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13:30 Fairyhouse (IRE)

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  • 4 Runners
  • Distance: 2m
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
  • €20,000 added
  • Winner: €12,320
  • 2nd: €3,821
  • 3rd: €1,820
  • 4th: €820
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 23.50s
  • Off Time: 13:32:02
  • 4 Ran
1st
Silk -
1
Silk - MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star
Evs
  • Form 21123
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-3

tracked leader in 2nd, improved to dispute lead 4 out, led next, went clear travelling well 2 out, stayed on strongly run-in, easily

2
Silk - YELLOW, royal blue disc & sleeves, hooped cap
7/1
  • Form 616
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-0

held up in last, closer disputing 3rd 4 out, pushed along in moderate 3rd before 2 out, soon ridden, dropped to last before last, left moderate 3rd at last, no impression

3
Silk - Light blue, grey braces, grey diamonds on sleeves, light blue cap, grey diamonds
  • Form 1275
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 115

tracked leaders in 3rd, took keen hold, not fluent at 4th, joined for 3rd 4 out, ridden in last entering straight, went moderate 3rd before last, fell at last

4
Silk - RED & WHITE HOOPED, check cap
  • Form 1
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-0

led, joined 4 out, slight mistake next and headed, ridden in 2nd entering straight, no impression on winner 2 out, kept on one pace in 2nd

5
NR
50/1
  • Form /-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-2

In depth

Verdict

MITCHOUKA is penalised for his two very easy victories and he's since been placed twice at graded level behind the classy Espoir D'Allen, form that should prove good enough for this. He easily holds Mastermind in the latter of those runs at Leopardstown and Pronounced on an earlier run at Punchestown but his stable companion Veneer Of Charm made a very encouraging start on testing ground at Punchestown when defying inexperience to beat what looked a decent field of maidens. He'll need to improve again but has every chance of doing so.

Formwatch

Mitchouka (FR) 7-2 (10-12) Tracked leaders, soon 3rd, challenged in 2nd approaching last, kept on same pace run-in and dropped to 3rd close home, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Espoir D'allen (11-1) at Leopardstown 2m (1) Yielding in Dec.

Mastermind (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) In rear, slight mistake 2 out, soon one pace under pressure, 6th of 7, 12l behind Espoir D'allen (11-1) at Leopardstown 2m (1) Yielding in Dec.

Pronounced (IRE) 6-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden and no impression 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 11th of 14, 8 1/4l behind Teo's Music (9-9) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Nov.

Veneer Of Charm (IRE) 10-3 (11-0) Towards rear, some headway before 2 out, pushed along and progress to challenge last, soon led, ridden and kept on well run-in, won at Punchestown 2m mdn Soft - Heavy in Dec beating Les Arceaux (11-0) by 3/4l, 9 ran.

Alohamora (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 14, 7 1/2l behind Shake The Bucket (9-1) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Nov.