January 25 / 15.53 Fairyhouse

15.53 Fairyhouse

Soft To Heavy

Jump Into January @ fairyhouse Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5221.24
  • 2m 3f 110y
  • 19 runners
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Jump Into January @ fairyhouse Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 19 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

Form: /0430- D

Last run: 293 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Best form has been going left-handed at Navan, where she won and finished second the season before last and was a decent fourth last February; lacks a recent outing but worth considering.
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1st

9

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 110y

15:53 Fairyhouse

Dragon’s Pass

11st 5lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Mrs Denise Foster

Best form has been going left-handed at Navan, where she won and finished second the season before last and was a decent fourth last February; lacks a recent outing but worth considering.

13/2

16/1 (Won)

Form: -9007B

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Big price at Clonmel when brought down at the third; others have much stronger claims, though she is a relatively young mare who may improve in time.
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1st

12

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 110y

15:53 Fairyhouse

Pana To Milan

11st 3lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Michael Winters

Big price at Clonmel when brought down at the third; others have much stronger claims, though she is a relatively young mare who may improve in time.

16/1

11

17th Jan 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 164y

14:20 Clonmel

Pana To Milan

11st 3lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Michael Winters

towards rear, brought down 3rd

14/1

Form: 00-591

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Completely out of his depth over fences at this venue in November; a different proposition when a well-backed winner of a 25-runner handicap hurdle at Naas just before Christmas; definite chance of following up despite a 10lb rise in the ratings.
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3rd

1

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 110y

15:53 Fairyhouse

Carbon King

11st 12lb

J: Declan Queally

T: Declan Queally

Completely out of his depth over fences at this venue in November; a different proposition when a well-backed winner of a 25-runner handicap hurdle at Naas just before Christmas; definite chance of following up despite a 10lb rise in the ratings.

5/2

3

17th Jan 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 164y

14:20 Clonmel

Carbon King

11st 12lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Declan Queally

Completely out of his depth over fences at Fairyhouse in November; a different proposition when winning a 25-runner handicap hurdle at Naas just before Christmas; definite chance of following up despite a 10lb rise in the ratings.

5/2

Form: /02/0/

Last run: 684 days

W: 10st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
One good run in 2019, finishing second in a 2m handicap at this venue; only one run since then, struggled in a 2m4f contest at Gowran in March 2021; new stable and headgear combination now.
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4th

15

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 110y

15:53 Fairyhouse

Mighty Jeremy

10st 13lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Liam G O’Brien

One good run in 2019, finishing second in a 2m handicap at this venue; only one run since then, struggled in a 2m4f contest at Gowran in March 2021; new stable and headgear combination now.

16/1

Form: 040

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Limerick fourth on her second start was mildly encouraging; may find her level now that she is switched to handicaps and raised in trip after three 2m starts; trainer's Elzoom is guaranteed a run.
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5th

18

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 110y

15:53 Fairyhouse

Elsannah

11st 11lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Shane Crawley

Limerick fourth on her second start was mildly encouraging; may find her level now that she is switched to handicaps and raised in trip after three 2m starts; trainer's Elzoom is guaranteed a run.

18th

21

26th Dec 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:35 Leopardstown

Elsannah

11st 5lb

J: E O’Connell

T: Shane Crawley

Improved from Galway debut when fourth at Limerick, a lot more progress required now.

50/1

12/1

Form: 42FP04

Last run: 64 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Has failed to build on a Galway second obtained last September; fair fourth over a longer trip at Limerick last time; rider's 5lb claim is a significant asset.
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6th

14

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 110y

15:53 Fairyhouse

Getaclan

11st 0lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: D McNamara

Has failed to build on a Galway second obtained last September; fair fourth over a longer trip at Limerick last time; rider's 5lb claim is a significant asset.

12/1

4th

9

22nd Nov 2022

Soft

3m 0f 100y

15:15 Limerick

Getaclan

11st 0lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: D McNamara

Maiden made the frame in handicaps at Ballinrobe and Galway in late summer, including remote second at latter venue; poor form over fences and hurdles since.

14/1

Form: 707-

Last run: 598 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Weak form in maidens, transformation needed on handicap debut after a long layoff; trainer appears to have a better chance with Robindevidastar.
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7th

7

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 110y

15:53 Fairyhouse

Fairly Bold

11st 6lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

Weak form in maidens, transformation needed on handicap debut after a long layoff; trainer appears to have a better chance with Robindevidastar.

