12:20 Fairyhouse (IRE)

Happy New Year Maiden Hurdle

  • 15 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f
  • Going: Heavy (Soft to Heavy in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • €13,000 added
  • Winner: €8,007
  • 2nd: €2,483
  • 3rd: €1,183
  • 4th: €534
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 30.50s
  • Off Time: 12:21:38
  • 15 Ran
Silk - Dark blue, orange braces, halved sleeves, orange spots on cap
  • Form 22/0P0-8
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-12

rear of mid-division, no impression from 3 out, never a factor

Silk - ROYAL BLUE, scarlet sash, royal blue cap, scarlet hoop
  • Form 416-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-12

tracked leaders, 5th 3 out, checked on inner before straight, ridden in 5th 2 out, improved to dispute lead at last, headed inside final furlong, kept on close home

Silk - MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star
  • Form 4
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-12

disputed lead, ridden and headed 3 out, soon weakened quickly

Silk - Emerald green, yellow braces, green cap
  • Form 9FP46-P
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-12

towards rear, good progress on outer into 4th at 6th, mistake next and soon weakened quickly, pulled up before 2 out

Silk - White, emerald green stars, white sleeves, white cap, yellow star
  • Form 22-2P90
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-12

tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden in 3rd 3 out, soon weakened quickly

Silk - WHITE & RED STRIPES, white sleeves, white cap, red star
  • Form 0-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-12

mid-division on outer, weakened quickly 4 out, pulled up before next

Silk - White, royal blue hollow box, hooped sleeves, royal blue & white hooped cap
  • Form 325
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-12

mid-division, pecked on landing and unseated rider 3rd

Silk - EMERALD GREEN, yellow braces, white cap
  • Form 9
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-12

towards rear, hampered 3rd, no impression from 3 out, some modest late progress

Silk - Purple, mauve epaulettes, mauve armlet, mauve star on cap
  • Form 135
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-12

tracked leaders on inner, slight mistake 1st and not fluent at 3rd, ridden in 4th on outer 2 out, disputed lead at last, headed after last, kept on same pace inside final furlong

  • Form 5
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-9

mid-division, slight mistake 2nd, 6th 3 out, headway to dispute lead entering straight, ridden and headed after 2 out, 4th at last, no extra run-in

Silk - Maroon, white star & armlet, white cap
  • Form 1-16
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-9

tracked leaders, improved to dispute lead entering straight, 3rd and pushed along 2 out, ridden to dispute lead at last, improved to lead inside final furlong, stayed on well

Silk - WHITE, dark blue cross of lorraine, dark blue cap, pink star
  • Form 7
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-9

mid-division on inner, bad mistake 4th, headway into 3rd entering straight, ridden to dispute lead 2 out, headed and dropped to 5th at last, no extra

Silk - Royal blue, white stars, grey cap, white star
  • Form 50
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-9

always behind, ridden 5th, no impression from 4 out, never a factor

Silk - YELLOW, maroon stars, yellow & emerald green hooped sleeves & cap
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-9

towards rear, slight mistake 2nd, no impression from 3 out, some modest late progress

Silk - Red & yellow hoops, red sleeves, yellow stars on cap
  • Form F2B2-21
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-5

disputed lead, led 3 out, soon ridden and headed entering straight, soon weakened quickly

Previous results

In depth


BANG BANG ROSIE was having her first start for Willie Mullins when landing a Punchestown bumper in taking fashion and looks to have been found a good opportunity on her hurdling bow, especially with her allowance. Falak won a Nottingham handicap for Roger Varian in the summer and will have needed his opening run for Gordon Elliott though the stable could have a better chance with Dortmund Park, a dual bumper winner in France and looking in need of the experience at Navan last month. Winning bumper Thermistocles led for a long way before fading when tackling this trip at Down Royal and should be much better for the run. Catwalk King ploughed through the mud to win a Cork bumper in the spring so conditions are in his favour.


Cappacon (IRE) 100-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression 3 out, weakened and tailed off, 8th of 12, dist behind Getabird (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hvy in Dec.

Catwalk King (IRE) 13-2 (12-0) Close up, soon narrow leader, joined from 6f out, pushed along approaching straight and headed, soon lost place and no impression, weakened, 6th of 7, 30 3/4l behind Dead Right (11-7) at Punchestown 2m Good - Yielding in Apr.

Cote Tete (FR) 7-1 (11-12) Held up behind leaders, closed up travelling smoothly straight, pushed along from 2 out, no impression approaching last, soon weakened, 4th of 5, 31 1/2l behind Blow By Blow (11-12) at Navan 2m 7f mdn hvy in Dec.

Dont Stop (IRE) 9-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, progress to 3rd at 5th, improved to 2nd at 6th, 3rd at 10th, mistake 3 out and lost place, pulled up before 2 out, at Galway 2m 7f hcp hvy in Oct.

Drimsree Lad (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, pushed along at 7th and soon lost place, no impression from 4 out, 10th of 16, dist behind Mount Hanover (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hvy in Dec.

Eusebius (IRE) 100-1 (11-11) Mid-division, ridden and no impression after 3 out, no extra before next, 14th of 19, dist behind Morgan (11-11) at Naas 2m mdn Soft - Heavy in Feb.

Monstrosity (IRE) 5-2 (12-0) Led or disputed lead, headed entering straight, pushed along and soon no extra, weakened, 5th of 7, dist behind Warlike Intent (12-0) at Clonmel 2m Soft - Heavy in Nov.

Theatre World (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, ridden 3 out, no impression next, kept on one pace, 9th of 15, 32l behind Product Of Love (11-12) at Ballinrobe 2m mdn gd in May.

Thermistocles (IRE) Evensfav (11-12) Prominent, slight mistake 2nd, 2nd halfway, led briefly 3 out, pushed along and headed before next, no impression in 4th approaching last, no extra, 5th of 9, 13 1/2l behind Bosco Di Alco (11-12) at Down Royal 2m 4f mdn Yielding in Sep.

Call A Cab (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Held up towards outer, not fluent 1st, 16th approaching 5th, good headway to chase leaders when wandered before last where not fluent, no impression and kept on run-in, 5th of 17, 6 1/4l behind Gran Geste (11-9) at Navan 2m mdn hvy in Dec.

Dortmund Park (FR) 2-1 (11-7) Disputed lead early, headed 2nd, soon 4th, ridden and no impression before 2 out, kept on same pace, 6th of 21, 16 1/2l behind Speak Easy (11-7) at Navan 2m mdn sft in Dec.

Falak (IRE) 14-1 (11-9) Chased leader, mid-division and mistake 4th, no impression after 3 out, no extra after 2 out, 7th of 16, 28 1/4l behind Ten Ten (11-9) at Down Royal 2m mdn sft in Nov.

Fr Gilligansvoyge 100-1 (11-9) Towards rear for most, never a factor, tailed off, 13th of 15, dist behind Downtown Getaway (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m sft in Dec.

Misty Hollow (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, lost position 4 out, soon dropped behind, no impression straight, 18th of 21, dist behind Speak Easy (11-7) at Navan 2m mdn sft in Dec.

Bang Bang Rosie (IRE) 11-8fav (11-7) Tracked leaders, 2nd halfway, 3rd 5f out, travelled well to challenge 2f out, ridden to lead 1 1/2f out, soon asserted, kept on strongly inside final furlong, won at Punchestown 2m Soft - Heavy in Nov beating Calicojack (12-0) by 6 1/2l, 6 ran.