14:50 Punchestown Sun 8 December 2019

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  • 3m 1f 150y, Soft
  • 12 Runners
  • Winner€7,199.002nd€2,400.003rd€1,200.004th€601.005th€360.006th€240.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:7m 26.5sOff time:14:59:33
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1
611-10OR: 116
16/1

Exposed sort who has mixed it over hurdles and fences recently, including when finishing down the field in 3m handicap hurdle at Thurles last time. Remains high enough in the handicap so best watched.

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2
611-10OR: 116
5/1

Maiden chase winner in February and was a good second over hurdles at Tipperary over hurdles in October. Was travelling well before falling at this track late last month and primed to go well once again if that hasn't left. a mark.

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3
1011-8OR: 114
20/1

Slowly getting back in the swing of things since returning from an absence, including modest fifth at Wexford two starts ago. Unseated rider early on (2m6f) at this track last time. Could still have more progression in him.

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4
711-7OR: 113
6/1

Was proving to be a frustrating sort but got off the mark over fences at the seventh attempt with gutsy success at Down Royal (3m) at the start of November. 9lb rise for that is hefty but commands respect.

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6
1011-1OR: 107C
16/1

A dual winner at Clonmel in 2018 but hasn't returned from absence in the greatest of form, finishing tailed off at Navan before pulling up in 2m6f chase here last time. Needs a significant bounce back now.

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7
1011-1OR: 107C
25/1

Well out of form at present and made inauaspcious start to chasing career including when last of 12 in 2m4f Navan handicap chase last time out. Faces a tough task in this.

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8
811-0OR: 106
13/2

Ended last season with a couple of poor efforts but returned with encouraging third over 2m6f here 12 days ago. Win record is generally poor however but is entitled to place claims if improving for that run.

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9
610-13OR: 105C
11/2

Winner over 3m during stint over hurdles but chase starts have been hindered by errors. Never nearer sixth at Thurles last time out and needs more off lenient mark on handicap chasing debut.

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10
510-5OR: 98
5/1

Remains a maiden over hurdles and fences - showing very little in three chase starts - including when 13th at this track last month. Makes handicap debut but offers limited appeal on form.

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11
1110-1OR: 93C
12/1

Inconsistent sort who has won at this track. Showed some encouragement when fourth in a handicap chase (2m6f) on seasonal reappearance and entitled to place claims if replicating that form.

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12
79-12OR: 90BFC
12/1

Started the season in good form when placing in two handicap hurdles but was always towards the rear when 11th back chasing at Naas. Bounce back required from that but notable if there is market support.

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13
139-11OR: 89
12/1

Admirable veteran who rolled back the years to land 3m1f Fairyhouse handicap chase last month. 5lb rise in the weights seems fair for that but has disappointed at this track each time he's raced here.

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Non-Runners

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Roxboro Road21
611-5OR: 111
T: T M WalshJ: B J Geraghty

Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
Se Mo Laoch711-19/4
T: Brian M McMahonJ: Mr D O'Connor

Betting

Forecast

Roxboro Road (4/1), Frankly All Talk (5/1), Baily Gorse (5/1), Lady Writer (11/2), Castafiore Park (6/1), Carrignagapple (13/2), Witness Of Fashion (12/1), Flynsini (12/1), Arctic Light (12/1), Biddy The Boss (16/1), Luckyinmilan (16/1), Deputy's Pass (20/1), Princely Conn (25/1)

Verdict

CASTAFIORE PARK was ultimately impressive in securing a victory at Down Royal when running to her mark, given the nature of that success it could be possible a 9lb rise may not be able to hinder her chances. She looks to have a solid profile in a race where many have chances. Frankly All Talk looked to be in the process of running a huge race before tumbling here last time and could be dangerous if replicating that form. While the likes of Carrignagapple and Flynsini ran encouragingly on their debut but will need to find a bit more on ratings.
  1. Castafiore Park
  2. Frankly All Talk
  3. Carrignagapple

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