Ladbrokes World Series Hurdle (Grade 1) 3m

  • (4yo+, 3m, 6 runners)
  • Winner €105,400 2nd €32,300 3rd €15,300 4th €5,100 5th €3,400
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 30.20s
  • Off time: 17:40:37
Full result
Result 17:30 Punchestown
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 7 Quevega 6/4f
2nd 3 Reve de Sivola 5 9/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 12118/3
RED & WHITE HOOPS, red sleeves, black cap Fiveforthree (IRE) 43
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:D J Casey
  • Form: 12118/3
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 149
  • Naps:
11 164 11-10 W P Mullins D J Casey 149 20/1
2 222212
White, Mauve stars Holywell (IRE) 19
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:R P Mclernon
  • Form: 222212
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-10b
  • OR: 158
  • Naps:
6 164 11-10 b Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 158 14/1
3 53-2114
White, Red triple diamond, Royal Blue sleeves, White stars, White cap, Red diamonds Reve de Sivola (FR) 42
  • T:Nick Williams
  • J:D A Jacob
  • Form: 53-2114
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 160
  • Naps:
8 164 11-10 Nick Williams D A Jacob 160 9/2
5 343576
Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Whatuthink (IRE) 11
  • T:O McKiernan
  • J:A E Lynch
  • Form: 343576
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-10vt
  • OR: 150
  • Naps:
11 164 11-10 vt O McKiernan A E Lynch 150 66/1
6 1222P2
PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Zaidpour (FR) 24
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:P Townend
  • Form: 1222P2
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 155
  • Naps:
7 164 11-10 W P Mullins P Townend 155 16/1
7 11/111-1
RED, royal blue sleeves, red cap, royal blue star Quevega (FR) 44
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 11/111-1
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 164
  • Naps:
9 157 11-3 W P Mullins R Walsh 164 6/4f

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
4 22/2111
Solwhit (FR) 19
  • Nag Me
  • Course Winner
  • Distance Winner
  • T:C Byrnes
  • J:D N Russell
  • Form: 22/2111
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 167
  • Naps:
9 1110 C Byrnes D N Russell 167 WD

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Quevega (FR)
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:R Walsh
8 11-3 W P Mullins R Walsh 11/10
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In depth

Verdict

Solwhit is beginning to look a genuine class act over 3m and followed up his victory in the World Hurdle at Cheltenham by beating Holywell in the Liverpool Hurdle at Aintree. Both of those were Grade 1 events and Charles Byrnes' stable star will be fancied to complete his hat-trick here, despite then presence of brilliant mare Quevega. She had to weave her way through a wall of horses to win a fifth David Nicholson Mares' Hurdle at Cheltenham after meeting trouble in-running and has also won this for the last three seasons. She was behind Solwhit in the Champion Hurdle here in 2009, but that was over 2m and there shouldn't be much to choose the pair today. REVE DE SIVOLA was forced to make his own running in the World Hurdle and couldn't quicken approaching the last. But the softer ground here is very much in his favour and he showed himself to be a top-class stayer when winning the Long Walk Hurdle and Cleeve Hurdle earlier. He may just be the value in the race if held up this time. Zaidpour is a Grade 1 winner but has been beaten again since pulling up at Cheltenham and may have had enough for the season, though is still preferred to the Mullins' other runner Fiveforthree and fellow veteran Whatuthink.

Formwatch

Solwhit (FR) 9-4fav (11-7) Held up mid-division, headway 3 out, led on bit before last, shaken up and soon clear, eased towards finish, won at Aintree 3m hdl G1 (1) gs beating Holywell (11-7) by 3l, 13 ran.

Quevega (FR) 8-11fav (11-5) Mid-division, stumbled and lost place after 4 out, headway approaching 2 out, soon outpaced, ridden and rallied before last, stayed on to lead final 75 yards, won at Cheltenham 2m 4f hdl G2 (1) sft in Mar beating Sirene D'ainay (11-5) by 1 1/2l, 19 ran.

Reve de Sivola (FR) 4-1 (11-10) Led to after 1st, tracked leader, driven 4 out, not fluent next, lost place 2 out, stayed on to chase clear pair flat, lost 3rd near finish, 4th of 13, 6l behind Solwhit (11-10) at Cheltenham 3m hdl G1 (1) gs in Mar.

Zaidpour (FR) 6-4fav (11-10) Waited with and 4th halfway, pushed along in 3rd entering straight and tried to challenge 2 out, ridden and no impression on winner from before last, kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Dressedtothenines (10-13) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hdl G2 (1).

Holywell (IRE) 9-1 (11-7) Prominent, chased winner last, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 13, 3l behind Solwhit (11-7) at Aintree 3m hdl G1 (1) gs.

Fiveforthree (IRE) 20-1 (11-11) Towards rear, headway 4 out, challenged after 2 out, every chance last, soon ridden, kept on flat, 3rd of 28, 2 1/4l behind Medinas (11-10) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gs in Mar.

Whatuthink (IRE) 4-1 (10-2) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, 6th and pushed along 5 out, rear and ridden next, kept on one pace, 6th of 9, 24l behind Blazing Beacon (10-3) at Wexford 2m 3f hcp chs (10yo+) hvy in Mar.