Racecards

14:15 Fairyhouse (IRE)

Big Picture Communications Maiden

  • 16 Runners
  • Distance: 6f
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
  • €13,000 added
  • Winner: €8,007
  • 2nd: €2,483
  • 3rd: €1,183
  • 4th: €534
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 23.63s
  • Off Time: 14:19:57
  • 16 Ran
1(10)
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, black disc, yellow cap
66/1
  • Form 78
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-5
  • Trainer P Martin
  • Jockey L F Roche

slightly awkward leaving stalls, raced on outer and mid-division early, 11th approaching straight, no impression over 2f out, weakened, tailed off

2(9)
Silk - WHITE, red sleeves, white armlet, red cap
  • Form 03-6
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 72
  • Trainer J Geoghegan
  • Jockey G P Halpin

tracked leaders, 5th approaching straight, challenged and every chance from over 1f out, kept on without matching winner inside final furlong

3(3)
Silk - Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap
6/1
  • Form 0-7
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-5
  • Trainer D K Weld
  • Jockey P J Smullen

dwelt and pushed along, towards rear, 12th approaching straight, closed to chase leaders 2f out, one pace 1f out

4(7)
Silk - YELLOW & RED CHEVRONS, hooped cap
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-5
  • Trainer J A Stack
  • Jockey K J Manning

slightly awkward leaving stalls, held up, 13th approaching straight, pulled up quickly over 2f out

5(13)
Silk -  Dark Blue, purple hoop, purple armlet, yellow cap
10/1
  • Form 96
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-5
  • Trainer E Lynam
  • Jockey W M Lordan

prominent, soon disputed lead, headed over 1f out, no extra

6(16)
Silk - RED, pink epaulettes, striped cap
  • Form 09
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-5
  • Trainer S Lynam
  • Jockey E J McNamara

dwelt, chased leaders, 7th approaching straight, no extra over 1f out

7(8)
Silk - Maroon & royal blue hoops, royal blue cap, maroon diamond
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-1
  • Trainer Nigel Johnston
  • Jockey S Corby

dwelt, towards rear, 14th approaching straight, no impression over 2f out

8(15)
Silk - RED, white sash, white sleeves, red seams, white cap
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-1
  • Trainer Mrs M Whelehan
  • Jockey R P Cleary

prominent, soon disputed lead, headed over 2f out and soon wandered, no extra over 1f out

9(12)
Silk - Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap

Althiba

43 v
5/1
  • Form 2-39344
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 72
  • Trainer K Prendergast
  • Jockey C D Hayes

led early, soon tracked leaders, 6th approaching straight, soon closed to be prominent, kept on without threatening inside final furlong

10(4)
Silk - Pink, beige epaulettes, beige diamond on cap
  • Form 3594
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 70
  • Trainer J M Oxx
  • Jockey D P McDonogh

chased leaders, 8th approaching straight, closed and impeded over 1f out, one pace

11(5)
Silk - Dark blue, purple hoop, purple armlet, purple cap
8/1
  • Form 485
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 68
  • Trainer E Lynam
  • Jockey O J Orr

mid-division early, 9th approaching straight, soon headway to be prominent, kept on without matching 1st 2 inside final furlong

12(6)
Silk - EMERALD GREEN, yellow sleeves, white cap, yellow spots
  • Form 0-0
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0
  • Trainer A J Martin
  • Jockey G F Carroll

slowly into stride, towards rear, last approaching straight, no impression over 2f out

13(1)
Silk - Black, red stars on sleeves, hooped cap
  • Form 0-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0
  • Trainer P Downey
  • Jockey R Coakley

tracked leaders, 4th approaching straight, one pace 1f out

14(14)
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, orange star & sleeves, white cap, orange stars
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0
  • Trainer D A McLoughlin
  • Jockey N G McCullagh

slowly into stride, towards rear, 15th approaching straight, no impression over 2f out

15(2)
Silk - EmGreen & royal blue diabolo, emGreen sleeves, emGreen cap, royal blue stars
11/2
  • Form 854039
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 72
  • Trainer T G McCourt
  • Jockey C T Keane

prominent, soon disputed lead, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, one pace

