Today's racecards

Fairyhouse

  • 14:40 Keelings Irish Strawberry Hurdle 2m 4f

  • Winner €26,000 2nd €7,600 3rd €3,600 4th €1,200
  • Going: Yielding
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 11.20s
  • Off time: 14:40:24
14:40 Fairyhouse Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dressedtothenines (IRE) 9/4
2nd Zaidpour (FR) 6/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 51222P PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Zaidpour (FR) 18
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-10 W P Mullins R Walsh 157 6/42.50
2 3F4265 White & black halved, sleeves reversed, black cap Prima Vista 41
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-8 N Meade P Carberry 137 25/126.00
3 222P-74 PURPLE, gold sleeves, hooped cap Noble Prince (GER) 29
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-3 P Nolan B J Geraghty 145 6/17.00
4 5-25012 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Si C'etait Vrai (FR) 41
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-3 D T Hughes D N Russell 138 11/26.50
5 P21F3F MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Un Beau Matin (IRE) 19
Nag me
5 11-3 G Elliott D J Condon 136 9/110.00
6 53-0211 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Dressedtothenines (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-13 E P Harty A P McCoy 137 9/43.25
Non runners
73313-44Oilily (IRE)1010-10S ByrneA D Leigh140

Verdict

ZAIDPOUR is best over this trip as he proved when beating Monksland in the Hatton's Grace here in December. Potential punters will need to forgive a poor effort in the World Hurdle but he's bounced back before and his class can see him through. Dressedtothenines is improving fast and loves this sort of trip and ground though she'll need to make further progress to trouble the selection. Un Beau Matin would probably have won a Grade 2 at Navan in December but for falling two out and again came to grief in the Coral Cup at Cheltenham, though he was held at the time. Si C'Etait Vrai has thrived recently but was a long way behind the selection here in December and the remainder will need to find more.