• 13:55 Dermot Fagan Lifetime Achievement In Racing Beginners Chase2m 5f 100y

  • Winner €8,280 2nd €1,920 3rd €840 4th €480
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 22.20s
  • Off time: 14:05:02
13:55 Fairyhouse Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Foxrock (IRE) 5/4
2nd Touch The Eden (FR) 6/1
3rd Rye Martini (IRE) 12/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0F70-87 Emerald green, white disc, hooped sleeves, emerald green cap, white spots Coole Avenue (IRE) 20
9 11-12 T Cooper B M Cash 33/134.00
2 30-02U2 PURPLE & PINK DIAMONDS, purple cap, pink diamonds Dushybeag (IRE) 14
6 11-12 M Hourigan A P Heskin 16/117.00
3 9140-37 Dark green, white triple diamond, white diamonds on sleeves, white cap, dark green diamond Forjoethepainter (IRE) 24
8 11-12 A Mulholland Mr R J Jones (3) 50/151.00
4 0716F-0 BLACK & YELLOW HOOPS, black cap, yellow spots Matsukaze (IRE) 202
6 11-12 h A J Martin R C Colgan 33/134.00
5 314-3F3 White, white & black striped sleeves, striped cap Operating (IRE) 21
6 11-12 p Mrs J Harrington R M Power 6/17.00
6 700/P BLACK, yellow cross of lorraine, red & grey striped sleeves, grey & red striped cap Reward Of Faith (IRE) 20
8 11-12 t L Roche R Loughran 100/1101.00
7 16301-4 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Rye Martini (IRE) 29
6 11-12 t1 C A Murphy M P Fogarty 12/113.00
9 R116-F Black, purple seams, black sleeves, purple star on cap Some Tikket (IRE) 20
Beaten Favourite
6 11-12 D T Hughes B J Cooper 7/18.00
10 12/14- PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Touch The Eden (FR) 275
6 11-12 W P Mullins P Townend 6/17.00
11 024907 Purple, mauve triple diamond, mauve diamonds on cap Waterloo Chateau (IRE) 10
10 11-12 t G Keane K C Sexton (5) 66/167.00
12 319834 WHITE & BLACK HOOPS, white cap, black star Abolitionist (IRE) 27
5 11-11 J J Hanlon Andrew J McNamara 96 33/134.00
13 3310-63 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Call Rog (IRE) 20
Course Winner
5 11-11 h M F Morris M P Walsh 14/115.00
14 1U231-2 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Foxrock (IRE) 21
5 11-11 T M Walsh D E Mullins 5/42.25
15 12151-5 CERISE Mullaghanoe River (IRE) 29
5 11-11 N Meade Paul Carberry 10/111.00
16 83221-2 Yellow, dark blue sash, yellow cap Sammy Black (GER) 13
Course Winner
5 11-11 A Mullins D J Casey 12/113.00
17 861405 Mauve, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow stars on sleeves, yellow star on cap Bouncing Betty (IRE) 24
9 11-5 t Mrs G Callaghan K M Donoghue 33/134.00
18 F0347U Emerald green & white halved, white & emerald green hooped sleeves, emerald green cap Mrs Henderson 9
8 11-5 F Costello Mr R W Barron (7) 85 66/167.00
Non runners
81/22125-Sizing Gold (IRE)611-12H de BromheadA E Lynch
19P3342P-Gris Lord (IRE)811-12R T J WilsonReserve 194
2015-P896Oscar Pearl (IRE)811-5R P RathReserve 2


Willie Mullins won this with Sir Des Champs two years ago and will be hoping Touch The Eden can produce a similar effort on his chasing debut. However, he couldn't have been chosen a much tougher introduction and it's FOXROCK, a fine runner-up to the useful Road To Riches on his debut over the bigger obstacles at Naas, who gets the nod. Operating wasn't far behind in third so has to be considered while Sizing Gold has always been regarded as a potential champion over fences and his victories over the likes of Defying Logic and Morning Assembly point to his class. If he jumps well he'll be very difficult to beat. Some Tikket was in front when coming to grief at the last on his chasing debut at Navan so is another to consider in what should be a very interesting contest.