12:30 Punchestown

Sunday 10 December 2017

All12:3013:0013:3014:0514:3515:0515:40

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2m  |   Heavy  |   4 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 12:31  |   Winning time: 4m 13.6s

1st
4
9/2
T: J P O'BrienJ: J J Slevin (3)
Led, slight mistake 4 out, ridden and pressed before last, joined and disputed last, rallied well to lead again run-in, kept on well closing stages op 11/4
2nd
½
3
7/2j
T: H De BromheadJ: D Robinson (5)
Chased leader in 2nd, ridden to challenge before last, disputed last, headed run-in, held in 2nd closing stages op 2/1
3rd
8 ½
2
5/1
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Settled 3rd, slight mistake 5th, ridden entering straight, no impression before last, kept on one pace op 9/2 tchd 5/1
4th
24
5
410-11
5/2j
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Held up in rear, ridden and no impression entering straight, no extra before last op 2/1

Also Ran

N/A
1
511-9
3/1

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Betting

Forecast

Low Sun (5/2), Suitor (3/1), Trainwreck (7/2), Us And Them (9/2), Roaring Bull (5/1)

Verdict
A small but open field for this opening contest, and ROARING BULL may be able to get back to winning ways. Gordon Elliott's charge still held every chance when coming to the last in a hot novice hurdle at Gowran last time before losing all momentum on landing over the last and never picking back up again. Provided he avoids a similar mishap he represents a progressive option who should have a future at a higher level than this. Meanwhile Low Sun won, albeit narrowly, on debut at Bellewstown last time and has to be respected for the Willie Mullins and Rich Ricci, while Trainwreck impressed when breaking his maiden at Clonmel last time.
  1. Roaring Bull
  2. Low Sun
  3. Trainwreck

Previous Winners

2016
Sunni May
Weight: 11-9  |Age: 5
Weight: 11-9  |  
Age: 5  |  
J: R M Power
  |  
T: Mrs J Harrington
2/1
Prize Money
1st:
€11,088.00
2nd:
€3,437.00
3rd:
€1,638.00
4th:
€738.00
5th:
€288.00

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