16:20 Punchestown

Friday 27 April 2018

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EMS Copiers Novice Handicap Chase (Grade A)

2m 5f  |   Soft  |   18 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 16:22  |   Winning time: 5m 41.0s

1st
1
611-10
11/4f
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Tracked leaders, 4th from 4th, closed and switched left before 3 out where slight mistake, 2nd approaching straight, on terms 2 out, soon led, stayed on well to assert from last op 3/1
2nd
5
11
710-12
20/1
T: H De BromheadJ: D Robinson (5)
Led, ran a little off bend after 5th, slight mistake 3 out, joined 2 out and slight mistake, soon headed, not match winner and slight mistake last, one pace op 16/1
3rd
8
10
8/1
T: N MeadeJ: S W Flanagan
Held up, 10th from 11th, closer in 5th approaching straight, chased leaders and slight mistake 2 out, soon no extra, one pace op 7/1
4th
11
13
14/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: R M Power
Prominent, soon 2nd, 4th approaching straight, no extra and one pace from 2 out
5th
14
18
16/1
T: W P MullinsJ: Katie O'Farrell (7)
Prominent and a little keen, 5th from 4th, mistake 6th, not fluent 4 out, soon no impression op 20/1
6th
2 ¾
4
14/1
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
Soon mid-division, 9th from 4th, not fluent 4 out, soon no impression op 12/1
7th
4 ¼
15
10/1
T: T MullinsJ: M P Walsh
Soon chased leaders, 7th from 4th, 6th from 11th where not fluent, not fluent 4 out, 3rd approaching straight, bad mistake and almost unseated rider 2 out, no extra after op 11/1 tchd 12/1
8th
4 ½
3
13/2
T: W P MullinsJ: D J Mullins
Prominent, not fluent 3rd, 3rd from next, slight mistake 7th, mistake 4 out, under pressure before next, soon no extra op 8/1
9th
2
5
25/1
T: W P MullinsJ: Mr R Deegan
Soon mid-division, 10th approaching halfway, some headway when not fluent 3 out, soon no extra
10th
1 ½
8
16/1
T: E J O'GradyJ: A E Lynch
Mid-division early, 11th from 4th, pushed along 10th, 12th from next, some headway and slight mistake 3 out, no extra from before straight

Also Ran

F
2
611-10
11/1
T: W P MullinsJ: Rachael Blackmore
Chased leaders, 8th from 4th, still chasing leaders on outer when fell 11th
PU
6
16/1
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Mid-division early, slight mistake 1st, 12th from 4th, 8th from 11th, badly hampered 4 out and soon pulled up tchd 14/1
PU
7
25/1
T: H De BromheadJ: N D Fehily
Held up, pushed along briefly towards rear at 8th, no impression 11th, soon pulled up op 33/1
PU
9
10/1
T: G ElliottJ: B J Geraghty
Reminders from early towards rear, pulled up after 5th op 8/1
PU
12
20/1
T: W P MullinsJ: D E Mullins
Soon in rear and not travelling well, not fluent 2nd, pulled up approaching 9th op 25/1
F
14
25/1
T: S NevilleJ: B Hayes
Mid-division early, 6th from 4th, 7th from 11th, fell 4 out op 33/1
PU
16
33/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: J S McGarvey
Held up, slight mistake 1st, pushed along from 9th, no impression when not fluent 11th, soon pulled up op 25/1
BD
17
50/1
T: H De BromheadJ: P T Enright
A little keen, held up, 10th from 4th, 11th from 11th, brought down 4 out op 40/1

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Non-Runners

19
Exactoris131
Weight: 10-3|  Age: 7
T: J P O'Brien  J: L P Dempsey
Betting

Forecast

Kemboy (11/4), Up For Review (13/2), Bel Ami De Sivola (8/1), Scoir Mear (10/1), Squouateur (10/1), Koshari (11/1), A Sizing Network (14/1), Tombstone (14/1), Bravissimo (16/1), The West's Awake (16/1), De Plotting Shed (16/1), A Rated (20/1), Pylonthepressure (20/1), Montalbano (25/1), Ask Nile (25/1), Conrad Hastings (25/1), Exactoris (25/1), Close Shave (33/1), Surf Instructor (50/1)

Verdict
A devilishly difficult novices handicap chase in which perhaps the only thing that is certain is that the returning A Sizing Network will be the early pace angle. Kemboy is the choice of Paul Townend, and he should once more have the measure of Tombstone despite a turnaround at the weights, whilst Kim Muir third Squouateur is unsurprisingly the choice of Barry Geraghty from the JP McManus owned runners. The form-line to concentrate upon involves Bel Ami De Sivola, THE WEST'S AWAKE and Ask Nile. That recent Fairyhouse contest has already been well advertised, so we'll take a chance that the O'Grady trained horse (sixth) strips fitter today.
  1. The West's Awake
  2. Squouateur
  3. Kemboy

Previous Winners

2017
Woodland Opera
Weight: 11-6  |Age: 7
Weight: 11-6  |  
Age: 7  |  
J: R M Power
  |  
T: Mrs J Harrington
11/4
Prize Money
1st:
€59,000.00
2nd:
€19,000.00
3rd:
€9,000.00
4th:
€4,000.00
5th:
€2,000.00
6th:
€1,000.00

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