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12:55 Fairyhouse (IRE)

150th Running Of The Irish Grand National 2020 Mares Novice Hurdle

  • 5 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 2f
  • Going: Yielding (Good to Yielding in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • €15,500 added
  • Winner: €9,300
  • 2nd: €3,100
  • 3rd: €1,550
  • 4th: €775
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 42.40s
  • Off Time: 12:55:29
  • 5 Ran
1
Silk - Light green, royal blue stars, striped sleeves, royal blue cap, light green stars
6/4
  • Form P5-1231
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-6

made all, ridden clear 2 out, stayed on well run-in

2
Silk - Black, white sash, white sleeves, black stars, black cap, white star
8/11
  • Form 4121-12
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-6

tracked leader in 2nd, slight mistake 5th, ridden in 2nd 3 out, 3rd entering straight, soon no impression on leaders

3
Silk - Purple, white hoop, purple sleeves, purple cap
  • Form 37
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-0

tracked leaders in 3rd, slight mistake 1st, fell 2nd

4
Silk - YELLOW, royal blue disc & sleeves, hooped cap
  • Form 04/43-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 112

held up in last early, slightly hampered at 2nd and went 3rd, close 3rd and slight mistake 3 out, ridden in 2nd entering straight, no impression on winner before last, kept on one pace

5
Silk - WHITE, orange disc & sleeves, orange cap
100/1
  • Form 90
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-0

tracked leaders in 4th early, mistake 1st, hampered 2nd, soon dropped to 4th, under pressure in remote 4th at 3rd, continued tailed off

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

MOUNT IDA couldn't quite hold off Minella Melody in a Listed contest at Punchestown but is improving fast and can get back to winning ways. Drury was 12 lengths behind Minella Melody at Cork earlier but improved markedly when running away with a Punchestown maiden in November. These two should have it between them as Strange Notions may just need the run having not been seen since runner-up on the Flat in April. Moyode Gold has only run in bumpers and Tick Along looks completely outclassed.

Formwatch

Drury (IRE) 9-2 (11-5) Disputed lead early, headed at 2nd, 4th 3 out, headway to lead before 2 out, travelling well and clear entering straight, pushed along before last, stayed on well, easily, won at Punchestown 2m 6f mdn sft in Nov beating Minella Encore (11-12) by 16l, 15 ran.

Mount Ida (IRE) 9-2 (10-11) Soon disputed lead, pushed along straight, narrowly headed and kept on without matching winner final 150yds, 2nd of 5, 3/4l behind Minella Melody (10-11) at Punchestown 2m 4f lst (1) sft in Dec.

Moyode Gold (IRE) 20-1 (11-9) Held up towards rear, pushed along in 9th 5f out, no extra entering straight, 8th of 14, 19 3/4l behind Darling Daughter (11-9) at Limerick 2m Soft - Heavy in Nov.

Strange Notions (IRE) 12-1 (8-6) Rear of mid-division, pushed along on outer in moderate 17th 3f out, good headway into 3rd and ridden 1 1/2f out, improved to dispute lead inside final furlong, stayed on well, headed on line, 2nd of 20, shd behind Venezia (9-9) at Navan 1m 5f hcp Yielding in Apr.

Tick Along (IRE) 100-1 (11-5) Waited with, 22nd after 3rd, one pace from before straight, 17th of 23, dist behind Captain Guinness (11-9) at Navan 2m mdn sft in Dec.