Fairyhouse

  • 14:40 Clarion Hotel Liffey Valley Novice Handicap Chase 2m 1f

  • Winner €32,500 2nd €9,500 3rd €4,500 4th €1,500
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 14:39:55
14:40 Fairyhouse Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Some Tikket (IRE) 6/1
2nd Shamiran (IRE) 16/1
3rd The Way We Were (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2-33212 RED & WHITE CHEVRONS, halved sleeves, striped cap Nearest The Pin (IRE) 22
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-10 pt J J Hanlon B Hayes (5) 135 9/110.00
2 8-24154 BLACK & EMERALD GREEN CHECK, emerald green sleeves, yellow cap Cootamundra (IRE) 49
Nag me
11 11-9 J A Berry R M Moran 134 16/117.00
3 233-F27 PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Dogora (FR) 73
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-7 W P Mullins P Townend 139 10/111.00
4 100-F22 Dark Blue, Yellow chevron, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Abbey Lane (IRE) 29
Nag meBeaten Favourite
9 11-5 W P Mullins D E Mullins 130 7/18.00
6 658237 Red & white quartered, hooped sleeves, hooped cap Six Stone Ned (IRE) 140
Nag me
8 11-3 t N Meade P Carberry 128 14/115.00
7 F651U5 Black, purple seams, black sleeves, purple star on cap Some Tikket (IRE) 35
Nag me
7 11-3 D T Hughes B J Geraghty 128 6/17.00
8 2-61565 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Sizing Machine (IRE) 50
Nag me
6 11-1 H De Bromhead A E Lynch 126 16/117.00
9 15P-532 RED, black cross of lorraine, halved sleeves, red cap, black diamonds Starkie 57
Nag meCourse Winner
7 10-13 H De Bromhead Andrew J McNamara 124 10/111.00
10 052213 LIGHT BLUE & DARK BLUE STRIPES, black & red striped cap Treat Yourself (IRE) 29
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 10-13 A L T Moore D N Russell 124 13/27.50
11 764316 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap The Way We Were (IRE) 29
Nag me
8 10-10 E J O'Grady A P McCoy 121 10/111.00
12 007353 Red, white cross sashes, red & white striped cap Shamiran (IRE) 17
Nag me
9 10-7 b R Sweeney P D Kennedy (5) 118 16/117.00
13 215807 Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap Gentleman Duke (IRE) 29
Nag me
6 10-6 A L T Moore D J Casey 117 20/121.00
15 880614 Green, white cross sashes & cap Mitebeall Forluck 101
Nag me
6 10-3 A L T Moore R C Colgan 113 8/19.00
Non runners
53-12255Burn And Turn (IRE)811-4Mrs J HarringtonR M Power129
145-F582PAuthinger (IRE)610-5A J MartinS A Shortall116

Verdict

Considering the competitive nature of this, it's strange that none of them won last time out. Nearest The PIn was having his ninth start over fences when landing a beginners' event at Ballinrobe but has since run even better to finish a close second to Lost Legend at Kempton. Cootamundra landed a very tough handicap at Navan in November but that was over 3m while Treat Yourself went up 9lb for an easy victory at Leopardstown and couldn't quite cope at Gowran. Abbey Lane is rated 5lb higher over hurdles so looks well treated on his handicap debut over fences but stablemate Dogora broke a blood vessel when a long way behind Some Tikket at Gowran. BURN AND TURN was beaten narrowly by subsequent Kim Muir winner Spring Heeled at Killarney in August and has been confined to hurdles since. He wouldn't want the ground to turn heavy but looks the one to be on.