Punchestown For Events Handicap Chase 2m 6f
- (5yo+, 2m 6f, 22 runners)
- Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
- Going: Good to Yielding
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 47.70s
- Off time: 18:51:48
|1st||23 Close Review||12/1|
|2nd||5 For A Finish||nse||25/1|
|3rd||18 Down Under||nk||16/1|
Merchant Royal (IRE) 446
|10||164 11-10||Mrs S Dawson||B T O'Connell||116||25/1|
Armaramak (IRE) 43
|10||163 11-9 bt||S J Mahon||R C Colgan||115||25/1|
Forty Foot Tom 34
|9||163 11-9||D Miley||Andrew J McNamara||115||16/1|
Fiery Oscar (IRE) 38
|9||162 11-8 p||R Sweeney||P D Kennedy (5)||114||16/1|
For A Finish 23
|11||162 11-8 p||E Doyle||J J Burke (7)||114||25/1|
Ballysteen (IRE) 19
|8||161 11-7||M F Morris||K C Sexton (5)||113||16/1|
Fever Pitch (IRE) 52
|8||161 11-7 t||A L T Moore||D J Casey||113||14/1|
Prince Of Milan (IRE) 13
|9||161 11-7||A Slattery||D J Condon||113||25/1|
Bullock Harbour (IRE) 171
|10||159 11-5||Mrs J Harrington||D E Mullins||111||20/1|
Fourth Class (IRE) 20
|10||159 11-5 p||H de Bromhead||P T Enright||111||33/1|
Kostar (FR) 19
|7||159 11-5||I Madden||R M Power||111||25/1|
Raise Hell (IRE) 20
|7||159 11-5 h||W P Mullins||P Townend||111||9/1|
Ross Na Righ (IRE) 24
|10||158 11-4||D T Hughes||I J McCarthy (3)||110||14/1|
Aces And Kings (IRE) 19
|10||157 11-3||W Newman||A E Lynch||109||5/1|
Miss Pepperpot (IRE) 23
|10||154 11-0||F Flood||M A Enright||106||20/1|
Hidden Future (IRE) 20
|8||153 10-13 b||C A McBratney||S W Flanagan||105||20/1|
Down Under (IRE) 44
|7||152 10-12||F Flood||M P Walsh||104||16/1|
Westhaven (IRE) 16
|6||152 10-12||N Meade||P Carberry||104||14/1|
Highdownhill (NZ) 29
|9||150 10-10||N Madden||B R Dalton (3)||102||25/1|
Lord Alfie (IRE) 51
|10||150 10-10||Miss E Doyle||A P Heskin||102||7/2f|
Old Supporter (IRE) 217
|9||150 10-10||P McCreery||B Hayes (5)||102||33/1|
Close Review (IRE) 17
|11||147 10-7||R P Rath||M P Butler (3)||99||12/1|
||10||D E Fitzgerald||D E Splaine||106||NR|
||6||107 t||M Cullinane||Reserve 2||99||NR|
||10||103||F Flood||Reserve 3||95||NR|
Fiery Oscar has won eight races but has jumped poorly on his last two starts and was a long way behind Lord Alfie at Wexford in April after several bad mistakes. The winner couldn't cope with a 4lb rise at Tramore and has been raised the same amount for this. ACES AND KINGS has hit the form of his life and followed an easy victory in a hunter chase at Tramore with an all-the-way success in a Kilbeggan handicap. He was clear when falling a long way out on a return visit and is taken to gain compensation. Westhaven's third behind Forever Gold at Roscommon was his first placed effort in 10 starts over fences but he's now on such a lowly mark that he could get into the frame again. Raise Hell has only shown moderate form over fences so far though he hasn't had much experience and is a likely improver while Ross Na Righ ran well behind Fennis Moll at Killarney and the winner was a bit unfortunate not to follow up at Tramore on Friday.
Bangonform (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Soon mid-division, reminders from 8th, 9th 4 out, no extra approaching straight, 8th of 17, well behind Some Hawk (11-6) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-116 in May.
Glenwood For Ever (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Towards rear and behind, steady headway to track leaders 4 out, 4th approaching straight, ridden when bad mistake 2 out and no impression, kept on one pace,, 3rd of 14, 7l behind Knockanarrigan (11-6) at Punchestown 3m hcp chs 0-109 gd in May.
Take A Shot (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, ridden to go 3rd and not fluent at last, kept on one pace run-in, 3rd of 14, 5l behind Fennis Moll (9-10) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp chs 0-109 in May.
Close Review (IRE) 8-1 (10-10) Held up, 9th before 7 out, improved travelling smoothly before straight, 2nd and challenged 2 out, soon led, in command when bad mistake last, stayed on well run-in,, won at Limerick 2m 3f hcp chs 0-109 in May beating Line View (11-3) by 5l, 11 ran.
