Feronily Horse Profile and Statistics | LeoVegas


Meet Feronily

Feronily is a 6-year-old Irish bay gelding who has taken part in chase, hurdle, national hunt and point-to-point races, and has twice won in Ireland, and also raced in the UK and France.

In an extremely promising start to its short career, it has won or placed in six of its eight starts under rules and looks destined to further improve, meaning it could be a big player in jumps racing over the next few years.

Feronily CV: The Nuts and Bolts

Feronily is sired by the German horse Getaway and its dam was the Irish Vickeeto, who in turn was sired by the British-bred Old Vic, meaning Feronily is quite the ‘international’ horse in terms of breeding.

It got off to the best possible start by winning its debut race, a point-to-point at Rathcannon, as an 11/10 chance.

Since then, it won two of its eight races under rules, earning its connections a total of £110,718 from its runs so far.

Feronily Horse Racing: Changing trainers and why Meyler is the main man

Feronily is currently on its third owner, having first been bought by Liss House in November 2017, then sold onto Michael Shefflin/Paul Holden in August 2020 and finally, to Hughes/Smith/Stokes in November 2022.

It was originally trained by Ellmarie Holden in that point-to-point win back in November 2022 and then by Emmett Mullins after being sold for the third time, who has trained it in its eight races under rules since then.

Jockeys who have ridden Feronily

Derek O’Connor was the jockey on board for that point-to-point win on his debut and carried on riding him for the next two races, after its third sale and subsequent change of trainer.

For Feronliy’s next five races, it was Donagh Meyler on board, winning twice, before Mark Walsh took over ahead of its most recent race at Galway in early October 2023, where it finished second out of three.

Feronily strong down the stretch

In eight starts so far, Feronily has never fallen or failed to complete a race, suggesting it’s both a good jumper who isn’t prone to mistakes, and a consistent type.

Whereas it justified its short price of 1/6 when winning comfortably at Limerick back in March of this year, it seriously impressed when winning as a 7/1 chance in a six-runner three and a half-mile race at Punchestown, jumping extremely well and showing good speed and stamina down the stretch to hold off its rivals after taking the lead from two out.

How has Feronily performed in the biggest races?

Feronily has mostly raced at Grades 2 or 3 level but its debut in a Grade 1 race was in that win at Punchestown, its owners pocketing €73,750 after its success. A win first up in a Grade 1 race is always a sign of a horse with serious potential and that run was one of the big reasons why this is a horse who has caught the eye of the experts.

It didn’t have things all its own way in its next Grade 1 outing at Auteuil in France in May, finishing fifth out of 15. That said, it was prominent and disputed the lead after the sixth, at one stage going several lengths clear before (for once) running out of steam down the stretch and being caught in a race that was eventually won by 6/4 favourite Theleme. It’s a reminder to its connections that there’s still room for improvement with Feronily.

Feronily’s rivalries

With a career under rules that’s less than a year old and made up of just eight races, Feronily is yet to form a particular rivalry with any other horse.

It’s yet to beat the same horse twice or be beaten by the same horse twice, so we’ll have to wait a bit longer to see those rivalries emerge.

Your quickfire minute-guide to Horse Race Betting

Flat and jump races take place in the UK and Ireland on almost every day of the year. You can generally bet on any given race 24-48 hours before it gets underway, though the more high-profile races have markets open on them months in advance.

Betting on who will win it is the most popular market, though some punters like to back horses each-way, just to place, or go with one horse to beat another in the head-to-head market, when it’s available.

How to Place a Bet on Feronily

If you’re keen on having a bet on Feronily, here’s how to do it.

  • Perform a quick search online or visit up-to-date racing websites to see when Feronily is running next.
  • Navigate to the relevant race in the LeoVegas Sportsbook.
  • Choose your stake and bet on Feronily to win, each-way or on an alternative market.
  • Remember to place your bet after 10am on the day of the race to benefit from the LeoVegas Best Odds Guaranteed offer, for maximum payouts.

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Here are a few trends worth considering when it comes to Feronily and its performances to date.

  • Both of its wins to date under rules were with Donagh Meyler on board.
  • It’s twice gone off as odds-on favourite, winning at 1/6 but only finishing runner-up in a three-horse race as a 1/2 chance.
  • Across its eight races, it’s only ever once run at the same track twice: Leopardstown, the venue for its first two races, finishing second and third.

Best Betting Strategies for Winning on Feronily

As is often the case with horses with a relatively short career, it’s perhaps a bit soon to be drawing too many conclusions about long-term betting strategies for it.

After all, its two wins were at very different sorts of prices, doing so as a hot favourite at 1/6 and then as a surprise winner at 7/1.

And beware of reading too much into its three runner-up spots to go with a third-place finish and assuming it makes for a good each-way selection.

Though it does have a very good record of 6/8 when it comes to finishing in the Top 3, only one of those (that win at 7/1) were at decent odds; the others were around the 7/4 to 9/2 mark, meaning you wouldn’t necessarily have made money by backing them each-way.

We do however note that those two wins were with Donagh Meyler on board so maybe that’s an important factor, too.

Save your money for when he’s the jockey again and when Feronily goes off at 6/1 or bigger, so you can back him each-way and at least make a profit if he finishes in the places.


What are the latest Feronily horse racing tips?

Feronily isn’t currently entered into any races but will surely be racing again very soon; check the LeoVegas blog nearer the time for tips and analysis of his next races.

How do I calculate odds for Feronily races?

The next time it’s in action, LeoVegas will display its odds and those of the other horses in their market. Then it’s up to you as to whether you fancy his chances at those odds.

What are the best betting strategies for Feronily?

Feronily has a super record of 6/8 when it comes to finishing in the Top 3 but it’s only worth backing it each-way if it goes off at 6/1 or better.

Is Feronily a reliable bet in horse racing?

If you’d backed it for £1 in each of its eight starts so far, you’d be up £2.17 so in that sense, yes, it’s a reliable bet. But it disappointed punters after going off at 1/2 in a three-horse race last time out so it isn’t necessarily the most reliable as a favourite.