Fairyhouse

  • 13:40 Solerina Mares Novice Hurdle

  • Winner €16,250 2nd €4,750 3rd €2,250 4th €750
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  • Surface: Turf

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 112F11 BLACK, white epaulettes, white chevrons on sleeves, black cap Tasitiocht (IRE) 46
Nag me
6 11-7 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 126 1001
2 129251 Royal blue, black disc, black sleeves, royal blue armlet, white & black quartered cap Jennies Jewel (IRE) 14
Nag me
6 11-4 J P Fahey I J McCarthy 1001
3 1201 MADONNA BLUE, brown cross belts, check cap Oscars Joy (IRE) 36
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-4 Ms M Mullins D E Mullins 1001
4 51/1 RED, royal blue sleeves, red cap, royal blue star Twigline (FR) 60
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-4 W P Mullins R Walsh 1001
5 57-31F1 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE CHECK, royal blue sleeves, yellow & royal blue check cap Way Up In The Air (IRE) 8
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6 11-4 R Tyner P T Enright 1001
6 3731 ROYAL BLUE, yellow hoop & cap Annie Oakley (IRE) 19
Nag meCourse Winner
5 11-2 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 1001
7 575079- WHITE, red star, black sleeves, red stars, white cap, red star Colla Pier (IRE) 39
Nag me
4 10-0 D English A P Thornton 1001

Verdict

Ruby Walsh's presence on board TWIGLINE suggests he's the better fancied of Willie Mullins' pair though Patrick Mullins has been on board Tasitiocht for all seven starts. The former, a winner of a bumper in France, looked potentially very useful when sauntering home here in November and gets the vote over his stablemate, who will probably attempt to make all. Jennies Jewel beat a big field at Naas and is on the upgrade as is Way Up In The Air, who had more in hand than the winning margin suggests at Punchestown last week. Both Oscars Joy and Annie Oakley are recent winners who shouldn't be dismissed in a race that should provide plenty of pointers for the future.