Oddschecker tips for every race at Fairyhouse this Saturday.
Fairyhouse 13:45 Winter Festival December 2nd & 3rd Beginners Chase
Bamako Moriviere would have won at Listowel last month but for falling at the last fence when well clear and he should make a bold bid to make amends this afternoon. That said, he will struggle to beat TOMBSTONE, who finished fourth in the 2016 Supreme Novices' Hurdle and was a Grade 3 winner over the smaller obstacles last season. Aint Dunne Yet and Capital Force are the others who can go well today.
Prediction: 1st Tombstone, 2nd Bamako Moriviere, 3rd Aint Dunne Yet
Fairyhouse 14:15 Book Your Christmas Party At Fairyhouse December 16th Mares Beginners Chase
SHATTERED LOVE was an impressive winner of a Grade 3 hurdle back in February and she was only found out in Grade 1 company in two subsequent starts. She did win her only point-to-point start and it is hard to see her tasting defeat today unless coming to grief at one of the fences. Conduct Yourself has some decent form over hurdles but does need to bounce back after unseating her rider at the first on her chasing debut. A Touch Of Sparkle is the only other runner who makes any sort of appeal.
Prediction: 1st Shattered Love, 2nd Conduct Yourself, 3rd A Touch Of Sparkle
Fairyhouse 14.50 Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Chase (0-109)
FENLON'S HILL stayed on well to win over 2m2f at Galway last month and a 4lb rise in the ratings may underestimate this son of Court Cave. Caniwillyegiveme has been knocking hard on the door in recent months and another good performance can be expected from him this afternoon. Others to note in a wide open event are Meadow Cross, Presenting Beara and Shamiran.
Prediction: 1st Fenlons Hill, 2nd Caniwillyegiveme, 3rd Meadow Cross
Fairyhouse 15:25 Jumps Racing Returns To Fairyhouse Maiden Hurdle
It is impossible to oppose FAYONAGH this afternoon given how good she was in bumpers last season. The daughter of Kalanisi followed up her Champion Bumper victory at Cheltenham back in March with an equally impressive success in the Punchestown equivalent. Roseriver Has and Vittorio would normally be very popular in a race of this nature but may struggle to beat the selection, while similar comments also apply to Mind's Eye but he needs a few to come out to get a run.
Prediction: 1st Fayonagh, 2nd Roseriver Has, 3rd Vittorio
Fairyhouse 16.00 Special Offers At www.fairyhouse.ie Handicap Hurdle (80-95) (Div 1)
Cantkidakidder is 3lb higher than when scoring over this trip at Wexford last time and should give a good account, though narrow preference is for LIKE A DEMON, who performed with credit over fences at Downpatrick last time and looks capable of going close off this mark now back over hurdles. Chance It finished 23 lengths adrift of the winner at Clonmel last time but has place possibilities off an unchanged mark.
Prediction: 1st Like A Demon, 2nd Cantkidakidder, 3rd Chance It
Fairyhouse 16:35 Special Offers At www.fairyhouse.ie Handicap Hurdle (80-95) (Div 2)
TOUGH BUT HONEST is 3lb higher than when second over this trip at Listowel three weeks ago and is expected to build on that performance and go one better. Cottonvale steps up slightly in trip after landing minor money over 2m3f at Downpatrick and could feasibly play a minor role, likewise Our Rachael, who switches back to this sphere after winning back-to-back Flat races at the Curragh and Down Royal.
Prediction: 1st Tough But Honest, 2nd Cottonvale, 3rd Our Rachael
Fairyhouse 17.10 Easter Festival 2018 Handicap Hurdle (80-109)
CREEPING IVY posted a solid effort in defeat when third over this trip at Navan last time and is expected to give a good account off 1lb higher with Davy Russell taking over in the saddle. Sierra Law landed minor money over this trip at Kilbeggan last time and is another capable of taking a hand following a 1lb rise in the ratings. The pick of the remainder may be Like An Open Book, who has edged up 6lb for scoring at Clonmel.
Prediction: 1st Creeping Ivy, 2nd Sierra Law, 3rd Like An Open Book
Fairyhouse 17.40 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Flat Race
BIDDY THE BOSS shaped encouragingly when second over this trip on debut at Tramore and is expected to step up on that effort now she has the benefit of a run behind her. Petite Buck's attracted support when fifth over the extended 2m3f on debut at Kilbeggan and may improve for this drop in distance, though the main danger may be Gordon Elliott inmate Moonlight Escape, whose debut third at Navan wasn't devoid of promise.
Prediction: 1st Biddy The Boss, 2nd Moonlight Escape, 3rd Petite Bucks