16:00 Punchestown

Sunday 5 February 2017

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

racinguk.com/freetrial Grand National Trial Handicap Chase (Grade B)

3m 4f  |   Soft to Heavy  |   15 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 16:01  |   Winning time: 7m 42.4s

1st
4
8/1
T: Ross O'SullivanJ: Ms K Walsh
Made all, clear from 4th, reduced advantage 2 out, ridden and stayed on well run-in op 9/1 tchd 10/1
2nd
4 ¾
6
5/1
T: W P MullinsJ: Ruby Walsh
Rear of mid-division, progress into moderate 4th 6 out, ridden in moderate 3rd 2 out, 3rd at last, kept on without threatening winner to go 2nd close home op 13/2 tchd 7/1
3rd
½
5
3/1f
T: N MeadeJ: S W Flanagan
Tracked leader in 2nd for most, moderate 2nd halfway and clear of remainder, ridden and no impression on winner from 2 out, dropped to 3rd and no extra close home op 11/4
4th
18
9
119-11
25/1
T: Mrs G CallaghanJ: R C Colgan
Mid-division, moderate 7th 6 out, ridden in moderate 6th after 3 out, kept on one paced straight op 28/1
5th
3 ½
1
8/1
T: G ElliottJ: Mr L J McGuinness (7)
Tracked leaders, moderate 3rd 6 out, ridden in moderate 4th 2 out, soon no impression op 15/2
6th
4 ½
12
129-10
11/1
T: M S Sandra HughesJ: Rachael Blackmore (5)
Mid-division, moderate 9th 6 out, no impression from 4 out, never a factor
7th
9
7
9/1
T: M F MorrisJ: A Ring (3)
Mid-division, no impression from 5 out, never a factor op 10/1
8th
15
10
10/1
T: G P CromwellJ: J B Kane (5)
Towards rear, no impression from 4 out, mistake 2 out, never a factor op 8/1
9th
47
15
20/1
T: G ElliottJ: D Robinson (5)
Mid-division, bad mistake 5 out, soon weakened, mistake 3 out, never a factor op 25/1

Also Ran

PU
2
1111-3
25/1
T: W J BurkeJ: J J Burke
Tracked leaders early, reminders 9th, weakened from 5 out, pulled up before 3 out
PU
3
1210-12
33/1
T: Miss M L HallahanJ: D F O'Regan
Soon mid-division, weakened from 12th, pulled up after 6 out
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
Reminders and dropped to rear after start, last when fell heavily 3rd
PU
11
16/1
T: E BolgerJ: M A Enright
Towards rear, moderate 8th 6 out, no impression from 4 out, pulled up before last op 14/1
PU
13
25/1
T: M S Sandra HughesJ: R Loughran
Always behind, no impression from 5 out, tailed off when pulled up before last op 33/1
F
14
16/1
T: J P RyanJ: D E Mullins
Rear of mid-division, moderate 6th 6 out, fell next op 25/1

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Betting

Forecast

Bonny Kate (3/1), Sambremont (5/1), Baie Des Iles (8/1), Roi Des Francs (8/1), Folsom Blue (9/1), As De Pique (10/1), Canaly (11/1), Georges Conn (16/1), Captain Von Trappe (16/1), My Hometown (16/1), Riverside City (20/1), Mad Brian (25/1), Apache Jack (25/1), My Murphy (25/1), Toon River (33/1)

Verdict
Top weight Roi Des Francs should find this just slightly easier than last time with 3lb back but it will require him to be at the peak of his powers to score. Canaly won nicely around here last month but faces a stiff task to back that up, My Hometown was pulled up in that race but can make a better fist of things having run with some promise. As De Pique has been consistent this season and should run another good race while Toon River has a chance on his best form. Baie Des Iles plugged on in the Welsh National and could present a danger having finished second in this 12 months ago but last year's winner BONNY KATE might get the job done again. She's still very much going the right way and despite being worse off at the weights with the runner-up she rarely runs a poor race and should give it a fair crack. 1. Bonny Kate 2. Baie Des Iles 3. Roi Des Francs
Prize Money
1st:
€29,500.00
2nd:
€9,500.00
3rd:
€4,500.00
4th:
€2,000.00
5th:
€1,000.00
6th:
€500.00

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