Fairyhouse

  • 13:55 Great Value Corporate Hospitality At Fairyhouse Maiden Hurdle2m

  • Winner €5,175 2nd €1,200 3rd €525 4th €300
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 23.00s
  • Off time: 13:57:04
13:55 Fairyhouse Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Defy Logic (IRE) 4/6
2nd Raise Hell (IRE) 9/1
3rd Hunting Party (IRE) 28/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2-1 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Defy Logic (IRE) 76
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6 11-12 h P Nolan M P Walsh 4/61.67
2 79F-P5P Orange, White stars, Orange sleeves, White cap Benagh Rock (IRE) 58
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9 11-4 N McKnight R C Colgan 100/1101.00
3 P-00 Red & yellow stripes, royal blue sleeves, red & yellow hooped cap Bold Owenie (IRE) 41
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7 11-4 D A McLoughlin C D Maxwell (3) 100/1101.00
4 0 RED & LIGHT BLUE QUARTERED, light blue sleeves, red armlet, quartered cap Brave Glen (IRE) 12
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6 11-4 C P Donoghue A P Crowe 100/1101.00
7 4-7 DARK BLUE, white stars on sleeves, dark blue cap Grove Field (IRE) 115
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6 11-4 C A Murphy R M Power 25/126.00
8 5 EMERALD GREEN, red sleeves, check cap Hunting Party (IRE) 58
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7 11-4 D T Hughes R Loughran 28/129.00
9 4-6 Light blue, purple stars, purple star on cap I See No Stones (IRE) 154
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6 11-4 J C McConnell M J Bolger (3) 50/151.00
10 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Juan De Gracia (IRE)
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6 11-4 H De Bromhead A E Lynch 14/115.00
11 5009 Dark blue, white stars on sleeves, quartered cap Known Witness (IRE) 54
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6 11-4 P J Rothwell A Ring (7) 100/1101.00
12 32-22 GREY, black hollow box, black & grey quartered cap Mad Brian (IRE) 17
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7 11-4 Mrs G Callaghan Mr F J Harford (7) 2/13.00
13 F/73-623 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Raise Hell (IRE) 27
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-4 W P Mullins D N Russell 9/110.00
14 567003 PURPLE & ORANGE HALVED, sleeves reversed, striped cap Rory's Brother (IRE) 51
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6 11-4 J Larkin A P Heskin 109 33/134.00
15 F-459 WHITE, red panel & sleeves, black & white hooped cap Pumped Up Kicks (IRE) 13
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6 10-11 t1 G Elliott Mr B Browne (7) 40/141.00
17 0/P0 Brown, white sleeves, brown chevrons, white & brown striped cap Rafi De Triana (FR) 12
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8 11-4 Miss E Doyle B T O'Connell 100/1101.00
Non runners
5002/0Famous Last Words (IRE)811-4N CassidyH D Dunne
680Father Jack (IRE)611-4D T HughesB J Geraghty
160-Sweetheart Susan (IRE)710-11S RyanS J Gray
18PP-Grey Lark (IRE)711-4M ButlerReserve 2
190080Ballymacrt Boy (IRE)711-4S SpillaneReserve 3

Verdict

Raise Hell was tried over 2m4f last time but could only plug on at one pace so may do better over fences. Mad Brian hasn't done much wrong despite his form figures and was only just run out of it by Morning Assembly at Naas on his hurdling debut. He's certain to improve and should get into the argument while Rory's Brother ran well behind Wingtips at Navan in December though he'll need to improve again. DEFY LOGIC has always been well regarded and justified that opinion with a very emphatic bumper success here in November. He's penalised for that and has to concede weight all round but he has dual entries at Cheltenham and should head there with another victory under his belt.