Fairytale can give bookies nightmares

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Irish raider Dustland Fairytale shaped well last time out and looks worth an interest at 6/1 to belatedly notch her first career success in the 4.45 at Bath today.

The mare started her career off with Ger Lyons, and ran her best race when a keeping on 2 3/4 length fifth of 23 to Port Elizabeth at the Curragh off a mark of 63 back in October 2010.

She finished just behind the likes of Harrison’s Cave and Jambalaya, and they are now rated 90 and 80 respectively.

Although she failed to really build on that effort, she did run a fair race when 5th of 12 to Dearest at Sligo in August 2011 off a mark of 60 after a lengthy lay-off.

She then wasn’t at her best in her next three starts (two over hurdles) after which she moved to Sean Curran and narrowly failed to land a gamble on her sole start for her new handler when finishing second of 12 to Whitsable Native over 7f at Folkestone last September off a mark of 54.

The five-year-old then went back to Ireland, and did’t run too badly in two recent starts over 7f at Dunadalk for R McGlinchey where she has finished in midfield – keeping on at the one pace at the end of each contest off marks of 52 and 51.

She then stepped up on those efforts last month over 1m 1f at Wolverhampton when finishing third of 11 to Downtown Boy off 48, where after being held-up at the rear she made good headway to chase the leader on the outside before hanging right and weakening in the final 100 yards.

Although she is now racing off 7lb higher (55) she is still fairly treated on the pick of her back form and today’s mile trip and quick ground should be ideal.

Daily Sport recommended bet: 2pts win Dustland Fairytale (6/1 bet365, Betfred, BetVictor, Hills, Paddy Power – BOG)

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