Jadanli was a surprise winner of a very eventful Grade 1 Powers Gold Cup at Fairyhouse when ZAARITO, who has thrown away numerous winning opportunities, fell for the fifth time in his last nine starts. The pair were upsides at the third last when Colm Murphy's charge departed the scene but the testing conditions probably favoured the winner while Kempes made too many mistakes and eventually pulled up. The latter's stablemate The Midnight Club hasn't quite hit the heights expected of him over fences and a third place in the Jewsons at Cheltenham doesn't look good enough though he just about holds fourth-placed China Rock on that form. Whatuthink ran a cracking race when third in the Irish National when favourite Saddlers Storm fell while travelling nicely but he's well held by Zaarito on earlier Naas running and hopefully the latter can stay on his feet and show just what a useful performer he is.
China Rock (IRE) 9-1 (11-3) In touch on outside, left 2nd 13th, ridden and lost place after 3 out, soon one pace, 4th of 20, 8l behind Copper Bleu (11-1) at Cheltenham 2m 5f nov Listed hcp hdl (1) gs in Mar.
Jadanli (IRE) 25-1 (11-10) Chased leaders, moderate 3rd halfway, closed 5 out, ridden into 2nd entering straight, stayed on to challenge 3 out, left in lead and clear, tired last, kept on, won at Fairyhouse 2m 4f nov chs G1 hvy beating Deal Done (11-10) by 23l, 10 ran.
Kempes (IRE) 6-1 (11-10) Held up towards rear early, 6th halfway, improved to moderate 3rd 6 out, 5th next, 6th and mistake 4 out, soon no extra and eased entering straight, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Jadanli (11-10) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f nov chs G1 hvy, 10 ran.
Lenabane (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Held up in mid-division, hit 6th, hampered 11th, hit 3 out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 7l behind Burton Port (11-4) at Aintree 3m 1f nov chs G2 (1) gd.
Saddlers Storm (IRE) 7-1fav (10-1) Held up in touch, fell 6 out, in a race won by Bluesea Cracker (10-3) at Fairyhouse 3m 5f hcp chs hvy, 26 ran.
The Midnight Club (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders 3 out, went 3rd before last, kept on, 3rd of 20, 4l behind Copper Bleu (11-1) at Cheltenham 2m 5f nov Listed hcp hdl (1) gs in Mar.
Whatuthink (IRE) 33-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, progress approaching 6 out, 2nd 5 out, lost place after 4 out, 6th next, stayed on from 2 out, 3rd of 26, 5l behind Bluesea Cracker (10-3) at Fairyhouse 3m 5f hcp chs hvy.
Zaarito (IRE) 4-1 (11-10) Chased leader in 2nd, improved to lead 4 out, ridden and challenged 3 out when fell, in a race won by Jadanli (11-10) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f nov chs G1 hvy, 10 ran.