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Fairyhouse

  • 14:25 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Mares Novice Hurdle Championship Final 2m 4f

  • Winner €58,500 2nd €17,099 3rd €8,100 4th €2,700
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 8.30s
  • Off time: 14:27:18
14:25 Fairyhouse Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Annie Power (IRE) 4/11
2nd Glens Melody (IRE) 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 925123 Royal blue, black disc, black sleeves, royal blue armlet, white & black quartered cap Jennies Jewel (IRE) 31
Nag me
6 11-7 J P Fahey I J McCarthy 125 28/129.00
2 8-11441 Brown & yellow quartered, yellow sleeves, brown cap, yellow spots Missunited (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-7 M Winters B J Geraghty 135 7/18.00
3 433112 RED, emerald green Cross of Lorraine, red cap Top Madam (IRE) 133
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-7 t D Coffey D J Condon 130 33/134.00
4 21313F Royal blue, light blue star, white sleeves, royal blue stars, white cap, royal blue star Zuzka (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-7 W P Mullins Ms K Walsh 139 10/111.00
5 111111 PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Annie Power (IRE) 35
Nag me
5 11-6 W P Mullins R Walsh 145 4/111.36
6 121311 YELLOW & BLACK CHEVRONS, yellow sleeves, white & black striped cap Glens Melody (IRE) 36
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-6 W P Mullins D J Casey 130 13/27.50

Verdict

Willie Mullins is making a concerted effort to win this for the first time in ten years with a trio of entries. Zuzka landed a Grade 3 at Leopardstown's Christmas fixture where stablemate Glens Melody was almost 7l back in third. Both are useful but look the second and third strings behind ANNIE POWER here and Ruby Walsh can steer her to her seventh successive victory. She's proving herself one of the great finds of the season and had few problems beating the classy Defy Logic in a Naas Grade 2 last month. Jennies Jewel is held by Glens Melody while Top Madam will need to find a bit more though the latter had the odds-on Missunited behind when landing a Down Royal Grade 3 in November.