January 25 / 15.23 Fairyhouse

15.23

Soft To Heavy

Fairyhouse Supporting Treo Eile Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5221.24
  • 2m 3f 110y
  • 11 runners
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Fairyhouse Supporting Treo Eile Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

14/1 (Won)

Form: 360935

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Modest overall form; managed a respectable fifth in handicap hurdle at Punchestown last time out; more required back in maiden company now.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

3

20th Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

16:20 Tramore

Maggie Walsh

11st 12lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Michael J Bowe

midfield

4/1

2nd

6

21st Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 0y

17:05 Kilbeggan

Maggie Walsh

11st 12lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Michael J Bowe

Bit in and out but scored at Tramore last month; folded tamely after a mistake at Punchestown 8 days later but can't be ruled out here given an error-free round.

9/1

22

14th Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 190y

17:50 Cork

Maggie Walsh

11st 10lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: Michael J Bowe

Third reserve; unreliable hold-up mare but won twice recent months; could go either way.

Form: 4

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Half-brother to three multiple winners including very useful seven-time scorer Vision Des Flos; dam a half-sister to high-class chaser Balko Des Flos, winner of the Galway Plate and Ryanair Chase, runner-up in Grand National; made a bright start when keeping on for fourth in a 21-runner 2m maiden at Leopardstown; can exploit a big drop in class.
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2nd

1

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

16:10 Tipperary

So Des Flos

11st 10lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Hurdle winner last season has won twice over fences this season, both handicaps at Fairyhouse over 2m5f; raised 6lb for that but the runner-up since finished 4th in the Scottish National, so solid form; should go close.

5/2

2nd

1

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

16:10 Tipperary

So Des Flos

11st 10lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Hurdle winner last season has won twice over fences this season, both handicaps at Fairyhouse over 2m5f; raised 6lb for that but the runner-up since finished 4th in the Scottish National, so solid form; should go close.

5/2

1st

2

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 120y

15:55 Fairyhouse

So Des Flos

11st 11lb

J: Miss Charlotte Butler

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, not fluent 2nd, briefly disputed lead before 9th, joined leader 5 out, led going okay 3 out, headed and ridden towards far side after last, rallied when led again towards finish

8/1

Form: 4/85P-

Last run: 321 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Obtained hurdling experience in a top British yard; modest form; tried with a tongue-tie on first outing since pulled-up in a staying handicap at Wincanton last March
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Verdict Starting price

11th

7

8th Jun 2024

Good

2m 3f 100y

16:52 Punchestown

Rideau Canal

11st 9lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Mrs Denise Foster

in touch with leaders on inner

10/1

12th

4

28th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 74y

19:30 Ballinrobe

Rideau Canal

11st 10lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Mrs Denise Foster

Maiden for Alan King; ran respectably in all three runs for this yard early last year and again on return from 401-day absence last month when decent fourth at Naas; this probably his stamina limit.

10/1

12th

4

28th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 74y

19:30 Ballinrobe

Rideau Canal

11st 10lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Mrs Denise Foster

Maiden for Alan King; ran respectably in all three runs for this yard early last year and again on return from 401-day absence last month when decent fourth at Naas; this probably his stamina limit.

10/1

Form: 3324

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Has reached the first four on all four bumper outings; still looked green when a neck second in Sedgefield contest in November; recent fourth at this venue not quite as good as placed efforts at Kilbeggan and Listowel in the first half of the season; place claims here
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Verdict Starting price

6th

13

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Listowel

Volantis

10st 3lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Ross O’Sullivan

An improving 5yo who came from well off the pace to push Ifiwerearichman to within a length at Galway (2m, good); might well reverse those placings but there are others to worry about.

12/1

2nd

15

4th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 11y

17:00 Galway

Volantis

10st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Ross O’Sullivan

towards rear early, bumped rival 1st, midfield on inner after 3 out, headway when bit short of room after 2 out, switched left and ran on after last, went second towards finish

25/1

2nd

5

12th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 154y

19:48 Roscommon

Volantis

10st 13lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Placed in bumpers and off the mark on second start over hurdles in ordinary Fairyhouse maiden (2m, yielding) over three months ago; doesn't look chucked in for handicap bow and has been keen so longer trip not sure to suit, but open to progress for yard in form.

13/2

100/1

Form: 8/0-

Last run: 314 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Showed next to nothing in two Down Royal runs 15 months apart, a bumper and a maiden hurdle; another long absence since.
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0

2

7th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 110y

11:53 Fairyhouse

Cross Court

11st 12lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Modest hurdler who finished a remote eighth on his switch to chasing at Downpatrick; outclassed.

100/1

8th

1

6th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 55y

16:45 Downpatrick

Cross Court

11st 12lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: John C McConnell

Shown very little so far and hard to recommend on chase debut returning from seven months' absence for new yard.

20/1

Form: P/06

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 4lb

10 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Won a point four years ago but failed to complete in four of his five subsequent point starts; satisfactory Naas run last time (sixth of 24 finishers) was a bit of a surprise; place chance if replicating that form
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8th

9

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 73y

14:25 Punchestown

Pay Later

10st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Jonathan Sweeney

Gambled favourite for his stable debut at Fairyhouse two weeks ago after 11 months off but made no show after jumping poorly; unusual for this stable to get it so badly wrong so he had clearly been showing something; interesting once again, as will be the market.

