January 01 / 13.50 Fairyhouse

13.50

Heavy

Fairyhouse Membership 2024 Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5743.36
  • 3m 0f 50y
  • 10 runners
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Fairyhouse Membership 2024 Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

25/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 080-00

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Second Thornton runner; heavy defeats so far including in first two handicaps over shorter; keen over 2m last time so dubious stayer going this far.
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3rd

8

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 0y

17:08 Navan

Mighty Oak Lad

10st 13lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Karl Thornton

Came in for significant market support when winning on New Year's Day on his penultimate outing; pulled up in follow up bid and unlikely to appreciate this drop in trip on chase debut.

10/1

0

10

27th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:58 Fairyhouse

Mighty Oak Lad

11st 2lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Karl Thornton

Finished tailed off on first six starts but well backed 7-2 shot when bolting up over C&D earlier this month; up 16lb but he won by 11l with plenty in hand (eased down in closing stages) and may be capable of defying that rise.

11/4

8/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 760-33 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 8lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Hold-up performer won this off 92 last year and two solid runs since returning from a break; pushing on in years now but good each-way claims.
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7th

4

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:20 Gowran Park

Cher Why Not

11st 7lb

J: Mr D Doyle

T: Timothy Doyle

Veteran with three wins and nine places to his name from 35 starts over hurdles; retains plenty of ability, placed on his first three starts this season, all over staying distances at Fairyhouse; another solid display at Punchestown, but held by runner-up Cosmo Renfro.

8/1

4th

4

21st Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 200y

15:50 Punchestown

Cher Why Not

11st 10lb

J: Mr D Doyle

T: Timothy Doyle

towards rear, mistake 8th, headway after 2 out, kept on after last, went fourth run-in

7/1

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5/2

  • Place: £1.90

Form: -44011 CD

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
A different horse this winter with emphatic back-to-back wins on the inner track here and at Punchestown where Lizlucky was a well-held third; has gone from the basement mark up to 102 for those two victories but trip and ground fine and stable continues in excellent form (three winners last week).
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3rd

9

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

16:20 Limerick

Duffys Getaway

10st 9lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

held up in rear, headway before straight, kept on after last, went third towards finish, not reach leaders

10/1

3rd

9

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

16:20 Limerick

Duffys Getaway

10st 9lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

held up in rear, headway before straight, kept on after last, went third towards finish, not reach leaders

10/1

4th

4

31st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 80y

16:40 Cork

Duffys Getaway

11st 4lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

Won back to back handicaps earlier in the winter and has shot up the handicap since; however, performed creditably when 2nd off 102 at Fairyhouse in January; didn't jump well on chasing debut last time but has a squeak if restored to his best.

17/2

Form: 278-53

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 6lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Mare handles heavy and built on Thurles return when third of 22 over this trip at Punchestown; the winner Duffys Getaway fairly left her for dead from the last and a 13lb swing in the weights probably won't be enough.
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4th

8

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 150y

15:55 Punchestown

Lizlucky

10st 13lb

J: Sarah Kavanagh

T: Patrick T Foley

Has won on heavy; decent third in a 3m handicap here in December but failed to build on that at Fairyhouse last month; good enough to get involved.

8/1

4th

6

1st Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 50y

13:50 Fairyhouse

Lizlucky

11st 6lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Patrick T Foley

prominent, in touch with leaders 8th, brief headway before 2 out, weakened approaching last

9/1

3rd

2

12th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 194y

15:00 Punchestown

Lizlucky

11st 13lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Patrick T Foley

Consistent sort last term, holding her form well after getting off the mark over hurdles in a mares' hurdle at Clonmel on heavy; last month's Thurles comeback not without promise and should come on for it.

14/1

Form: 0000-8

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Was 25s when beaten 20l by well-backed stablemate on handicap debut over 2m here; bit of late headway then and there is stamina in his pedigree.
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16th

16

7th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 165y

16:30 Fairyhouse

Shanroe Act

10st 7lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Karl Thornton

Six-race maiden and tailed off here latest; hard to fancy on what he's done so far.

