13:55 Fairyhouse (IRE)

Fairyhouse Easter Festival 1st-3rd April Novice Handicap Hurdle (80-109)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 2m
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
  • €11,999 added
  • Winner: €7,392
  • 2nd: €2,292
  • 3rd: €1,092
  • 4th: €492
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 33.70s
  • Off Time: 13:55:59
  • 8 Ran
  • Form: 246236
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Official Rating: 105
  • Trainer: G Elliott
  • Jockey: D N Russell

held up in rear, good headway into 4th travelling well on outer entering straight, led 2 out, pushed along and soon went clear, stayed on strongly run-in, easily

  • Form: 29/F53-P
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-10
  • Official Rating: 103
  • Trainer: G Elliott
  • Jockey: J W Kennedy

held up in 6th, closer in 4th 3 out, soon ridden, no impression straight

  • Form: 593422
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Official Rating: 97
  • Trainer: D Queally
  • Jockey: D Robinson

held up in rear, headway into 5th entering straight, ridden in 4th 2 out, went 2nd before last, kept on without threatening winner in 2nd run-in

  • Form: P-06832
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-2
  • Official Rating: 95
  • Trainer: S R B Crawford
  • Jockey: A E Lynch

tracked leaders, 2nd 3 out, ridden in 2nd before last, dropped to 3rd before 2 out, mistake at last, no extra

  • Form: 090417
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-1
  • Official Rating: 95
  • Trainer: A Murray
  • Jockey: S W Flanagan

led and clear early, slight mistake 3rd and reduced advantage, slight mistake again next, headed 5th, weakened quickly from 3 out

  • Form: 5-9900
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-1
  • Official Rating: 95
  • Trainer: R Tyner
  • Jockey: P T Enright

always behind, pushed along 4 out, reminders next, no impression, never a factor

  • Form: 6-10807
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-1
  • Official Rating: 94
  • Trainer: James Dullea
  • Jockey: D E Mullins

tracked leaders, 3rd 3 out, soon ridden, 5th and mistake 2 out, no impression

  • Form: 55044
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-1
  • Official Rating: 95
  • Trainer: G Donnelly
  • Jockey: D J Hand

tracked leaders, led at 5th, ridden and strongly pressed before 2 out, headed 2 out, soon weakened

In depth


Neither of Gordon Elliott's pair, Pat's Oscar or Bettatogether have been in the best of form though the latter was having his first start for the yard here on New Year's Day and should do better. BEE A BENEFICIARY (NAP) produced easily her best run to date at Punchestown when narrowly beaten. She's still on the upgrade and can go one better but Ardmillan probably needs a much stiffer test as his latest run was over 2m4f over fences. Charms Bracelet made most over 2m3f at Downpatrick in September but didn't perform as well on a return visit the following month and hasn't run since. Misty Millie gave notice of an imminent victory when a close fourth at Down Royal and was supported accordingly at Clonmel but ran so poorly that something may have been amiss.


Pat's Oscar (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Raced in 5th early, effort from 3 out, one pace straight, 6th of 13, 15 1/2l behind Wings Like Arion (11-9) at Punchestown 2m hcp hvy in Jan.

Bettatogether 10-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, 3rd 4 out, ridden and weakened from next, pulled up before 2 out, at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hvy in Jan.

Bee A Beneficiary (IRE) 11-2 (11-0) In rear, headway on inner and no room into straight, switched left and went 3rd before last, stayed on well run-in, 2nd close home, not reach winner, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Wings Like Arion (11-9) at Punchestown 2m hcp hvy in Jan.

Ardmillan (IRE) 7-2 (10-5) Mid-division, 5th halfway, headway 4 out, pushed along on outer before 2 out and ridden to go 2nd at last, no impression on winner run-in, kept on one pace, 2nd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Blue Empyrean (11-11) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp hvy in Jan.

Charms Bracelet (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Slight mistake 1st, soon improved to chase leader in 2nd, briefly disputed before 3 out, headed before next and ridden, no extra and weakened run-in, 7th of 10, 13 1/4l behind Alterno (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 3f hcp Yielding in Oct.

Dontdooddson (FR) 33-1 (9-10) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression 2 out, last of 13, 20 1/2l behind Mick The Boyo (10-0) at Naas 2m hcp Soft - Heavy in Jan.

Jennys Grey (IRE) 14-1 (11-6) Chased leaders early, mid-division from 3rd, ridden towards rear 3 out, soon no impression, 7th of 9, 26 1/4l behind Cubomania (11-11) at Tramore 2m hcp hvy in Jan.

Misty Millie (IRE) 4-1cfav (11-4) Mid-division early, 5th halfway, 4th before 7th, no impression 3 out, soon no extra, 4th of 10, dist behind Rock On Barney (10-5) at Clonmel 2m 3f hcp hvy in Jan.