16(11)
Silk - White, dark blue stars, dark blue sleeves, grey stars, dark blue cap, white star
  • Form 04
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0
  • Trainer W McCreery
  • Jockey W J Lee

mid-division early, 10th approaching straight, pushed along and headway from 2f out, challenged and led inside final furlong, stayed on best

In depth

Verdict

This looks a poor maiden. Althiba has never raced over a trip this short nor have Ice Storm or Famous Pearl and the latter ran over an extended mile last time. All have some sort of chance as has Massa Lubrense as he was having his first start since December when running well for a long way over 7f here last month. THISWAYCADEAUX showed the benefit of his opening run at Gowran with an eye-catching effort at Tipperary and though that was over further connections must believe she has the pace for this so she gets the vote. Sally Gap didn't handle Polytrack at Dundalk but holds a few of these on her previous run on this track while Motahassen ran better than his finishing position suggests over much further at Gowran.

Formwatch

Creggs Lad (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Mid-division early, soon held up, ridden towards rear 3f out, no extra 2f out, weakened, 8th of 9, dist behind Dilmun (9-0) at Dundalk 1m mdn pol in Jul.

Massa Lubrense (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Mid-division early, 8th into straight, soon headway to challenge, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 17, 3 1/2l behind Covetous (9-0) at Fairyhouse 7f mdn sft in Sep.

Motahassen (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Raced in 8th early, closed to challenge straight, soon on terms, headed over 1 1/2f out, no extra from over 1f out, 7th of 16, 11 3/4l behind Upgraded (9-0) at Gowran Park 1m 1f mdn hvy in Sep.

Rocklamation (IRE) Acclamation colt out of Miss Tango Hotel.

Tide Of Time 33-1 (9-5) Slowly away, soon raced towards rear, 7th 2f out, ridden and progress to 5th over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, no threat, 6th of 11, 5 1/2l behind Court Queen (9-0) at Tipperary 5f mdn Soft - Heavy in Sep.

Tyrconnell (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Soon mid-division, one pace from over 1f out, 9th of 15, 14 1/4l behind Knowing You (9-0) at Roscommon 7f mdn hvy in Aug.

Danville Girl (IRE) 100-1 (9-10) Slowly away, always towards rear, no impression under 2f out, never a factor, 15th of 17, 26 1/4l behind Virtudes (9-0) at Naas 6f mdn gf in May.

Darknessintlight (IRE) 50-1 (9-7) A little keen, tracked leaders, pushed along before straight, soon lost place and no extra, last of 12, 37 1/4l behind Giorni Felice (9-5) at Roscommon 1m 2f mdn hvy in Aug.

Althiba 7-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden over 2f out, under pressure 1 1/2f out, no extra in 4th 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 13, 10 1/4l behind Intense Stylist (9-5) at Listowel 1m mdn fll hvy in Sep.

Famous Pearl (FR) 6-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, 3rd on outer halfway, pushed along in 2nd 2f out, ridden and no impression in 3rd over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 18, 3 1/2l behind Roman Seera (9-3) at Cork 1m mdn sft in Oct.

Ice Storm (IRE) 11-1 (9-0) Disputed lead early, tracked leaders, soon 4th, challenged straight, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 17, 2 3/4l behind Covetous (9-0) at Fairyhouse 7f mdn sft in Sep.

Maid In Manhattan (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Towards rear, never a factor, ridden and kept on one pace from 2f out, 11th of 18, 21 3/4l behind Roman Seera (9-3) at Cork 1m mdn sft in Oct.

Nisior Donn (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride and always behind, no impression straight, 14th of 16, 29 1/4l behind Territory (9-5) at Naas 7f mdn Yielding in Sep.

On The Boards (IRE) Zebedee filly out of Annmarie's Magic.

Sally Gap (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Rear of mid-division, niggled along in 9th halfway, ridden 2f out, switched left 1 1/2f out, no impression, kept on one pace, 9th of 14, 12l behind Smugglers Creek (9-4) at Dundalk 7f mdn pol in Oct.

Thiswaycadeaux (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Rear, 10th halfway, came wide entering straight, ridden and headway to 6th 1f out, kept on well to 4th close home, never nearer, 4th of 12, 5l behind Longing (9-0) at Tipperary 1m 1f mdn fll Soft - Heavy in Sep.