January 25 / 12.53 Fairyhouse

12.53

Soft To Heavy

Fairyhouse For Your Fundraiser Beginners Chase

  • Prize money: £5743.36
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 18 runners
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Fairyhouse For Your Fundraiser Beginners Chase

Runners: 18 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

11/8 (Won)

  • Win: £2.60
  • Place: £1.10

Form: /261-U D BF

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Previously a progressive novice hurdler for Paul Nicholls who only got as far as the first on chasing debut for Willie Mullins; has the talent to win this but jumping has to be taken on trust based on the last day.
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12

14th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Chavez

11st 7lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Unraced beyond an extended 2m5f and he was fading when falling at the final fence over that trip in a competitive handicap at Leopardstown last month; however, he ran well for a very long way under an aggressive ride and this lightly raced 8yo has some stamina in his pedigree; not ruled out.

16/1

22

4th Feb 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 107y

15:20 Leopardstown

Chavez

10st 0lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: W P Mullins

Off the track for 11 months after bolting up despite jumping left in a Fairyhouse beginners 13 months ago; ran well despite some poor jumping in the Dan and Joan Moore at Fairyhouse; 3lb wrong here and others preferred.

33/1

5th

9

13th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 1f 60y

13:57 Fairyhouse

Chavez

10st 5lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Wide margin course winner in a beginners' in January and not a bad run when fifth on his return on St Stephen's Day at Leopardstown; entitled to come on for that and he's unexposed but Townend prefers Uncle Phil.

14/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 4-3442

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
A maiden over hurdles but was consistent and has some decent placed form in handicaps; fair effort on chase debut when second at Tramore; entitled to come on from that given he was off for 5 months prior; could run well if he builds on debut effort.
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15

27th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 40y

15:40 Punchestown

Golf Marin

11st 7lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: A J Martin

Reverted from chasing to win a Fairyhouse maiden hurdle; may have turned a corner belatedly, having been costly to follow in the past; three times a beaten favorite in consecutive outings after finishing fourth in this race last season; 10lb higher now.

8/1

10

10th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 160y

15:00 Cork

Golf Marin

10st 0lb

J: John Shinnick

T: A J Martin

Often backed and was pretty costly to follow; travels well but can find little and latest chasing flop a big concern (mistakes); risky; in-form rider eye-catching, 2-9 chasing; 1lb out of handicap; illustrated fine yard form with 10s maiden hurdle win at Fairyhouse yesterday; participation must be in doubt but the one to beat on that evidence.

9/4

1st

5

9th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:25 Fairyhouse

Golf Marin

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: A J Martin

travelled strongly, midfield, jumped slightly left 3 out, headway and pressed leaders going okay before 2 out, pushed along to challenge approaching last, led when ridden and ran on run-in, pushed out towards finish, comfortably

16/1

16/1

  • Place: £9.50

Form: /710-P C

Last run: 258 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Makes chase debut; useful on the Flat and over hurdles; first run for new trainer Cian Collins and reappears after five months off; not without a chance if fit.
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3

20th Jun 2023

Good

2m 3f 170y

13:40 Wexford

Ideal Pal

11st 12lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Cian Michael Collins

Best known as a six-time winner on the Flat; overall hurdles form not very convincing; will need to pick up more chasing experience judged on first two attempts.

20/1

16

27th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 40y

15:40 Punchestown

Ideal Pal

11st 7lb

J: Conor Orr

T: Cian Michael Collins

Much better known as a six-time winner on the Flat; hurdles form not very convincing; only four runners in a weak event in which he was second at Warwick four weeks ago.

