15:00 Punchestown

Wednesday 22 February 2017

All13:5514:2515:0015:3016:0016:3517:10
  • I.N.H. Stallion Owners E.B.F. Maiden Hurdle
  • 2m 4f  |   Heavy  |   18 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:00  |   Winning time: 5m 21.4s
1st
2
511-10
5/1
T: G ElliottJ: B J Cooper
Tracked leaders, 4th 4 out, improved to lead after 2 out, ridden and headed narrowly at last, rallied on inner inside final furlong, regained lead near line
2nd
nk
1
8/11f
T: W P MullinsJ: B J Geraghty
Tracked leaders, 6th 4 out, headway into 2nd entering straight, ridden to lead narrowly at last, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, headed and no extra near line tchd 4/5
3rd
3 ¾
8
13/2
T: J J HanlonJ: B Hayes
Tracked leader in 2nd, led from 5th, ridden 2 out and soon headed, no impression in 3rd from before last, kept on one pace tchd 6/1
4th
5 ½
3
611-4
13/2
T: L KennyJ: M P Walsh
Tracked leaders on inner in 6th, close 6th 2 out, soon pushed along in 4th, short of room briefly approaching last, no extra ridden and no impression op 10/1 tchd 6/1
5th
4 ½
14
33/1
T: N MeadeJ: G N Fox
Mid-division, 10th 4 out, pushed along in 7th 2 out, kept on without threatening
6th
4 ½
4
12/1
T: N MeadeJ: S W Flanagan
Tracked leaders, 3rd 4 out, ridden in 4th on inner 2 out, no impression op 10/1
7th
26
6
80/1
T: O McKiernanJ: I J McCarthy
Mid-division on outer, no impression from 3 out, never a factor op 66/1
8th
½
7
25/1
T: M S Sandra HughesJ: R Loughran
Led, headed 5th, ridden and weakened from 3 out op 20/1
9th
½
9
100/1
T: P A FahyJ: C M Leonard (7)
Towards rear on outer, ran around approaching 1st, no impression from 3 out, never a factor
10th
½
15
100/1
T: Michael John MurphyJ: B T O'Connell
Always behind, mistake 6th, never a factor
11th
1 ¼
17
66/1
T: D McNamaraJ: P F Mangan
Always towards rear, jumped right at 2nd, never a factor
12th
2 ¼
16
50/1
T: E P HartyJ: M A Enright
Mid-division on outer, 7th 4 out, ridden and weakened from 2 out
13th
10
12
33/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: R M Power
Mid-division, weakened from 2 out, never a factor
14th
5
11
100/1
T: M M LynchJ: M J Bolger
Mid-division, weakened from 3 out, never a factor
15th
56
13
100/1
T: J MotherwayJ: D F O'Regan
Always towards rear, never a factor
16th
7 ½
18
100/1
T: M J McDonaghJ: A Ring (3)
Always behind, no impression from 3 out, never a factor
17th
11
5
100/1
T: T GibneyJ: D Meyler (3)
Mid-division, weakened 4 out, soon behind

Also Ran

PU
10
100/1
T: I MaddenJ: R A Doyle (7)
Always behind, no impression from 3 out, pulled up before last
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Non-Runners

19
Bulls Head25
Weight: 11-2|  Age: 5
T: E Stanners  J: Reserve 1
NR

Betting

Forecast

Castello Sforza (8/11), Mossback (5/1), Mighty Stowaway (13/2), A Rated (13/2), Aint Dunne Yet (12/1), Louie The Second (25/1), Fly Rory Fly (33/1), Rebelion Boy (33/1), Half Moon Street (50/1), Bulls Head (50/1), Time And Times (66/1), Glenabo Bridge (80/1), No Pressure Pat (100/1), Fr Captain Murphy (100/1), Psychedelic Rock (100/1), Run Don't Hide (100/1), Urban Star (100/1), Ajabindejaw (100/1), Old Meadow (100/1)

Verdict

It might pay to focus on the top two in this and preference is for CASTELLO SFORZA despite his tendency to let punters down. He's twice been turned over at short prices but the form of his Leopardstown third at Christmas is relatively good and he has the scope to go and win this for the champion trainer. Limerick bumper winner Mossback also has a degree of promise but he had every chance to win last time and didn't go through with it. Mighty Stowaway is forgiven his most recent run and should be well suited back to this trip, at which he's finished second on all three starts. Aint Dunne Yet finished third behind Cheltenham-bound Death Duty on his previous run, that is form that reads well now, despite the break he can be given a chance. 1. Castello Sforza 2. Mossback 3. Aint Dunne Yet

Prize Money

1st: €8,624.002nd: €2,673.003rd: €1,274.004th: €574.005th: €223.00

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