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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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

5th

5

26th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

14:55 Leopardstown

Chavez

11st 7lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

midfield

5/1

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

OR:

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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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

5th

1

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 1f 160y

14:40 Limerick

Henn See

11st 9lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

116-rated hurdler; perhaps needed the run when outpointed by The King Of Prs on his chase debut and he then won well at Clonmel despite some novicey jumping; highly likely to progress some more.

15/8

1st

3

7th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 180y

15:32 Clonmel

Henn See

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

116-rated hurdler won Limerick 4yo maiden on yard debut after a long absence in late 2021; off a further year until jumping let him down when favourite twice last term; back from another break with better effort in Wexford beginners last month, jumping much better when a clear second over 2m; reproduction of that effort should see him go close here.

11/8

Form: 5-808

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Modest hurdler making chase debut; this is a tough task in the circumstances.
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8th

7

1st Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 50y

13:50 Fairyhouse

Read To Return

11st 5lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: A J Martin

in touch with leaders, headway with one circuit to go, pressed leader 8th, pushed along after 3 out, weakened quickly 2 out

11/8

3rd

3

17th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:45 Navan

Read To Return

11st 11lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: A J Martin

midfield

5/2

4th

19

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 165y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Read To Return

10st 1lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: A J Martin

Won beginners' before respectable fifth in a handicap chase at Cheltenham a fortnight ago and returns to this sphere from a stone lower hurdle mark; every chance if he handles the drop back in trip.

11/2

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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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

10th

3

9th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

12:05 Newbury

Brookie

11st 12lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

towards rear

4/1

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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5th

1

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 198y

14:50 Punchestown

All For Rachel

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

in touch with leaders

4/1

2nd

5

20th Jan 2024

Frozen

2m 4f 0y

14:30 Navan

All For Rachel

11st 11lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

0-12 under rules but two promising efforts in a pair of maiden hurdles last summer finishing runner-up each time; tailed off on return at Naas but may do better here now handicapping.

7/1

9th

1

12th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 2f 200y

13:25 Naas

All For Rachel

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

prominent, went second 4 out, weakened quickly 2 out

12/1

Form: 9U-355 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

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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

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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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0

13

27th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 1f 110y

14:25 Sligo

Always Giving

11st 1lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: J T R Dreaper

Modest form in eight runs so far; final three runs last season were over fences; jumped poorly at Navan in March and now reverts to hurdling.

25/1

11

20th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 1f 0y

16:25 Navan

Always Giving

10st 0lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: J T R Dreaper

Modest form in seven runs so far; 2lb out of the handicap.

20/1

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

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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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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

14th

10

14th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:00 Naas

Natural Ability

11st 2lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: A J Martin

Trainer should never be underestimated but little to recommend on what he has shown so far; only five, so has time on his side.

10/1

Form: 4-8415 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

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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

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

5th

3

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 219y

12:15 Thurles

Low Mileage

12st 0lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: J P Dempsey

Decent effort when fourth to the useful Grandero Bello at Gowran in February; soundly beaten on his first two handicaps in the spring; pulled up after a bad mistake three out in a beginner's chase at Fairyhouse on his seasonal debut.

14/1

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