5/1

5th

9

1st Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 50y

13:50 Fairyhouse

Shanroe Act

10st 7lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Karl Thornton

towards rear, brief headway 3 out, outpaced before 2 out, kept on run-in, never on terms

16/1

8th

10

16th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 30y

13:40 Fairyhouse

Shanroe Act

10st 10lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Karl Thornton

never better than midfield, towards rear after 3 out, some headway run-in, never dangerous

20/1

Form: 0-844P D

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Mare won twice within a week in March and trip/ground are fine; decent fourth at Galway in October but tame efforts last twice; notable jockey booking.
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6th

5

1st Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 50y

13:50 Fairyhouse

Killinure Lass

11st 6lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Brian M McMahon

held up in rear, outpaced after 3 out, lost touch before 2 out, weakened approaching last

12/1

0

1

24th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 110y

14:40 Fairyhouse

Killinure Lass

12st 4lb

J: Mr E Mahon

T: Brian M McMahon

midfield, in touch with leaders when not fluent 3 out, soon weakened, jumped slightly right 2 out, tailed off when pulled up before last

7/1

Form: 5446-5

Last run: 244 days

W: 12st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Fair performer on the level in the past but didn't really progress over hurdles for Peter Fahey and sold for small money; fit from a couple of spins on AW but doesn't look well treated for handicap debut and not sure to stay.
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3rd

4

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 6f 0y

15:05 Down Royal

San Martino

11st 11lb

J: Aileen O’Sullivan

T: S Michael Millar

Flat winner has run well at times in defeat in 10 hurdle starts up to 2m5f; solid fourth back to 2m last time but these conditions will test his stamina up in trip.

13/2

3rd

4

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 6f 0y

15:05 Down Royal

San Martino

11st 11lb

J: Aileen O’Sullivan

T: S Michael Millar

Flat winner has run well at times in defeat in 10 hurdle starts up to 2m5f; solid fourth back to 2m last time but these conditions will test his stamina up in trip.

13/2

4th

14

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Fairyhouse

San Martino

10st 11lb

J: Aileen O’Sullivan

T: S Michael Millar

Flat winner; big price when unseated at Down Royal on his most recent hurdles start; not an obvious contender.

40/1

Form: -21543 BF

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Beaten favourite (chases/hurdles) in five of his last six starts including a neck defeat over this trip at Roscommon; sure to entice punters again after never-nearer third at Navan (2m4f) and you would think there has to be a hurdle race in him off this kind of mark; really testing ground may not be ideal; usually played late.
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5th

11

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 124y

17:40 Fairyhouse

Read To Return

10st 6lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: A J Martin

Beaten favourite or joint-fav (chases/hurdles) in seven of his last eight starts including a neck defeat over hurdles at Roscommon last September; winner of a Killarney beginners' chase when second-favourite; reported clinically abnormal after dismal run off his lower hurdles mark here in January; another poor run over 2m5f here on Saturday.

7/1

5th

11

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 124y

17:40 Fairyhouse

Read To Return

10st 6lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: A J Martin

Beaten favourite or joint-fav (chases/hurdles) in seven of his last eight starts including a neck defeat over hurdles at Roscommon last September; winner of a Killarney beginners' chase when second-favourite; reported clinically abnormal after dismal run off his lower hurdles mark here in January; another poor run over 2m5f here on Saturday.

7/1

6th

6

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 120y

15:55 Fairyhouse

Read To Return

10st 13lb

J: Miss M O’Sullivan

T: A J Martin

jumped right on occasions, never better than midfield, weakened 4 out

7/2

Form: 2303FU

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Was in decent form over staying trips in maiden/handicap company during the summer before being placed on chase debut; back over hurdles after a couple of non-completions; there's a race in him at some stage but probably not this one.
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0

4

1st Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 50y

13:50 Fairyhouse

Sixhandsinmypocket

11st 7lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Conor O’Dwyer

led, headed and prominent 2nd, lost position 8th, weakened quickly after 3 out, pulled up home turn

14/1

0

8

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 100y

14:30 Tramore

Sixhandsinmypocket

11st 12lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Conor O’Dwyer

15-race maiden over hurdles; placed four times; made a bright start to chase career when third of 12 finishers over C&D last month; 14-1 chance when fell at the ninth in the Gowran race in which Noble Blue was second; first-time cheekpieces.

8/1

0

7

11th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

12:20 Gowran Park

Sixhandsinmypocket

11st 12lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Conor O’Dwyer

prominent, in touch with leaders halfway, fell 9th

7/1

Form: -568PF

Last run: 60 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Did a bit of everything last year, including when second off lowly Flat mark at Navan, and faller on chase debut latest; yet to win for this yard and probably doesn't want ground this testing.
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0

8

1st Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 50y

13:50 Fairyhouse

Appian Way

10st 13lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, slow jump 1st, slow jump and lost ground quickly 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up home turn

14/1

1

2nd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 2f 66y

12:55 Thurles

Appian Way

11st 12lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

in touch with leaders, not fluent 1st, fell 8th

10/1

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Payout
Exacta €25.40
Straight Forecast €22.14
Tricast €83.07
Trifecta €145.50

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Duffys Getaway

The Irish Sun:

Read To Return

TOPSPEED:

Cher Why Not

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Duffys Getaway

POSTDATA:

Duffys Getaway