Today's racecards

Fairyhouse

  • 14:55 Follow Us On Twitter Novice Handicap Hurdle2m

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 14.70s
  • Off time: 14:57:10
14:55 Fairyhouse Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Corbally (IRE) 13/2
2nd Kilmainham (IRE) 9/1
3rd Smart Money (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 5-91839 YELLOW, black sash, striped cap Sands Cove (IRE) 41
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-9 C F Swan D J Casey 115 10/111.00
2 356-139 White, purple spots, purple sleeves, purple spots on cap Somedaysomehow (IRE) 60
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-7 M C Hickey B R Dalton (5) 113 14/115.00
3 0-13136 ORANGE, white sleeves, check cap Wooly Tom (IRE) 109
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-6 t P Mooney M F Mooney 112 8/19.00
4 548P12 RED, white hoop, white sleeves, pink cap Kilmainham (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-4 F Flood A P Crowe 111 9/110.00
5 239198 Maroon, white cross sashes, qtd cap Shesonlyahorse (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-2 M McDonagh M A Enright (5) 108 20/121.00
6 76-0551 Mauve, grey sleeves, mauve diabolo, grey & mauve quartered cap Smart Money (IRE) 22
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 10-8 J H Culloty R M Power 100 9/25.50
7 00702 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Corbally (IRE) 58
Nag me
5 10-5 J Motherway M P Walsh 98 13/27.50
8 90233-2 WHITE, royal blue stars, royal blue armlet, royal blue star on cap Norah Starr (IRE) 18
Nag me
6 10-5 t Denis Hogan D G Hogan 97 2/13.00
9 143-07D WHITE & YELLOW DIAMONDS, yellow sleeves, quartered cap Beckwith Star (IRE) 91
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-4 H De Bromhead P T Enright 96 12/113.00
10 04030-4 Grey, orange slvs, maroon cap Another Tempest (IRE) 94
Nag me
8 10-3 p1 Lady J Fowler K C Sexton (7) 95 18/119.00
11 08504-8 EMERALD GREEN Bright Light City (IRE) 173
Nag me
7 10-3 D T Hughes R Loughran 95 28/129.00

Verdict

Beckwith Star is 20lb lower over hurdles than fences and has dropped to such a lowly mark that he should be winning soon. Wooly Tom shot up the weights after winning at Limerick in July and looks too high but Kilmainham is progressing nicely and only the well-handicapped Luke's Benefit proved too strong at Thurles. Smart Money only scrambled home here three weeks ago on his handicap debut but was value for more than the winning margin suggests. A 5lb rise looks fair enough and he has to be on the short-list along with Corbally, who showed massive improvement when beaten a short-head at Punchestown on New Year's Eve. NORAH STARR was caught close home by Summer Star at Leopardstown earlier this month. She's generally raced in better company and, as that was her first start since August, she should have come on enough to take this.