33/1

Form: 974-60

Last run: 121 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Last two runs were in maidens; should at least be more at home back in handicap company for the fist time in more than a year; has changed stable.
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8th

6

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 110y

15:53 Fairyhouse

Truckers Angel

11st 7lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Terence O’Brien

Last two runs were in maidens; should at least be more at home back in handicap company for the fist time in more than a year; has changed stable.

16/1

12th

14

26th Sep 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:00 Roscommon

Truckers Angel

10st 13lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: W J Burke

in rear, pushed along briefly after 1st, not fluent 5 out, minor headway after 4 out, never dangerous

20/1

Form: -4F114 D

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Much improved for the fitting of a hood over fences, winning at Limerick and Naas; fourth of five finishers on latest, but was running off 104 then after aggregate 16lb rise; competes off 88 now and may exploit this opportunity.
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9th

5

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 110y

15:53 Fairyhouse

Happy Dreams

11st 7lb

J: Cathal Landers

T: Michael J McDonagh

Much improved for the fitting of a hood over fences, winning at Limerick and Naas; fourth of five finishers on latest, but was running off 104 then after aggregate 16lb rise; competes off 88 now and may exploit this opportunity.

3/1

4th

3

8th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 1f 191y

14:45 Clonmel

Happy Dreams

10st 10lb

J: Cathal Landers

T: Michael J McDonagh

Much improved for the fitting of a hood on last two starts, winning at Limerick and Naas over approx 2m4f; has gone up 16lb for those wins and drops in trip today but still has to be respected.

9/4

1st

13

12th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:15 Naas

Happy Dreams

10st 9lb

J: Cathal Landers

T: Michael J McDonagh

soon towards rear of midfield, mistake 2nd, headway when switched left going okay before 2 out, slightly hampered when keeping on after 2 out, mistake and ridden last, ran on to lead towards finish

10/1

Form: 00-0U9

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Major improvement needed from mid-field run over 2m here last month; only a five-year-old, so at least he has time on his side.
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10th

2

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 110y

15:53 Fairyhouse

Elzoom

11st 10lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Shane Crawley

Major improvement needed from mid-field run over 2m here last month; only a five-year-old, so at least he has time on his side.

20/1

9th

15

21st Dec 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:37 Fairyhouse

Elzoom

10st 11lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Shane Crawley

Fair mid-field run at this venue on second maiden start last year; well beaten on first two handicap starts at Navan; big price when unseated at sixth at Limerick last time.

25/1

Form: 0000

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Hard to make a case for her on the evidence of four maiden hurdle outings since November.
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11th

8

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 110y

15:53 Fairyhouse

Catrionas Darling

11st 5lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: James Daniel Dullea

Hard to make a case for her on the evidence of four maiden hurdle outings since November.

20/1

14th

18

8th Jan 2023

Soft

1m 7f 194y

14:50 Naas

Catrionas Darling

11st 5lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: James Daniel Dullea

Tailed off at triple figure odds in a trio of maiden hurdles so far.

200/1

10th

5

27th Dec 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:04 Limerick

Catrionas Darling

10st 13lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: James Daniel Dullea

Has not beaten a single rival in two starts and makes no appeal.

200/1

Form: 0/0-0F

Last run: 8 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Poor form and is easily opposed; probably prefers better ground.
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12th

16

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 110y

15:53 Fairyhouse

Rathnaleen Glory

10st 13lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Philip M Byrne

Poor form and is easily opposed; probably prefers better ground.

25/1

16

17th Jan 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 164y

14:20 Clonmel

Rathnaleen Glory

10st 13lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Philip M Byrne

prominent, disputing second when fell 3rd

33/1

Form: 7-6620

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Punchestown winner off a lowly 85 last season; not far off his best form again when 8l second here in November; made a bad error three out at Cork last time; capable of making his presence felt.
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13th

10

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 110y

15:53 Fairyhouse

Robindevidastar

11st 5lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

Punchestown winner off a lowly 85 last season; not far off his best form again when 8l second here in November; made a bad error three out at Cork last time; capable of making his presence felt.

10/1

17

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 170y

13:40 Tramore

Robindevidastar

10st 12lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: P J Rothwell

Second reserve; back to form when runner-up at Fairyhouse in November but failed to build on that since.

