Fairyhouse 15:35

Irish Stallion Farms EBF Rated Novice Chase
2m 4f 0y • EW 1/4 1,2,3,4

Result
1st Close Shave @ 6/5 1 tip
2nd Ballela Boy @ 5/1 1 tip
Odds & Stats
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Close Shave
Art Of Synergy
Alto Esqua
Ballela Boy
Inis Meain
Opening Current Move
Close Sh... 2.50 2.25 0.25
Art Of S... 8.00 4.00 4.00
Alto Esq... 3.75 4.50 0.75
Ballela ... 5.50 5.50 0.00
Inis Mea... 6.50 11.00 4.50
Tips Blog Tips Blog Stake
Art Of S... 2 1 1 Back
Ballela ... 1 1 5 Back
Close Sh... 1 1 5 Back
Inis Mea... 0 1 5 Back
Alto Esq... 0 2 5 Back
since June '14 Entries Wins Places Win % Place %
Mrs J Harrington & B J Geraghty 9 2 1 22.22 33.33
N Meade & S W Flanagan 81 8 13 9.88 25.93
C Byrnes & P T Enright 7 0 0 0.00 0.00
G Elliott & D N Russell 93 21 29 22.58 53.76
Denis Hogan & D G Hogan 32 4 4 12.50 25.00
since June '14 Entries Wins Places Win % Place %
Mrs J Harrington 194 16 46 8.25 31.96
N Meade 238 23 43 9.66 27.73
C Byrnes 32 3 5 9.38 25.00
G Elliott 542 87 106 16.05 35.61
Denis Hogan 75 5 8 6.67 17.33
since June '14 Entries Wins Places Win % Place %
B J Geraghty 71 19 13 26.76 45.07
S W Flanagan 179 11 24 6.15 19.55
P T Enright 133 13 14 9.77 20.30
D N Russell 183 37 55 20.22 50.27
D G Hogan 36 4 5 11.11 25.00
Last run
Close Sh... Placed (7/2) at Punchestown - 424 days ago
Art Of S... Won (11/4) at Kilbeggan - 614 days ago
Alto Esq... Unplaced (5/2) at Roscommon - 478 days ago
Ballela ... Placed (8/1) at Limerick - 384 days ago
Inis Mea... Unplaced (33/1) at Limerick - 386 days ago

Handicap: No

Going:

Close Shave and Alto Esqua are both capable but have questions to answer following below par efforts, while Art Of Synergy was last sighted winning a maiden hurdle at Kilbeggan eight months ago and he may well improve for this switch to fences. The one most fancied, however, is BALLELA BOY. He is race-fit, arrives in good order after narrowly missing out at Limerick and can only benefit from having Davy Russell (the last man to win on him) back on board.