Who To Follow At Fairyhouse On Sunday - 28/11/21

Fairyhouse - November 28 2021
Fairyhouse 14:40
Rachael Blackmore


Rachael Blackmore
Henry De Bromhead
Age: 7
Weight: 11-5
OR: 165
Days: 212

Honeysuckle is an exceptional mare, unbeaten in 12 starts and has won this race on the last two occasions; she holds eight Grade 1 victories.

As always, its hard to see past Henry De Bromhead's runner in this affair and her form when winning the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham in March is the standout in this field, especially given that she looked to win with plenty in hand when going six lengths clear at the finish.

The race marks her return from 212 days off the track and this may just open the door, by the smallest of margins, for anyone looking to oppose her.

That being said, she is the clear standout in this field and you can count on De Bromhead having her more than ready for her first outing of the season.


Trainer To Follow - Gordon Elliott

Gordon Elliott is in cracking form of late, has meant serious business since his return to the sport and boasts a 22% strike rate across the last 14 days, sporting 13 winners.

He runs no less than 19 runners on Sundays card, with live chances throughout.

He looks to hold all the aces in the opening two races on the card, possessing the top two in the market in the days opener before running short priced odds on fav Phil Dor in the 12:35.

Mighty Potter(13:05), Coko Beach(14:05), Abacadabras(14:40) and Eskylane(15:10) are others from the trainer very much worth noting down for their own affairs.

Jockey To Follow - Davy Russell

Davy Russell boasts the well earned title as top jockey at Fairyhouse across the last five seasons, having the highest win percentage both over hurdles (26% S/R) and when chasing (20% S/R); he's also returns profitable when backing all his runners with a £1 level win stake.

He's in top form of late, operating at a 30% strike rate across the last 14 days (8 - 27).

Russell holds plenty live chances across the card, doing the steering on the four big Gordon Elliott hurdle chancers in Fil Dor (12:35), Three Stripe Life (13:05), Abacadabras (14:40) & Eskylane (15:10).

Grand Paradis (13:35) and Milan Native (14:05) make up the rest of his rides, also representing the in-form Elliott stable.