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Preview for Fairyhouse on Saturday

Updated: Friday, 31 Jan 2014 16:22 | Comments

Competitive Edge tops the official figures for Saturday's feature at Fairyhouse
Competitive Edge tops the official figures for Saturday's feature at Fairyhouse

Competitive Edge comes out on top on official figures in the Family Fun Days At Fairyhouse Rated Chase but faces some stiff opposition at the Meath track.

Former Irish Grand National winner Lion Na Bearnai is among the rivals to Conor O'Dwyer's recent Leopardstown second, while the Gigginstown duo of Shrapnel and Rivage D'Or add further spice.

The meeting kicks off at 12.55 with the Amazing April Top Class Jumps At Fairyhouse Rated Hurdle, in which Roll It Out bids to follow up a solid Down Royal debut success.

There are two others, Man With Van and The Pounds, who come into the race off a recent success as well, though, while the booking of Davy Russell to ride Owennacurra Milan could be telling.

Roll It Out's trainer Gordon Elliott has another live chance in the Book On-Line At fairyhouse.ie For Special Offers Maiden Hurdle in Halling's Treasure.

Third behind leading Triumph Hurdle hope Ivan Grozny on his last outing at Naas, the four-year-old will need to improve to get past the second that day, Indian Icon.

Boondooma followed up an emphatic win in a bumper over the Christmas period with a solid third over timber last time and bids to go two better in the Bobbyjo Bistro Perfect Packages 2014 Maiden Hurdle.

Michael Griffin's charge will have his mettle tested by the likes of Indian Road Runner and Desertmore Stream.

Willie Mullins has two runners in the 5 Star Sunday 6th April Beginners Chase, but both Suntiep and Touch The Eden may find Si C'Etait Vrai too strong.

Dessie Hughes's charge steps up in trip after a late charge was not enough to to get up at Punchestown last time.

Sherika, Refused A Name and Hold Em Cowboy all attempt to follow up recent wins in the Follow Fairyhouse On Facebook Handicap Chase.

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