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13:10 Fairyhouse (IRE)

Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Mares Beginners Chase

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 5f 100y
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
  • €17,000 added
  • Winner: €10,472
  • 2nd: €3,247
  • 3rd: €1,547
  • 4th: €697
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 2.70s
  • Off Time: 13:10:36
  • 10 Ran
1
Silk - Light green, white sleeves, yellow cap
  • Form 93-4533
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-7

led, jumped slightly left 3rd, slight mistake 7th, went on approaching straight until pressed 2 out, fell next

2
Silk - White, red stars, red sleeves, white stars, white cap, red star
  • Form 4-05223
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-7

5th at 4th, 7th before 10th, disputing 4th approaching straight, no impression from before last in 3rd where left 2nd and slightly impeded

3
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, light blue chevron, emerald green cap
  • Form 20-8425
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-7

mistake 2nd, 6th at 4th, slight mistake 5th, not fluent 4 out, no impression approaching straight in moderate 6th, slight mistake 2 out

4
Silk - DARK GREEN & YELLOW CHECK, white sleeves, dark green & yellow check cap

Micras

51 p
66/1
  • Form 800976
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-7

towards rear, slight mistake 5th, slightly impeded 8th, mistake and unseated rider 5 out

5
Silk - YELLOW, royal blue triple diamond, diabolo on sleeves, royal blue cap
11/2
  • Form 04025U
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 118

jumped slightly left 3rd, 3rd at 4th, 5th from 10th, disputing 4th approaching straight, soon switched left, no impression 2 out in 5th and slight mistake

6
Silk - MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star
10/1
  • Form 45235P
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 111

held up, took keen hold, 8th at 4th, unseated rider 8th

7
Silk - Royal blue, white hoop, royal blue sleeves, white & royal blue hooped cap
50/1
  • Form 1-8790
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-7

7th at 4th, headway 10th, slight mistake next, under pressure 4 out, no impression approaching straight, slight mistake 2 out

8
Silk - PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap
  • Form 2F22/22
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-7

4th at 4th, chased leader disputing 2nd approaching straight, challenged 2 out, on terms between last 2, stayed on well run-in

9
Silk - WHITE & ORANGE DIAMONDS, white sleeves, emerald green & orange quartered cap
  • Form 5-F7F50
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-7

towards rear, slight mistakes 3rd and 4th, impeded 8th, no impression from 4 out

11
Silk - Purple, white stars, purple sleeves, white stars on cap
  • Form 11-P056
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 114

prominent, slightly slow 1st, 2nd at 4th, slightly slow 8th, pushed along 4 out, chased leader disputing 2nd approaching straight, no impression after 2 out

10
NR
  • Form 43-0070
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-7

In depth

Verdict

RETOUR EN FRANCE has now finished runner-up in four of six starts over fences, including both outings for Willie Mullins. She’s been given a break since beaten a head at Sligo in September and may finally come good in this. Girly Girl and Misty Lady are rated higher than most of these over hurdles but neither has threatened over fences so far, though the former finished closer over a shorter trip here last time. Monbeg Rose is another struggling to make a mark over fences after five attempts without looking like winning while Goulane Davina was a well-beaten third at Naas on her chasing bow.

Formwatch

Girly Girl (IRE) 8-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, 4th from 3rd, 3rd approaching straight, no impression and one pace from 2 out, 3rd of 10, 18 1/4l behind Laid Back Luke (11-3) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f sft in Jan.

Goulane Davina (IRE) 13-2 (11-7) Chased leaders, 5th before straight, mistake 2 out, 3rd when mistake last, no extra and one pace after, 3rd of 8, 13 3/4l behind Slowmotion (11-1) at Naas 2m sft in Jan.

Leaders Questions (IRE) 13-2 (10-3) Mid-division on inner, 9th 3 out, ridden and no impression from next, 5th of 13, 10 1/2l behind Definite Ruby (11-10) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp sft in Jan.

Micras 25-1 (11-2) Disputed lead, led 5th, ridden after 3 out, headed before 2 out, 3rd and mistake 2 out, weakened, 6th of 15, 25 3/4l behind Ardera Cross (11-9) at Tramore 2m hcp hvy in Dec.

Misty Lady (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, mistake and unseated rider 2nd, at Thurles 2m 4f (1) Yielding - Soft in Jan.

Monbeg Rose (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Held up, 5th halfway, closer in 4th 6 out, dropped towards rear 4 out, ridden and no impression next, weakened and pulled up before last, at Thurles 2m 4f (1) Yielding - Soft in Jan.

Rancher Lass (IRE) 100-1 (11-7) Towards rear, mistake 1st, moderate 11th from 3rd, not fluent 4th, closer order 3 out, slight mistake 2 out, pushed along approaching straight and no impression, 10th of 12, 23 1/4l behind Toe The Line (11-7) at Leopardstown 2m mdn gd in Jan.

Retour En France (IRE) 1-3fav (11-7) Led, big jump 2 out, pushed along approaching last, ridden and joined at last, headed narrowly inside final furlong, rallied and stayed on well close home, 2nd of 4, hd behind Presenting Mahler (11-7) at Sligo 2m 1f hvy in Sep.

Routes Choice (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Rear of mid-division, ridden 8th, no impression from 4 out, never a factor, 12th of 13, dist behind Definite Ruby (11-10) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp sft in Jan.

Twiss's Hill (IRE) 66-1 (11-5) Always behind, no impression from 4 out, never a factor, 6th of 9, dist behind Acapella Bourgeois (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f sft in Jan.

Too Many Notes (IRE) 100-1 (11-5) Always behind, slight mistake 4th, no impression from 4 out, never a factor, 12th of 14, dist behind Edwulf (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f Soft - Heavy in Jan.