Today's racecards

Fairyhouse

  • 14:45 Fairyhouse Membership 2013 Maiden Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner €5,174 2nd €1,200 3rd €526 4th €300
  • Going: Heavy (Soft to Heavy in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 25.70s
  • Off time: 14:50:42
14:45 Fairyhouse Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Twigline (FR) 10/11
2nd King Of The Refs (IRE) 10/3
3rd Akatara (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 10-90 YELLOW, red sleeves, red cap, royal blue star Peace In The West (IRE) 11
Nag me
5 11-12 F Flood M P Walsh 25/126.00
2 51/ RED, royal blue sleeves, red cap, royal blue star Twigline (FR) 934
Nag me
5 11-5 W P Mullins R Walsh 10/111.91
3 0/P558-9 Emerald green & orange quartered, hooped sleeves, qtd cap Ce Mhead (IRE) 194
Nag me
6 11-4 S Neville B Hayes (5) 50/151.00
4 8353- RED, white stars, red sleeves, red cap, emerald green stars Cross To Boston (IRE) 216
Nag me
6 11-4 P J Rothwell B T O'Connell 25/126.00
5 5/4470-9 Brown, Orange seams, hooped cap False Prophet (IRE) 18
Nag me
6 11-4 A Stronge Andrew J McNamara 105 33/134.00
6 904-75 Red, white diamond, white sleeves, red spots, red cap Jumbo John (IRE) 21
Nag me
6 11-4 t1 Lady J Fowler R M Power 106 12/113.00
7 2333P-9 Light blue, orange hoop, orange armlet, quartered cap King Of The Refs (IRE) 198
Nag me
7 11-4 A J Martin B J Cooper 118 10/34.33
8 345732 RED, emerald green sash & sleeves, black cap Akatara (IRE) 14
Nag me
5 10-11 M J Bowe M P Burke (7) 102 9/25.50
9 Red, light blue sleeves, red spots, red cap Wild Blueberry (IRE)
Nag me
5 10-11 C A Murphy A E Lynch 14/115.00

Verdict

Yet another Mullins/Walsh hotpot here in TWIGLINE, who won't need to be a world-beater to make a winning start for the yard and over hurdles. The first foal of a winning chaser, she's bred for jumping so did well to land a bumper in the Provinces when last seen in May 2010. Her winner's penalty means she has to concede weight to all bar Peace In The West, who hasn't progressed since making a winning racecourse debut at Down Royal in March, and King Of The Refs could prove a threat. Tony Martin's charge had some useful form over hurdles early last year and hasn't really taken to jumping fences in his most recent starts. Akatara was caught close home by Blacklough over this C&D a fortnight ago and would have to be considered on that run but she's now had 25 starts over hurdles without winning. The remainder will need to show some improvement to get involved though Colm Murphy's Wild Blueberry is an interesting newcomer.