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17:55 Fairyhouse (IRE)

Emerald Contract Cleaning Hunters Chase

  • 5 Runners
  • Distance: 3m 1f
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • €8,500 added
  • Winner: €5,866
  • 2nd: €1,360
  • 3rd: €595
  • 4th: €341
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 7m 3.60s
  • Off Time: 17:55:13
  • 5 Ran
2nd
Silk -
1
Silk - Royal blue, yellow stars, yellow & royal blue hooped sleeves & cap
  • Form 2-45224
  • Age 11
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 109

led and disputed, mistake 11th, headed before 5 out, ridden before 4 out, under pressure in 4th 3 out, kept on one pace under pressure from next

2
Silk - EMERALD GREEN & ROYAL BLUE CHEVRONS, halved sleeves, quartered cap
16/1
  • Form 211330
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-10

prominent and disputed, dropped to 3rd 13th, ridden 4 out, kept on to press leader before 2 out, kept on same pace from before last, stayed on again to press winner close home

3
Silk - YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star
  • Form 321121
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-10

held up, 5th halfway, slight mistake 13th, ridden after 3 out, 4th and mistake 2 out, no extra last

4
Silk - Black, white diamond & sleeves, qtd cap
  • Form 307-P43
  • Age 12
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 112

held up, 4th halfway, progress in 3rd entering straight, slight mistake and ridden 3 out, under pressure in 3rd next, kept on same pace from before last

5
Silk - RED, red & white diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 32UP25-
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 114

settled behind leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to dispute 13th, led before 5 out, mistake 3 out, soon ridden, strongly pressed before 2 out, kept on well from before last, pressed close home

In depth

Verdict

CARSONSTOWN BOY, runner-up to Tammys Hill in last year's Foxhunters at Cheltenham, finished fourth this time around and that sort of form should give him the edge over Court Frontier. The latter has been making steady progress and is still a youngster in this sphere with his easy victory over the useful James at Downpatrick pointing to him being a real threat to the selection. Cork Citizen was beaten a long way at Cheltenham but may still be good enough to snatch the minor place as Dawn N Drank disappointed when strongly fancied at Kilworth last month.

Formwatch

Carsonstown Boy (IRE) 11-1 (12-0) Led until 10th, led 13th, headed 17th, led 3 out, soon headed, outpaced 2 out, stayed on flat, 4th of 24, 19l behind On The Fringe (12-0) at Cheltenham 3m 2f hts chs (2) sft in Mar.

Cork Citizen 125-1 (12-0) Held up in mid-division, lost place 10th, behind 17th, 16th of 24, well behind On The Fringe (12-0) at Cheltenham 3m 2f hts chs (2) sft in Mar.

Court Frontier (IRE) Evensfav (11-0) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, 4th 2 out, progress to lead last, kept on well run-in and clear final 100 yards, comfortably, won at Downpatrick 2m 5f hts chs in Mar beating James (11-7) by 10l, 8 ran.

Corskeagh Royale (IRE) 10-1 (12-2) Chsd ldrs in 3rd, 2nd 3out, chall 2out with ev ch until btn in 3rd at last, no ex, 3rd of 8, 1l behind Golden Crisp (12-2) at Ballynoe 3m ire ptp sft in Mar.

Drawn N Drank (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Mid-division, ridden in 7th 3 out, no impression in 6th 2 out, 5th and mistake last, no extra, 5th of 13, 29l behind Ludo Et Emergo (11-12) at Limerick 2m 1f beg chase in Apr '14.