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Fairyhouse

  • 15:50 Coolmore N.H. Sires Fame And Glory & Sans Frontieres Novice Hurdle 2m 4f

  • Winner €26,000 2nd €7,600 3rd €3,600 4th €1,200
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 10.30s
  • Off time: 15:52:02
15:50 Fairyhouse Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Lieutenant Colonel 5/1
2nd Le Vent D'Antan (FR) 3/1
3rd Azorian (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 133-11 CERISE Apache Stronghold (IRE) 133
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-10 N Meade P Carberry 144 4/15.00
2 2-12236 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Azorian (IRE) 56
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-5 h E Griffin D N Russell 134 20/121.00
3 721 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Balbir Du Mathan (FR) 140
Nag me
5 11-5 G Elliott D E Mullins 20/121.00
4 5-1443 White, red epaulettes & sleeves, red stars on cap Festive Felon (IRE) 21
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-5 N Meade R C Colgan 135 20/121.00
5 13-1152 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Gallant Tipp (IRE) 38
Nag me
6 11-5 E J O'Grady A P McCoy 131 16/117.00
6 17-321 Black, Red Cross of Lorraine, Red cap Le Vent D'Antan (FR) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-5 Miss E Doyle B J Geraghty 130 3/14.00
7 12126 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Lieutenant Colonel 25
Nag meCourse Winner
5 11-5 D T Hughes B T O'Connell 133 5/16.00
8 1F12P2 WHITE, dark blue cross of lorraine, dark blue cap, pink star Moonshine Lad (IRE) 29
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-5 G Elliott D J Condon 135 14/115.00
10 12F PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Renneti (FR) 100
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-5 W P Mullins P Townend 142 9/25.50
11 21432R YELLOW & ROYAL BLUE HALVED, sleeves reversed, hooped cap Rightdownthemiddle (IRE) 21
Nag me
6 11-5 Michael Mulvany J L Cullen 121 66/167.00
12 75-1130 EMERALD GREEN, white star, white chevrons on sleeves, white cap Upazo (FR) 23
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-5 W P Mullins D J Casey 139 14/115.00
13 2-22S16 PURPLE, yellow chevron & cap Urano (FR) 38
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-5 W P Mullins Ms K Walsh 130 20/121.00
14 0291F ROYAL BLUE, white & royal blue halved sleeves, emerald green & white quartered cap Feenakilmeedy (IRE) 7
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 10-12 C Byrnes Andrew J McNamara 25/126.00
Non runners
9126365Mr Fiftyone (IRE)511-5Mrs J HarringtonR M Power130

Verdict

Apache Stronghold, a close third in last year's Champion Bumper at Punchestown, scrambled home on his hurdling debut then showed the benefit with an impressive victory over today's rival Azorian in a Navan Grade 2 where he defied a last-flight blunder. Le Vent D'Antan has gradually improved and looked a smart recruit when stepping up to this trip for the first time at Navan and easily beating Painted Lady. Balbir Du Mathan cost 300,000 euros after landing a Listed contest at Auteuil in November and makes his debut for Gordon Elliott so there will be plenty resting on this run. RENNETI's narrow defeat by The Tullow Tank in the Grade 1 Royal Bond here in December is the best form on offer. He subsequently fell when cantering at Limerick and looks the one to be on. Lieutenant Colonel is lightly-raced and very promising so he could be the main threat.