Form: 0-7508

Last run: 60 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Maiden form does not inspire confidence; may improve with cheekpieces fitted for handicap debut.
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10th

23

30th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 70y

15:42 Punchestown

Leading The Way

11st 5lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Gillian Scott

midfield

14th

4

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 110y

15:53 Fairyhouse

Leading The Way

11st 8lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Gillian Scott

Maiden form does not inspire confidence; may improve with cheekpieces fitted for handicap debut.

20/1

Form: 7-0427 BF

Last run: 60 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Unplaced favourite over 2m4f at Gowran in November; encouraging second over the same trip at this venue previously, though beaten 8l; needs to settle better than at Gowran; place chance if doing so.
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15th

13

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 110y

15:53 Fairyhouse

Banada Bridge

11st 2lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Mrs Denise Foster

Unplaced favourite over 2m4f at Gowran in November; encouraging second over the same trip at this venue previously, though beaten 8l; needs to settle better than at Gowran; place chance if doing so.

7/1

7th

12

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:20 Gowran Park

Banada Bridge

11st 2lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Mrs Denise Foster

raced freely, prominent

4/1

OUR TIP

Form: 00P00

Last run: 57 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Point winner at Tipperary the season before last; off for over a year after that; poor form in maiden hurdles; 50-1 when in rear in first handicap at Punchestown; cheekpieces on now.
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16th

3

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 110y

15:53 Fairyhouse

Reserve Judgement

11st 9lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: John C McConnell

Point winner at Tipperary the season before last; off for over a year after that; poor form in maiden hurdles; 50-1 when in rear in first handicap at Punchestown; cheekpieces on now.

16/1

21th

18

29th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 5f 150y

15:25 Punchestown

Reserve Judgement

11st 4lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: John C McConnell

Point' winner has shown nothing in maidens but is likely capable of better; check the market for any confidence.

22/1

Form: 000-77

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Fair handicap debut over 2m7f at this venue in November; not as effective over 2m3f at Clonmel six weeks ago; needs to find plenty.
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11

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 110y

15:53 Fairyhouse

Son Of Tully

11st 5lb

J: Mr D G Lavery

T: Patrick Eugene Turley

Fair handicap debut over 2m7f at this venue in November; not as effective over 2m3f at Clonmel six weeks ago; needs to find plenty.

14/1

7th

10

8th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 3f 14y

14:15 Clonmel

Son Of Tully

11st 6lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Patrick Eugene Turley

Best effort in five hurdle starts came on handicap/seasonal debut at Fairyhouse last time; can improve enough from that to be a player; non-runner (reserve) at Tramore Tuesday.

6/1

Form: 040

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Tailed off in three maiden hurdle outings; her chance is not obvious; first reserve.
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11

30th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 70y

15:42 Punchestown

Ballygriffin Girl

11st 6lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: J P Flavin

towards rear of midfield, bad mistake and dropped to rear 4th

20/1

17

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 110y

15:53 Fairyhouse

Ballygriffin Girl

11st 6lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: J P Flavin

Tailed off in three maiden hurdle outings; her chance is not obvious; first reserve.

16

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 170y

13:40 Tramore

Ballygriffin Girl

10st 13lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: J P Flavin

First reserve; tailed off in three maiden hurdle starts.

Form: 35-337

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Frustrating sort, remains a maiden after 22 starts, placed seven times; not a lost cause but hard to recommend as a betting proposition; beaten favourite on many occasions, including two of his last three starts, third reserve.
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4th

13

30th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 70y

15:42 Punchestown

Fox Le Bel

11st 5lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Miss Elizabeth Doyle

in touch with leaders, headway and prominent after 3 out, ridden after 2 out, outpaced approaching last, kept on towards finish, not reach leaders

11/2

19

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 110y

15:53 Fairyhouse

Fox Le Bel

11st 5lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Miss Elizabeth Doyle

Frustrating sort, remains a maiden after 22 starts, placed seven times; not a lost cause but hard to recommend as a betting proposition; beaten favourite on many occasions, including two of his last three starts, third reserve.

Non-runners

Son Of Tully, Ballygriffin Girl, Fox Le Bel

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Happy Dreams

The Irish Sun:

Carbon King

RP Ratings (IRE):

Happy Dreams

POSTDATA:

Happy Dreams