25/1

23th

8

26th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 180y

15:40 Punchestown

Ideal Pal

11st 7lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Cian Michael Collins

prominent, went second after 4th

20/1

Form: 72/1-F D BF

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Lightly raced winner over hurdles; took a heavy fall 2 out on chasing debut at Clonmel when looking likely to finish in the frame; can be in the shake-up provided he shrugs off that mistake; will handle heavy ground.
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1

21st Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 110y

17:20 Tramore

Henn See

11st 9lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

raced in third, not fluent 5th, dropped to last before 6th, pushed along briefly before 8th, lost ground quickly 3 out, soon pulled up

2/1

1

21st Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 110y

17:20 Tramore

Henn See

11st 9lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

raced in third, not fluent 5th, dropped to last before 6th, pushed along briefly before 8th, lost ground quickly 3 out, soon pulled up

2/1

12

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

16:10 Leopardstown

Henn See

10st 2lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: W P Mullins

Didn't show much over fences last season but built on a promising return when beaten 1l in a Wexford beginners' to go one better in a Clonmel beginners' in December; the Clonmel form has worked out but he was a disappointing 6-4 favourite when fifth of six in a Limerick novice since; while he doesn't look particularly well treated, it's still early days and the addition of a tongue-tie may help.

12/1

Form: 5-808

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Modest hurdler making chase debut; this is a tough task in the circumstances.
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9th

19

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 7f 68y

15:05 Punchestown

Read To Return

10st 0lb

J: Daniel King

T: A J Martin

Beaten favourite or joint-fav (chases/hurdles) in seven of his last nine starts; winner of a Killarney beginners' chase when second-favourite; reported clinically abnormal after dismal hurdles run in January; two poor chase runs at Fairyhouse Easter meeting; undependable is an understatement, may click one day.

14/1

14/1

Form: 264-55 C

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Pretty useful form over hurdles but has largely been disappointing over fences; finished a well-beaten fifth in handicap chase at Fairyhouse last time out; has the ability to feature but needs to find improvement based on his latest runs.
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8th

5

4th Jun 2023

Good

2m 3f 100y

16:50 Kilbeggan

Flindt

11st 4lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

Locally-trained Flat and hurdles winner but has struggled so far over fences and tipped up at the first at Tipperary.

12/1

4

18th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 1f 105y

15:50 Tipperary

Flindt

11st 12lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Ciaran Murphy

held up in rear, fell 1st

25/1

5th

4

12th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 1f 160y

16:00 Limerick

Flindt

11st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Ciaran Murphy

prominent in chasing group, pushed along and lost position after 3 out, no extra when jumped right 2 out

13/2

Form: 290412 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Makes chase debut; useful hurdler who was a good second in a handicap hurdle on his last start at Leopardstown; could be thereabouts if he takes to fences and won't mind the ground.
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8

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 2

16:15 Plumpton

Brookie

11st 8lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Anthony Honeyball

Has won two of his four runs for this yard but his mark has suffered and off this figure he was beaten 16l behind Aurigny Mill at Kempton when last seen over Christmas; the first-time blinkers will need to make a difference.

20/1

4th

4

27th Dec 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

12:45 Kempton

Brookie

11st 5lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

prominent, not fluent 4 out

11/2

1st

1

27th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:35 Kempton

Brookie

12st 0lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

midfield, headway 4 out, pushed along when mistake 2 out, ridden to lead approaching last, kept on well run-in, all out

5/1

Form: 040-85

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Promise in a maiden hurdle in March before lesser effort in a Punchestown bumper in April; now switched to chasing after a couple fair runs over hurdles; may need experience.
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1st

4

1st Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 80y

16:50 Listowel

All For Rachel

11st 7lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

raced wide, towards rear, not fluent 1st, headway before 4 out, pressed leaders after 3 out, led going best from 2 out, soon clear, eased towards finish, comfortably

4/1

1st

6

21st May 2024

Good

2m 4f 134y

15:28 Punchestown

All For Rachel

11st 6lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

held up in rear, headway 8th, midfield before 2 out

15/2

1st

6

21st May 2024

Good

2m 4f 134y

15:28 Punchestown

All For Rachel

11st 6lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

0-14 under rules but runner-up three times including over this trip at Naas two starts back; ground versatile so this quicker ground no problem; headgear combination tried.

15/2

Form: 9U-355 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Useful hurdler who was faced with a big ask on chase debut at Fairyhouse where he finished a tailed-off fifth, nearly unseating three out; would have a chance based on his hurdles form but didn't look the most natural on chasing debut; one that might need more experience in this sphere.
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3rd

7

29th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 5f 70y

12:00 Leopardstown

Harveys Quay

11st 6lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: E J O’Grady

Found the step up to 3m to his liking when a gritty winner of a handicap chase at Listowel; needs to rebound from a disappointing run in a Down Royal contest in which Archies Charm finished fourth.

