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17:10 Fairyhouse (IRE)

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  • 18 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
  • €10,000 added
  • Winner: €6,160
  • 2nd: €1,909
  • 3rd: €910
  • 4th: €410
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 22.60s
  • Off Time: 17:11:38
  • 18 Ran
1st
14/1

      3rd
      1
      • Form: 890
      • Age: 5
      • Weight: 11-12
      • Official Rating: 95
      • Trainer: O McKiernan
      • Jockey: B Browne

      towards rear for most, ridden and no impression 3 out, soon no extra and weakened

      2
      12/1
      • Form: 4-03253
      • Age: 7
      • Weight: 11-11
      • Official Rating: 94
      • Trainer: R Tyner
      • Jockey: P T Enright

      chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and no extra entering straight, weakened

      3
      20/1
      • Form: 09060
      • Age: 6
      • Weight: 11-8
      • Official Rating: 91
      • Trainer: Francis J Flood
      • Jockey: D E Mullins

      chased leaders, 5th halfway, pushed along before 3 out, ridden and no extra entering straight

      4
      14/1
      • Form: 1-126PP
      • Age: 10
      • Weight: 11-6
      • Official Rating: 89
      • Trainer: Norman Lee
      • Jockey: J W Kennedy

      led and disputed, ridden before 2 out, kept on under pressure from before last, headed after last, no extra in 3rd run-in, kept on same pace

      5
      • Form: 898322
      • Age: 6
      • Weight: 11-6
      • Official Rating: 89
      • Trainer: Matthew J Smith
      • Jockey: R C Colgan

      led and disputed, hanging and reminders 4th, ridden entering straight, no extra before 2 out, soon weakened

      6

      Artic Pearl

      420 t
      5/2
      • Form: 0066-
      • Age: 6
      • Weight: 11-5
      • Official Rating: 88
      • Trainer: M Brassil
      • Jockey: C Brassil

      soon mid-division, progress into 5th and slight mistake 3 out, 4th travelling well entering straight, challenged 2 out, soon ridden, under pressure in 4th before last where bad mistake, no extra

      7
      • Form: 9465-73
      • Age: 7
      • Weight: 11-5
      • Official Rating: 88
      • Trainer: Christian Delcros
      • Jockey: R Loughran

      mid-division best, ridden and no impression entering straight, kept on one pace

      8
      • Form: P-58573
      • Age: 7
      • Weight: 11-5
      • Official Rating: 88
      • Trainer: S J Kenny
      • Jockey: A W Short

      mid-division best, ridden and no impression 3 out, no extra before 2 out

      9
      16/1
      • Form: P/9-9FPU
      • Age: 8
      • Weight: 11-4
      • Official Rating: 87
      • Trainer: T Cooper
      • Jockey: G N Fox

      settled behind leaders, 7th halfway, slight mistake 4 out and reminder, ridden and no extra after 3 out

      10
      • Form: F000P2
      • Age: 6
      • Weight: 11-2
      • Official Rating: 85
      • Trainer: T Mullins
      • Jockey: D J Mullins

      mid-division best, towards rear when fell 4 out

      11
      14/1
      • Form: 50087-0
      • Age: 7
      • Weight: 11-1
      • Official Rating: 84
      • Trainer: Miss E Doyle
      • Jockey: S W Flanagan

      held up towards rear, ridden into moderate 10th 2 out, no impression and kept on one pace

      12
      33/1
      • Form: 355/P00
      • Age: 8
      • Weight: 11-0
      • Official Rating: 83
      • Trainer: P Byrne
      • Jockey: B T O'Connell

      always towards rear, ridden and no impression before 3 out, weakened

      13
      14/1
      • Form: 66-5P94
      • Age: 6
      • Weight: 10-13
      • Official Rating: 82
      • Trainer: D Budds
      • Jockey: P F Mangan

      mid-division early, closer in 6th halfway, progress to challenge entering straight, ridden and disputed before 2 out, headed before last and no extra, kept on one pace

      14
      • Form: B05040
      • Age: 6
      • Weight: 10-11
      • Official Rating: 80
      • Trainer: T Gibney
      • Jockey: J M Moore

      disputed briefly early, soon chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and mistake 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up before 2 out

      15
      • Form: U04606
      • Age: 9
      • Weight: 10-11
      • Official Rating: 80
      • Trainer: V T O'Brien
      • Jockey: R P Treacy

      mid-division, towards rear 3 out, ridden into moderate 8th 2 out, no impression in 6th before last, kept on run-in to 4th close home

      16
      50/1
      • Form: P575-78
      • Age: 10
      • Weight: 10-11
      • Official Rating: 80
      • Trainer: Mrs A Mooney
      • Jockey: M F Mooney

      held up towards rear, progress into mid-division before 3 out, 5th travelling well entering straight, switched to inner before 2 out where ridden in close 4th, stayed on to dispute before last, headed run-in and kept on same pace

      17
      10/1
      • Form: FP-0000
      • Age: 7
      • Weight: 10-11
      • Official Rating: 80
      • Trainer: P J Colville
      • Jockey: M P Fogarty

      settled behind leaders, 8th halfway, ridden and lost place 3 out, under pressure in 9th entering straight, 7th and slight mistake 2 out, no extra and kept on one pace

