January 25 / 13.23 Fairyhouse

13.23 Fairyhouse

Soft To Heavy

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  • Prize money: £5743.36
  • 2m 5f 0y
  • 8 runners
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Runners: 8 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.30
  • Place: £1.60

Form: -B8744

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Down in trip; respectable handicap debut last time at Limerick having been hampered badly at the eighth fence; needs to improve but not without a chance.
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1st

5

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

13:23 Fairyhouse

The Tack Room

11st 5lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: John E Kiely

prominent early, dropped to midfield before 5th, headway and pressed leaders 3 out, soon challenging on outer, led when pushed along from 2 out, ridden when faced strong challenge after last, kept on well

11/2

4th

3

29th Dec 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 120y

12:55 Limerick

The Tack Room

11st 11lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: John E Kiely

midfield, mistake and badly hampered 8th, some headway after 3 out (usual 4 out), kept on and went modest fourth run-in, never on terms

9/1

6/4

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 1-0211 C

Last run: 75 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Useful winning hurdler; won handicap hurdle over this trip at Cheltenham in November, seeing it out strongly only three days after winning a 2m7f handicap at this venue; given a small break since and is rated 10lb lower over fences; big chance of making it three in a row here.
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2nd

7

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

13:23 Fairyhouse

Sweet Will

11st 4lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gavin Cromwell

raced in second, not fluent 2nd, joined leader going okay home turn, mistake 2 out, soon ridden, made strong challenge towards far side after last, kept on well, no match for winner

6/4

3/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 091401 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict
Down slightly in trip; last seen winning handicap chase at Limerick easily; up 9lb for that and will need to take another step forward here to follow up; goes on heavy ground; strong contender.
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3rd

1

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

13:23 Fairyhouse

Difficult Decision

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

led, joined home turn, headed when not fluent and lost second 2 out, soon ridden and no extra, weakened and eased run-in

3/1

1st

6

29th Dec 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 120y

12:55 Limerick

Difficult Decision

11st 8lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

made virtually all, went clear before 2 out, heavily eased

7/1

Form: 44-53P C

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Back down in trip; useful hurdle winner but yet to match that form over fences; pulled up last time out on handicap chase debut at Punchestown; has ability but more needed here.
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4th

4

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

13:23 Fairyhouse

Ciao Bella

11st 5lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Miss Elizabeth Doyle

in touch with leaders, prominent on outer before 5th, not fluent when lost ground and pushed along 3 out, no impression before 2 out, went poor fourth run-in

13/2

10

19th Dec 2022

Frozen

3m 0f 170y

15:10 Punchestown

Ciao Bella

10st 12lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Miss Elizabeth Doyle

prominent, pushed along and lost position before 4 out, dropped to rear 3 out, pulled up before 2 out

6/1

9/1

Form: F-34U6 C

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Course winner over hurdles; remains a maiden over fences after ten starts; decent runs last summer at Killarney and Ballinrobe; unseated at this venue on first run after a break; moderate sixth over C&D last time.
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5th

3

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

13:23 Fairyhouse

Norwigi

11st 8lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: E Bolger

held up in rear but in touch with leaders, minor headway when pushed along after 3 out, left in fourth when hampered by faller 2 out, soon no extra, tired jump last, weakening when lost fourth run-in

9/1

6th

7

3rd Dec 2022

Yielding

2m 5f 40y

12:07 Fairyhouse

Norwigi

11st 3lb

J: Miss Georgie Benson

T: E Bolger

Maiden over fences after nine starts; decent runs in the summer at Killarney and Ballinrobe before unseating back from a break here last time; has to find more.

9/1

1

15th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 7f 160y

14:07 Fairyhouse

Norwigi

12st 4lb

J: Miss A B O’Connor

T: E Bolger

Capable sort but no success yet from eight runs over fences; looked in need of further when third over 2m4f at Killarney in May, but failed to improve when tackling 2m7f at Ballinrobe in August; big weight here and becoming expensive to follow.

9/2

OUR TIP

Form: 2165P8 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Won beginners chase at Sligo in September but largely disappointing since; well-beaten eighth last time out in handicap chase; others preferred.
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6th

2

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

13:23 Fairyhouse

Broken Ice

11st 11lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

held up in rear, slow jump 4th, minor headway 3 out, pushed along and outpaced when became detached home turn, soon eased, jumped left 2 out, jumped left last, made no impression

16/1

8th

10

29th Dec 2022

Yielding

2m 5f 0y

12:00 Leopardstown

Broken Ice

11st 5lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: Gavin Cromwell

Won a beginners' chase over this far at Sligo in September and his 9l fifth at Naas (2m4f) brings him into it; perhaps found conditions a little too testing before pulling up at Punchestown.

25/1

Form: U39-25 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Back over fences and down in trip; ran well in handicap hurdles the last twice since moving to Eric McNamara; can figure here if he can match his hurdles form, having previously not convinced over fences in the UK.
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6

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

13:23 Fairyhouse

Mont Saint Vincent

11st 4lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

didn't jump with fluency, in rear, detached when not fluent 5th, mistake 7th, soon pulled up

10/1

5th

11

28th Dec 2022

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 0y

15:15 Limerick

Mont Saint Vincent

11st 3lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Won a maiden hurdle at Ffos Las when trained in Britain; encouraging debut for this yard when runner-up in a handicap hurdle at Tipperary in October; entitled to come on for that and interesting if he handles conditions (all previous runs with good in the going description).

12/1

Form: 1/U673

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 3lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Off for three years after winning a Thurles maiden hurdle in November 2019; no show in three beginners' chases in November/December; made a couple of mistakes but otherwise emerged with credit when third at Punchestown in her first handicap chase ten days ago.
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8

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

13:23 Fairyhouse

Kalli’s Quest

11st 3lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: Terence O’Brien

in touch with leaders on inner, close up 3 out, going okay when fell 2 out

8/1

3rd

1

15th Jan 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 160y

15:40 Punchestown

Kalli’s Quest

12st 0lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: Terence O’Brien

Off for three years after winning a Thurles maiden hurdle; no show in three beginners' chases since November; well in compared to her chase mark but very hard to judge what level of ability remains.

14/1

7th

12

1st Dec 2022

Yielding

2m 2f 0y

12:32 Thurles

Kalli’s Quest

11st 5lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: Terence O’Brien

Course maiden hurdle winner in 2019; off for a long time before two recent chase runs that provide no encouragement.

50/1

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Payout
Exacta €9.20
Straight Forecast €10.60
Tricast €27.77
Trifecta €28.50

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Sweet Will

TOPSPEED:

Difficult Decision

SPOTLIGHT:

The Tack Room

The Irish Sun:

Sweet Will

POSTDATA:

Difficult Decision