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  • (4yo+, 2m 4f, 6 runners)
  • Winner €13,000 2nd €3,800 3rd €1,800 4th €600
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 21.80s
  • Off time: 13:36:24
Full result
Result 13:35 Punchestown
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Bog Warrior 7/5f
2nd 6 Solwhit 8/5

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 1203-14
Purple, orange seams, orange star on cap Simenon (IRE) 44
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 1203-14
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 147
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 W P Mullins R Walsh 147 7/1
2 1/213-12
LIGHT BLUE, royal blue hoop, royal blue armlet, royal blue cap Staying Article (IRE) 30
  • T:E J O'Grady
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 1/213-12
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 148
  • Naps:
7 162 11-8 E J O'Grady B J Geraghty 148 6/1
3 1F13-F1
MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Bog Warrior (IRE) 30
  • T:A J Martin
  • J:D N Russell
  • Form: 1F13-F1
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 143
  • Naps:
8 158 11-4 A J Martin D N Russell 143 7/5f
5 222336-
Maroon, yellow diamond & sleeves, quartered cap Fully Funded (USA) 316
  • T:N Meade
  • J:P Carberry
  • Form: 222336-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 142
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 N Meade P Carberry 142 25/1
6 621222/
MAUVE, white disc, white cap, mauve spots Solwhit (FR) 708
  • T:C Byrnes
  • J:A E Lynch
  • Form: 621222/
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 164
  • Naps:
8 158 11-4 C Byrnes A E Lynch 164 8/5
7 912F5-2
PURPLE & YELLOW HALVED, sleeves reversed, yellow diamond on cap Belle Brook (IRE) 237
  • T:M Cullen
  • J:M N Doran
  • Form: 912F5-2
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-11p
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
8 151 10-11 p M Cullen M N Doran (5) 120 50/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
4 412-348
Donnas Palm (IRE) 36
  • Nag Me
  • Course Winner
  • Distance Winner
  • T:N Meade
  • J:D J Condon
  • Form: 412-348
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
8 114 N Meade D J Condon 140 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Mikael D'haguenet (FR)
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:R Walsh
7 11-12 W P Mullins R Walsh 2/5
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In depth

Verdict

This has produced an incredible turnout for the money and includes the return to action of the brilliant Solwhit, whose last 12 runs were in Grade 1 company, a level at which he has won six times. Narrowly beaten by Hurricane Fly three times in succession when last seen at the turn of the 2010/2011 season, he has the race conditions in his favour though is up against high-class and race-fit rivals. Dual Royal Ascot winner Simenon blotted his copybook on heavy ground here last month and is on a retrieval mission while Staying Article made too many mistakes when beaten at long odds-on by Midnight Game at Fairyhouse. Top-class novice chaser BOG WARRIOR reverted to hurdles in a handicap at Fairyhouse and could hardly have been more impressive, carrying a huge weight to an easy victory. With fitness and form on his side he's taken to see off these rivals who also include the Grade 2 winners Donnas Palm and Fully Funded.

Formwatch

Donnas Palm (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Rear of mid-division, moderate 14th 3 out (usual 4 out), kept on one paced straight, 8th of 20, 41l behind Tofino Bay (11-4) at Navan 3m hcp chs 0-150 hvy in Nov.

Bog Warrior (IRE) Evensfav (11-12) Soon tracked leader in 2nd, led after 3 out, asserted before 2 out, very easily, won at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 sft beating Wise Oscar (10-5) by 8l, 18 ran.

Solwhit (FR) 3-1 (11-10) Chased leaders in 3rd, ridden to challenge entering straight, 2nd before last where slight mistake, kept on under pressure, no extra run-in, 2nd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Hurricane Fly (11-10) at Leopardstown 2m hdl G1 (1) sft in Jan '11.

Staying Article (IRE) 4-9fav (11-7) Chased leaders in 3rd, improved to lead approaching 2 out, ridden after 2 out, headed approaching last where mistake, no extra run-in, 2nd of 5, 7l behind Midnight Game (11-2) at Fairyhouse 2m hdl sft.

Belle Brook (IRE) 25-1 (10-4) Led, ridden approaching straight, soon headed and no impression in 4th when left 2nd after last, kept on under pressure run-in, not reach winner, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Like Your Style (10-3) at Punchestown 2m 5f hcp chs sft in May.

Simenon (IRE) 1-3fav (11-4) Held up towards rear, ridden in 4th after 2 out, no impression entering straight, mistake last and weakened, 4th of 6, 33l behind Un Beau Matin (10-10) at Punchestown 2m 6f hdl hvy in Nov.

Fully Funded (USA) 14-1 (11-8) Tracked leaders, niggled along after 6th, dropped towards rear 5 out, 6th before straight, soon no impression, 6th of 8, 35l behind Mourad (11-8) at Navan 2m 5f hdl G2 (1) in Feb.