8/1

9th

7

11th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:28 Down Royal

Harveys Quay

11st 6lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: E J O’Grady

Found the step up to this trip very much to his liking when a game winner of a handicap chase at Listowel; up 7lb for that but has a good 5lb claimer on his back here and should go close.

5/1

1st

6

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

17:05 Listowel

Harveys Quay

11st 10lb

J: Mr Derek O’Connor

T: E J O’Grady

No closer than 14l in his five runs over fences, including a handicap; didn't exactly turn a corner back over hurdles two months ago at Killarney and has a bit to prove right now.

13/2

Form: 05-000

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Makes chase debut; lightly raced over hurdles; hasn't shown any signs yet that she is up to winning at this stage.
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8

7th Jun 2024

Good

2m 6f 169y

20:30 Clonmel

Always Giving

11st 2lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Tom Dreaper

Showed very little until some encouragement in her comeback run at Downpatrick, beaten 17l; of interest but has to improve a fair bit too.

12/1

4th

8

10th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 100y

19:20 Downpatrick

Always Giving

11st 2lb

J: Mr J W Hendrick

T: Tom Dreaper

midfield, headway and went modest fourth 2 out, no impression from last

25/1

4th

8

10th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 100y

19:20 Downpatrick

Always Giving

11st 2lb

J: Mr J W Hendrick

T: Tom Dreaper

midfield, headway and went modest fourth 2 out, no impression from last

25/1

Form: 934P-8

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
106-rated hurdler was tailed off on his chasing debut at Down Royal; can be ruled out.
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13th

3

5th Mar 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

16:35 Wexford

Cru Bourgeois

11st 11lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Paul Nolan

midfield

20/1

13th

5

18th Feb 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

16:02 Gowran Park

Cru Bourgeois

11st 12lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Paul Nolan

Some promise in maiden hurdles but shown nothing over fences in two runs so far.

100/1

11th

6

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:53 Fairyhouse

Cru Bourgeois

11st 12lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Paul Nolan

106-rated hurdler was tailed off on his chasing debut at Down Royal; can be ruled out.

33/1

OUR TIP

Form: 99P-06

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Failed to make an impact in four starts over hurdles and wasn't fluent on chasing debut in Tramore; needs to improve.
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12

18th May 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 0y

19:50 Tipperary

Atlantian

11st 8lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: A J Martin

5th

12

9th Apr 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 80y

16:40 Cork

Atlantian

10st 11lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: A J Martin

prominent in chasing group

6/1

2nd

1

12th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 6f 0y

14:50 Limerick

Atlantian

11st 13lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: A J Martin

midfield, pushed along and headway after 3 out, ridden and chased clear leader approaching last, ran on well and went clear with winner run-in

11/2

Form: 000P-

Last run: 278 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Showed little in four starts over hurdles; impossible to make a case for her.
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15

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

16:35 Limerick

Getaway Beauty

11st 1lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: James Daniel Dullea

prominent on inner, led after 2nd, headed and lost position before 9th, weakened quickly from 3 out, pulled up 2 out

33/1

14th

13

12th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 6f 0y

14:50 Limerick

Getaway Beauty

11st 3lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: James Daniel Dullea

prominent

50/1

6th

12

9th Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 77y

13:30 Thurles

Getaway Beauty

11st 5lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: James Daniel Dullea

Nothing of note over hurdles and easily passed over here on chase debut.

150/1

Form: 080

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Not much sign of ability in three maiden hurdles; up against it; first reserve.
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15th

8

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 180y

14:10 Down Royal

Natural Ability

11st 9lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: A J Martin

midfield

18/1

15th

8

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 180y

14:10 Down Royal

Natural Ability

11st 9lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: A J Martin

midfield

18/1

8th

10

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 1f 160y

15:15 Limerick

Natural Ability

10st 8lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: A J Martin

Modest form over hurdles and fences and very difficult to make a case for.

