14:30 Punchestown

Sunday 5 February 2017

All13:3014:0014:3015:0015:3016:0016:30

P.P. Hogan Memorial Cross Country Chase

3m  |   Soft to Heavy  |   14 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 14:33  |   Winning time: 6m 51.3s

1st
7
9/2
T: E BolgerJ: D J McInerney (7)
Tracked leaders, 3rd 5 out, pushed along in 3rd 3 out, improved to dispute lead after 2 out, ridden to lead before last, edged left under pressure run-in, stayed on well op 5/1 tchd 11/2
2nd
1 ½
14
11/2
T: A FlemingJ: Ms K Walsh
Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, 4th 5 out, headway into closer 4th 2 out, ridden in 2nd entering straight, strongly pressed winner run-in, kept on under pressure close home op 6/1 tchd 5/1
3rd
15
1
10/3
T: Peter MaherJ: D N Russell
Led, joined 5 out, ridden and headed 3 out, disputed lead again and ridden after 2 out, headed entering straight, soon no impression in 3rd op 11/4 tchd 7/2
4th
4 ½
6
7/4f
T: E BolgerJ: M P Walsh
Tracked leader in 2nd, mistake 7 out, improved to dispute lead 5 out, led 3 out, slow jump 2 out and soon ridden and headed, no impression in 4th before last op 9/4
5th
11
12
9/1
T: E BolgerJ: Mr R W Barron (7)
Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, pushed along from 4 out, soon no impression tchd 8/1
6th
½
9
14/1
T: M F MorrisJ: M A Enright
Mid-division, 9th halfway, no impression from 5 out, never a factor
7th
½
2
66/1
T: R HennessyJ: B M Cash
In rear, closer in 10th at 17th, ridden and no impression from 4 out op 50/1
8th
17
8
66/1
T: Peter MaherJ: S G McDermott
Rear of mid-division, closer in 8th at 17th, no impression from 5 out, never a factor
9th
14
4
33/1
T: H De BromheadJ: B T O'Connell
Rear of mid-division, mistake 14th, no impression from 5 out, never a factor tchd 28/1
10th
20
5
66/1
T: V HalleyJ: S W Flanagan
Mid-division, bad mistake 14th, weakened from 4 out, never a factor
11th
6
3
28/1
T: Peter MaherJ: R C Colgan
Tracked leaders, weakened from 6 out, soon behind op 25/1

Also Ran

PU
10
100/1
T: N F GlynnJ: G B Noonan (7)
Always behind, no impression from 7 out, pulled up before 5 out op 66/1
PU
11
100/1
T: J F GleesonJ: Mr W J Gleeson (7)
Always behind, mistake 3rd, no impression from 7 out, pulled up before 5 out
PU
13
100/1
T: W J BurkeJ: J J Burke
Always behind, mistake 5th, trailing and pulled up before 13th

Video Replay

Betting

Forecast

Colour Squadron (7/4), Ballyboker Bridge (10/3), Auvergnat (9/2), Usuel Smurfer (11/2), Love Rory (9/1), First Lieutenant (14/1), Mtada Supreme (28/1), The King Of Brega (33/1), Mister First (66/1), Enniskillen (66/1), Boxing Along (66/1), Ordinary Man (100/1), Gonebeyondrecall (100/1), Just Wait And See (100/1)

Verdict
Colour Squadron's trainer has a masterful record in this contest, with six wins in the last ten years. He looks an interesting recruit to the Banks course and merits plenty respect but preference is for stablemate AUVERGNAT. He was running a big race at Cheltenham in this sphere last week when unseating his rider and is given another chance to land a blow under a useful claimer. Ballyboker Bridge is chasing a hat-trick in this contest and while he has it all to do at the current weights, he does have the benefit of a supreme horseman to aid his cause and isn't likely to give up without a fight. The third runner from the yard is Love Rory, who really needs to prove he still relishes the game but useful chaser First Lieutenant is an interesting recruit to this sphere and is worth watching. Usuel Smurfer is another notable based on his eye-catching second in a point-to-point last month on his first run for this yard. 1. Auvergnat 2. Colour Squadron 3. Ballyboker Bridge
Prize Money
1st:
€6,160.00
2nd:
€1,909.00
3rd:
€910.00
4th:
€410.00
5th:
€160.00

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