bragbet.com Handicap Hurdle (Grade C) 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, 20 runners)
  • Winner €19,500 2nd €5,700 3rd €2,700 4th €900
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 14.90s
  • Off time: 16:57:51
Full result
Result 16:55 Punchestown
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 9 Il Fenomeno 16/1
2nd 14 Sizing Machine ½ 7/1
3rd 19 Enchanted Forest nk 16/1
4th 10 Saint Gervais 20/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 3761/1-0
Dark blue, light blue hoop, check sleeves & cap Snap Tie (IRE) 156
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:Mr T Cheesman
  • Form: 3761/1-0
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 148
  • Naps:
11 164 11-10 P J Hobbs Mr T Cheesman (7) 148 14/1
2 101124
RED, white hooped sleeves, red cap, white spots Tennis Cap (FR) 22
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 101124
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 145
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 W P Mullins R Walsh 145 8/1
3 3U3718
WHITE, black & royal blue hooped sleeves, black & royal blue striped cap Fosters Cross (IRE) 21
  • T:T Mullins
  • J:B J Cooper
  • Form: 3U3718
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-2t
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
11 156 11-2 t T Mullins B J Cooper 140 20/1
4 04P355
ROYAL BLUE, white stars, grey cap Benash (IRE) 23
  • T:John G Carr
  • J:Andrew J McNamara
  • Form: 04P355
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-1b1
  • OR: 139
  • Naps:
9 155 11-1 b1 John G Carr Andrew J McNamara 139 25/1
5 1-94300
PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Hisaabaat (IRE) 21
  • T:D K Weld
  • J:M P Walsh
  • Form: 1-94300
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 137
  • Naps:
5 153 10-13 D K Weld M P Walsh 137 20/1
6 112521
MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Shrapnel (IRE) 20
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:D N Russell
  • Form: 112521
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-13t
  • OR: 137
  • Naps:
7 153 10-13 t G Elliott D N Russell 137 9/1
7 142816
Emerald green, yellow hoop, white sleeves, emerald green cap, yellow star Mount Colah (IRE) 21
  • T:J G Cosgrave
  • J:Mr N McParlan
  • Form: 142816
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
7 151 10-11 J G Cosgrave Mr N McParlan (7) 135 9/1
8 F21170
Maroon, white star and armlet, white cap Beef To The Heels (IRE) 21
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:Miss J M Mangan
  • Form: F21170
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-6
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
7 146 10-6 G Elliott Miss J M Mangan (5) 130 14/1
9 8-40500
MAROON, WHITE star and armlets, ROYAL BLUE cap Il Fenomeno (ITY) 21
  • T:N Meade
  • J:P Carberry
  • Form: 8-40500
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-6p
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
7 146 10-6 p N Meade P Carberry 130 16/1
10 1-2766U
Dark blue, yellow star, yellow & dark blue halved sleeves, dark blue cap, yellow stars Saint Gervais (IRE) 16
  • T:J E Kiely
  • J:D J Condon
  • Form: 1-2766U
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-5
  • OR: 129
  • Naps:
8 145 10-5 J E Kiely D J Condon 129 20/1
11 500875
White, orange disc, halved sleeves, orange spots on cap Citizenship 21
  • T:Mrs J Harrington
  • J:R M Power
  • Form: 500875
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-2v
  • OR: 126
  • Naps:
7 142 10-2 v Mrs J Harrington R M Power (ex1) 126 14/1
12 711440-
Royal blue, pink epaulettes, halved sleeves, hooped cap Abou Ben (IRE) 15
  • T:A Oliver
  • J:D J Casey
  • Form: 711440-
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 10-1
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
11 141 10-1 A Oliver D J Casey 125 25/1
13 231-378
Red, white cross sashes, red & white striped cap Shamiran (IRE) 22
  • T:S T Nolan
  • J:I J McCarthy
  • Form: 231-378
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-1v1
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
8 141 10-1 v1 S T Nolan I J McCarthy (3) 125 8/1
14 0-41442
EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Sizing Machine (IRE) 21
  • T:H De Bromhead
  • J:A E Lynch
  • Form: 0-41442
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 124
  • Naps:
5 140 10-0 H De Bromhead A E Lynch 124 7/1
15 12F113
BLACK, white epaulettes, white chevrons on sleeves, black cap Tasitiocht (IRE) 59
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:P Townend
  • Form: 12F113
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 124
  • Naps:
6 140 10-0 W P Mullins P Townend 124 5/1f
16 25U1
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Sitcom (IRE) 23
  • T:C Roche
  • J:A P Crowe
  • Form: 25U1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-12
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
5 138 9-12 C Roche A P Crowe 122 14/1
17 92F-040
WHITE & BLACK CHECK, black seams on sleeves, black stars on cap Wrekin Rock (IRE) 26
  • T:J T Gorman
  • J:D A McCormack
  • Form: 92F-040
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-10
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
5 136 9-10 J T Gorman D A McCormack (5) 120 25/1
18 834024
Maroon & yellow halved, sleeves reversed, yellow diamonds on cap Tristram Shandy (IRE) 21
  • T:E McNamara
  • J:D E Mullins
  • Form: 834024
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-10
  • OR: 119
  • Naps:
6 136 9-10 E McNamara D E Mullins 119 10/1
19 474203
White & red chevrons, white sleeves, royal blue chevrons, emerald green cap Enchanted Forest (IRE) 21
  • T:M Hourigan
  • J:M A Enright
  • Form: 474203
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-10
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
5 136 9-10 M Hourigan M A Enright (3) 117 16/1
20 695013
Red & black hoops, red sleeves, black star on cap Glen Beg (IRE) 23
  • T:Miss E Doyle
  • J:A Ring
  • Form: 695013
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-10p
  • OR: 113
  • Naps:
6 136 9-10 p Miss E Doyle A Ring (7) 113 33/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Snap Tie (IRE)
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:R Johnson
10 11-9 P J Hobbs R Johnson 16/1
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In depth

