Fairyhouse

  • 13:50 Fairyhouse Members Handicap Chase 3m 1f

  • Winner €10,350 2nd €2,400 3rd €1,050 4th €600
  • Going: Soft to Heavy, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 58.80s
  • Off time: 13:50:18
13:50 Fairyhouse Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Thelobstercatcher 5/1
2nd Shellys Creek (IRE) 16/1
3rd Love Rory (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 PP049-0 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap In Great Form (IRE) 24
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-7 F Flood N P Madden 114 14/115.00
3 21-4PPP Yellow, pink sash, pink & yellow quartered cap Loughnagall (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
11 11-6 pt A Murray B M Cash 113 33/134.00
4 7-9631U PURPLE & ORANGE HALVED, sleeves reversed, striped cap Love Rory (IRE) 3
Nag me
6 11-6 E Bolger M J Ferris 113 7/24.50
5 8130-32 Dark blue, red sleeves, check cap Unoccupied 59
Nag meBeaten Favourite
8 11-6 E O'Grady Mr Derek O'Connor 113 5/16.00
6 266-P07 EMERALD GREEN & YELLOW HOOPS, check cap Ross Na Righ (IRE) 25
Nag me
10 11-5 p1 D T Hughes B J Cooper 112 14/115.00
7 17P-4F5 White, Dark Blue chevron, halved sleeves, Pink cap Jolily (IRE) 34
Nag me
12 11-3 T Doyle M P Burke (7) 110 20/121.00
8 P13366 Red, royal blue stars Jimmy The Hat (IRE) 18
Nag me
8 11-2 p G Elliott R P McNally 109 12/113.00
9 3P6241 DARK GREEN & YELLOW CHECK, white sleeves, dark green & yellow check cap Thelobstercatcher 31
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
10 11-2 pt P A Fahy D J Casey 109 5/16.00
10 6-07402 ROYAL BLUE & RED CHEVRONS, red sleeves, royal blue cap, red spots Crowded Room (IRE) 11
Nag me
8 10-12 p M Cunningham M J Bolger 105 8/19.00
11 466/P-03 DARK BLUE, light green star, light green cap, dark blue star Killeenmore (IRE) 11
Nag me
11 10-7 b N Meade P Carberry 100 11/112.00
12 2B3-P05 Red & emerald green chevrons, white sleeves, red stars, royal blue cap, white star Shellys Creek (IRE) 11
Nag me
8 10-5 p F Flood D E Mullins 98 16/117.00
13 0571-76 Pink, royal blue star, royal blue sleeves, white stars, royal blue cap, white stars Mr Shankly (IRE) 10
Nag me
9 9-11 pt William P Murphy S A Shortall (7)(ex2) 90 12/113.00
14 428778 Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Happy New Year (IRE) 11
Nag me
10 9-10 O McKiernan P F Mangan 88 10/111.00
15 2/867-13 MAROON, pink seams, check cap Witness Of Fashion (IRE) 6
Nag me
8 9-10 p Patrick Rooney C D Maxwell (3) 85 11/112.00
Non runners
169PP-61Oscars Business (IRE)1011-12R TynerP T Enright119

Verdict

In Great Form won this in 2012 but hasn't scored since and is still 5lb higher. Both of Oscars Business's victories have been over 2m4f but he has no problems staying this trip and should go well despite an 8lb hike for his victory at Navan. Love Rory won a cross country chase at Punchestown before being brought down early at Leopardstown on Sunday. He attracted good support there and his supporters will be looking for compensation. Unoccupied stays extreme distances on testing ground so should have conditions to suit but THELOBSTERCATCHER looks the one to be on. He was rated 125 when trained in the UK but had dropped to 102 when scoring over a longer trip here a month ago and is still well in despite a 7lb rise.