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13:25 Fairyhouse (IRE)

Winter Festival Handicap Chase

  • 13 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 1f
  • Going: Yielding (Good to Yielding in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • €12,001 added
  • Winner: €7,379
  • 2nd: €2,279
  • 3rd: €1,080
  • 4th: €480
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 21.80s
  • Off Time: 13:27:32
  • 13 Ran
1
Silk - PURPLE & WHITE QUARTERED, purple sleeves, white cap

Rendezvous Peak

30 h BF
9/1
  • Form 2-53394
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 116

tracked leaders, fell 1st

2
Silk - YELLOW, royal blue chevron, diabolo on sleeves, red cap

Deano (IRE)

254 t
14/1
  • Form 1/43S03-
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 115

held up, 11th after 1st, 8th approaching straight, one pace

3
Silk - Dark blue, orange braces, halved sleeves, orange spots on cap
16/1
  • Form 220/015-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 114

tracked leaders, on terms from 8th, led approaching 3 out, strongly pressed and joined between last 2, headed from last, soon one pace in 3rd

4
Silk - Purple, white cross sashes, white star on cap
  • Form 380015
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-3
  • Official Rating 109

prominent, slight mistake 1st, 2nd briefly from 4th, 4th approaching straight, one pace approaching last

5
Silk - PURPLE, red hoop, hooped sleeves, red cap
  • Form 14645-2
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-3
  • Official Rating 109

chased leaders, 5th after 1st, dropped to 9th approaching straight, one pace

6
Silk - Emerald green & orange hooped, quartered cap
12/1
  • Form F22/F-57
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 108

mid-division, 7th after 1st, 6th approaching straight, one pace

7
Silk - Emerald green, yellow stars, yellow sleeves, emerald green diamonds, emerald green & yellow hooped cap
  • Form 1332-80
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 106

mid-division, 8th after 1st, lost place and no impression 8th, soon no danger

8
Silk - EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap
  • Form 578-803
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-11
  • Official Rating 103

chased leaders, 6th after 1st, mistake 4 out, 5th approaching straight, switched left in 3rd between last 2, challenged from last, stayed on well to lead closing stages

9
Silk - Yellow, emerald green chevron, emerald green sleeves, yellow armlet, yellow & emerald green quartered cap
  • Form 177391
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-10
  • Official Rating 102

prominent, on terms from 8th, headed approaching 3 out where mistake, challenged and on terms again between last 2, led from last, soon strongly pressed, headed and one pace closing stages

10
Silk - Blue, green slvs, black cap
  • Form 744920
  • Age 12
  • Weight 10-6
  • Official Rating 98

led, joined from 8th, headed before 4 out where slight mistake, weakened from next, tailed off

11
Silk - DARK BLUE, tartan sleeves, gold cap
  • Form 1-31264
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-3
  • Official Rating 95

badly hampered 1st, soon raced in 9th, mistake 3 out, 7th approaching straight, one pace

12
Silk - Black & white chevrons, hooped sleeves, striped cap
40/1
  • Form 406P97
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-3
  • Official Rating 95

impeded 1st, soon in rear, pushed along briefly 2nd, never a factor, pulled up before 4 out

13
Silk - LIGHT BLUE & DARK BLUE STRIPES, light blue sleeves, light blue cap, orange star
  • Form P00-985
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 88

held up early, 10th after 1st, hit 4th, soon improved to chase leaders, slight mistake 3 out, soon 3rd, kept on same pace from before last

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Golden Boot only had two rivals to beat at Gowran in February and was well beaten on his only subsequent start. Better Back Bob was a shock winner of his only start over fences at Downpatrick in October then failed to take advantage of a much lower rating over hurdles. ROLLING ROCKET just failed to get to Effernock Lad at Naas and there's little between them again, though the runner-up was having his first start since April and can gain revenge. Third-placed I Knew Well wasn't beaten far and was also returning from a break but successful point-to-pointer I'm An Izz Wizz has been well beaten in his last two starts under Rules.

Formwatch

Rendezvous Peak 9-4fav (11-12) Held up in 4th, 3rd 4 out, ridden and no impression 3 out, no extra in 4th 2 out and mistake, kept on one pace, 4th of 6, 16l behind Kilcarry Bridge (11-12) at Thurles 2m 6f gd in Nov.

Deano (IRE) 10-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, not fluent 5th, on terms 6th, headed 2 out, no impression approaching last, one pace, 3rd of 9, 16 1/4l behind Rebel Cry (9-10) at Thurles 2m hcp Yielding in Mar.

Golden Boot (IRE) 11-4 (11-7) Tracked leader, 2nd halfway, pushed along and pecked 3 out, no impression in 4th before next, no extra, last of 5, 20l behind Kylestyle (11-3) at Down Royal 2m 4f sft in Mar.

Better Back Bob (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, 7th halfway, pushed along 3 out and no impression in 5th approaching next, kept on run-in, 5th of 17, 8 1/4l behind Wolfslair (11-8) at Down Royal 2m 6f hcp gd in Nov.

Rolling Rocket (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Mid-division, closer in 5th 3 out, ridden and went 2nd 2 out, disputed lead approaching last, headed run-in, kept on same pace under pressure inside final furlong, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Effernock Lad (10-11) at Naas 2m hcp Yielding - Soft in Nov.

Donnellan (IRE) 40-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, 8th halfway, pushed along and no impression in 7th approaching 2 out, kept on one pace, 7th of 11, 32 3/4l behind Nambour (11-12) at Galway 2m 7f Yielding in Oct.

Fergiethelegend (IRE) 33-1 (10-6) Prominent, tracked leader, 4th halfway, ridden and lost place after 4 out, soon in rear, no extra, 14th of 16, dist behind The Jazz Singer (11-0) at Navan 2m 7f hcp Yielding - Soft in Nov.

I Knew Well (IRE) 8-1 (11-3) Towards rear, 9th 3 out, headway entering straight, pushed along in 5th 2 out, went 3rd at last, kept on, 3rd of 13, 3 3/4l behind Effernock Lad (10-11) at Naas 2m hcp Yielding - Soft in Nov.

Effernock Lad (IRE) 9-2 (10-11) Tracked leaders, 3rd 3 out, headway to lead after 3 out, soon ridden, joined approaching last, regained lead run-in and kept on close home, won at Naas 2m hcp Yielding - Soft in Nov beating Rolling Rocket (11-7) by 1/2l, 13 ran.

The Shepherd King (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Prominent, disputed lead from 3rd, headed and ridden after 3 out, weakened, 11th of 13, dist behind Effernock Lad (10-11) at Naas 2m hcp Yielding - Soft in Nov.

I'm An Izz Wizz (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Close up early, soon tracked leaders, slow jump 5th, mistake 3 out, soon no extra, 4th of 11, dist behind Blessed King (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 7f mdn gd in Jul.

Notimetoserve (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Prominent, on terms briefly from 6th, soon headed, pushed along 4 out, soon lost place and no impression, no extra and jumped right last 2, 7th of 9, dist behind Samanntom (11-7) at Tipperary 2m 1f hcp Yielding - Soft in Oct.

Blackwater Bridge (IRE) 25-1 (10-3) Mid-division, 8th 3 out, soon pushed along, no impression from 2 out, 5th of 13, 7 1/2l behind Effernock Lad (10-11) at Naas 2m hcp Yielding - Soft in Nov.