Verdict

This is one of the toughest races in the Calendar to weigh up and the shortest priced winner in the last ten years has been 10/1. Shrapnel has had 15 starts over timber but only one in a handicap. He's suddenly found his form and there was much to like about his recent victory at Downpatrick. After his cracking run behind Ted Veale in the County Hurdle, Tennis Cap was expected to win at Fairyhouse but flopped badly and could have been feeling the effects. Willie Mullins is also represented by Tasitiocht, who makes his handicap debut from a fair mark though disappointed at Fairyhouse in February. Snap Tie was the surprise winner of this a year ago when returning from a very long break. It was a brilliant training performance by Philip Hobbs but his charge is now 11lb higher and nowhere near as well handicapped. SIZING MACHINE hasn't had much experience but is progressing with every run and though raised 4lb for a short-head defeat by Captain Arceus at Fairyhouse he still looks well in and is handed the vote. Sitcom makes her handicap debut with a fair weight though this will only be the Cork winner's third start over timber.

Formwatch

Il Fenomeno (ITY) 12-1 (11-1) Rear of mid-division, headway into 9th and ridden 3 out, 9th next, no extra, 10th of 22, 7l behind Captain Arceus (10-9) at Fairyhouse 2m ext hcp hdl.

Sizing Machine (IRE) 8-1 (10-3) Always prominent, improved to lead 4 out, headed and ridden after next, led again before last, soon joined and strongly pressed, headed and no extra close home, 2nd of 22, shd behind Captain Arceus (10-9) at Fairyhouse 2m ext hcp hdl.

Enchanted Forest (IRE) 33-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, 7th 3 out, soon ridden, 6th next, stayed on from last, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 22, 1 3/4l behind Captain Arceus (10-9) at Fairyhouse 2m ext hcp hdl.

Saint Gervais (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Mid-division when mistake and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Abbey Lane (10-8) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-145 hvy in Jan, 28 ran.

Tasitiocht (IRE) 7-2 (11-3) Attempted to make all, joined 4 out, in front again before straight, pressed 2 out, soon headed and no impression, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 11l behind Glens Melody (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f Mares Novice Hurdle (5-7yo) sft in Feb.

Fosters Cross (IRE) 20-1 (11-10) Prominent, 4th 3 out, ridden in 3rd next, no extra before last, 8th of 22, 7l behind Captain Arceus (10-9) at Fairyhouse 2m ext hcp hdl.

Shamiran (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Rear of mid-division, 11th halfway, headway on outer approaching 3 out, ridden in 5th entering straight and soon no extra, 8th of 17, 34l behind Brian Who (9-7) at Fairyhouse 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-140.

Shrapnel (IRE) 6-5fav (11-8) Tracked leaders, pushed along to lead before 2 out, stayed on well under pressure from last, won at Downpatrick 2m 2f hdl gd beating Rattan (11-12) by 6l, 7 ran.

Abou Ben (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Towards rear for most, no impression from before 2 out, 14th of 18, well behind Drive Time (10-6) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl hvy in Apr '12.

Beef To The Heels (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) In rear, last and pushed along halfway, last entering straight, modest late headway from last, 15th of 22, 30l behind Captain Arceus (10-9) at Fairyhouse 2m ext hcp hdl.

Glen Beg (IRE) 8-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, 2nd before last, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 3rd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Roman Numeral (9-8) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-116 in Mar.

Sitcom (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) Soon tracked leaders, travelling well straight, led last, ridden clear and stayed on well run-in, comfortably, won at Cork 2m mdn hdl in Mar beating Chiltern Hills (11-7) by 5l, 20 ran.

Citizenship 14-1 (10-2) Tracked leaders on inner, ridden in 5th 3 out, kept on same pace from next, 5th of 22, 2 3/4l behind Captain Arceus (10-9) at Fairyhouse 2m ext hcp hdl.

Mount Colah (IRE) 7-1 (10-11) Prominent, close 2nd 4 out, led after next, soon ridden and strongly pressed, headed after 2 out, 3rd when bad mistake last, no extra run-in, 6th of 22, 5l behind Captain Arceus (10-9) at Fairyhouse 2m ext hcp hdl.

Hisaabaat (IRE) 16-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders on outer, ridden and weakened before 3 out, 19th of 22, 45l behind Captain Arceus (10-9) at Fairyhouse 2m ext hcp hdl.

Wrekin Rock (IRE) 18-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, 2nd halfway, ridden 3 out and soon no extra, weakened, 13th of 14, well behind Canaly (11-6) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl hvy in Dec.

Tristram Shandy (IRE) 20-1 (10-1) Mid-division, 9th 3 out, soon ridden, 8th 2 out, kept on without threatening, 4th of 22, 2 1/4l behind Captain Arceus (10-9) at Fairyhouse 2m ext hcp hdl.

Snap Tie (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Held up in touch on outside, effort when hit 3 out, kept on same pace, weakened before last, 11th of 18, 25l behind Olofi (10-11) at Cheltenham 2m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) sft in Nov.

Benash (IRE) 11-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 4th before 4 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 13, 30l behind A Fine Young Man (11-9) at Cork 2m beg chs in Mar.

Tennis Cap (FR) 11-8fav (11-7) Led, headed and folded quickly approaching 2 out, weakened, 4th of 6, 30l behind Pique Sous (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m nov hdl G2 (1).