How did My Racing Results get on at the weekend? Very well as it happens, with big price winners and even bigger priced places on both Saturday and Sunday! Here are just three of our successful Sunday selections.
5th April 2015 – Fairyhouse 15:20 – Winner, tipped at 10/3
Harry Fry’s Bitofapuzzle justified favouritism to come back from her third in the Mares Hurdle at Cheltenham and take her maiden Grade One in the shape of the EBF Mares Novice Hurdle Championship Final.
A close third behind Glens Melody and Polly Peachum at the Festival, the seven-year-old was prominently placed in the opening exchanges on her reappearance. Ridden by Noel Fehily, the white blaize of Bitofapuzzle could be seen in fifth place, hugging the inside rail.
The Fry mount kept on improving without much effort, taking second before the fifth flight before picking off long time leader Bonny Kate from four-out. The charge kept on extending to see off Triumph Hurdle mount Petite Parisienne by over four lengths.
Speaking of how the race played out and the potential next step for Bitofapuzzle, Fry told the Racing Post:
‘The conditions suited her and Noel pressed on from a long way out as she’s a three-miler, really.
‘She’ll have a proper break now, she’s earned it and more. She’s made for fences and will go chasing in the autumn.’
5th April 2015 – Cork 16:00 – 2nd, tipped at 50/1 e/w
Bridies Boy was so unlucky to miss out on the glory in the 3m Maiden Hurdle at Cork yesterday but still returned us big profits as our IWAC each-way bet.
Ridden by Brian O’Connell, the seven-year-old was quickly taken up to lead the field around the course in the opening stages. One of six runners carrying 11st 12lbs, the John Walsh charge still looked comfortable when superseded at the head of affairs by stablemate Positive Approach at the halfway point.
The two disputed the lead well into the straight with Positive Approach shaken off a the third-last. Bridies Boy then was involved in another tussle with hot favourite Speed Demon, our pick just squeezed out up the inside and coming off the worse by a nose.
5th April 2015 – Fairyhouse 16:55 – Winner, tipped at 12/1 e/w
Ten-year-old Ballyadam Approach was our IWAC bet for Fairyhouse yesterday, but proved to have more than just a bit of a chance when beating all of his opposition to run out the three length winner in the Grade B Boylesports Novice Handicap Chase over 17f.
David Splaine, a 3lb claimer, gave Ballyadam Approach a confident ride, leading and disputing from the front for trainer Terrence O’Brien. Favourite Mr Fiftyone took second after a fall from Dysios at the last when in contention. Speaking after the race, O’Brien told Racing UK:
‘I quietly fancied him. He’s broken down three times and had a full wind operation twice but his owner has been patient.
‘I hope he’ll get into the big novice handicap now at Punchestown.’