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  • 13:00 Great Sponsorship Packages At Fairyhouse, Enquire Today Maiden Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner €6,150 2nd €1,900 3rd €900 4th €400
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 32.40s
  • Off time: 13:02:24
13:00 Fairyhouse Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Minella Till Dawn (IRE) 5/4
2nd Castlegrace Paddy (IRE) 16/1
3rd Al Boum Photo (FR) Evs

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 551/P23 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Valgor Du Ronceray (FR) 16
7 11-12 J P O'Brien B J Cooper 10/111.00
2 25 Maroon, white star, white armlets, white cap Brightest Flame (IRE) 31
5 11-4 N Meade S W Flanagan 12/113.00
4 444-668 Dark blue, white cross sashes, white sleeves, emerald green cap Carlitos Bay (IRE) 102
5 11-4 t M S Sandra Hughes R Loughran 50/151.00
5 2-4 Grey, grey & black check cap Castlegrace Paddy (IRE) 34
5 11-4 P A Fahy D N Russell 16/117.00
6 56 Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap Itsallhappening (IRE) 25
5 11-4 N Meade G N Fox 33/134.00
7 F- YELLOW & BLACK CHECK, yellow sleeves, black star on cap Al Boum Photo (FR) 460
4 11-3 W P Mullins Ruby Walsh Evs2.00
8 MAROON, WHITE star and armlets, ROYAL BLUE cap Billy Flight (FR)
4 11-3 N Meade B J Reynolds (7) 33/134.00
9 90 Red, emerald green star,emGreen slvs,black armlet,black & green quartered cap Kalinite (IRE) 20
4 11-3 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 66/167.00
10 1-2 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Minella Till Dawn (IRE) 28
4 11-3 G Elliott M P Walsh 5/42.25
11 B Red, emerald green star,emGreen slvs,black armlet,black & green quartered cap Qery (IRE) 183
4 11-3 P J Rothwell John J Fitzpatrick (7) 66/167.00
12 5-70 White, purple sleeves, white cap Rockin Roxtown (IRE) 6
4 11-3 ht Martin Hassett S J Hassett 100/1101.00
13  Emerald green & orange hoops, red cap There Was A Time (IRE)
4 11-3 E P Harty M A Enright 40/141.00
14 P0-23F1 White, dark blue & emerald green striped sleeves, emerald green cap Nickel (IRE) 21
6 10-11 J G Cosgrave C D Maxwell 66/167.00
15 0 Black & pink quartered, halved sleeves, quartered cap Our Lady Lucy (IRE) 14
5 10-11 Mrs D Foster S J Crimin (5) 66/167.00
16 Royal blue, yellow inverted triangle, halved sleeves, royal blue cap Call Her Shayni (IRE)
4 10-10 T Foley P T Enright 100/1101.00
Non runners
352370-0Cappuccino Man (IRE)511-4O McKiernanI J McCarthy
17All Being Well (IRE)411-3J P DempseyReserve 1
1889Shanid Castle (IRE)411-3Andrew McNamaraReserve 2
190Monchengladbach (IRE)411-3G ElliottReserve 3

Verdict

Willie Mullins has been introducing some nice newcomers and Al Boum Photo could be another. He was in the process of running a big race on his introduction in France last September but fell at the third last and should make a bold bid to make a successful start for the champion trainer. Valgor Du Ronceray won a bumper on heavy going at Thurles and has run very well against stiff opposition in his last two starts over timber so it will be a surprise if he's not thereabouts at the finish. Brightest Flame made a promising debut over hurdles at Downpatrick in October but ran poorly in a bumper on this track last month while Castlegrace Paddy, runner-up in a point in April, will have found a 2m bumper too short at Navan last month. MINELLA TILL DAWN scrambled home in a point in March and wasn't fancied on his hurdling bow over this trip at Punchestown but ran a cracking race to finish runner-up to Moulin A Vent and can go one better.