17:35 Punchestown

Saturday 28 April 2018

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    Ballymore Handicap Hurdle (Grade B)

  • 4YO plus  |   2m 4f  |   Yielding to Soft  |   24 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 17:38  |   Winning time: 4m 58.7s
1st
Horse silk
9
14/1
T: W P MullinsJ: Rachael Blackmore
Mid-division early, 10th after 3rd, closed up to be prominent into straight, led and stayed on well run-in
2nd
Horse silk
1 ¾
12
33/1
T: W P MullinsJ: A E Lynch
Disputed lead, led from 8th, joined at last, headed and kept on same pace run-in
3rd
Horse silk
nk
27
89-10
25/1
T: H RogersJ: P T Enright
Prominent, 3rd into straight, soon challenged and every chance, kept on same pace run-in
4th
Horse silk
½
6
28/1
T: W P MullinsJ: N M Kelly (5)
Held up, soon towards rear, improved into 6th into straight, on terms at last and not fluent, soon headed and one pace op 25/1
5th
Horse silk
¾
20
510-5
9/1
T: W P MullinsJ: Katie O'Farrell (7)
Prominent, pushed along 8th, 5th into straight, soon closed, kept on same pace run-in tchd 10/1
6th
Horse silk
2 ¾
5
11/1
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: J S McGarvey
Held up, 15th before 4th, improved into 7th into straight, kept on same pace from before last op 9/1
7th
Horse silk
3
14
710-10
12/1
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Held up, soon towards rear, progress to chase leaders into straight, kept on same pace from before last tchd 11/1 and 14/1
8th
Horse silk
nk
10
910-12
8/1
T: N MeadeJ: S W Flanagan
Soon chased leaders, 7th after 3rd, lost position 3 out, kept on again without threatening from next op 9/1
9th
Horse silk
¾
15
8/1
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
Disputed lead, slight mistake 6th, headed from 8th, 4th into straight, soon no impression tchd 9/1
10th
Horse silk
1
4
6/1f
T: J P O'BrienJ: B J Geraghty
Chased leaders early, 8th after 3rd, no impression straight op 8/1
11th
Horse silk
4
18
14/1
T: M J SmithJ: A W Short (5)
Prominent, lost position 2 out, soon no impression
12th
Horse silk
4 ¾
25
20/1
T: W P MullinsJ: M A Enright
Mid-division early, 12th after 3rd, kept on same pace from before straight op 25/1
13th
Horse silk
2 ¾
7
16/1
T: W P MullinsJ: Mr L P Gilligan (7)
Held up, soon towards rear, some headway and kept on same pace without threatening from before straight op 20/1 tchd 25/1
14th
Horse silk
2 ¼
24
16/1
T: T GibneyJ: J M Moore
Towards rear, some headway and kept on same pace without threatening from before straight tchd 18/1
15th
Horse silk
3 ¼
16
33/1
T: W P MullinsJ: R Deegan (5)
Mid-division early, 11th after 3rd, no impression from before straight
16th
Horse silk
10
1
611-12
28/1
T: J G MurphyJ: B Browne (5)
Mid-division early, no extra from before straight op 33/1
17th
Horse silk
1 ½
13
66/1
T: S J MahonJ: D F O'Regan
Held up, soon towards rear, no impression 3 out
18th
Horse silk
2 ¼
11
810-11
20/1
T: W P MullinsJ: R M Power
Held up, soon towards rear, no impression 3 out op 16/1
19th
Horse silk
1 ¾
3
33/1
T: W P MullinsJ: R Loughran
Chased leaders early, 9th after 3rd, lost place and no impression 3 out tchd 40/1
20th
Horse silk
¾
21
16/1
T: W P MullinsJ: D E Mullins
Prominent, lost place and no extra from before straight op 20/1
21st
Horse silk
35
22
11/1
T: G P CromwellJ: M P Walsh
Mid-division early, 14th before 4th, no extra from before straight op 12/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
2
25/1
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Mid-division early, 13th after 3rd, weakened 8th, pulled up before 3 out
PU
Horse silk
8
16/1
T: W P MullinsJ: D J Mullins
Held up, soon towards rear, reminders 7th, no impression next, pulled up before 3 out op 14/1
PU
Horse silk
23
33/1
T: W P MullinsJ: John J Fitzpatrick (7)
Held up, soon towards rear, not always fluent jumping, no impression 8th, pulled up before 3 out tchd 40/1

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Non-Runners

28
Horse silk
Hey Little Boy3
Weight: 9-10|  Age: 5
T: W P Mullins  J: Reserve 3
NR
17
Horse silk
Flawless Escape43
Weight: 10-7|  Age: 5
T: G Elliott  J: R Loughran
NR
26
Horse silk
Pietralunga4
Weight: 9-10|  Age: 5
T: W P Mullins  J: Reserve 1
NR
19
Horse silk
Uradel11
Weight: 10-6|  Age: 7
T: W P Mullins  J: Rachael Blackmore
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€21.60Pl:€4.40, €8.00, €7.50, €7.80EX:€672.50Trifecta:€7,099.90Tricast:€10,960.81SF:€447.11

Forecasts

Early Doors (6/1), Joey Sasa (8/1), Yaha Fizz (8/1), Low Sun (9/1), Dream Berry (11/1), Spades Are Trumps (11/1), Karalee (12/1), Meri Devie (14/1), Prince Garyantle (14/1), Flawless Escape (14/1), Voix Du Reve (16/1), Agent Boru (16/1), Minella Beau (16/1), Max Dynamite (16/1), Uradel (16/1), Bargy Lady (20/1), Turcagua (20/1), Benkei (25/1), Diamond King (25/1), Bunk Off Early (28/1), Swamp Fox (28/1), C'Est Jersey (33/1), Allblak Des Places (33/1), Abbyssial (33/1), Court Artist (33/1), Carrig Cathal (66/1), Hey Little Boy (N/A), Pietralunga (N/A)

Verdict

Many chances in another wide open handicap. Early Doors looks one of the more obvious ones after an excellent effort at Cheltenham but DREAM BERRY was a big eyecatcher at the Festival too, finishing his race off well to be a close seventh in the Coral Cup. With that under his belt, he can strip fitter here and go one better than he did in the race last year. Max Dynamite is a quality performer on his day and can never be ruled out in these big field handicaps, Agent Boru comes here off the back of a win and the quicker they go the better his chance, and Low Sun looks a potential improver.
  1. Dream Berry
  2. Early Doors
  3. Agent Boru

Previous Winners

2017
Open Eagle
Weight: 11-8  |Age: 8
20/1

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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