Fairyhouse Preview Sunday
GRADE 1 RACING IN IRELAND ON SUNDAY! Cracking card from Fairyhouse with the Hatton’s Grace the feature on the card where Honeysuckle makes her return!
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Fairyhouse Preview Sunday
12.00 Fairyhouse Bar One Racing Sign Up Bet 10 Get 50 Irish EBF Mares Handicap Chase (4YO plus) 2m4f
12.35 Fairyhouse Bar One Racing Price Boost Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 3) (Class 1) 2m
1.05 Fairyhouse Baroneracing.com Royal Bond Novice Hurdle (Grade 1) (Class 1) (4YO plus) 2m
1.35 Fairyhouse Baroneracing.com Drinmore Novice Chase (Grade 1) (Class 1) (4YO plus) 2m4f
2.05 Fairyhouse Baroneracing.com Porterstown Handicap Chase (Grade B) (5YO plus) 3m5f
2.40 Fairyhouse Baroneracing.com Hatton’s Grace Hurdle (Grade 1) (Class 1) (4YO plus) 2m4f
3.10 Fairyhouse Baroneracing.com Handicap Hurdle (Grade A) (4YO plus) 2m
3.40 Fairyhouse Bar One Racing Giving Cash Back Daily (pro/am) Flat Race (4YO only) 2m
I thought NOTEBOOK ran a cracker chasing home Embittered at Punchestown last month and if she can build on that encouraging display she definitely has the ability to take this out. That was just her third run over fences so there is room for improvement and as trappy as this looks I think it’s a good opportunity for her to taste victory again. Stablemate The Sliding Rock is challenging for favouritism at the time of writing and while she is useful enough I worry about her resolve in a finish and I think she can run well without quite being good enough.
Bridge Native might pose a greater threat as she was third to Notebook in a Grade 2 at Navan and will obviously find this easier. That’s Lifebuoy was a good second finishing strongly at Limerick but this looks quite a tough ask back up in trip on handicap chase debut.
This looks like a cracking renewal of this juvenile hurdle which has produced plenty of the top novice hurdlers. There are a few of these that could go on to the top races this season no more so than FIL DOR. He won on hurdles debut by a massive 16 lengths and considering he is likely to improve for that run he he could be very good. He is the one to beat for sure and has a great chance of adding to Gordon Elliots’ decent record in this race.
Lunar Powwer won at Punchestown 2 weeks ago with relative ease and will be a threat in this but the main danger could be Mac Mayhem. He was very good on the flat and if well schooled over hurdles he could be dangerous on debut but the selection will be hard to beat.
This will undoubtedly be tougher for the likeable MY MATE MOZZIE stepping up to Grade 1 company now but the way he has won both starts over hurdles has looked very exciting and I think he can make it a perfect 3-3. He travels so strongly and is so fast over his hurdles he is going to get some good horses in trouble. If he continues to be as accurate as he has been then I think he can justify favouritism here.
Mighty Potter made a bright start winning on hurdles debut at Down Royal and could be the danger. Three Stripe Life could also have a say but he won as he should have here last time and will need more to lay a glove on the classy My Mate Mozzie. It’s a good race and I can’t wait!
The Drinmore is always a race I look forward to and this years race looks like such a deep renewal. BEACON EDGE gets the marginal vote as he was the best of these over hurdles and I think he could reverse the form with Lifetime Ambition if better for that run. His form from last season is amongst the best on offer and if improving over fences he will be bang there.
Lifetime Ambition will be a big danger going for his 4th win in-a-row, he is improving with every run and won’t be far away at the finish. Gabynako is the favourite at the time of writing but did have the fitness edge over Fury Road last time and it could be closer in this.
I think this is a case of there being value in a favourite as VALUE TIP looks to have plenty going for him. He showed stamina in abundance winning the Thyestes beating Run Wild Fred at Gowran at the start of the year. We know how well that form has worked out since and to me he shaped as though he’d come on plenty for the run when fourth to Envoi Allen at Down Royal last month. This test looks exactly what he needs and if he gets into a good rhythm he should take all the beating.
I think the market has this spot on and The Dabbler will emerge as the danger. He won at Ballinrobe and Gowran Park before just failing to get to Theatre World at Galway last month. He goes up in trip here and should make a race of it with the selection. Of the rest Stones And Roses won well at Punchestown when last seen 11 months ago and is still quite lightly raced so might not be too far away.
She may have only won this race by half a length last year but she was always doing enough and HONEYSUCKLE should equal Apples Jade’s 3 in-a-row. She then went on to win 3 more Grade 1s with ease and the only way she is beaten here is if she isn’t near full fitness. She should make it 12 runs under rules in-a-row.
Ronald Pump was 2nd last year but I think Abacadabras will be the danger on his best form. That said he has been beaten by the selection so many times it would take her to underperform for him to win.
It doesn’t get much more competitive than this and I’m going to take a chance on JIVING JERRY given the recent rich vein of form he finds himself in. He showed a good attitude to prevail at Galway and then finished a good second albeit well held at Naas last time. He drops back in trip and I still think he has another big performance in him and 25/1 just looked way too big to me at the time of writing.
Dangers are obviously a plenty but Dads Lad looks the biggest one. He was put in at quite a big price for this but has been all the rage now and will probably end up going off favourite. Eskylane did it well at Down Royal and is entitled to respect too with Davy Russell in the saddle. Visionarian should be suited by this test and looks another decent each way play.
Elliott and Mullins have pretty much dominated this over the years and have two well fancied runners in this. SA FUREUR gets the vote but willl only be having a small bet on it. He cost €70,000, is related to plenty of winners and Jamie Codd takes the mount. Data Breach is interesting but we know less about him.
The main danger could well be a horse we have seen run, Royal Romeo. He was 2nd on debut in a race that looked above average and the winner was very good.
Fairyhouse Mixed Acca
Jumps racing over in Ireland at Fairyhouse on Sunday. We have another Mixed Acca for you which includes some of our stronger bets on the card. Pays 12/1!