Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Fairyhouse And The Far East

There’s a succession of short price favourites at Fairyhouse on Sunday. Arctic Fire is 4-7 market leader with William Hill for the Hatton’s Grace Hurdle, while in the Drinmore Novice Chase, No More Heroes leads the way at 6-5. Earlier on the card, Missy Tata is odds-on favourite at 8-13 for the Juvenile Hurdle, while Long Dog heads a small field for the Royal Bond Novice Hurdle at Even-Money.


“If all the short price Irish favourites land then it could be one long Sunday for the bookmakers,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.


Lovely Day heads a competitive Japan Cup at odds of 11-4 with William Hill. The likes of Erupt at 11-2, Gold Ship at 13-2 and Mikki Queen at 7-1 are sure to provide a challenge, while Ascot Gold Cup winner Trip To Paris is 12-1 to add another big race to his haul.



06.40 Tokyo Japan Cup: 11-4 Lovely Day, 11-2 Erupt, 13-2 Gold Ship, 7-1 Mikki Queen, 10-1 Ito, Shonan Pandora, 11-2 Nightflower, Sounds Of Earth, 12-1 Trip To Paris, 16-1 Last Impact, 33-1 Hit The Target, 40-1 One And Only, Pelusa, 50-1 Admire Deus, Curren Mirotic, 100-1 Derby Fizz, Jungle Cruise, Shonan Bach, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)


12.40 Fairyhouse Bar One Racing Juvenile Hurdle: 8-13 Missy Tata, 5-1 Rashaan, 7-1 Le Vagabond,12-1 Tiliver, 14-1 Rocket Punch, 16-1 Newberry New, 22-1 Thywillbedone, 33-1 Sports Barrow, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)


1.10 Fairyhouse Bar One Racing Royal Bond Novice Hurdle: EVENS Long Dog, 2-1 Bachasson, 4-1Gunnery Sergeant, 20-1 Archive, Baily Cloud, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2)


1.40 Fairyhouse Bar One Racing Hatton’s Grace Hurdle: 4-7 Arctic Fire, 7-1 Alpha Des Obeaux, Clondaw Court, 8-1 Gwencily Berbas, 12-1 Snow Falcon, 14-1 Taglietelle, 20-1 Thomas Edison, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2)


2.40 Fairyhouse Bar One Racing Drinmore Novice Chase: 6-5 No More Heroes, 4-1 Free Expression, Monksland, 9-2 Outlander, 16-1 Shantou Flyer, 25-1 Captain Von Trappe, Sub Lieutenant, 66-1Rightdownthemiddle, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)