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Fairyhouse

  • 17:30 Coolmore N.H. Sires Ask & Getaway Novice Hurdle 2m 4f

  • Winner €26,000 2nd €7,600 3rd €3,599 4th €1,199
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 0.80s
  • Off time: 17:30:15
17:30 Fairyhouse Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Lambro (IRE) 6/1
2nd Mackeys Forge (IRE) 20/1
3rd Last Instalment (IRE) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 66/111P- Grey, grey & black check cap Gagewell Flyer (IRE) 39
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-10 W P Mullins R Walsh 7/24.50
3 8/1155- WHITE & YELLOW DIAMONDS, yellow sleeves, quartered cap Byerley Bear (IRE) 38
Nag me
6 11-5 H De Bromhead D J Casey 116 33/134.00
4 10/4071- RED, white spots, white sleeves, red spots, white cap, red spots Drumbaloo (IRE) 46
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-5 t1 J J Lambe R C Colgan 110 33/134.00
5 U1/41- WHITE & RED DIAMONDS, white sleeves, white cap, maroon diamonds Flemenstar (IRE) 44
Nag me
6 11-5 P Casey Andrew J McNamara 12/113.00
6 222212- MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Gift Of Dgab (IRE) 23
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 11-5 A J Martin D J Condon 127 10/111.00
7 645233- RED, white cross of lorraine, red cap, white star He's Our Man (IRE) 60
Nag me
6 11-5 t P O Brady J L Cullen 20/121.00
8 C3/121- BEIGE, dark green diabolo on sleeves, black cap Lambro (IRE) 51
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-5 W P Mullins E Mullins 127 6/17.00
9 411/11- MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Last Instalment (IRE) 23
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-5 P Fenton D N Russell 130 3/14.00
10 433132- Dark blue, white cross sashes, white sleeves, emerald green cap Mackeys Forge (IRE) 51
Nag me
7 11-5 D T Hughes R Loughran 20/121.00
11 2F/1346- LIGHT TAN, red hoop, black sleeves, red hoop, red cap Perfect Smile (IRE) 18
Nag me
6 11-5 t N Meade P Carberry 132 8/19.00
12 73/1232- YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Pineau De Re (FR) 61
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-5 P Fenton B T O'Connell 132 5/16.00
Non runners
20/21144-Aughnacurraveel (IRE)711-5Garry DuceyMr M J O'Connor120

Verdict

Some top-class hurdlers have won this down the years and this season's renewal looks well up to standard. Gagewell Flyer never threatened and was pulled up in the Albert Bartlett at Cheltenham but it would be no surprise to see him bounce back over the shorter trip here. Stablemate Lambro won easily at Naas last month and is still on the upgrade, while Perfect Smile looked a decent prospect before the turn of the year and is upped in distance after getting outpaced over 2m1f at Aintree. Gift Of Dgab has only once failed to finish in the first two in seven starts over timber and Pineau De Re's form also stands up to the closest scrutiny. But Philip Fenton also saddles LAST INSTALMENT, who may yet prove to be a lot better than he's shown so far. The six-year-old is the type keeping finding more when required and his accurate jumping will stand him in good stead here off what is sure to be a strong pace.