33/1

Form: 4-8415 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Makes chase debut; lightly raced winner over hurdles; good fifth in handicap hurdle on his latest start staying on well; drop in trip not sure to suit but interesting if he takes to this discipline.
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10th

2

15th Sep 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 181y

16:15 Ballinrobe

Conna Cottage

11st 13lb

J: Mr A D Bustin

T: C Byrnes

Won a Clonmel maiden hurdle last December and some decent runs in defeat since; moved to this yard after being 4th in a Sligo claiming hurdle last time; of interest.

6/1

2nd

6

10th Aug 2023

Good

2m 1f 185y

17:05 Sligo

Conna Cottage

11st 0lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: Gavin Cromwell

Clonmel maiden winner on soft ran okay on last month's comeback in 3m Bellewstown handicap; not one to rule out off a handy weight given his rider's claim.

11/2

4th

8

8th Jul 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

20:00 Bellewstown

Conna Cottage

11st 0lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

Maiden winner who ran okay in a Leopardstown handicap next time; jumping has let him down over fences the last twice but of interest back hurdling.

16/1

Form: 37P-P6 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Useful bumper winner who had some decent form over hurdles; was pulled up on his final two starts over obstacles; offered something to work on when a well-beaten sixth on chasing debut at Down Royal; will act on soft/heavy ground; needs to improve on debut to figure here.
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12

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:53 Fairyhouse

Killer Mode

11st 12lb

J: B J Cooper

T: Noel Meade

Useful bumper winner who had some decent form over hurdles; was pulled up on his final two starts over obstacles; offered something to work on when a well-beaten sixth on chasing debut at Down Royal; will act on soft/heavy ground; needs to improve on debut to figure here.

16/1

6th

8

26th Dec 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

13:23 Down Royal

Killer Mode

11st 12lb

J: E Walsh

T: Noel Meade

in touch with leaders, prominent on inner 2 out (usual 3 out), soon ridden and outpaced, weakening when switched right omitted 2 out

18/1

Form: FPP-59 D

Last run: 57 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Makes chase debut; useful winner over hurdles but finished last season out of form; needs to build on his reappearance at Punchestown and is best watched for now.
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10th

10

17th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:35 Wexford

Strange Notions

11st 5lb

J: Hugh Morgan

T: Charles O’Brien

Struggling over hurdles after Ballinrobe win in May 2021; had a run on the Flat in May; latecomer to chasing at the age of nine.

20/1

9th

9

(13)

13th May 2023

Soft To Heavy

1m 5f 0y

16:35 Navan

Strange Notions

9st 4lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: Charles O’Brien

Has been struggling over hurdles since Ballinrobe win 12 months ago; hard to be confident about her prospects on her first Flat run since a beaten favourite over C&D in March 2021; best Flat run was when beaten a nose here four seasons ago.

10/1

15

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:53 Fairyhouse

Strange Notions

11st 5lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Charles O’Brien

Makes chase debut; useful winner over hurdles but finished last season out of form; needs to build on his reappearance at Punchestown and is best watched for now.

20/1

Form: 7006F

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Has shown very little over hurdles or fences so far and makes no appeal; second reserve.
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10th

8

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

15:30 Ayr

Low Mileage

11st 4lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

0-14 under all codes when trained in Ireland; put in fairly good front-running shift when fifth at Fairyhouse (3m2f, soft) in January and may benefit from today's drop back in trip but others have more pressing claims; stable debut.

14/1

5th

5

27th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

13:40 Fairyhouse

Low Mileage

11st 10lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: J P Dempsey

led, jumped slightly left 6th, steadied 10th, headed 2 out, soon weakened

6/1

4th

3

1st Jan 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 100y

14:50 Tramore

Low Mileage

11st 5lb

J: J J Slevin

T: J P Dempsey

midfield, went fourth 5th, weakened from 2 out

7/2

Non-runners

Strange Notions, Low Mileage

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €18.60
Straight Forecast €22.92
Trifecta €247.80

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Chavez

POSTDATA:

Henn See

The Irish Sun:

Chavez