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Updated: Sunday, 13 Oct 2013 10:42 | Comments

The first race at Fairyhouse gets under way at 2.10pm
The first race at Fairyhouse gets under way at 2.10pm

Saturday's Fairyhouse's National Hunt card commences with the Dunboyne Mares Beginners Chase (2.10pm), when Liam Burke's Ashbury will bid to go one better than at Tipperary earlier this month.

The step up to two and a half miles seemed to bring out further improvement in the six-year-old last time, so she may have too much for Gordon Elliott's Tullydonnell Flyer, while Slivegullion Girl comes on the back of a recent hurdles success.

Willie Mullins gives Primroseandblue another try over fences in the Fairyhouse Racecourse For Fundraisers Beginners Chase (2.40), and he may benefit from dropping in trip after struggling at Kilbeggan.

Shrapnel was a very smart hurdler for Gordon Elliott last term, though, and has to be respected on his chasing bow, while Usa impressed when second at Ballinrobe last time.

Noel Meade looks to hold outstanding claims in the Follow Fairyhouse On Twitter Maiden Hurdle (3.15) with Apache Stronghold.

Third in a Grade One bumper at the Punchestown Festival when last seen, he looks to have the class to master Bishopslough and Afterclass.

Meade also saddles My Aya in the Fairyhouse Event Centre Maiden Hurdle (4.50) after his fair debut effort at Downpatrick, but Mullins may have the edge courtesy of Clonard Lad.

The Presenting gelding has finished in the frame on both starts over timber since winning a Tramore bumper and will be out to gain reward for his consistency.

The Become A Member Of Fairyhouse 2014 Handicap Hurdle  (4.20) is the richest race on the card (€10,000) and sees two last-time-out winners, Tisamystery and Fantasy King, lock horns with Hold Em Cowboy, who ran a cracker in second at Gowran last time.

Go Paddy Go and Monahullan Prince look the ones to consider in the Fairyhouse Premier Jump Racing Weekend Handicap Hurdle (3.45), while the fairyhouse.ie Handicap Hurdle (5.20) could be between Vicalus and Brian The Warrior.

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