16:05 Fairyhouse
Next Racing At Fairyhouse January 17th (Pro/Am) Flat Race 5-7yo
Next Racing At Fairyhouse January 17th (Pro/Am) Flat Race 5-7yo
Going:
Soft To Heavy
Soft To Heavy
Distance: 2m Runners: 9
NH Flat
Soft To Heavy 2m
GETAWAY JOHN hasn't been seen since finishing a never-nearer third to a decent sort at Punchestown last February but gets the vote here to see off the newcomers Tornado Flyer and Dream Conti, market support for either of whom could prove significant. Pilot Station has a possible race-fitness advantage which could see him go close. [Alan Hewison]
POSTDATA Pilot Station
SPOTLIGHT Getaway John
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/5 1-2-3
10
Tornado Flyer
Mr P W Mullins/W Mullins
Age: 5
Weight: 11-12
Spotlight
5/4, 6/4
11/8
SP
A EUR30,000 foal but fetched EUR63,000 as a 3yo; first foal; dam placed in Italy, is half-sister to champion hurdler Hurricane Fly; newcomer of obvious appeal from this source, market should be informative.
5
Getaway John
Mr J J Codd/G Elliott
Age: 5
Weight: 11-12
Spotlight Form: 3-
116 5/2
2/1
SP
A EUR 30,000 was a 3yo; third foal; half-brother to Lough Derg Cruise, placed points/2m4f hurdle; dam placed in point, is sister to bumper winners Steady Tiger and Dans Pride; easy enough in market when showing plenty of promise on debut last February, coming from fair bit back when third to Early Doors at Punchestown (heavy); long absence a slight concern but probably the one to beat.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 22/02/17
    PUN 16Hy 4yNHF,5K
    11-2
    3/11 11l, Early Doors[8/1]11-7
    Ms L O'Neill
    114
6
Myth Buster
Mr D Roche/H De Bromhead
Age: 5
Weight: 11-12
Spotlight
10/1
7/1
SP
Cost EUR100,000 as a 3yo; half-brother to nine winners inc Kicking King (bumper/2m-3m2f hurdle/chase; inc Gold Cup), Four Commanders (2m hurdle/2m4f chase) and Colonel Monroe (bumper/2m4f-2m6f hurdle/chase winner); dam unraced; yard continues in fine form but yet to have a bumper winner in current season.
7
Pilot Station
Mr C Fahy/P Fahy
Age: 5
Weight: 11-12
Spotlight Form: F-UF4
111 12/1, 9/1
7/1
SP
Let down by his jumping in points but showed promise on bumper debut at Leopardstown over Christmas, up with much of pace in finishing fourth to Blackbow; could improve enough to feature here.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 26/12/17
    LEO 16Y 4yNHF,6K
    11-3
    4/11 8 3/4l, Blackbow[25/1]11-9
    Mr C Fahy
    51
    109
9
Tidal River
Ms K Walsh/A Mullins
Age: 5
Weight: 11-12
Spotlight
16/1
12/1
SP
27,000Euros 3yo; eighth foal; brother to smart 2m2f-4m hurdle/chase (Scottish National) winner Beshabar; dam unraced half-sister to dam of high-class hurdler/chaser Tidal Bay; interesting jockey booking and worth a market check.
8
The Shunter
Mr S F O'Keeffe/J Clifford
Age: 5
Weight: 11-12
Spotlight Form: 3S
110 50/1, 33/1
18/1
SP
Made a good start to his career when placed at big price at Punchestown but slipped up early at Leopardstown over Christmas in race in which Pilot Station finished fourth; still potential for improvement.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 26/12/17
    LEO 16Y 4yNHF,6K
    11-2
    SU/11 Blackbow[25/1]11-9
    Mr N T Prendergast
  • 19/11/17
    PUN 16Sft/Hy 4yNHF,6K
    10-7
    3/8 9 1/2l, Rapid Escape[50/1]11-2
    Mr S F O'Keeffe
    108
3
Curious Times
Mr M J O'Hare/S Crawford
Age: 5
Weight: 11-12
Spotlight Form: 0-F8
107 33/1, 28/1
20/1
SP
Finished in mid-division in a Punchestown bumper in April and has contested maiden hurdles this term, moving into contention when falling at the second-last at Down Royal, and never nearer when mid-division at Navan; has some ability and not one to rule out now back in a bumper.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 17/12/17
    NAV 16Hy MdHd,8K
    11-9
    8/17 16l, Gran Geste[14/1]11-9
    A E Lynch
    60
    105
  • 04/11/17
    DRO 16Sft MdHd,8K
    11-9
    F/16 Ten Ten[50/1]11-9
    A E Lynch
    105
  • 25/04/17
    PUN 16Gd/Y 4yNHF,8K
    11-4
    14/23 21l, Roaring Bull[20/1]11-2
    Mr N McParlan
    66
    90
1
Doctor P's Getaway
Mr M McDonagh/N Lee
Age: 6
Weight: 12-0
Spotlight Form: PP-F5
75
100/1
SP
Failed to complete in point-to-points and beaten a long way on recent Limerick bumper debut; best watched.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 28/12/17
    LIM 16Hy 4-7yNHF,6K
    11-7
    5/8 40l, High Sparrow[33/1]11-6
    Mr M M McDonagh
    75
2
Touchedbyanangel
A Short/A Oliver
Age: 6
Weight: 12-0
Spotlight Form: 8
65
100/1
SP
A EUR5,200 foal; second foal; dam point-to-point winner, is half-sister to 2m5f/3m hurdle winner New Horizons, out of half-sister to Gold Cup winner Denman; close to much of pace on recent Leopardstown debut until dropping out in straight; better for the experience but may need more time.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 27/12/17
    LEO 20Sft 4-7yNHF,6K
    11-11
    8/12 67l, Carefully Selected[50/1]12-0
    Mr N McParlan
    2
    65
4
Dream Conti
Ms N Carberry/N Meade
Age: 5
Weight: 11-12
Spotlight
Non runner
Cost EUR235,000 as a 3yo; third foal; half-brother to 2m hurdle winner Bello Conti; dam maiden half-sister to useful hurdle/chase winners Tour Des Champs (2m6f-3m4f), Oedipe (2m1f-3m1f) and Montreal (2m-3m); newcomer represents top connections and market should be interesting.
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SP
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SP