15:30 Punchestown

Sunday 5 February 2017

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Michael Fitzpatrick Memorial Beginners Chase

2m 6f  |   Soft to Heavy  |   9 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 15:30  |   Winning time: 5m 56.4s

1st
8
9/4
T: William P MurphyJ: B M Cash
Made all, not fluent at 4th and 8th, pushed along and went clear after 2 out, ridden and kept on under pressure run-in op 2/1
2nd
12
7
5/4f
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Tracked leader in 2nd for most, slight mistake and ridden 2 out, no impression on winner and slight mistake again at last, kept on one paced op 7/4
3rd
¾
4
25/1
T: S G WalshJ: S J Gray (3)
Tracked leaders, moderate 4th 4 out, moderate 3rd next, ridden and no impression from 2 out
4th
19
9
16/1
T: R TynerJ: M P Walsh
Rear of mid-division, went moderate 5th 5 out, no impression from 3 out, remote 4th from 2 out, never involved op 20/1
5th
12
2
10/1
T: N MeadeJ: S W Flanagan
Mid-division, moderate 5th halfway, 6th and mistake 5 out, no impression, never a factor op 9/1
6th
38
6
20/1
T: C ByrnesJ: B T O'Connell
Always behind, no impression from 5 out, never a factor op 18/1

Also Ran

PU
1
4/1
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
Mid-division, bad mistakes 2nd and 3rd, soon trailing, pulled up after 6th op 7/2
PU
3
66/1
T: N F GlynnJ: G B Noonan (7)
Tracked leader in 2nd, mistake 5th, weakened from 4 out, remote 5th next, tailed off when pulled up before last tchd 100/1
PU
5
100/1
T: T CooperJ: M P Fogarty
Always behind, no impression from 5 out, pulled up before 3 out

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Betting

Forecast

Robin Thyme (5/4), Velocity Boy (9/4), Be The Hero (4/1), Brightest Flame (10/1), Dont Kick Nor Bite (16/1), Oscar Lantern (20/1), Lisclogher Lad (25/1), Flatfoot Boogie (66/1), Old Time Melody (100/1)

Verdict
Be The Hero is forgiven a fall on his chasing debut and is one to look out for now having been progressive over hurdles last season. He is respected but VELOCITY BOY might have the winning of this. He caught the eye when second at Down Royal in December and the drop to two-miles for a handicap last time might not necessarily have suited, though he was in contention when falling. This longer trip should benefit his case and he can get off the mark. Lisclogher Lad is also respected on his Limerick effort at Christmas time while Oscar Lantern and Robin Thyme looks sure to be better over fences in time. Brightest Flame jumps a fence for the first time but it would be no surprise should he go well. 1. Velocity Boy 2. Be The Hero 3. Lisclogher Lad
Prize Money
1st:
€8,624.00
2nd:
€2,673.00
3rd:
€1,274.00
4th:
€574.00
5th:
€223.00

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