Fairyhouse

  • 17:00 Tattersalls Ireland George Mernagh Memorial Sales Bumper2m

  • Winner €59,000 2nd €19,000 3rd €9,000 4th €4,000
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 50.40s
  • Off time: 17:00:57
17:00 Fairyhouse Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Uhtred (IRE) 4/1
2nd Chuvelo (IRE) 18/1
3rd Fantasio D'alene (FR) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 Purple & pink check, pink chevrons on sleeves, pink cap, purple star Archies Charm
4 11-4 B R Hamilton Mr N McParlan (3) 25/126.00
3 WHITE, royal blue star & sleeves, royal blue star on cap Chuvelo (IRE)
4 11-4 S Curling Mr H D Dunne (5) 18/119.00
4 Grey, orange star, dark blue sleeves, dark blue cap, orange star Danny Archer (IRE)
4 11-4 G Elliott Mr J Williams (7) 25/126.00
5 8 Royal blue, orange panel, striped cap Don Magnifica (IRE) 21
4 11-4 P A Fahy Miss P Elvin (7) 40/141.00
6 Purple, pink hoop, purple sleeves, pink cap Earl Of Desmond
4 11-4 Mrs J Harrington Mr L J McGuinness (7) 16/117.00
7 Royal blue, light green star & sleeves, light green star on cap Fakiera (FR)
4 11-4 G Elliott Ms L O'Neill 13/27.50
8 F MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Fantasio D'alene (FR) 49
4 11-4 M F Morris Mr W J Gleeson (7) 14/115.00
9 YELLOW & RED CHEVRONS, hooped cap Friary Rock (FR)
4 11-4 M F Morris Mr N Bashford (7) 33/134.00
10 SCARLET, green hoop on body & sleeves, scarlet cap Highstreetfashion (IRE)
4 11-4 Patrick Rooney Mr B W Harvey (7) 40/141.00
11 MAROON, white stars, striped cap Joshua Webb (IRE)
4 11-4 N Meade Mr N Brennan (7) 20/121.00
12 RED & GREY QUARTERED, striped sleeves, purple cap Judex Lefou (IRE)
4 11-4 T Mullins Mr N J Redmond (7) 33/134.00
13 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE CHECK, royal blue sleeves, yellow & royal blue check cap Knights Court (IRE)
4 11-4 S Spillane Mr S J P Baragry (7) 66/167.00
14 BROWN, old gold sleeves & collar, black & purple quartered cap Lovely Moon (IRE)
4 11-4 Michael Ronayne Miss A B O'Connor (5) 16/117.00
15 Dark green, white epaulettes, white star on cap Mr Manhattan (IRE)
4 11-4 h T Cooper Mr R Sugrue (7) 20/121.00
16 ROYAL BLUE & EMERALD GREEN DIAMONDS, emerald green sleeves, hooped cap Natural Breeze (IRE)
4 11-4 P J Rothwell Mr S Fitzgerald (7) 50/151.00
17 White & red diabolo, red & white hooped sleeves, red cap Part Time Affair (IRE)
4 11-4 G Elliott Mr B O'Neill 8/19.00
18 Dark blue, emerald green seams, emerald green diamond on cap Soldat De Voyage (IRE)
4 11-4 Ms M Mullins Mr R Deegan (5) 9/110.00
20 Orange, royal blue hoop, royal blue armlet, orange cap Uhtred (IRE)
4 11-4 J P O'Brien Mr T Hamilton (5) 4/15.00
21 Dark blue, light blue stars, light blue cap, dark blue star Wherethewindsblow
4 11-4 Mrs J Harrington Mr F Maguire (3) 7/18.00
22 35 ROYAL BLUE, white spots, white sleeves, emerald green armlet, yellow cap Zambezir (FR) 71
4 11-4 N Meade Mr M J O'Hare (3) 8/19.00
23 Red & white check, white stars on sleeves, quartered cap Commander Lady (IRE)
4 10-11 Mrs J Harrington Mr Pat Taaffe (7) 20/121.00
24 3 RED, light blue stars, red sleeves, white cap, red star Kingram Lady (IRE) 36
4 10-11 P J Rothwell Mr T Power Roche (7) 33/134.00
Non runners
2Ballykilty (IRE)411-4P J F HassettMr D T Kelly
19Sunset West (IRE)411-4J P O'BrienMiss J Walton

Verdict

This is hardly an ideal getting-out stakes and the market should indicate the way to go. Uhtred is bred for middle-distances over jumps but could still prove best of Joseph O'Brien's pair while Fakiera is the first foal of a French bumper winner and may be best of the Gordon Elliott trio. Fantasio D'alene was fancied on his debut between the flags though fell early while the €70,000 Soldat De Voyage is related to some useful winners and Richie Deegan is a solid booking. WHERETHEWINDSBLOW is the first foal of a bumper winner and looks as good as any in a very tricky contest. His stable companion, the filly Commander Lady, is another well-connected type who could get into the action.