Star Best For Racing Coverage Novice Hurdle 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, 13 runners)
  • Winner €14,626 2nd €4,274 3rd €2,026 4th €674
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 1.00s
  • Off time: 18:40:29
Full result
Result 18:40 Punchestown
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Arctic Fire 4/5f
2nd 9 Gassin Golf 13/2
3rd 5 Sizing Codelco ½ 14/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 1S342
Purple, orange seams, orange star on cap Arctic Fire (GER) 49
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 1S342
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12h
  • OR: 147
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 h W P Mullins R Walsh 147 4/5f
2 601F3
YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Double Irish (IRE) 26
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:D E Mullins
  • Form: 601F3
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 G Elliott D E Mullins 135 12/1
3 3-414
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Indian File (IRE) 71
  • T:C Roche
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 3-414
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 C Roche A P McCoy 130 10/1
4 6/9/1
MAUVE Paddy The Celeb (IRE) 180
  • T:M Halford
  • J:Andrew J McNamara
  • Form: 6/9/1
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 M Halford Andrew J McNamara 28/1
5 613
EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Sizing Codelco (IRE) 54
  • T:H De Bromhead
  • J:A E Lynch
  • Form: 613
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 H De Bromhead A E Lynch 125 14/1
6 54220
MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Somethingwonderful (IRE) 27
  • T:D T Hughes
  • J:B T O'Connell
  • Form: 54220
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 D T Hughes B T O'Connell 125 25/1
7
Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap Bloomsday (IRE)
  • T:E P Harty
  • J:M P Walsh
  • Form:
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 159 11-5 E P Harty M P Walsh 50/1
8 31
YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Deputy's Pass (IRE) 68
  • T:P M J Doyle
  • J:E Mullins
  • Form: 31
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 159 11-5 P M J Doyle E Mullins 66/1
9 43253
Yellow, purple star, purple sleeves, yellow armlet, purple cap Gassin Golf 33
  • T:R Lee
  • J:D N Russell
  • Form: 43253
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 127
  • Naps:
5 159 11-5 R Lee D N Russell 127 13/2
10 22264
White, white & black striped sleeves, striped cap Rock The World (IRE) 12
  • T:Mrs J Harrington
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 22264
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5t1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 159 11-5 t1 Mrs J Harrington B J Geraghty 7/1
11 01
Maroon, white star and armlet, white cap The Plan Man (IRE) 12
  • T:A J Martin
  • J:S A Shortall
  • Form: 01
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-4t
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
4 158 11-4 t A J Martin S A Shortall (7) 123 12/1
12 9860
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE DIABOLO, quartered cap Achtung 28
  • T:L Comer
  • J:M J Bolger
  • Form: 9860
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 151 10-11 L Comer M J Bolger 100/1
13 3-674-
White, black seams, check cap Newsreader (USA) 139
  • T:C W J Farrell
  • J:S W Flanagan
  • Form: 3-674-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-11h
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 151 10-11 h C W J Farrell S W Flanagan 100/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Un De Sceaux (FR)
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:R Walsh
5 11-12 W P Mullins R Walsh 5/4
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In depth

Verdict

ARCTIC FIRE ran well in Grade 1 contests at Fairyhouse and Leopardstown in December and was just touched off by subsequent Aintree winner Lac Fontana in the County Hurdle at Cheltenham when conceding a couple of pounds. That's very decent form and he should be another for Willie Mullins. Double Irish was third in a Grade 2 at Fairyhouse last month but still beaten 18 lengths and meets the selection on level terms, as does the unexposed Sizing Coldeco who has a bit to find on his recent third in a Listed contest at Naas. Handicappers Somethingwonderful and Gassin Golf are likely to come up short again but Rock The World could be thereabouts if recapturing his best form and The Plan Man left his debut run behind at Cork last month. Indian File may also do better back over 2m.

Formwatch

Arctic Fire (GER) 7-1 (10-13) Towards rear, headway 2 out, soon chased leaders, challenged last, ridden to lead flat, kept on until headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 28, 1/2l behind Lac Fontana (10-11) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hcp hdl G3 (1) gd in Mar.

Gassin Golf 2-1fav (11-1) Mid-division, headway 4 out, soon chasing leaders, challenging when hampered last, kept on, 3rd of 16, 2l behind Simply A Legend (11-1) at Ascot 2m 3f mdn hdl (4) gd in Mar.

Sizing Codelco (IRE) 10-1 (11-6) Mid-division, 7th 3 out ridden in 6th next,, went 3rd before last, kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 13, 4 1/2l behind Empire Of Dirt (11-6) at Naas 2m lst nov hdl (4yo+) (1) in Mar.

The Plan Man (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, took keen hold early, improved travelling smoothly from before straight, challenged and on terms approaching 2 out where led, clear from before last, stayed on well, easily, won at Cork 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Apr beating Lisa's Legacy (11-7) by 9l, 17 ran.

Rock The World (IRE) 11-8fav (11-12) Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, close up 3 out, ridden in 3rd before last, soon no extra, dropped to 4th run-in, 4th of 25, 15l behind Emperor Of Exmoor (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl in Apr.

Indian File (IRE) 13-8fav (11-4) Led, slight mistake 3 out, headed from next, soon no extra, 4th of 5, 12l behind Perfect Gentleman (11-5) at Clonmel 2m 4f hdl hvy in Feb.

Deputy's Pass (IRE) 4-6 (12-2) Alw cl up, lost pl bef 3out, rdn & renewed chall last, hmprd close home, fin 2nd awarded race, won at Bennettsbridge 3m ire ptp sft in Feb beating Warrantor (12-2) by 1/2l, 8 ran.

Paddy The Celeb (IRE) 11-8fav (11-12) Tracked leaders on outer, led after 3 out, ridden and joined 2 out, led again at last, stayed on well run-in, won at Killarney 2m 1f mdn hdl gd in Aug beating Indian Outlook (10-13) by 1l, 17 ran.

Double Irish (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Soon prominent, almost on terms 4 out, ridden in 2nd entering straight, 3rd and no extra from 2 out, kept on same pace,, 3rd of 9, 19l behind Valseur Lido (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m nov hdl G2 (1) sft in Apr.

Achtung 250-1 (11-0) Not fluent 1st, always in rear, struggling 5th, tailed off 2 out, 11th of 15, well behind Tiger Roll (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m 1f 4yo hdl Grade 1 (1) gd in Mar.

Somethingwonderful (IRE) 12-1 (10-7) Led, headed 2 out, ridden run-in, soon weakened, 11th of 22, 16l behind Court Minstrel (11-12) at Aintree 2m cond hcp hdl (2) gs in Apr.

Newsreader (USA) 9-4 (9-5) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 8f out, led over 4f out, ridden and headed entering final 3f, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 16l behind Crow Down (9-10) at Southwell 1m 4f mdn stks (5) fbs in Dec (flat).

Bloomsday (IRE) Stowaway gelding out of Up To Me.