17:30 Punchestown

Friday 28 April 2017

All15:4016:2016:5517:3018:0518:4019:1019:45

    Betdaq Punchestown Champion Hurdle (Grade 1)

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 1  |   2m  |   Good to Yielding  |   10 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 17:32  |   Winning time: 3m 49.9s
1st
Horse silk
11
12/1
T: W P MullinsJ: Mr P W Mullins
Reluctant to race and reminders at start, in rear early and took keen hold, headway into mid-division at 4th, led next, went clear 4 out, clear travelling well entering straight, ridden at last, kept on well inside final furlong
2nd
Horse silk
1 ½
7
8/1
T: N J HendersonJ: Aidan Coleman
Tracked leaders, moderate 4th 3 out, went moderate 2nd travelling well after 2 out, ridden approaching last, kept on well run-in, not reach winner op 7/1
3rd
Horse silk
nk
1
9/2
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Rear of mid-division, headway into moderate 5th 3 out, soon ridden, 4th at last, kept on without threatening run-in
4th
Horse silk
¾
6
611-12
11/2
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Cajoled at start and raced towards rear on inner, some progress into 7th 3 out, ridden after next, 5th at last, kept on same pace run-in op 6/1
5th
Horse silk
¾
2
13/2
T: N J HendersonJ: D J Mullins
Mid-division, 6th 4 out, 5th travelling well 2 out, ridden in 3rd before last, no impression run-in op 6/1
6th
Horse silk
12
5
33/1
T: W P MullinsJ: Ms K Walsh
Towards rear and took keen hold, ridden 3 out, no impression, never a factor
7th
Horse silk
1
12
6/4f
T: W P MullinsJ: Ruby Walsh
Tracked leaders, moderate 3rd 3 out, ridden in 2nd next, no impression before last op 2/1
8th
Horse silk
3
10
711-12
25/1
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
Tracked leaders early, weakened from 4 out, behind from next op 33/1
9th
Horse silk
½
9
511-12
50/1
T: C KiddJ: S W Flanagan
Rear of mid-division, ridden and no impression from 3 out, never a factor
10th
Horse silk
3
4
33/1
T: H De BromheadJ: B J Cooper
Led, headed 5th, ridden and weakened from 3 out

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Rule 4

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Non-Runners

8
Horse silk
Petit Mouchoir45
Weight: 11-12|  Age: 6
T: H De Bromhead  J: B J Cooper
NR
3
Horse silk
Diakali11
Weight: 11-12|  Age: 8
T: W P Mullins  J: D E Mullins
WD

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€15.20Pl:€3.60, €2.00, €1.50EX:€122.90Trifecta:€237.80Tricast:€381.48SF:€88.92

Forecasts

Vroum Vroum Mag (6/4), Petit Mouchoir (3/1), Arctic Fire (9/2), Labaik (11/2), Brain Power (13/2), My Tent Or Yours (8/1), Wicklow Brave (12/1), Diakali (16/1), Tombstone (25/1), Ivan Grozny (33/1), Identity Thief (33/1), Rashaan (50/1)

Verdict

PETIT MOUCHOIR has won at this meeting in the past and can reverse Champion Hurdle running with likely favourite My Tent Or Yours here. The selection hasn't been seen in action since finishing third on that occasion and mistake two out cost him momentum when still leading. Of the remainder Arctic Fire is an interesting runner here as is stablemate Vroum Vroum Mag who took this race in 2016 while it will be interesting to see how Labaik performs at the start with a visor fitted for this.
  1. Petit Mouchoir
  2. My Tent Or Yours
  3. Arctic Fire

Prize Money

1st: €147,500.002nd: €47,500.003rd: €22,500.004th: €10,000.005th: €5,001.006th: €2,500.00

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