Ray Flanagan with Fairyhouse Easter Sunday selections
thought for the day:” It is easy to say the wrong thing”
Three Fairyhouse selections where the race formerly known as the Powers Gold Cup is the highlight.
Fairyhouse 2.50 Buildmeupbuttercup
Might represent some each-way value against the market principals. Posted good performance earlier in the season at Navan and ran better than final placing suggested at Cheltenham. Hard to be conclusive whether it was the Cheltenham hill that she did not like or whether she simply got outspeeded by quicker opponents at the business end.
Slight concerns about suitability of extra half mile but flatter track likely to suit and a big enough price to risk it.
Fairyhouse 3.50- Riders On The Storm
Big Ante-post mover pre Cheltenham but that came unstuck with an early fence fall. This opportunity looks easier at any rate and could recoup losses.
Fairyhouse 4.25- Winter Escape
Formerly the Powers Gold Cup.
A tricky heat and given I have slight reservations over Mengli Khan (lacks gear change) and Voix De Reve (trip) I will plump for Winter Escape who admittedly has to bounce back from braking blood vessels last time. His penultimate effort though beating A Plus Tard was a good one though and this lad has always promised from his younger days.
1 pt ew-Buildmeupbuttercup-2.50 Fairyhouse-50-1 General
1.5 pts win-Ridersonthestorm-3.50 Fairyhouse-3-1 Ladbrokes
1 pt win-Winter Escape-4.25 Fairyhouse-10-3 General