Fairyhouse 15:35

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

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 8 2 1 25.00 37.50
N Meade & S W Flanagan 67 8 8 11.94 23.88
C Byrnes & P T Enright 6 0 0 0.00 0.00
G Elliott & D N Russell 70 14 24 20.00 54.29
Denis Hogan & D G Hogan 29 4 3 13.79 24.14
since June '14 Entries Wins Places Win % Place %
Mrs J Harrington 177 16 39 9.04 31.07
N Meade 209 23 34 11.00 27.27
C Byrnes 27 2 5 7.41 25.93
G Elliott 472 68 94 14.41 34.32
Denis Hogan 71 5 7 7.04 16.90
since June '14 Entries Wins Places Win % Place %
B J Geraghty 67 19 11 28.36 44.78
S W Flanagan 154 11 18 7.14 18.83
P T Enright 127 11 13 8.66 18.90
D N Russell 158 29 49 18.35 49.37
D G Hogan 33 4 4 12.12 24.24
Last run
Close Sh... Placed (7/2) at Punchestown - 332 days ago
Art Of S... Won (11/4) at Kilbeggan - 522 days ago
Alto Esq... Unplaced (5/2) at Roscommon - 386 days ago
Ballela ... Placed (8/1) at Limerick - 292 days ago
Inis Mea... Unplaced (33/1) at Limerick - 294 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.