January 25 / 14.23 Fairyhouse

14.23 Fairyhouse

Soft To Heavy

Easter Festival Early Bird Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5221.24
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 19 runners
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Easter Festival Early Bird Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 19 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

11/10 (Won)

  • Win: £1.40
  • Place: £1.02

Form: 2/2 BF

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Did not look an easy ride when second in a 1m4f AQPS event in April 2021; form looks quite solid, winner later scored twice over hurdles; did not make Irish debut until favorite for a 2m maiden at Limerick after Christmas; raced up with the pace before running out of steam, no match for a stablemate of Sam Magee but well clear of the remainder; strong contender.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

10

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:23 Fairyhouse

In Excess

11st 4lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

prominent, not fluent 2nd, led after 5th

11/10

2nd

19

26th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:58 Limerick

In Excess

10st 13lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: W P Mullins

First reserve; second in an AQPS bumper 20 months ago; of obvious interest if getting in.

5/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 2

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Walk In The Park mare; half-sister to 2m4f hurdle winner Shiroccoville; made a satisfactory start to her career when second behind a Willie Mullins-trained 1-5 chance at Tramore.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

15

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:23 Fairyhouse

Birdie Or Bust

10st 11lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

prominent

5/1

2nd

12

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 50y

11:55 Tramore

Birdie Or Bust

10st 11lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: Henry De Bromhead

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders 4th, pushed along after 2 out, ran on well run-in, went second towards finish, no match for winner

18/1

20

26th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:58 Limerick

Birdie Or Bust

10st 6lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: Henry De Bromhead

Second reserve; fourth foal; half-sister to 2m4f hurdle winner Shiroccoville; dam unraced half-sister to smart 2m-2m6f hurdle/chase winner Lyreen Legend and French 1m6f Flat/2m2f-2m3f hurdle/chase winner/good broodmare King's Daughter; stoutly bred filly and best watched if getting a run.

9/4

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 3-123 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Galway bumper winner on seasonal debut; ran a promising first race over hurdles at Navan, though no match for an impressive Willie Mullins winner; confirmed a fair standard of form when third at Leopardstown, down in trip now after those two 2m4f runs.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

3

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:23 Fairyhouse

Firm Footings

11st 12lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, pressed leader after 5th

9/4

3rd

8

28th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

12:00 Leopardstown

Firm Footings

11st 7lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent

2/1

Form: 1-38 D

Last run: 73 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Out of an unraced half-sister to Gold Cup winner Native River; recruited by leading owners to join the Elliott team after Musselburgh bumper win in February for Donald Whillans; fair hurdling debut at Listowel, not as good at Navan on second attempts; apparent second-string for stable who also saddle Firm Footings.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

4

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:23 Fairyhouse

Neigh Botha

11st 12lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

in touch with leaders, not fluent 3rd

10/1

8th

3

13th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

11:45 Navan

Neigh Botha

11st 12lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent in chasing group, not fluent 4th, nudged along when switched right before 3 out, ridden and no extra after 2 out, weakened approaching last

6/1

Form: 30-8

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Fair third on debut in a Ballinrobe bumper last April. down the field in valuable Goffs Land Rover Bumper subsequently; should be better for the experience of hurdling debut at Leopardstown, when noted staying on late; first reserve.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

17

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:23 Fairyhouse

Make The Plan

11st 4lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

midfield

8th

13

26th Dec 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:00 Leopardstown

Make The Plan

11st 7lb

J: James Duggan

T: Oliver McKiernan

Promise of Ballinrobe bumper debut in April not backed up in valuable Goffs Land Rover Bumper subsequently; half-brother to a pair of hurdle winners switches to hurdles here on return to action and likely all the better for the experience.

40/1

Form: 276305

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Placed in two bumpers, best effort at Roscommon last summer on debut; quite promising along with Kelce over C&D on second hurdles start; worth a look for future reference.
Place /
No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

8

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:23 Fairyhouse

Fiveonefive

11st 4lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Cian Michael Collins

in rear

16/1

5th

3

3rd Dec 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:17 Fairyhouse

Fiveonefive

11st 12lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Cian Michael Collins

towards rear, headway when not fluent 5th, keeping on when nudged along after 3 out, never near to challenge

40/1

20/1

Form: 68

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Has shown a degree of promise in two maiden outings; closely matched with Fiveonfive on running at this venue; likely handicap prospect after this.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

11

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:23 Fairyhouse

Kelce

11st 4lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: C A Murphy

in touch with leaders

20/1

25

15th Jan 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:40 Punchestown

Kelce

11st 12lb

J: Sarah Kavanagh

T: C A Murphy

Third reserve; well held in points and maiden hurdles so far.

