Ladbrokes World Series Hurdle (Grade 1) 3m

  • (4yo+, 3m, Class 1, 9 runners)
  • Winner €120,000 2nd €38,000 3rd €18,000 4th €6,000 5th €4,000 6th €2,000
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 0.50s
  • Off time: 17:32:01
Full result
Result 17:30 Punchestown
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Jetson 20/1
2nd 10 Quevega 9/10f
3rd 1 At Fishers Cross 1 4/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 4U232
Emerald green & yellow hoops, white cap At Fishers Cross (IRE) 26
  • T:Miss R Curtis
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 4U232
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-10p
  • OR: 162
  • Naps:
7 164 11-10 p Miss R Curtis A P McCoy 162 4/1
3 120-11
Light blue & royal blue diabolo, light blue sleeves & cap Fingal Bay (IRE) 49
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 120-11
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 153
  • Naps:
8 164 11-10 P J Hobbs R Johnson 153 4/1
4 003154
Orange, black star , black & orange hooped sleeves, orange cap, black star Jetson (IRE) 28
  • T:Mrs J Harrington
  • J:D N Russell
  • Form: 003154
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 145
  • Naps:
9 164 11-10 Mrs J Harrington D N Russell 145 20/1
5 125127
Tan, black & green hooped sleeves, black cap Knockara Beau (IRE) 48
  • T:G A Charlton
  • J:Jan Faltejsek
  • Form: 125127
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 150
  • Naps:
11 164 11-10 G A Charlton Jan Faltejsek 150 25/1
6 4-5635
YELLOW & LIGHT GREEN DIABOLO, yellow sleeves, quartered cap Mourad (IRE) 10
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:D J Casey
  • Form: 4-5635
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 147
  • Naps:
9 164 11-10 W P Mullins D J Casey 147 66/1
7 013148
White, Red triple diamond, Royal Blue sleeves, White stars, White cap, Red diamonds Reve de Sivola (FR) 49
  • T:Nick Williams
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 013148
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 158
  • Naps:
9 164 11-10 Nick Williams B J Geraghty 158 14/1
8 2P0-70
Light blue & pink chevrons, light blue sleeves, pink star on cap Sadler's Risk (IRE) 50
  • T:H De Bromhead
  • J:A E Lynch
  • Form: 2P0-70
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 143
  • Naps:
6 164 11-10 H De Bromhead A E Lynch 143 66/1
9 13112
YELLOW & BLACK CHEVRONS, yellow sleeves, white & black striped cap Glens Melody (IRE) 51
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:P Townend
  • Form: 13112
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 142
  • Naps:
6 157 11-3 W P Mullins P Townend 142 10/1
10 11/11-1
RED, royal blue sleeves, red cap, royal blue star Quevega (FR) 51
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 11/11-1
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 167
  • Naps:
10 157 11-3 W P Mullins R Walsh 167 9/10f

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
2 15-U41
Bog Warrior (IRE) 33
  • Nag Me
  • Course Winner
  • Distance Winner
  • T:A J Martin
  • J:P Carberry
  • Form: 15-U41
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 157
  • Naps:
10 1110 A J Martin P Carberry 157 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Quevega (FR)
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:R Walsh
9 11-3 W P Mullins R Walsh 6/4
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In depth

Verdict

Quevega, chasing a fantastic five-timer in this Grade 1, has followed a familiar path. She made her customary reappearance in the Mares' Hurdle at Cheltenham and kept on well to beat stable companion Glens Melody. Mourad will help set the pace in this and Willie Mullins' brilliant mare will make a bold bid to extend an unbeaten record that stretches back almost five years. But we're going to take her on this year with FINGAL BAY, who doesn't bear any scars from competing against the very best and may be approaching his prime. He was very highly regarded before injury interrupted his career and won the Pertemps Final under top weight at Cheltenham last month, which stamps him as potentially top-class. At Fishers Cross didn't manage a win last season, which was disappointing given his ability. He acts on good going but is better when the mud is flying, as is Reve De Sivola who was second in this last year. Bog Warrior won a Grade 2 over fences last time but is likely to struggle in this company back over the smaller obstacles.

Formwatch

Bog Warrior (IRE) 5-2 (11-5) Raced 3rd early and took keen hold, went 2nd from 4th, adrift of leader 4 out, closed on leader after 3 out, ridden next, improved to lead at last, stayed on well under pressure run-in, won at Navan 2m 4f chs Grd 2 (1) hvy in Mar beating Baily Green (11-10) by 3l, 4 ran.

Jetson (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Tracked leader, ridden before last, kept on same pace, 4th of 22, 3 1/2l behind Doctor Harper (11-3) at Aintree 3m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gd in Apr.

Quevega (FR) 8-11fav (11-5) Held up mid-division, headway 2 out, soon driven to chase leading pair, went 2nd and ridden before last, challenged flat, stayed on well to lead towards finish, won at Cheltenham 2m 4f hdl G2 (1) gs in Mar beating Glens Melody (11-5) by 3/4l, 16 ran.

At Fishers Cross (IRE) 11-8fav (11-7) Jumped right, pressed leader, led 4 out, headed last, stayed on, held towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Whisper (11-7) at Aintree 3m hdl G1 (1) gs in Apr.

Glens Melody (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, headway on outside after 4 out, in touch when mistake next, left 2nd 2 out, led before last, ridden and hard pressed flat, kept on, headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 16, 3/4l behind Quevega (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hdl G2 (1) gs in Mar.

Fingal Bay (IRE) 9-2fav (11-12) In touch, headway 8th, challenged on inside between last 2, upsides when hit last, ridden and stayed on well under pressure flat, led final strides, won at Cheltenham 3m lstd hcp hdl (1) gd in Mar beating Southfield Theatre (11-11) by ns, 23 ran.

Sadler's Risk (IRE) 33-1 (11-3) Behind, struggling 4 out, never dangerous, 17th of 28, 22l behind Whisper (11-6) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gd in Mar.

Reve de Sivola (FR) 33-1 (11-10) Led, not fluent 7th, mistake next, ridden after 2 out, headed between last 2, weakened last, 8th of 10, 19l behind More Of That (11-10) at Cheltenham 3m hdl G1 (1) gd in Mar.

Knockara Beau (IRE) 66-1 (11-10) Led to after 3rd, tracked leaders, lost place 13th, plugged on from 2 out, no chance with leaders, 7th of 13, 18l behind Lord Windermere (11-10) at Cheltenham 3m 2f chs G1 (1) gd in Mar.

Mourad (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Prominent and disputed lead 2nd, not fluent and headed 4th, tracked leader in 2nd, not fluent 6th and pushed along when slight mistake 3 out, under pressure and soon dropped to 4th, no extra from next, weakened, 5th of 7, 42l behind Thousand Stars (11-10) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hdl G2 (1) in Apr.