14:45 Punchestown Sat 14 January 2017

  • David Trundley Artist At Punchestown Maiden Hurdle
  • 2m, Soft
  • 21 Runners
  • Winner€7,380.002nd€2,280.003rd€1,080.004th€480.005th€180.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In

Winning time:4m 10.5sOff time:14:45:41
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1
611-12OR:
20/1

Bit disappointing in a Limerick maiden hurdle last month, well fancied and arriving to challenge before fading quickly.

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2
711-12OR:
28/1

Fair record in bumpers but put in his place both runs in maiden hurdles thus far.

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3
611-12OR:
100/1

Didn't show much in two bumper runs and then didn't get beyond the first in jumping bow at Fairyhouse in October, needs to settle quicker.

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4
711-12OR:
100/1

Not a bad performer on the Flat and far from disgraced when 50/1 in warm Leopardstown maiden hurdle over Christmas.

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5
611-12OR:
13/8

Came on from returning effort when second at Limerick over Christmas in heavy ground maiden hurdle. That form makes him standout here.

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6
611-12OR:
100/1

Didn't jump brilliantly at Leopardstown over Christmas, uncompetitive there (behind Excelli) and this a tough task.

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7
611-12OR:
5/4

Fell early at Cork on hurdles bow, good effort since to chase home promising stablemate at Leopardstown over Christmas, form that puts him in the mix for this.

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8
611-12OR:
100/1

Modest type on the Flat and scarcely finished in the same parish as some of his rivals at Clonmel last month on hurdles bow when 100/1 chance.

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9
611-12OR:
7/1

Best effort over hurdles came here in October when under-a-length third of 18. Has been disappointing since however but still respected.

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11
611-12OR:
66/1

Ran in 30-runner maiden hurdle at Navan in November making some progress from the rear to finish 12th.

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12
511-10OR:
20/1

Three bumper runs to set him up for this jumping debut, one of which was a win around this track.

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13
511-10OR:
40/1

Back off a significant break when 22-length fifth of 16 runners at Limerick late last month.

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14
511-10OR:
100/1

Promising start over hurdles at Wexford in October but failed to build on that at Leopardstown 17 days ago.

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15
511-10OR:
66/1

Gelding was beaten the best part of 50-lengths on return from 560-day break at Leopardstown on December 26, at least has that run behind him now.

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16
511-10OR:
100/1

Former winner on the AW at Dundalk, has been running ok at that venue last month ahead of this career change.

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17
511-10OR:
20/1

Finished seventh in big-field maiden hurdle at Naas last weekend, needs to build on that significantly to get involved here.

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18
511-10OR:
66/1

Didn't show much on bumper debut at Leopardstown recently and has plenty on his plate now ahead of hurdles bow.

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19
711-5OR:
100/1

Modest form in two bumper runs either side of a 206-day layoff last year, makes hurdles debut here.

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20
611-5OR:
100/1

Beaten 75-lengths at Tramore last month on first start over flights.

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21
66/1

Mare has shown some degree of promise in two bumper runs this season but not instantly jumping out as a contender for hurdles debut.

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22
711-5OR:
100/1

Faded tamely and pulled up in sole start to date in two-mile maiden hurdle at Listowel in September.

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Non-Runners

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Snugsborough Benny6
711-12OR: -
T: L P CusackJ: D F O'Regan
23
Antonio Joli159
511-10OR: -
T: J J HanlonJ: Reserve 1
24
Whitango17
511-10OR: -
T: P NolanJ: Reserve 2
25
Bench Marker13
511-10OR: -
T: P NolanJ: Reserve 3

Last Year's Winner

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Betting

Forecast

Kolumbus (5/4), Gunnery Sergeant (13/8), Robin Des Mana (7/1), Antonio Joli (12/1), Agent Boru (20/1), Arctic Light (20/1), Westland Row (20/1), Autumn Showers (28/1), Snugsborough Benny (33/1), Bulls Head (40/1), Bench Marker (50/1), Whitango (50/1), Young Bidder (66/1), Like An Open Book (66/1), Tyrrell's Succes (66/1), King Of Country (66/1), Excelli (100/1), Nancys Icon (100/1), Cresus De Grissay (100/1), Clonearl (100/1), Din Diddle Inn (100/1), Mistiness (100/1), Koybig (100/1), Harvey Wallbanger (100/1), Get It Back (100/1)

Verdict

A big field for this contest but, in truth, few have obvious claims for success and the market is likely to be dominated by KOLUMBUS and Gunnery Sergeant. The former was runner-up behind stablemate Bacardys at Leopardstown over Christmas, with the third horse home going on to score readily at Naas last Sunday. That form looks rock solid thus and he can score here for his leading jockey/trainer combination. Gunnery Sergeant also found just one too strong at Limerick but that was a step forward on his debut effort and he should go well for an in-form yard here. They look the outstanding candidates in this, with a chance taken that Cresus De Grissay could grab a place if reproducing his debut Wexford effort here. 1. Kolumbus 2. Gunnery Sergeant 3. Cresus De Grissay

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