Form: P5

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Fair performer on the Flat, four wins and ten places from 52 starts; jumped poorly and was pulled-up on her hurdles debut at Thurles in October; can get the hang of things judged on long-priced fifth in a 25-runner Naas maiden a month ago.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

6

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:23 Fairyhouse

Take My Hand

11st 5lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Michael Mulvany

led, not fluent 2nd, hung left with one circuit to go, switched left and on outer after 5th, soon headed but prominent

16/1

5th

21

20th Dec 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 7f 201y

14:35 Naas

Take My Hand

11st 7lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Michael Mulvany

Fair performer on the Flat, four wins and ten places from 52 starts; jumped poorly and was pulled-up on her hurdles debut at Thurles in October.

33/1

Form: 00

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
In a top stable, but no sign of ability in maiden hurdles at Leopardstown and Tramore in recent weeks.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

13

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:23 Fairyhouse

On My Bike

11st 4lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

in rear

100/1

14th

7

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 50y

11:55 Tramore

On My Bike

11st 4lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gavin Cromwell

towards rear, dropped to rear halfway

150/1

Form: 00

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Poor form in points; in good hands, but no impact in two maiden hurdle outings over this trip since Christmas.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

10

30th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:47 Punchestown

Master Breffni

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: J T R Dreaper

towards rear

50/1

10th

12

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:23 Fairyhouse

Master Breffni

11st 4lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: J T R Dreaper

towards rear

100/1

Form: U

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Four wins and nine places from 37 starts on the Flat, effective on turf and AW; looked a bit unlucky on her penultimate visit to Dundalk; unseated at second when 33-1 on recent hurdling debut at Clonmel.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11th

5

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:23 Fairyhouse

Newgirlintown

11st 5lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: Gerard O’Leary

midfield, towards rear after 5th

25/1

2

17th Jan 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 164y

12:50 Clonmel

Newgirlintown

11st 7lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: Gerard O’Leary

led, headed when fell 2nd

6/1

6th

7

(15)

6th Jan 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Newgirlintown

10st 0lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Gerard O’Leary

Four-time winner, including here over 1m4f; looked an unlucky loser behind Halcyon Spirit last time; can reverse form and ought to go close

6/1

OUR TIP

Form:

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Dual Flat winner, including on heavy ground, and rated 79 in that sphere; 50-1 when always at the back on stable/hurdling debut at Tramore.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

12th

2

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:23 Fairyhouse

Eikonix

11st 12lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

towards rear, mistake 4th

33/1

12th

1

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 50y

11:55 Tramore

Eikonix

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: John Joseph Hanlon

towards rear

10/1

4

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:40 Gowran Park

Eikonix

11st 5lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Two wins and four places from ten Flat starts (rated 79) for Andrew Balding; a positive that he looked at home in testing conditions when winning a 1m2f handicap at Epsom in September; appeals as the most interesting of four runners for his trainer.

8/1

Form: 60

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Well fancied when mid-division in a Tramore bumper; 40-1 when in rear on hurdling debut at Cork; will need more experience.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

13th

16

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:23 Fairyhouse

Walk Out

10st 11lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: John E Kiely

in rear

25/1

16th

12

7th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:27 Cork

Walk Out

11st 5lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: John E Kiely

Seemingly fancied when mid-division in a Tramore bumper last month; hurdles debut here and no real surprise should she produce a better effort.

25/1

6th

11

6th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 0f 50y

15:45 Tramore

Walk Out

11st 7lb

J: Miss M O’Sullivan

T: John E Kiely

Fourth foal; sister to 2m-2m3f hurdle/chase winner Minella Plus, half-sister to 2m5f/3m1f hurdle winner Global Harmony; dam bumper/useful 2m4f-2m7f hurdle/chase winner; nicely-bred filly was a 15,000Euros vendor buyback at the sales as a yearling; worth a market check for respected local yard.