      18
      14/1
      • Form: 096
      • Age: 4
      • Weight: 10-8
      • Official Rating: 88
      • Trainer: N Madden
      • Jockey: N P Madden

      held up towards rear, progress into mid-division before 3 out, 6th travelling well entering straight, ridden in 5th 2 out, stayed on to challenge before last, disputed last, led run-in and kept on well

      Previous results

      In depth

      Verdict

      Simple Steps has been reasonably consistent though has been mainly racing over fences but all roads lead to THE CHURCH GATE (NAP) in this. He's still a maiden but has returned from a spell of chasing to be narrowly beaten at Thurles and Limerick and can run from a 19lb lower mark over hurdles. No More Monkeys has only raced on good ground and has a long absence to overcome while Phar Island is still a maiden after ten starts over hurdles and was beaten a long way into second at Gowran. Black Kettle didn't show much in the UK but gave notice of an imminent victory with a very good run at Down Royal last month so could provide the main danger.

      Formwatch

      Kristian Goingwel (IRE) 50-1 (11-11) Mid-division best, ridden and no impression after 3 out, soon no extra, 11th of 19, dist behind Morgan (11-11) at Naas 2m mdn Soft - Heavy in Feb.

      Simple Steps (IRE) 11-4fav (11-1) Led, strongly pressed and edged left approaching last, headed from early run-in, soon dropped to 3rd and one pace, 3rd of 13, 7 3/4l behind Larry Capri (11-12) at Fairyhouse 3m hcp sft in Jan.

      Crehelp (IRE) 8-1 (10-2) Jumped slightly right 1st, chased leaders, 8th after 4th, stumbled slightly approaching 6th, pushed along before 3 out, soon no impression, 10th of 12, 29l behind Bilbo Bagins (10-6) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hvy in Mar.

      Rebel Cry (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Held up, soon mid-division, 12th from 8th, no impression 10th, soon eased and pulled up 3 out, at Thurles 2m 6f hcp sft in Feb.

      The Church Gate (IRE) 7-2 (11-3) Mid-division, progress into 3rd before halfway, headway to lead approaching 2 out, ridden and kept on run-in, headed on line, 2nd of 14, hd behind Be My Vinnie (11-3) at Limerick 3m hcp sft in Mar.

      Artic Pearl 14-1 (10-6) Held up, 12th from 2nd, not fluent 3 out, 10th before straight, no impression 2 out and jumped slightly right, kept on, 6th of 13, 8 3/4l behind Mr Cosmopolitan (11-12) at Naas 2m hcp sft in Feb.

      Black Kettle (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Mid-division, headway 4 out, went 3rd next, soon ridden, kept on same pace from next, 3rd of 18, 5 3/4l behind L'attesa (11-7) at Down Royal 2m 3f hcp Yielding in Mar.

      No More Monkeys (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) Chased leader in 2nd, improved to lead before 3 out, soon joined and pushed along, headed before 2 out and no extra in 3rd from last, 3rd of 7, 13 1/4l behind Bertie Bell (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 7f mdn gd in Aug.

      Old Time Melody (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Tight for room when bad mistake and unseated rider 1st, at Clonmel 2m 7f hcp sft in Mar.

      Phar Island (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Mid-division, closer in 6th before 3 out, ridden in 4th entering straight, stayed on into 2nd last, no chance with winner, kept on same pace, 2nd of 15, 14l behind Donegal Tuesday (10-5) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp Soft - Heavy in Mar.

      Alices Man (IRE) 6-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and no extra 3 out, weakened, 13th of 18, dist behind Queeny (11-1) at Thurles 2m 7f hcp Yielding in Dec.

      Dr Zoom (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression before 3 out, 11th of 14, 18 1/4l behind Sunset Sadie (11-3) at Cork 2m hcp hvy in Mar.

      Ted Bach (IRE) 12-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, slight mistake 4th, ridden 3 out, under pressure in 8th before last, kept on run-in, 4th of 14, 5 1/4l behind Sunset Sadie (11-3) at Cork 2m hcp hvy in Mar.

      Bellas Rock (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression 3 out, weakened, 15th of 17, dist behind Cloudy Morning (11-10) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp gd in Oct.

      Carrow Queen (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders on outer, 4th halfway, pushed along and no impression in 6th 2 out, no extra, 6th of 14, 16 1/4l behind Be My Vinnie (11-3) at Limerick 3m hcp sft in Mar.

      Glasson Lad (IRE) 40-1 (10-11) Towards rear and 14th before 6th, 11th before 2 out and soon no extra, 8th of 16, dist behind She'llbeallright (11-0) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp Yielding - Soft in Jan.

      Irish Mustard 16-1 (9-13) Mid-division, rear and slight mistake 5 out, ridden and weakened, completely tailed off, 13th of 18, dist behind Returntovendor (11-5) at Clonmel 3m hcp hvy in Mar.

      Aa Bee See 22-1 (11-0) Held up, 12th at 2nd, pushed along briefly 4th, went moderate 5th approaching straight, one pace, 6th of 13, dist behind Prospectus (11-0) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn Soft - Heavy in Dec.