royal blue sleeves, pink cap, light green spots Milan Bound (IRE) 14
5 11-13 T J Nagle-Jr Ms K Walsh 6/42.50
9 S YELLOW, red spots, hooped cap Milan Ridge (IRE) 14
5 11-13 M McCabe Mr D Skehan (7) 16/117.00
10 4-47452 RED & GREY QUARTERED, striped sleeves, purple cap Top Othe Ra (IRE) 37
5 11-13 T Mullins Mr D J Mullins (7) 12/113.00
11 7-2 Purple, orange seams, orange star on cap Wicklow Gold (FR) 41
Beaten Favourite
5 11-13 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 4/15.00
12 0 Black, Red star, striped sleeves, Red cap Julies Exit (IRE) 18
6 11-7 t1 M O'Hare Ms L O'Neill (7) 33/134.00
13 F0-0 Turquoise blue, black sash, sleeves & cap Rathfeigh (IRE) 133
7 11-7 D T Hughes Mr J J King (7) 33/134.00
14 465 PINK & EMERALD GREEN QUARTERED, check sleeves & cap Send For Mary (IRE) 108
7 11-7 Michael Mulvany J C Tobin (7) 25/126.00
15 2-1 PINK & BLACK HOOPS, pink sleeves, hooped cap Now I Win Again (IRE) 281
5 11-6 S R B Crawford Mr S Crawford (3) 9/110.00
Non runners
539-97Chakisto (FR)511-13P M J DoyleMiss S M Doyle

Verdict

Wicklow Gold attempted to make all in the fog at Navan last month but was passed in the straight by Agent James and could only keep on at one pace. He'll improve and should go close but this looks a good opportunity for MILAN BOUND to finally get off the mark. He's come up against some very strong opposition to date and ran very well behind the strongly-fancied Azorian at Leopardstown two weeks ago. Milan Ridge slipped up in that event when still in contention but Top Othe Ra has had enough chances though he did run well at Thurles last month. Benemeade will have come on for his opening run behind Blackmail at Leopardstown and looks best of the remainder.