12/1

11th

11

1st Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 143y

13:15 Fairyhouse

Pay Later

10st 13lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Jonathan Sweeney

Point winner showed a glimpse of ability over hurdles, including in a Navan handicap when last seen; interesting jockey booking and worth a market check; tongue-tie on.

12/1

9th

3

12th Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 100y

15:10 Navan

Pay Later

11st 7lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: Gerard O’Leary

Winning pointer; has shown some ability in maiden hurdles and looks fairly treated; interesting runner.

14/1

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Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Closely related to 2m4f hurdle winner Christmas Jumper, half-brother to three winners including the talented Drinmore Chase winner Coney Island; unraced dam is closely related to smart bumper/jumps performer Wichita Lineman.
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Verdict Starting price

5

23rd May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 80y

16:45 Punchestown

Belper

11st 6lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Paul Nolan

Best maiden effort came on debut when beaten 21l at Fairyhouse (2m3f, soft/heavy); needs a market check ahead of his handicap debut.

12/1

8th

7

17th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:45 Tramore

Belper

11st 4lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Paul Nolan

Soundly beaten in two maiden hurdles and likely to do better in handicaps after this.

33/1

1

5th Mar 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

14:35 Leopardstown

Belper

11st 12lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Paul Nolan

Soundly beaten in two maiden hurdles and likely to do better in handicaps after this.

66/1

Form: P

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
50-1 when pulled-up in a maiden hurdle at Down Royal; reported as having bled; makes no appeal as a result.
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1st

3

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 0y

18:20 Limerick

Cosmo Renfro

11st 11lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Shane Nolan

prominent, lost position when pushed along after 3 out, headway and went second before 2 out, ridden to lead after last, stayed on

3/1

1st

3

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 0y

18:20 Limerick

Cosmo Renfro

11st 11lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Shane Nolan

prominent, lost position when pushed along after 3 out, headway and went second before 2 out, ridden to lead after last, stayed on

3/1

2nd

10

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

16:20 Limerick

Cosmo Renfro

10st 1lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Shane Nolan

prominent alone on inner, not fluent 5th, disputed lead before 8th, led narrowly 4 out, faced challenge but going okay 2 out, ridden after last, headed towards finish

6/1

Form: 09P

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Big price in three maiden hurdle outings; nothing to suggest he could feature.
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11th

11

31st May 2023

Good

2m 1f 100y

18:30 Wexford

Thirsty Thursday

11st 2lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Colin Motherway

Fair run on heavy ground at Clonmel in March in his first handicap; has failed to build on that; cheekpieces on now.

14/1

20

26th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 0y

18:15 Limerick

Thirsty Thursday

11st 2lb

J: Niall Moore

T: Colin Motherway

9th

6

21st Apr 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

17:40 Kilbeggan

Thirsty Thursday

11st 5lb

J: Ian Power

T: Colin Motherway

Reportedly hung left when not running at all badly in a Clonmel handicap last month, not so good since at Navan; marked step up in trip here.

16/1

Form: 5

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Fair pedigree, dam a winning hurdler/chaser for Oliver Sherwood; debut fifth over a longer trip at this venue does not inspire confidence since he was beaten in excess of 100 lengths; should do considerably better with that run under his belt.
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2nd

6

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:00 Fairyhouse

Buachaillbocht

11st 6lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: T M Walsh

Progressive handicapper has won three of last four starts, latest two at Punchestown over 2m7f, idling from last and value for more on latest; not sure if this drop in trip will suit and 11lb hike for latest looks steep.

11/2

1st

4

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 166y

16:10 Punchestown

Buachaillbocht

11st 10lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: T M Walsh

raced wide, in touch with leaders, prominent before 3rd, led and went clear before last, idled when reduced lead and ridden after last, just did enough

4/1

1st

3

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 25y

15:25 Punchestown

Buachaillbocht

11st 10lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: T M Walsh

Returned from 282-day absence to justify market support handicap debut at Tramore in November (2m6f); ran a bit in snatches off 10lb higher mark when testing ground may not have suited in similar contest on New Year's Day, keeping on for pressure; back on better ground here and may still have more to offer upped in trip.

7/2

16/1

Form: 004070

Last run: 113 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
80-rated mare; weak handicap form since Sligo fourth last August; has the merit of experience; first time with cheekpieces
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7th

12

31st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

12:25 Limerick

Moyode Mist

10st 6lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: J A Nash

80-rated mare; weak handicap form since Sligo fourth last August; faded badly after a prominent showing when sent back into maiden company at Fairyhouse last week.

25/1

11th

11

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 110y

15:23 Fairyhouse

Moyode Mist

10st 11lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: J A Nash

80-rated mare; weak handicap form since Sligo fourth last August; has the merit of experience; first time with cheekpieces

16/1

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Payout
Straight Forecast €16.36

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

So Des Flos

The Irish Sun:

Belper

TOPSPEED:

Rideau Canal

RP Ratings (IRE):

So Des Flos

POSTDATA:

So Des Flos