Fairyhouse

  • 14:00 Irish Racing Year Book Maiden Hurdle2m 2f

  • Winner €7,688 2nd €2,375 3rd €1,125 4th €500
  • Going: Yielding (Good to Yielding in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 33.50s
  • Off time: 14:00:56
14:00 Fairyhouse Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Runfordave (IRE) 4/1
2nd Capital Force (IRE) 14/1
3rd Castello Sforza (IRE) Evs

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 RR Red, yellow star, black sleeves, yellow armlet, red cap, yellow star Bank Balance (IRE) 216
5 11-12 D Broad R C Colgan 80/181.00
3 Grey, grey & black check cap Capital Force (IRE)
5 11-12 H De Bromhead D N Russell 14/115.00
4 1/4- EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Castello Sforza (IRE) 262
Course Winner
5 11-12 W P Mullins M P Walsh Evs2.00
5 7-6 Emerald green & orange hooped, quartered cap Glenloe (IRE) 13
5 11-12 G Elliott J J Burke 16/117.00
6 1/1F3- MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Gunnery Sergeant (IRE) 370
5 11-12 N Meade B J Cooper 7/24.50
7 2- Dark blue, orange braces, halved sleeves, orange spots on cap Hold Onto Your Hat (IRE) 261
5 11-12 O McKiernan B Browne (7) 50/151.00
8 00 LAVENDER, white sleeves, white cap, lavender hoop King's War (IRE) 6
7 11-12 h P Mooney M F Mooney 100/1101.00
9 08-157 Light Blue, large Dark Blue spots, Dark Blue cap Ramore Will (IRE) 11
5 11-12 I R Ferguson D E Mullins 66/167.00
10 0-14734 WHITE, dark blue cross of lorraine, dark blue cap, pink star Robin Des Mana (IRE) 21
5 11-12 h G Elliott K M Donoghue 16/117.00
11 0P YELLOW, maroon stars, yellow & emerald green hooped sleeves & cap Select Opportunity (IRE) 13
5 11-12 E Cawley P T Enright 100/1101.00
12 91U6-7 EMERALD GREEN, white star, white chevrons on sleeves, white cap Showem Silver (IRE) 13
Course Winner
5 11-12 N Meade S W Flanagan 25/126.00
13 880  Emerald green & orange hoops, red cap Give Me A Minute (IRE) 21
4 11-9 E Bolger B R Dalton (3) 66/167.00
14 - Light blue & yellow stripes, yellow stars on sleeves, yellow & light blue striped cap Highland Fling (IRE) 90
4 11-9 G P Cromwell L P Dempsey 66/167.00
15 876 Emerald Green & Orange hoops, Royal Blue cap Market's Field (IRE) 21
4 11-9 E Bolger B T O'Connell 50/151.00
16 4213 DARK BLUE, yellow diamond & sleeves, yellow cap, red diamond Runfordave (IRE) 14
4 11-9 G Elliott J W Kennedy 4/15.00
17 5 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE HOOPED, quartered cap Seanathair (IRE) 21
4 11-9 M S Sandra Hughes R Loughran 50/151.00
18 Black & pink quartered, halved sleeves, quartered cap Our Lady Lucy (IRE)
5 11-5 Mrs D Foster I J McCarthy 66/167.00
19 485 Red & white hoops, royal blue sleeves & cap Yeatcamp Lady (IRE) 88
5 11-5 h P Stafford A W Short (7) 100/1101.00
20 50 Pink & white halved, black sleeves, black cap, pink star Ale Ambrosio (IRE) 21
Beaten Favourite
4 11-2 h Mrs J Harrington R M Power 20/121.00
21 EmGreen & royal blue diabolo, emGreen sleeves, emGreen cap, royal blue stars Catherine's Echo (IRE)
4 11-2 P Stafford C D Maxwell 66/167.00
Non runners
2F46P8California Soul (IRE)511-12Denis HoganD G Hogan

Verdict

CASTELLO SFORZA looks a very smart recruit to hurdling and should make a winning start. A bumper winner here on his racecourse debut, he was only beaten three lengths in the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham. Runfordave won a Down Royal bumper and made an encouraging start over timber behind Moulin A Vent at Punchestown a fortnight ago. Robin Des Mana also represents Gordon Elliott and he's performed well in his recent starts but Gunnery Sergeant looks more of a threat as he landed a point and a bumper on his first two starts and may have won on his hurdling debut at Gowran but for falling. He then performed with credit in a Grade 1 here a year ago and should be up to winning soon.