Fairyhouse

  • 12:30 Book Easter Festival Tickets Online At fairyhouse.ie Handicap Hurdle 2m

  • Winner €7,379 2nd €2,279 3rd €1,080 4th €480
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 17.80s
  • Off time: 12:31:46
12:30 Fairyhouse Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st All The Chimneys (IRE) 10/1
2nd Another Challenge (IRE) 16/1
3rd Brosna George (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 242231 WHITE & EMERALD GREEN CHEVRONS, emerald green cap Bridge Native (IRE) 44
Distance Winner
5 11-12 t Mrs D A Love R A Doyle (7) 109 8/19.00
2 U450/0-7 Dark blue, yellow star, yellow stars on sleeves, yellow star on cap Jim Will Fix It (IRE) 30
Distance Winner
11 11-10 t S Roche Mr S R Byrne (7) 107 16/117.00
3 4U10-24 White & black diamonds, black chevrons on sleeves, white cap, black stars Next Bend (IRE) 170
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 11-9 T Gibney J M Moore 106 12/113.00
4 0131/05- Dark blue, orange braces, halved sleeves, orange spots on cap Another Challenge (IRE) 364
Distance Winner
8 11-7 O McKiernan B Browne (7) 104 16/117.00
6 62-034F ROYAL BLUE & RED CHEVRONS, royal blue sleeves, red cap, royal blue star All About Alfie (IRE) 16
Distance Winner
8 11-6 p T Foley B Hayes 103 7/18.00
7 242300 Emerald green, white star, white stars on sleeves, purple cap, white stars Celtic Monarch (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
7 11-6 M M McNiff P D Kennedy (3) 103 16/117.00
8 41040/5- ORANGE,black epaulettes, halved sleeves, orange cap Might Be Magic 342
Course and Distance Winner
11 11-5 p T Foley Mr P T Foley (7) 102 16/117.00
9 8084-P0 YELLOW & RED CHEVRONS, hooped cap Waterville Rock (IRE) 9
6 11-2 t J Nash P Townend 99 12/113.00
10 062931 Yellow, emerald green cross sashes & sleeves, yellow cap Balynaclash Warior (IRE) 16
Distance Winner
10 11-1 R P Rath Rachael Blackmore (5) 98 9/25.50
11 P3110-0 WHITE, black stars, white sleeves & cap All The Chimneys (IRE) 9
Distance Winner
7 10-13 W J Austin P E Corbett (3) 96 10/111.00
12 5-80760 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Alterno (IRE) 16
Distance Winner
4 10-12 pt D McDonogh M P Fogarty 98 25/126.00
13 354P-00 ORANGE, black sleeves, orange cap Brosna George (IRE) 182
5 10-12 Ross O'Sullivan D N Russell 95 8/19.00
14 64355P- RED, light blue stars, red sleeves, white cap, red star O'donoghue's Opera (IRE) 265
6 10-12 t P J Rothwell S W Flanagan 95 20/121.00
15 442400 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Let's Twist Again (IRE) 28
4 10-11 J P O'Brien M P Walsh 97 8/19.00
16 2243-00 Dark green & red diamonds, dark green sleeves, white cap Too Many Notes (IRE) 14
7 10-10 Mrs D Foster M A Enright 93 10/111.00
Non runners
591122F-Rock On Rosie (IRE)711-7A B JoyceS A Shortall104
175/000P-Among The Stars (IRE)610-10Francis J FloodReserve 193
18144-670Lockeen Girl (IRE)610-9W J AustinReserve 292
19000016Kilkeaskins First (IRE)510-6J P DempseyReserve 389

Verdict

Bridge Native gained due reward for her consistency in bumpers when making a successful debut over hurdles in a Thurles maiden. Rock On Rosie has been going well on the Flat and is generally consistent over hurdles while BALYNACLASH WARIOR (NAP) doubled his winning tally over hurdles with a smooth victory over Neddyvaughan at Thurles, for which he's been raised 6lb. Rachael Blackmore's claim can enable the latter to score again though All The Chimneys completed a double in heavy ground in the spring and will have needed last week's comeback. Next Bend hasn't run since June but he's only five and should have some improvement in him while Another Challenge looked a promising handicapper a couple of seasons ago and though only having two runs in the last campaign it wouldn't be a shock if he were to bounce back. It's almost two years since Might Be Magic landed a course and distance handicap BUT he's had only four subsequent starts.