9/1

Form: 00

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
No encouragement from outings in maidens at Thurles and Naas in December.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

14th

14

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:23 Fairyhouse

Small Money

11st 4lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Anthony Mullins

took keen hold, prominent, not fluent 2nd

100/1

13

17th Jan 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 164y

13:20 Clonmel

Small Money

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Anthony Mullins

No encouragement from outings in maidens at Thurles and Naas in December.

50/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Won a 7f Laytown maiden in September in first-time tongue-tie; surpassed that form with third of 19 in a 1m handicap at the Curragh in October; excellent Flat pedigree, half-brother to Irish St Leger winner Royal Diamond, and to Pattern winners Princess Highway and Mad About You; interesting recruit to hurdling.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

15th

1

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:23 Fairyhouse

Coeur D’or

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: D K Weld

Won a 7f Laytown maiden in September in first-time tongue-tie; surpassed that form with third of 19 in a 1m handicap at the Curragh in October; excellent Flat pedigree, half-brother to Irish St Leger winner Royal Diamond, and to Pattern winners Princess Highway and Mad About You; interesting recruit to hurdling.

9/1

3

26th Dec 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:35 Leopardstown

Coeur D’or

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: D K Weld

Won a 7f Laytown maiden in September in first-time tongue-tie; surpassed that form with third of 19 in a 1m handicap at the Curragh in October; excellent Flat pedigree, half-brother to Irish St Leger winner Royal Diamond, and to Pattern winners Princess Highway and Mad About You.

12/1

Form: 5

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Shown little in two starts in points; moderate fifth on hurdling debut at Tramore.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:23 Fairyhouse

Coolmeen Park

11st 4lb

J: Diarmuid Moloney

T: Miss Ellmarie Holden

Shown little in two starts in points; moderate fifth on hurdling debut at Tramore.

33/1

5th

3

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 170y

13:05 Tramore

Coolmeen Park

11st 4lb

J: Diarmuid Moloney

T: Miss Ellmarie Holden

towards rear, some headway after 3 out, soon pushed along, ridden and kept on from last, never on terms

20/1

Form: P

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Half-brother to his trainer's 2m5f handicap hurdle winner Huckleberry Rock; 100-1 when pulled-up on debut in a 2m4f maiden here on New Year's Day; one to rule out.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:23 Fairyhouse

Huckleberry River

11st 4lb

J: Benjamin P Kennedy

T: Shane Crawley

took keen hold, towards rear, in touch with leaders before 2nd, prominent before 5th

100/1

6

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 13y

12:50 Fairyhouse

Huckleberry River

11st 12lb

J: Benjamin P Kennedy

T: Shane Crawley

Half-brother to his trainer's 2m5f handicap hurdle winner Huckleberry Rock; dam won a Wexford bumper and a 2m mares maiden hurdle on this card in 2016.

66/1

Form: 0-500

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Will need to qualify for a mark judged on two maiden outings at Naas; second reserve.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

10

30th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 70y

14:32 Punchestown

Sarah’s Soldier

11st 12lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: P A Fahy

in touch with leaders

66/1

18

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:23 Fairyhouse

Sarah’s Soldier

11st 4lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: P A Fahy

Will need to qualify for a mark judged on two maiden outings at Naas; second reserve.

18th

16

8th Jan 2023

Soft

1m 7f 194y

14:50 Naas

Sarah’s Soldier

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: P A Fahy

Minor promise in a bumper on debut but tailed off twice since including when 150-1 for hurdle bow here last month.

150/1

Form: 34

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Enough merit in his bumper runs at this venue and at Leopardstown to suggest he has a solid future over jumps; may need to gather experience.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

13th

11

28th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:46 Fairyhouse

Park Of Kings

11st 12lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Paul Nolan

Promise in both bumper starts, shaping like he may come into his own over further at Leopardstown last month; each-way claims.

11/1

19

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:23 Fairyhouse

Park Of Kings

11st 4lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Paul Nolan

Enough merit in his bumper runs at this venue and at Leopardstown to suggest he has a solid future over jumps; may need to gather experience.

Non-runners

Coolmeen Park, Sarah's Soldier, Park Of Kings

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €6.00
Straight Forecast €6.41
Trifecta €7.30

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

In Excess

RP Ratings (IRE):

In Excess

TOPSPEED:

In Excess

POSTDATA:

In Excess

The Irish Sun:

In Excess