Today's racecards

Fairyhouse

  • 13:20 Bar One Racing Handicap Hurdle 2m

  • Winner €24,375 2nd €7,125 3rd €3,374 4th €1,125
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 4.60s
  • Off time: 13:20:26
13:20 Fairyhouse Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Staying Article (IRE) 7/1
2nd Montan (FR) 13/2
3rd Citizenship 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 11-2 LIGHT BLUE, royal blue hoop, royal blue armlet, royal blue cap Staying Article (IRE) 17
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-10 E J O'Grady P F Mangan (3) 130 7/18.00
2 032329 DARK BLUE & WHITE HOOPS, white chevrons on sleeves, striped cap Inspector Clouseau (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-8 t W P Mullins P Townend 128 7/18.00
3 127-PP0 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Bob Lingo (IRE) 13
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-7 T Mullins M P Walsh 127 16/117.00
4 169/2F-4 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Quiscover Fontaine (FR) 222
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-4 W P Mullins D J Casey 124 5/16.00
5 225-P22 Emerald green & red quartered, emerald green sleeves, em green cap, red star Montan (FR) 28
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-3 A J Martin N P Madden 123 13/27.50
6 421-B1P EMERALD GREEN & WHITE HOOPED, red & white quartered cap Devils Bit (IRE) 131
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-2 J F O'Shea S G McDermott 125 20/121.00
7 8316-5 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Launchpad 35
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-0 D T Hughes D N Russell 123 20/121.00
8 1-03617 RED, dark blue chevron, white cap King's Parade 35
Nag me
4 10-11 A J Whelan K M Donoghue (3) 120 8/19.00
9 3107/01- EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Sword Fish (IRE) 445
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-9 C Roche J S McGarvey (7) 115 20/121.00
10 00-71 White, orange disc, halved sleeves, orange spots on cap Citizenship 14
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-6 Mrs J Harrington K C Sexton (7) 112 7/18.00
11 42317 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Morning Ireland (IRE) 42
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-6 t C Roche A P Crowe 115 14/115.00
12 73136-0 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Apache Drums (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-5 C O'Brien D G Hogan 114 16/117.00
13 70-81F1 EMERALD GREEN, red hoop, red armlet, red cap Star Of Aragon (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-4 J Nash C A Landers (7) 110 12/113.00
14 2-P3238 Dark blue, pink hoop, pink seams on sleeves, pink cap, dark blue star Jeunopse (IRE) 35
Nag me
5 10-1 t1 T Carberry Miss N Carberry 107 11/112.00
15 0-0596F LIGHT GREEN & ROYAL BLUE CHEVRONS, royal blue sleeves, hooped cap Luddsdenene (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-12 b1 P J Rothwell D J Bates (5) 104 20/121.00

Verdict

Staying Article was having his first start since beating Rivage D'Or a year ago when a close second to Savello over the C&D last month and looks a very nice prospect. He makes his handicap debut in this very tough contest and may not be quite good enough to concede the weight to some useful opposition including Montan. Tony Martin's charge has been raised 8lb for finishing runner-up to Lucky Spring at Down Royal but is still 13lb below his chasing mark and looks sure to go close. Willie Mullins runs both Inspector Clouseau and QUISCOVER FONTAINE. The former had little chance from his handicap mark at Cheltenham last time and may be a few pounds high but it's the latter who gets the nod as he has been running well over fences and has definitely made progress since his last run over timber. The youngster Launchpad has run badly on his two latest starts but remains a fair prospect and makes his handicap debut while recent winners Citizenship and Star Of Aragon make this an interesting and competitive event.