15:40 Punchestown

Friday 27 April 2018

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

KFM Hunters Chase For The Bishopscourt Cup

2m 4f  |   Soft  |   10 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 15:40  |   Winning time: 5m 43.9s
Weighed In
1st
1
2/1
T: Peter MaherJ: Mr B O'Neill
Held up in touch, 6th from 3rd, improved to chase leader in 2nd from 10th, travelling smoothly straight, led before 2 out, soon asserted, stayed on well, easily op 15/8
2nd
30
5
20/1
T: D J BarryJ: Mr R James (7)
Held up, 8th from 3rd, closer order when impeded 10th, soon 4th, 3rd approaching 4 out, not go with front pair from before straight, jumped right last 2, kept on run-in without troubling winner into 2nd close home
3rd
1 ¼
8
7/4f
T: Mark FaheyJ: Mr R Deegan (5)
Took keen hold, prominent, on terms from 2nd, soon led, slight mistake 7th, impeded briefly before 9th by loose horse, pushed along approaching straight, headed before 2 out, soon no impression, one pace run-in and dropped to 3rd close home op 2/1
4th
23
4
16/1
T: Peter MaherJ: Mr N O'Rourke (7)
Soon disputed lead, headed after 2nd, 3rd from next, soon 2nd, pushed along briefly from 7th, 3rd again from 10th, 4th approaching 4 out, no impression approaching next, soon no extra op 20/1

Also Ran

PU
2
6/1
T: Peter FaheyJ: Mr D O'Connor
Soon disputed lead, headed after 2nd, 2nd from next, jumped left 4th, soon 3rd, no extra from 10th, pulled up before 4 out op 11/2 tchd 5/1
UR
3
50/1
T: John G CarrJ: Mr A M King (7)
Chased leaders, 5th from 3rd, slightly impeded 4th, unseated rider 5th
PU
6
10/1
T: D CullenJ: Mr J C Barry (5)
Towards rear, bad mistake 4th and came to a standstill, soon pulled up op 14/1
F
7
12/1
T: S ByrneJ: Mr A J Fox (7)
Chased leaders, 4th from 3rd, slightly impeded 4th, still chasing leaders when fell 10th
F
9
40/1
T: Peter MaherJ: Mr R O Harding (3)
Held up, 7th from 3rd, fell 4th op 33/1
F
10
33/1
T: S FaheyJ: Mr J J O'Neill (7)
Towards rear, fell 5th

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Betting

Forecast

Das Mooser (7/4), Alpha Male (2/1), Battle Hard (6/1), Quare Handy (10/1), Say Geronimo (12/1), Lighting Tunes (16/1), Premier King (20/1), Tropical Express (33/1), Close Your Eyes (40/1), King Norman (50/1)

Verdict
Peter Maher launches a three-pronged attack on the Kildare Farmers' Race (The Bishopscourt Cup) with ALPHA MALE, Lighting Tunes and Close Your Eyes. The selection appears to have been bought with this race firmly in mind, and his recent point-to-point form strongly implies that he'll be tough to beat (holds Say Geronimo). His chief threat will no doubt come from the Mark Fahey trained Das Mooser. She beat the 2016 winner of this race Shin A Vee by 8L when taking the 2017 renewal. Absent since, but she'll almost certainly be ready to defend her crown in this traditionally keenly fought local contest.
  1. Alpha Male
  2. Das Mooser
  3. Say Geronimo

Previous Winners

2017
Das Mooser
Weight: 11-4  |Age: 6
Weight: 11-4  |  
Age: 6  |  
J: Mr R Deegan
  |  
T: Mark Fahey
5/1
Prize Money
1st: €9,240.002nd: €2,865.003rd: €1,365.004th: €615.005th: €240.00

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