Fairyhouse

  • 16:30 Powers Gold Cup 2m 4f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 22.70s
  • Off time: 16:30:49
16:30 Fairyhouse Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Realt Mor (IRE) 10/1
2nd Dedigout (IRE) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 111-151 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Buckers Bridge (IRE) 40
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-10 H De Bromhead A E Lynch 141 15/28.50
2 1-12641 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Dedigout (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-10 t A J Martin D N Russell 147 11/43.75
3 021F13 PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Mikael D'haguenet (FR) 35
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-10 W P Mullins R Walsh 147 3/14.00
4 F1P241 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Mount Benbulben (IRE) 31
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-10 G Elliott D E Mullins 150 4/15.00
5 4-1F122 Pink, black sash, pink cap Oscars Well (IRE) 64
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-10 t1 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 149 7/24.50
6 F2-33U1 DARK BLUE, yellow diamond & sleeves, yellow cap, red diamond Realt Mor (IRE) 29
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-10 G Elliott D J Condon 141 10/111.00

Verdict

Mount Benbulben defied some sticky jumping to win comfortably at Thurles and will need to put in a better round against these. Oscars Well couldn't quite get to the classy Arvika Ligeonniere in the Grade 1 Racing Post Novice Chase at Leopardstown then made a very bad mistake behind Benefficent in the Arkle a month later. He should go well and Dedigout is another to consider after his easy win at Naas which was an improvement on his previous run behind Buckers Bridge at Navan. Willie Mullins had several entries at the early stage and relies on the enigmatic MIKAEL D'HAGUENET, whose jumping has held his progress back but who beat subsequent RSA Chase winner Lord Windermere easily at Punchestown in December and is given another chance here.