18:05 Punchestown

Friday 27 April 2018

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

    Profile Systems Champion Novice Hurdle (Grade 1)

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 1  |   2m 4f  |   Soft  |   9 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 18:05  |   Winning time: 5m 9.8s
1st
Horse silk
6
16/1
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
Tracked leaders, soon 4th, closed and slight mistake 3 out, left in lead from next, went on approaching last, stayed on well op 14/1
2nd
Horse silk
10
12
11/2
T: W P MullinsJ: D J Mullins
In rear, slight mistake 5th, dropped off leaders 3 out, left chasing leaders from next, 2nd approaching last where slight mistake when no impression, kept on same pace op 7/1
3rd
Horse silk
2
2
33/1
T: W P MullinsJ: R M Power
Chased leaders, soon 5th, stumbled slightly after 7th, left 2nd from 2 out, 3rd approaching last and no impression, one pace
4th
Horse silk
8 ¼
10
25/1
T: W P MullinsJ: B J Geraghty
Held up, 8th before 4th, slight mistake 7th, dropped off leaders 3 out, left chasing leaders from next, soon no impression, kept on same pace op 20/1
5th
Horse silk
6
9
11/4j
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Held up, 7th before 4th, closed on outer and slight mistake 3 out, soon pushed along, left chasing leaders from 2 out, soon no impression and not fluent last, one pace op 5/2 tchd 9/4
6th
Horse silk
26
7
7/1
T: W P MullinsJ: M P Walsh
Mid-division early, 6th before 4th, left chasing leaders from 2 out until weakened from before straight

Also Ran

F
Horse silk
4
511-10
8/1
T: Ms M MullinsJ: D E Mullins
Led, hit 7th, pressed and fell 2 out
PU
Horse silk
8
611-10
11/4j
T: W P MullinsJ: Mr P W Mullins
Held up and a little keen early, soon tracked leaders on inner in 3rd, badly hampered 2 out and brought to standstill and pulled up op 7/2
PU
Horse silk
11
511-10
11/2
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Tracked leader, not always fluent jumping, pushed along briefly 8th, badly hampered 2 out and brought to standstill and pulled up op 13/2

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Non-Runners

5
Horse silk
Delta Work2
Weight: 11-10|  Age: 5
T: G Elliott  J: S W Flanagan
NR
3
Horse silk
Cartwright3
Weight: 11-10|  Age: 5
T: G Elliott  J: M P Walsh
NR
1
Horse silk
Blow By Blow2
Weight: 11-10|  Age: 7
T: G Elliott  J: Rachael Blackmore
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€17.00Pl:€3.90, €1.80, €9.40EX:€150.80Trifecta:€1,673.20SF:€105.84

Forecasts

Pallasator (11/4), Getabird (11/4), Whiskey Sour (11/2), Scarpeta (11/2), Duc Des Genievres (7/1), Debuchet (8/1), Dortmund Park (16/1), Delta Work (16/1), Blow By Blow (16/1), Real Steel (25/1), Cartwright (25/1), Burrows Saint (33/1)

Verdict

If ever there was a race which best sums up the theme for the week, it is this Grade 1 Novice Hurdle, with Willie Mullins (6) and Gordon Elliott (5) responsible for all bar one of the 12 runners. We've seen a few of these horses already this week including the hardy Delta Work and the disappointing duo Blow By Blow and Getabird. Scarpeta is the pick of Paul Townend, and it's easy to see why on the strength of his fine Ballymore effort, but he had no excuses when readily beaten by the fast improving PALLASATOR at Fairyhouse over Easter. He has that touch of class from the Flat and stays well, so is taken with confidence to land the spoils under Davy Russell.
  1. Pallasator
  2. Duc Des Genievres
  3. Scarpeta

Previous Winners

2017
Bacardys
Weight: 11-10  |Age: 6
10/1

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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