And prolific winner Rashaan sets the standard in the feature, coming into the race on the back of the most significant victory of his eventful career, in the Grade 2 Keelings Irish Strawberry
Hurdle at Fairyhosue over Easter, when beating Too Many Left and Off You Go.
Keelings Irish Strawberry
Hurdle (€70,000), Monday Elliott Has six to choose from but the most interesting of his entries are arguably Coral Cup disappointment Tombstone and the hugely exciting Sutton Place, who has looked a star on both his starts this season and easily beat Supasundae at Naas.
BERRY GOOD: Rubi Light goes clear under Andrew Lynch during the The Keelings Irish Strawberry
Hurdle at Fairyhouse
We wrapped up our excellent meal with Irish strawberry
and vanilla custard trifle ($7), a bread pudding ($7) and Irish coffees.
Meanwhile, Rashaan proved a shock winner of the Grade 2 Keelings Irish Strawberry
Hurdle on the supporting card.
Defy Logic is Nolan's first high-profile runner of the weekend as he tackles Sunday's Grade 2 Coolmore NH Sires Fame And Glory & Sans Frontieres Novice Hurdle, while stablemate Noble Prince is set to continue preparations for the Punchestown Gold Cup in Monday's Grade 2 Keelings Irish Strawberry
Hurdle, in which he could meet last year's winner Get Me Out Of Here.
WICKLOW BRAVE might return to winning ways in today's Keelings Irish Strawberry
Hurdle, one of three Grade 2 events on the Fairyhouse card.
**Star performances Arthur Moore, who turned the clock back to train his second Irish Grand National winner after Feathered Gale in 1996 and Queen of the jumping game Nina Carberry, who lapped up the celebrations after her big-race victory **Bartlett nifty with fifty "He's got my EUR50 note and I don't think I'm going to get it back" - Michael O'Leary was right after seeing the funny side when Ronnie Bartlett, Irish Racing Post Champion Point-To-Point Bumper winning owner, niftily pocketed the fifty from the Ryanair boss (right) Results and analysis start page 88 IT WAS a case of history repeating itself in the Keelings Irish Strawberry
Hurdle when Blackstairmountain, after looking likely to score jumping the last, emptied quickly and was headed on the run-in by the game Voler La Vedette.
GORDON ELLIOTT'S Diamond Cauchois is napped to bag his second Grade Two in the Keelings Irish Strawberry
2.35 Fairyhouse Keelings Irish Strawberry
Hurdle 2m4f Grd 2 ATR/RTE2 Card page 62 Key stat Willie Mullins has won the last four runnings and is double-handed with Blackstairmountain and Deutschland CHAMPION trainer Willie Mullins is double-handed as he bids for a fifth successive victory in the Grade 2 Keelings Irish Strawberry
And he ran arguably his best race over hurdles, in Grade 2 company, when beaten a length and a half by the Dan Skelton-trained Value At Risk in the Keelings Irish Strawberry
The best bet on the supporting card may be the Colm Murphy-trained mare Voler La Vedette who can get the better of rivals such as Donnas Palm and Stonemaster in the Grade 2 Keelings Irish Strawberry
Hurdle, while the Dessie Hughes-trained Eyre Apparent should get punters off to a winning start on a Cork card which, for the most part, will require a good knowledge of point-to-point form to make it pay.