15:00 Limerick (IRE)

Maurice Powers Solicitors Irish EBF Mares Hurdle (Listed) (Class 1)

  • 5 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 6f 100y
  • Going: Good (Good to Yielding in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • €34,999 added
  • Winner: €21,525
  • 2nd: €6,650
  • 3rd: €3,150
  • 4th: €1,400
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 30.00s
  • Off Time: 15:00:21
  • 5 Ran
  • Form: 3-21161
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-7
  • Official Rating: 144
  • Trainer: W P Mullins
  • Jockey: Ruby Walsh

led, not fluent at 4th, 1 length clear after 7th, increased advantage at 8th, not fluent at 9th and reduced advantage, mistake 2 out, joined at last, soon headed and dropped to 3rd, ridden and kept on one pace

  • Form: 21F213
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-10
  • Official Rating: 131
  • Trainer: P A Fahy
  • Jockey: B J Geraghty

tracked leader in 2nd, closed after 9th, pushed along before 2 out, ridden after 2 out, every chance between horses at last, ridden and kept on, not match winner close home

  • Form: 802215
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-10
  • Official Rating: 110
  • Trainer: G P Cromwell
  • Jockey: G N Fox

rear, 5th halfway, progress to 5th approaching straight, headway before 2 out, no extra before last

  • Form: 113
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-10
  • Trainer: W P Mullins
  • Jockey: P Townend

raced 3rd, no impression on leaders after 3 out, headway before 2 out, switched right and progress to dispute at last, soon led narrowly, asserted close home

  • Form: 9-43514
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-10
  • Trainer: Mrs J Harrington
  • Jockey: R M Power

ran 4th, not fluent at 4th and 4 out, pushed along and no impression on leaders after 3 out, dropped to 5th approaching straight, weakened, completely tailed off

  • Form: 111124
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Official Rating: 130
  • Trainer: G Elliott
  • Jockey: D N Russell

  • Form: 4570-01
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-10
  • Official Rating: 109
  • Trainer: Peter Croke
  • Jockey: D J Mullins

In depth


Make My Heart Fly, the winner of four minor races in the UK before a good second in a Gowran Listed event behind GOOD THYNE TARA, was due to make her chasing debut at Fairyhouse yesterday. The winner made all and was always travelling easily and though tackling a longer trip should have no problems staying. The stable also run Robin De Carlow, an easy winner at Kilbeggan on his hurdling bow after landing a Ballinrobe bumper, who found 2m2f too short at Kilbeggan when a length behind today's rival Awayinthewest, who was also staying on. The remaining trio look to have plenty to do.


Good Thyne Tara 4-7fav (11-3) Made all, travelling well entering straight, went clear from 2 out, stayed on strongly run-in, not extended, won at Gowran Park 2m 2f lst (1) gd in Oct beating Make My Heart Fly (10-13) by 4 1/2l, 5 ran.

Awayinthewest (IRE) 4-1 (10-9) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden in 2nd entering straight, 3rd 2 out, dropped to 4th at last, kept on without threatening to regain 3rd close home, 3rd of 5, 9l behind Good Thyne Tara (11-3) at Gowran Park 2m 2f lst (1) gd in Oct.

Biddy The Boss (IRE) 7-2 (11-7) Prominent, hit 8th, slightly impeded 3 out, still prominent on outer next, kept on without matching principals after, 5th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Fred The Foot (11-10) at Clonmel 3m hcp Good - Yielding in Sep.

Robin De Carlow 9-4 (11-7) Settled 3rd, pushed along and no impression approaching straight, ridden before last, kept on without threatening run-in, 3rd of 5, 2 1/4l behind Masons Daughter (11-7) at Kilbeggan 2m 2f gd in Aug.

The Princetonian (IRE) 40-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders in 3rd, disputed 3rd halfway, ridden in 3rd entering straight, 4th 2 out, went 3rd at last, no impression inside final furlong, dropped to 4th close home, 4th of 5, 9 1/4l behind Good Thyne Tara (11-3) at Gowran Park 2m 2f lst (1) gd in Oct.

Make My Heart Fly (IRE) 12-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders in 4th, disputed 3rd halfway, went 2nd and ridden 2 out, no impression on winner at last, kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 5, 4 1/2l behind Good Thyne Tara (11-3) at Gowran Park 2m 2f lst (1) gd in Oct.

Vanellope (IRE) 10-1 (10-4) Rear of mid-division, 7th 3 out, headway after 2 out, ridden in and went 3rd on outer at last, led 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp Soft - Heavy in Sep beating Platinum Empress (9-11) by 2l, 9 ran.