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  • 13:35 Buy Your 2017 Fairyhouse Membership On Course Today Handicap Hurdle2m 7f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 31.70s
  • Off time: 13:36:12
13:35 Fairyhouse Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tuzo (IRE) 10/1
2nd Incitatum (IRE) 10/1
3rd Emma Beag (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P-040P8 YELLOW & ROYAL BLUE HOOPS, yellow sleeves, emerald green cap Diamond Cauchois (FR) 51
5 11-10 Mrs S A Bramall Andrew Ring (5) 116 20/121.00
2 15433-0 EMERALD GREEN, white star, white chevrons on sleeves, white cap Tuzo (IRE) 14
6 11-8 P Nolan D N Russell 114 10/111.00
3 201P-43 RED, white chevron, white chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Side Saddle (IRE) 16
Course Winner
6 11-3 t M S Sandra Hughes J B Kane (7) 109 6/17.00
4 47221-3 YELLOW, royal blue disc, halved sleeves, quartered cap Some Drama (IRE) 204
Beaten Favourite
9 11-3 pt D A McLoughlin C D Maxwell 109 14/115.00
5 44101F Dark blue & red halved, check sleeves & cap The Jazz Singer 14
Distance Winner
5 11-3 C A McBratney P Townend 109 8/19.00
6 431/3P-0 BLACK, orange chevron, check cap Voisey's Bay (IRE) 27
8 11-3 ht T Foley R Loughran 109 20/121.00
7 00-6108 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Wolfslair (IRE) 15
5 11-3 t1 G Elliott B J Cooper 109 10/111.00
8 1/P5U-P0 EMERALD GREEN, yellow sleeves, white cap, yellow spots Living Next Door (IRE) 14
10 11-0 t A J Martin Ruby Walsh 106 9/110.00
9 2P0-07 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Travertine (IRE) 27
6 11-0 N Madden M P Walsh 106 11/26.50
10 225182 RED, black seams, halved sleeves, quartered cap Emma Beag (IRE) 31
5 10-12 Miss E Doyle Rachael Blackmore (5) 104 9/25.50
11 442-U1F White, royal blue panel, striped sleeves, royal blue star on cap Incitatum (IRE) 21
7 10-12 J G Cosgrave S W Flanagan 104 10/111.00
12 5/66229- EMERALD GREEN & YELLOW HOOPS, emerald green cap, yellow star The Grey Guy (IRE) 259
9 10-3 B O'Keeffe P F Mangan 95 16/117.00
13 6F9-0PF MAROON & WHITE CHEVRONS, striped sleeves, check cap Killare Castle (IRE) 13
6 9-10 G M Doyle M A Enright 85 20/121.00

Verdict

Side Saddle scored over 2m4f on heavy ground here in January and has been quite highly tried in three subsequent starts. Winning bumper Tuzo hasn't done as well as expected over hurdles and may need a further drop in the ratings while Some Drama gained his only victory over hurdles at Sligo last year and has been chasing. Any further rain would greatly aid his cause while EMMA BEAG won a Sligo maiden on heavy going before finding the ground too quick at Tipperary. She bounced back with a cracking effort over this track and trip last month and is on the upgrade so gets the vote. The Jazz Singer will appreciate the testing ground and this is his sort of trip as he's shown twice at Navan recently. He should go well and easily has the beating of Wolfslair on last month's run there. Incitatum won between the flags last month and is on a low enough mark to give a good account.