Today's racecards

Fairyhouse

  • 14:20 Home Of The Ladbrokes Irish Grand National Novice Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f

  • Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 41.40s
  • Off time: 14:20:16
14:20 Fairyhouse Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mister First (FR) 5/1
2nd Peace In The West (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 58-0505 Red, white stars, white armlet, white star on cap Five Point Plan (IRE) 13
Nag me
7 11-12 P Fenton B T O'Connell 102 9/110.00
2 24330U LIGHT BLUE & MAROON HOOPS, blue sleeves, striped cap Mister First (FR) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-12 R Hennessy A E Lynch 102 5/16.00
3 68-0091 Pink, Purple seams, Pink cap Forjoethepainter (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-6 A Mulholland R J Jones (3) 96 11/43.75
4 919341 White, red stars, dark blue & red striped sleeves, white cap, red star Tipped Up Harry 31
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-5 h Mrs D Foster A P Heskin 95 3/14.00
5 0-90765 YELLOW, red sleeves, red cap, royal blue star Peace In The West (IRE) 17
Nag me
6 11-4 F Flood M P Walsh 94 7/24.50
6 41-802P Yellow, emerald green hoop, yellow sleeves, striped cap Doctor Woodfield (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
12 10-10 b C Ross R C Colgan 86 16/117.00
7 232-465 RED, black triple diamond, yellow sleeves, red & black quartered cap Lord Multifix (IRE) 14
Nag me
8 10-9 b N McKnight P D Kennedy (5) 85 7/18.00

Verdict

The very testing conditions were ideal for Forjoethepainter at Limerick last month and he gained a convincing success. He's been raised 7lb but with his rider able to claim almost half back he will be difficult to beat. However, FIVE POINT PLAN, who was beaten 17l into fifth, was travelling well for much of the way before fading at the last and with a decent pull in the weights a chance is taken that he can reverse the form and gain his first success over timber. Tipped Up Harry was suited by soft ground when scoring at Cork but today's ground will be much more testing and may not suit. Mister First looks a threat as he had been running quite well over fences before being brought down when reverting to hurdles at Limerick and can run from a very favourable mark.