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Fairyhouse

  • 15:15 Read Barry Geraghty's Blog On attheraces.com Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f

  • Winner €14,950 2nd €4,370 3rd €2,069 4th €690
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 14.00s
  • Off time: 15:15:21
15:15 Fairyhouse Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Good Time Donie (IRE) 4/1
2nd Marlay Park (IRE) 7/1
3rd Taking Stock (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 21-F217 ROYAL BLUE, white stars, grey cap Benash (IRE) 24
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7 11-7 J G Carr Andrew J McNamara 132 6/17.00
2 36-9001 ORANGE, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, orange cap, dark blue spots Whodoyouthink (IRE) 26
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6 11-7 O McKiernan P W Flood 132 14/115.00
3 227/0-65 WHITE, emerald green star, striped sleeves, yellow cap Chestnut Charlie (IRE) 7
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9 10-12 Jason Cairns I J McCarthy (5) 123 12/113.00
4 229-176 RED, white cross of lorraine & sleeves, red cap Seafield (IRE) 24
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6 10-10 t P Nolan A P Cawley 121 12/113.00
5 12-P03P RED, yellow stars Dancing Hero (IRE) 56
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-9 T Foley P Townend 120 10/111.00
6 25-3361 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Marlay Park (IRE) 27
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8 10-8 Ms M Mullins D E Mullins (3) 119 7/18.00
7 21/6480 MAUVE, white disc, white cap, mauve spots Run For Sol (FR) 11
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6 10-5 C Byrnes B C Byrnes (3) 116 7/18.00
8 3-11FF3 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Taking Stock (IRE) 57
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-5 J E Kiely M P Walsh 116 9/25.50
9 24-2221 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE STRIPES, white chevrons on sleeves, white cap Good Time Donie (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-4 A Maguire B J Geraghty 115 4/15.00
10 43U-312 Grey, pink sleeves, grey spots, grey cap, pink spots Goban Saor (FR) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-12 E J O'Grady P F Mangan (5) 109 5/16.00

Verdict

Winning point-to-pointer GOOD TIME DONIE was threatening to become frustrating until Barry Geraghty sorted him out at Down Royal where he looked a real staying type in the soft ground. He makes his handicap debut here and will find it tougher but is on a fair mark and should be good enough. Whodoyouthink had been competing at a higher level before getting off the mark over timber in a handicap at Gowran but a 6lb rise and a longer trip may put paid to thoughts of a double. Marlay Park was having his 12th start over timber when easily landing a maiden over 2m6f on testing ground at Thurles. He's obviously a threat though he'd been beaten from higher marks than this previously. Benash was given a huge 10lb rise in the ratings after beating Garde Champetre in a handicap over the minimum trip at Naas and, along with the extra mile, that proved too much of a burden at Punchestown subsequently. Taking Stock fell twice over fences after landing a beginners' chase at Listowel. John Kiely gave him a confidence booster in a tough handicap back over timber at Leopardstown last time and he looks well enough treated to prove a threat to all.