Today's racecards

Fairyhouse

  • 14:40 Bar One Racing Hatton's Grace Hurdle 2m 4f

  • Winner €52,000 2nd €15,200 3rd €7,200 4th €2,400
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 13.70s
  • Off time: 14:40:23
14:40 Fairyhouse Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Zaidpour (FR) 7/4
2nd Monksland (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 R1113-1 CERISE Monksland (IRE) 30
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-10 N Meade P Carberry 145 4/15.00
2 1F37/5-2 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Si C'etait Vrai (FR) 25
Nag me
6 11-10 D T Hughes D N Russell 133 33/134.00
3 3/61119- PURPLE, yellow chevron & cap So Young (FR) 262
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-10 W P Mullins P Townend 157 9/25.50
4 1182-25 PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Zaidpour (FR) 175
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-10 W P Mullins R Walsh 162 7/42.75
5 11222-2 Red, light blue sleeves, red spots, red cap Voler La Vedette (IRE) 21
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-3 t C A Murphy A E Lynch 157 7/42.75

Verdict

VOLER LA VEDETTE won this a year ago and though suffering a shock defeat on her comeback can go in again. Colm Murphy's mare gave Big Buck's the fright of his life in the World Hurdle at Cheltenham and can reverse January's Galmoy Hurdle running with Zaidpour as she failed to settle that day and had nothing left at the finish. Willie Mullins' charge is still a threat over this trip and should do better than stablemate So Young, who has yet to prove himself at this level, but Monksland, whose only defeat when completing the course came when third to Simonsig in the Neptune at Cheltenham, looks potentially high class this season and he's been very lightly raced.