Today's racecards

Fairyhouse

  • 13:55 Nicky Connors - Lifetime In Racing Beginners Chase2m 5f 100y

  • Winner €8,280 2nd €1,920 3rd €840 4th €480
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 U8575 Emerald Green, Yellow seams, quartered cap As De Pique (IRE) 14
Nag me
7 11-12 Thomas McGivern R C Colgan 1001
2 21/213-U Yellow, emerald green sleeves, emerald green cap, yellow spots Knockgraffon King (IRE) 25
Nag me
7 11-12 N Meade P Carberry 1001
3 35-42U3 Dark blue, white cross sashes, white sleeves, emerald green cap Mackeys Forge (IRE) 48
Nag me
8 11-12 D T Hughes R Loughran 119 1001
5 1127-3F YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Mount Benbulben (IRE) 14
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 11-12 G Elliott D J Condon 1001
7 21-3 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Panther Claw (IRE) 37
Nag me
6 11-12 P Nolan D N Russell 1001
8 S0544/5 BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots Seeability (IRE) 20
Nag me
9 11-12 P O Brady M W Bowes (5) 1001
9 1244-84 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE CHECK, white sleeves & cap Whats On The Menu (IRE) 13
Nag me
8 11-12 J A Berry R M Moran 112 1001
Non runners
412P5-02Mikael D'haguenet (FR)811-12W P MullinsP Townend147
6826F-94Paddy The Stout (IRE)711-12Lady J FowlerM J Bolger

Verdict

It's difficult to know what to make of MIKAEL D'HAGUENET, who has been very frustrating over fences. Willie Mullins' former high-class hurdler appears to have had his confidence dented when when falling in a couple of Grade 1s in his novice season but hopefully retains his ability and can get back on the winning trail. He faces a tough opponent here in Mount Benbulben, who was in touch when falling in the race won by El Fontan at Punchestown last month when the selection finished runner-up, though he'll need to jump better this tme. Knockgraffon King was beaten when unshipping his rider on his chasing bow at Punchestown last month but looks the best of the remainder.