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 6 2 1 33.33 50.00
N Meade & S W Flanagan 58 7 5 12.07 20.69
C Byrnes & P T Enright 4 0 0 0.00 0.00
G Elliott & D N Russell 45 8 14 17.78 48.89
Denis Hogan & D G Hogan 27 2 2 7.41 14.81
since June '14 Entries Wins Places Win % Place %
Mrs J Harrington 149 15 31 10.07 30.87
N Meade 190 20 28 10.53 25.26
C Byrnes 21 2 2 9.52 19.05
G Elliott 378 54 75 14.29 34.13
Denis Hogan 56 2 5 3.57 12.50
since June '14 Entries Wins Places Win % Place %
B J Geraghty 57 19 9 33.33 49.12
S W Flanagan 135 8 14 5.93 16.30
P T Enright 115 9 13 7.83 19.13
D N Russell 129 21 38 16.28 45.74
D G Hogan 31 2 3 6.45 16.13
Last run
Close Sh... Placed (7/2) at Punchestown - 63 days ago
Art Of S... Won (11/4) at Kilbeggan - 253 days ago
Alto Esq... Unplaced (5/2) at Roscommon - 117 days ago
Ballela ... Placed (8/1) at Limerick - 23 days ago
Inis Mea... Unplaced (33/1) at Limerick - 25 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.