Punchestown Rated Hurdle 2m 4f

  • (5yo+, 2m 4f, 7 runners)
  • Winner €8,970 2nd €2,080 3rd €910 4th €520
  • Going: Soft to Heavy (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 56.90s
  • Off time: 16:01:19

Full Result

16:00 Punchestown
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 1 City Slicker (IRE) W P Mullins 6 11-4 P Townend 11/4
SP 11/4 Held up and ran freely early, 4th halfway, progress to challenge 3 out, soon led, disputed 2 out, asserted before last, ridden and kept on well run-in
2nd 3 6 Un Beau Matin (IRE) G Elliott 6 11-0 B J Cooper 5/6f
SP 5/6f Held up, 5th halfway, progress in 4th 3 out, ridden to dispute 2 out, under pressure in 2nd before last, kept on same pace opened 1/1
3rd 8 2 Mazuri Cowboy (IRE) E Doyle 9 11-4 p1 D N Russell 12/1
SP 12/1 Held up in rear, 6th before 3 out, ridden in 4th and no impression 2 out, kept on one pace to 3rd run-in, just held 3rd close home
4th hd 3 Bishopsfurze (IRE) W P Mullins 9 11-0 E Mullins 11/2
SP 11/2 Chased leaders early, 6th halfway, mistake 4 out, ridden in rear 3 out, kept on same pace from last, just held for 3rd
5th 7 Whodoyouthink (IRE) O McKiernan 9 11-0 R C Colgan 20/1
SP 20/1 Led, disputed from 4th, ridden after 4 out, headed 3 out, no extra before next, kept on one pace
6th hd 4 Luska Lad (IRE) J J Hanlon 10 11-0 p D E Mullins 18/1
SP 18/1 Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, progress to lead briefly 3 out, ridden in 3rd next, no extra run-in opened 16/1 touched 20/1
7th 13 5 Shamiran (IRE) R Sweeney 9 11-0 p K C Sexton (5) 16/1
SP 16/1 Chased leaders, disputed from 4th, ridden in 5th 3 out, soon no extra

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £2.30 Tote Place £2.00 £1.02 Straight Forecast £6.06 Exacta £5.70 Trifecta £42.00

Placepot €89.60

Analysis

Willie Mullins: "Frank Berry (owner JP McManus's racing manager) suggested in the paddock we hold him up. It was a change of tactics. I didn't think Paul would be able to hold him up, but he got him anchored in behind one or two and it worked and it's opened up a whole new vista for him. Previously he'd been very free. At Ascot he ran himself into the ground. Now we might be able to get the ability he has out of him."