For A Finish 20-1 (11-5) Soon mid-division, closer in 6th 4 out, 5th approaching straight, soon no extra, 7th of 17, well behind Some Hawk (11-6) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-116 in May.
Down Under (IRE) 16-1 (9-13) Mid-division, 13th halfway, ridden and no impression in 9th entering straight, left 6th at last and kept on one pace, 6th of 22, 26l behind Usuel Smurfer (11-2) at Fairyhouse 2m 6f hcp chs 0-135 in Apr.
Westhaven (IRE) 14-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, 5th 3 out, soon ridden, moderate 4th 2 out, 3rd before last, kept on one paced from last, 3rd of 9, 8l behind Forever Gold (10-7) at Roscommon 2m 5f hcp chs 0-123 sft in May.
Aces And Kings (IRE) 3-1 (10-13) Prominent, led after 4th, about 5L clear when fell 5 out, in a race won by Raajih (11-10) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-123 gd in May, 10 ran.
Forty Foot Tom 33-1 (9-12) Soon prominent, on terms 4th, led 4 out, slightly hampered by loose horse early straight, headed 2 out, no extra approaching last, 6th of 16, 23l behind Mallowney (11-4) at Punchestown 2m hcp chs in May.
Ross Na Righ (IRE) 20-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, 5th approaching straight, closed 3 out, 3rd next, chased winner in 2nd approaching last, no impression and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 14, 4 1/2l behind Fennis Moll (9-10) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp chs 0-109 in May.
Fiery Oscar (IRE) 9-2fav (11-5) Mistake 1st, towards rear, fell 6 out, in a race won by Baresi (11-9) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp chs gs in Apr, 12 ran.
Ballysteen (IRE) 5-1 (11-1) Soon mid-division, slightly slow 2nd and 3rd, pushed along briefly after next, reminder after 5th, impeded by faller 5 out, ridden along from 4 out, no extra from next, 6th of 10, 49l behind Raajih (11-10) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-123 gd in May.
Highdownhill (NZ) 25-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, closer in 9th before straight, chasing leaders when bad mistake 2 out, no impression after, 9th of 15, 31l behind Knockanarrigan (11-5) at Fairyhouse 3m 1f hcp chs 0-102 gf in May.
Lord Alfie (IRE) 6-4fav (12-1) Led, headed 7th, ridden in 2nd before 2 out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 16, 3l behind Preswell Lad (11-4) at Tramore 2m 6f hcp chs 0-95 in Apr.
Kostar (FR) 28-1 (11-12) In rear, some progress 6th, soon chased leaders, no impression from before straight, moderate 3rd at last, kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Nearly Nama'd (11-12) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f beg chs gd in May.
Prince Of Milan (IRE) 9-1 (11-4) Disputed lead early, soon led, headed from 3rd, mistake 8th, weakened approaching 5 out, no extra from 3 out, tailed off, 13th of 18, well behind Mallards In Flight (10-4) at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl 80-95 in May.
Fever Pitch (IRE) 12-1 (11-1) Held up in rear, slight mistake 10th and ridden along in last, some progress 3 out, left moderate 5th 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Notimetoserve (9-13) at Tramore 2m 6f in Apr.
Fourth Class (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, slight mistake 4th, ridden and no impression 4 out, weakened and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Prince Rudi (11-2) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 in May, 9 ran.
Hidden Future (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Mistake 1st, held up in rear, headway on inside tracking leading trio before 3 out, left in 3rd at the last, no impression, 3rd of 6, 12l behind Hold Em Cowboy (11-3) at Perth 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in May.
Old Supporter (IRE) 7-1 (10-11) Led and clear with 2nd, reduced advantage 6 out, slight mistake and headed 3 out, ridden in 2nd before 2 out, no extra in 4th before last, kept on same pace, 4th of 14, 7l behind Keep On Track (10-7) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 in Oct.
Raise Hell (IRE) 10-3fav (11-9) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, 2nd after 3 out, ridden entering straight, no extra in 3rd 2 out, kept on one pace, dropped to 4th run-in, 4th of 9, 26l behind Prince Rudi (11-2) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 in May.
Merchant Royal (IRE) 50-1 (12-0) Chased leaders to 16th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Salsify (12-0) at Cheltenham 3m 2f hts chs (2) sft in Mar '13, 23 ran.
Armaramak (IRE) 20-1 (11-8) Chased leaders, 3rd 4 out, pushed along and no impression in 5th 2 out, left 4th after last, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 11l behind Imperial Joey (9-10) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f hcp chs 0-123 gd in Apr.
Bullock Harbour (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Soon mid-division, not fluent 6th, soon towards rear and pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Oscars Business (10-7) at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 in Dec, 15 ran.
Miss Pepperpot (IRE) 20-1 (9-10) Prominent, lost place 6 out and under pressure, 5th 3 out, soon no impression, kept on one pace, 5th of 15, 13l behind Your Busy (10-10) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp chs in May.