Irish Daily Mirror Novice Hurdle (Grade 1) 3m

  • (4yo+, 3m, Class 1, 9 runners)
  • Winner €55,800 2nd €17,100 3rd €8,100 4th €2,700 5th €1,800
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 5.10s
  • Off time: 16:57:25
Full result
Result 16:55 Punchestown
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Beat That 11/8f
2nd 7 Don Poli ¾ 11/4
3rd 4 Lots Of Memories 7/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 9-3123
DARK BLUE, yellow diamond & sleeves, yellow cap, red diamond Apache Jack (IRE) 47
  • T:D T Hughes
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 9-3123
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 145
  • Naps:
6 164 11-10 D T Hughes A P McCoy 145 8/1
2 26-121
White, black cap Beat That (IRE) 26
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 26-121
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 151
  • Naps:
6 164 11-10 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 151 11/8f
3 515432
Emerald green, red inverted triangle, halved sleeves, black cap Captainofthefleet (IRE) 31
  • T:E O'Connell
  • J:Andrew J McNamara
  • Form: 515432
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
7 164 11-10 E O'Connell Andrew J McNamara 123 100/1
4 2143P1
WHITE, emerald green stars, white sleeves, quartered cap Lots Of Memories (IRE) 10
  • T:P G Fahey
  • J:S E Butler
  • Form: 2143P1
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 144
  • Naps:
7 164 11-10 P G Fahey S E Butler 144 7/1
5 12318
EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Shanahan's Turn (IRE) 49
  • T:H De Bromhead
  • J:A E Lynch
  • Form: 12318
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
6 164 11-10 H De Bromhead A E Lynch 135 25/1
6 41221F
MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Thunder And Roses (IRE) 10
  • T:D T Hughes
  • J:B T O'Connell
  • Form: 41221F
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
6 164 11-10 D T Hughes B T O'Connell 135 40/1
7 2-2111
Maroon, white star and armlet, white cap Don Poli (IRE) 47
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 2-2111
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 153
  • Naps:
5 163 11-9 W P Mullins R Walsh 153 11/4
8 169534
MAROON, pink sleeves, white cap Draycott Place (IRE) 24
  • T:J P Ryan
  • J:D N Russell
  • Form: 169534
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 124
  • Naps:
5 163 11-9 J P Ryan D N Russell 124 100/1
9 12531
Maroon, white star and armlets, blue cap Very Wood (FR) 47
  • T:N Meade
  • J:P Carberry
  • Form: 12531
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-9p
  • OR: 150
  • Naps:
5 163 11-9 p N Meade P Carberry 150 9/2

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Morning Assembly (IRE)
  • T:P A Fahy
  • J:D J Condon
6 11-10 P A Fahy D J Condon 14/1
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In depth

Verdict

Beat That left previous form behind when stepping up to 3m1f at Aintree but the form of that race doesn't look as strong as VERY WOOD's victory in the Albert Bartlett at Cheltenham. Noel Meade's charge outstayed some very smart novices and the form has already been franked. It's difficult to see third Apache Jack reversing the placings here, though Dessie Hughes' six-year-old has place claims again. Don Poli won over 3m at Clonmel in February, when Captainofthefleet was only fourth, and completed his hat-trick in a conditionals' race at Cheltenham. He's on the upgrade but this a very tough heat. Lots Of Memories won easily at Fairyhouse 10 days ago after a break and could also go well and this trip should suit Shanahan's Turn, though he has a bit to find on the form book.

Formwatch

Beat That (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Mid-division on inside, headway approaching 9th, not fluent 4 out, close up when hit 2 out, led before last, ridden and stayed on well to assert flat, won at Aintree 3m nov hdl Grade 1 (1) gs beating Cole Harden (11-4) by 4l, 18 ran.

Don Poli (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Held up, headway approaching 2 out, led last, edged left flat, driven clear final 100 yards, won at Cheltenham 2m 4f (2) gd in Mar beating Thomas Crapper (10-5) by 4 1/2l, 24 ran.

Lots Of Memories (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, progress into 2nd 5 out, led 3 out, went clear 2 out, steadied and mistake last, unextended, won at Fairyhouse 3m nov hcp hdl beating Our Man Zebo (10-10) by 7l, 23 ran.

Apache Jack (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Held up in touch, not fluent 3 out, went 2nd approaching last, still close 3rd when not fluent at hurdle, no impression on winner after, kept on same pace, 3rd of 18, 5l behind Very Wood (11-7) at Cheltenham 3m nov hdl Grade 1 (1) gd in Mar.

Shanahan's Turn (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Raced keenly, tracked leaders, driven after 2 out, kept on same pace before last, weakened flat, 8th of 15, 17l behind Faugheen (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m 5f nov hdl Grade 1 (1) gd in Mar.

Very Wood (FR) 33-1 (11-7) Held up, headway approaching 2 out, switched left and went close 2nd last, soon led, stayed on well to draw clear final 150 yards, won at Cheltenham 3m nov hdl Grade 1 (1) gd in Mar beating Deputy Dan (11-7) by 4 1/2l, 18 ran.

Thunder And Roses (IRE) 12-1 (11-10) Mid-division, fell 7th, in a race won by Lots Of Memories (10-13) at Fairyhouse 3m nov hcp hdl, 23 ran.

Draycott Place (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Towards rear, pushed along briefly after 4th, went moderate 6th early straight, moderate 4th and not fluent 2 out, kept on one pace,, 4th of 9, 25l behind Valseur Lido (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m nov hdl G2 (1) sft.

Captainofthefleet (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, closer in 2nd approaching straight, ridden to challenge from before 2 out where on terms, narrowly from before headed last, no impression and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 7, 5l behind Aerlite Supreme (11-12) at Limerick 2m 4f nh nov hdl hvy in Mar.