17:30 Punchestown

Tuesday 24 April 2018

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BoyleSports Champion Chase (Grade 1)

Class 1  |   2m  |   Yielding to Soft  |   9 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 17:30  |   Winning time: 4m 16.0s

1st
10
9/2
T: W P MullinsJ: Mr P W Mullins
Made all, clear at halfway, pushed along and clear before 2 out, ridden and stayed on well run-in op 6/1
2nd
2 ¾
4
811-12
4/5f
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Tracked leader in 2nd, jumped slightly right 4 out, slight mistake next, ridden in 2nd entering straight, no impression on winner before last, kept on same pace run-in
3rd
7
1
33/1
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
Tracked leaders, dropped to 7th 4 out, 6th next, soon ridden, went moderate 3rd 2 out, kept on same pace
4th
4 ½
5
711-12
3/1
T: W P MullinsJ: D J Mullins
Tracked leaders, slight mistake 1st, 4th 3 out, soon ridden, moderate 3rd entering straight, soon no impression in 4th op 11/4
5th
nk
3
12/1
T: G ElliottJ: M P Walsh
Mid-division, slight mistake 5 out, closer in 5th 3 out, ridden in 7th entering straight, went moderate 5th at last, no extra
6th
8
2
1111-12
66/1
T: W P MullinsJ: D E Mullins
In rear, bumped at 5th, no impression from 4 out, never a factor
7th
3 ¾
6
16/1
T: H De BromheadJ: D N Russell
Rear of mid-division, pushed along halfway, ridden in 4th after 3 out, moderate 5th 2 out, no impression, mistake at last
8th
3
9
66/1
T: G ElliottJ: M A Enright
Rear of mid-division, no impression from 4 out, never a factor
9th
15
8
100/1
T: G ElliottJ: K M Donoghue
Always behind, jumped left, bumped at 5th, jumped badly left 3 out, no impression

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Non-Runners

7
Special Tiara41
Weight: 11-12|  Age: 11
T: H De Bromhead  J: N D Fehily
Betting

Forecast

Douvan (4/5), Min (3/1), Un De Sceaux (9/2), Doctor Phoenix (12/1), Ordinary World (16/1), Special Tiara (16/1), A Toi Phil (33/1), Ballycasey (66/1), The Game Changer (66/1), Tell Us More (100/1)

Verdict
Team Mullins come out with guns firing in the day one feature and the noises from Closutton have all been positive in regards to DOUVAN. He was moving very well at Cheltenham last month before his fall and, on that evidence, could be hard to stop now. In the same colours comes Min, second at both Cheltenham and Aintree recently, is respected back over 2m but he faces a third hard race in a short space of time, enough to sway the vote. Un De Sceaux may find things unfolding too quickly down in trip whilst Special Tiara isn't seeing his races out like he once could. Ordinary World might perhaps run into the money at a big price.
  1. Douvan
  2. Min
  3. Doctor Phoenix

Previous Winners

2017
Fox Norton
Weight: 11-12  |Age: 7
Weight: 11-12  |  
Age: 7  |  
J: R M Power
  |  
T: C L Tizzard
5/2
Prize Money
1st:
€162,250.00
2nd:
€52,250.00
3rd:
€24,750.00
4th:
€11,001.00
5th:
€5,500.00
6th:
€2,750.00

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