Fairyhouse

  • 19:00 Fairyhouse Steel Joseph R. O'Reilly Memorial Hunters Chase3m 1f

  • Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 53.90s
  • Off time: 19:00:33
19:00 Fairyhouse Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Oscar Delta (IRE) 5/1
2nd On The Fringe (IRE) 11/4
3rd Rudi Trucker (IRE) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 112P11 DARK GREEN, grey epaulettes, striped cap Salsify (IRE) 25
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 12-2 R Sweeney Mr C J Sweeney (3) 137 11/43.75
2 33/P311- Dark green, light blue cross sashes, white cap, yellow spots Good Egg (IRE) 390
Course Winner
9 11-13 Lady J Fowler Mr C M Murphy (7) 12/113.00
3 411/14-3 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap On The Fringe (IRE) 58
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-13 E Bolger Mr J T McNamara 123 11/43.75
4 115211- DARK BLUE & WHITE DIAMONDS, white sleeves, red cap Zemsky (IRE) 389
Distance Winner
9 11-13 p I R Ferguson Mr J J Codd 126 8/19.00
5 2/131F-5 YELLOW, dark blue seams, white cap, dark blue star Kilty Storm (IRE) 45
Distance Winner
13 11-10 R J McGrath Mr D L Queally (7) 104 25/126.00
6 612449 Tangerine, green 'v', qtd cap Not Before Eight (IRE) 25
8 11-10 p D M Christie Mr B O'Neill (5) 122 10/111.00
7 133271 PINK & BLACK HALVED, pink sleeves, black cap Rudi Trucker (IRE) 9
Course and Distance Winner
10 11-10 J J Mangan Mr L C Murphy (7) 109 25/126.00
8 24P231 PURPLE, white star & cap The Mull (IRE) 24
8 11-10 W J McLernon Mr J T Carroll (5) 20/121.00
9 4P00-27 LIGHT BLUE, white sleeves, emerald green & yellow quartered cap Agus A Vic (IRE) 31
Distance Winner
11 11-6 P Martin Mr J P McKeown (3) 123 20/121.00
10 532618 RED & WHITE HALVED, emerald green sleeves, white cap Big Shu (IRE) 24
7 11-6 t Peter Maher Mr G M Mangan (7) 33/134.00
11 5255/44 EMERALD GREEN, royal blue chevron & chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Mister Top Notch (IRE) 45
Course Winner
13 11-6 D E Fitzgerald Ms K Walsh 141 22/123.00
12 212-01 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap No Notions (IRE) 37
6 11-6 E Bolger Ms N Carberry 16/117.00
13 242823 Purple, emerald green cross of lorraine, striped sleeves, emerald green cap, white star Oscar Delta (IRE) 25
9 11-6 J J Mangan Mr D Murphy (5) 5/16.00
14 P-51P40 RED & BLACK CHEVRONS, black sleeves, red stars, red cap, black star Red Seven (IRE) 58
9 11-6 N Cassidy Miss C M Woods (7) 66/167.00
15 778P35 BROWN, orange cross belts, hooped cap Sir Frederick (IRE) 9
Course Winner
12 11-6 W J Burke Miss S M Doolan (7) 123 50/151.00
16 603423 WHITE & RED CHEVRONS, striped cap Spiker The Biker (IRE) 9
8 11-6 bt Miss F Slevin Mr N T Slevin (7) 50/151.00
Non runners
170P-P1U3Top Four (IRE)711-6A J MartinMr K E Power
181FWrong Turn (IRE)611-6A J MartinMr S J Craig

Verdict

SALSIFY was given a superb ride by Colm Sweeney to land the Foxhunters at Cheltenham where he came from a long way off the pace. He's a relative youngster in these races and should win again but faces strong opposition and has a penalty to carry. Oscar Delta looks the main threat as he was in front at today's trip in that event at the Festival and only succumbed after the last. On The Fringe was beaten just over four lengths when runner-up to Salsify at Leopardstown in February and, as that was his first run for almost a year, should get closer this time. He finished fourth in last year's Foxhunters behind the brilliant winner Zemsky and third-placed Oscar Delta. The winner hasn't been seen since so it's difficult to know if he's fit enough but there's no doubt he's potentially high-class and makes this a very interesting event.