16:20 Punchestown

Tuesday 24 April 2018

All15:4016:2016:5517:3018:0518:4019:15

    Herald Champion Novice Hurdle (Grade 1)

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 1  |   2m 100y  |   Yielding to Soft  |   10 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:21  |   Winning time: 4m 3.7s
1st
Horse silk
3
511-12
25/1
T: W P MullinsJ: N D Fehily
Towards rear, headway from 3 out, went 4th next, 3rd travelling well entering straight, pushed along to dispute lead before last, ridden to lead after last, stayed on well
2nd
Horse silk
2 ¼
9
11/1
T: C L TizzardJ: R M Power
Tracked leaders, progress into 2nd after 4 out, disputed lead next, led 2 out, ridden and joined before last, headed after last, kept on same pace inside final furlong op 12/1 tchd 8/1
3rd
Horse silk
7
6
11/2
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
Mid-division, bumped briefly after 3rd, progress into 3rd 3 out, ridden in 2nd entering straight, 3rd before last, bad mistake at last, kept on same pace run-in op 6/1 tchd 7/1
4th
Horse silk
4
10
10/1
T: W P MullinsJ: D J Mullins
In rear, progress into 6th 2 out, soon ridden, moderate 5th entering straight, went 4th at last, no extra op 12/1
5th
Horse silk
2
2
33/1
T: G ElliottJ: M P Walsh
In rear, mistake 5th, some progress and ridden 2 out, moderate 8th entering straight, went 5th at last, no impression op 25/1
6th
Horse silk
4 ¾
8
511-12
11/1
T: W P MullinsJ: Mr P W Mullins
Rear of mid-division, slight mistake 4 out and briefly pushed along, ridden in 8th 2 out, no impression tchd 10/1
7th
Horse silk
1 ¾
4
611-12
11/10f
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Led, joined 3 out, soon pushed along, headed next and ridden, weakened entering straight tchd 6/5
8th
Horse silk
5 ½
5
611-12
25/1
T: G ElliottJ: S W Flanagan
Tracked leader in 2nd early, 3rd at 3rd, ridden in 5th 3 out, soon weakened tchd 16/1
9th
Horse silk
24
1
66/1
T: M F MorrisJ: B J Cooper
Tracked leaders on outer, 2nd at 3rd, mistake next, weakened quickly 3 out, in rear when stumbled next
10th
Horse silk
8
7
11/2
T: H De BromheadJ: D N Russell
Tracked leaders, slight mistakes 1st and 2nd, ridden in 4th 3 out, 5th and slight mistake next, weakened op 5/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€35.60Pl:€7.30, €3.20, €1.80EX:€370.00Trifecta:€2,677.30Tricast:€1,741.95SF:€258.16

Forecasts

Getabird (11/10), Mengli Khan (11/2), Paloma Blue (11/2), Whiskey Sour (10/1), Vision Des Flos (11/1), Sharjah (11/1), Draconien (25/1), Hardline (25/1), Cartwright (33/1), Beyond The Law (66/1)

Verdict

GETABIRD didn't fire for some reason at Cheltenham but he put that behind him with a decisive Fairyhouse success since and can atone for his Cotswolds disappointment with success here. He put Mengli Khan away with a decisive turn of foot on the home bend here in January in the Moscow Flyer and can confirm that form and strike an early blow for the Mullins camp over title-chasing Gordon Elliott. Paloma Blue ran a stormer in the Supreme at Cheltenham and has excellent place claims now ahead of Draconien and Cartwright.
  1. Getabird
  2. Mengli Khan
  3. Paloma Blue

Previous Winners

2017
Cilaos Emery
Weight: 11-12  |Age: 5
8/1

Prize Money

1st: €59,000.002nd: €19,000.003rd: €9,000.004th: €4,000.005th: €2,000.006th: €1,000.00

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