Today's racecards

Fairyhouse

  • 13:35 Bar One Racing Drinmore Novice Chase 2m 4f

  • Winner €48,750 2nd €14,250 3rd €6,750 4th €2,250
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 12.20s
  • Off time: 13:36:51
13:35 Fairyhouse Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Arvika Ligeonniere (FR) 2/1
2nd Dedigout (IRE) Evs

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 41241/1 PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Arvika Ligeonniere (FR) 207
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-10 W P Mullins R Walsh 2/13.00
2 111-1 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Buckers Bridge (IRE) 32
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-10 H De Bromhead A E Lynch 9/25.50
3 11311-1 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Dedigout (IRE) 26
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-10 t A J Martin D N Russell Evs2.00
4 271111 RED, black seams, striped sleeves & cap Pride Of the Artic (IRE) 56
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-10 Peter Fahey A D Leigh 144 14/115.00
5 6476-21 ORANGE & EMERALD GREEN CHEVRONS, orange sleeves, striped cap Texas Jack (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-10 N Meade P Carberry 14/115.00

Verdict

The prolific Pride Of the Artic and progressive Texas Jack are very useful but will be facing much stiffer competition this time. Arvika Ligeonniere took some time to find his best form but won a novice hurdle and a beginners chase at Punchestown in the style of a very useful performer and could be anything. Buckers Bridge is unbeaten between the flags, in bumpers and after a very promising debut over fences at Punchestown where he battled to victory over the useful Sword Of Destiny. That will stand him in good stead though he'll need to make further progress if he's to see off the talented DEDIGOUT. Tony Martin won this last year with Bog Warrior and this season's representative has looked equally as good, ending the last campaign with victory in a Grade 1 novice hurdle before a sparkling debut over fences a month ago when he beat subsequent dual winner Happy New Year by no less than 34l.