Today's racecards

Fairyhouse

  • 13:25 Ballyhack Handicap Chase 2m 1f

  • Winner €32,500 2nd €9,501 3rd €4,501 4th €1,501
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 11.10s
  • Off time: 13:34:21
13:25 Fairyhouse Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sraid Padraig (IRE) 14/1
2nd Cause Of Causes (USA) 8/1
3rd Perfect Smile (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 27411F WHITE, light green star, orange cap Dick Dundee 13
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-7 b P Nolan M P Fogarty 136 9/110.00
2 138918 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Far Away So Close (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-5 p P Nolan A E Lynch 134 20/121.00
3 43P/75-2 LIGHT TAN, red hoop, black sleeves, red hoop, red cap Perfect Smile (IRE) 13
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-1 N Meade P Carberry 130 7/18.00
4 640337 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Cause Of Causes (USA) 41
Nag meCourse Winner
5 11-0 G Elliott M P Walsh 129 8/19.00
5 4P-0621 YELLOW & PURPLE DIAMONDS, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, purple diamonds Protaras (USA) 13
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6 11-0 t N Meade P Townend 129 10/111.00
6 6/15586- YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Sraid Padraig (IRE) 265
Nag me
7 10-13 A J Martin D E Mullins 128 14/115.00
7 053313 PURPLE & YELLOW QUARTERED, purple sleeves, yellow armlet, quartered cap The Amarillo Kid (IRE) 13
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8 10-13 W F Codd Andrew J McNamara 128 12/113.00
8 62335-5 RED, dark green hoop, white cap Lead Kindly Light (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
9 10-11 t S Byrne A D Leigh 126 10/111.00
9 874531 DARK BLUE, light blue Cross of Lorraine, white cap The Shepherd King (IRE) 20
Nag me
9 10-9 T Cooper B J Cooper 124 7/24.50
10 010321 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Gentleman Duke (IRE) 23
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5 10-5 A L T Moore D J Casey 120 7/18.00
11 30-57PF WHITE & ROYAL BLUE STRIPES, royal blue armlet, royal blue star on cap On The Way Out (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse Winner
10 10-4 J E Kiely P T Enright 119 16/117.00
12 470321 White, black seams, check cap Musawama (IRE) 23
Nag me
5 10-2 pt Daniel Howard K C Sexton (5) 117 9/25.50
13 0/104-59 PINK, royal blue triple diamond & diamonds on sleeves, white cap Flemross (IRE) 11
Nag me
10 10-1 R T J Wilson M A Enright 116 25/126.00

Verdict

Sraid Padraig made a winning debut over fences at Limerick last October but failed to make the expected progress. The Amarillo Kid landed a similar grade event to this at Cork before another good run with a 7lb rise to contend with there a fortnight ago where he was 10 lengths behind Protaras. The winner had just a neck to spare over Perfect Smile with the fancied Dick Dundee in touch when falling at the sixth. The one to take out of the race is the runner-up, who was returning from a long lay-off and will have come on a bundle. LEAD KINDLY LIGHT is handed the vote in a tight handicap as he beat today's rival Far Away So Close by a couple of lengths in this race a year ago. He's generally performed with credit despite a big weight rise and looked to have been primed for a repeat when he returned with a fair run over hurdles, just as he did a year ago. The very progressive Gentleman Duke makes his handicap debut and looks certain to go well along with Musawama, who made all for a very impressive victory at Thurles.