20:45 Punchestown

Wednesday 16 May 2018

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Punchestown Event Centre Flat Race

2m  |   Good  |   14 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 20:46  |   Winning time: 3m 55.9s

1st
6
9/2
T: M BrassilJ: Mr R Deegan (5)
Mid-division, pushed along to go 5th entering straight, ridden in 3rd over 1f out, led inside final 100 yards, kept on well op 7/2
2nd
1 ½
15
512-0
11/4
T: N MeadeJ: Mr M J O'Hare (5)
Tracked leaders on inner, pushed along approaching straight, headway 2f out and ridden in 2nd over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, no impression on winner closing stages op 10/3
3rd
¾
4
8/1
T: Jonathan SweeneyJ: Mr D O'Connor
Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, headway to lead under 2f out, strongly pressed 1f out and headed 100 yards out, no extra
4th
½
3
612-0
20/1
T: T M WalshJ: Mr A McMahon (7)
Rear of mid-division, pushed along in 11th entering straight, headway into 5th 1f out, kept on inside final furlong op 33/1
5th
sh
13
18/1
T: K PrendergastJ: Mr F Maguire (3)
Rear of mid-division, pushed along and some headway entering straight, soon ridden and went 4th 1f out, kept on inside final furlong op 16/1 tchd 20/1
6th
2 ¼
8
512-0
9/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: Mr T Hamilton (5)
Mid-division, pushed along approaching straight, ridden and switched left in 7th 1f out, kept on one pace op 10/1
7th
1 ¼
12
14/1
T: P A FahyJ: Mr C Fahy (7)
Held up towards rear, travelling well towards rear early straight, ridden and kept on well inside final furlong, nearest at finish op 12/1
8th
2 ½
5
5/2f
T: W P MullinsJ: Mr W J Gleeson (7)
Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, pushed along in 3rd entering straight, ridden and no impression over 1f out, no extra final furlong op 11/4 tchd 9/4
9th
8
9
66/1
T: W HarneyJ: Mr D Crean (7)
Towards rear, headway on outer approaching straight and 6th 2f out, ridden and no extra over 1f out op 50/1
10th
¾
7
33/1
T: Mrs L FowlerJ: Mr R O Harding (3)
Tracked leader, ran freely, 2nd halfway, headway to lead approaching straight, pushed along and headed 1 1/2f out, soon no extra
11th
8 ½
1
100/1
T: H SmythJ: Mr D J McConville (7)
Mid-division on outer, pushed along and no impression towards rear approaching straight, no extra
12th
12
14
100/1
T: J M BurkeJ: Mr J M Burke (7)
Soon led, veered left approaching bend after stands, headed approaching straight, soon no extra, eased final furlong
13th
sh
2
33/1
T: James KingJ: Mr J J King (3)
Rear of mid-division, pushed along and no impression entering straight, soon no extra, eased inside final furlong
14th
1 ¼
10
50/1
T: J J HanlonJ: Mr B O'Neill
Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, lost place approaching straight, soon no extra, eased inside final furlong

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Non-Runners

16
Shimmer And Shine27
Weight: 11-7|  Age: 5
T: Peter Croke  J: Mr H D Dunne
11
Ozzie's Way6
Weight: 12-0|  Age: 5
T: Denis Hogan  J: Mr J Hogan
Betting

Forecast

Castle North (5/2), Valdieu (11/4), City Island (9/2), Caracara Mail (8/1), Denwork (9/1), Pilot Station (14/1), The Abbey (18/1), Batcio (20/1), Ozzie's Way (20/1), Criq Sun (33/1), Ballinlina Boy (33/1), Shimmer And Shine (33/1), Minstrel Song (50/1), Makka Pakka (66/1), Arizengo (100/1), Turnpike Thunder (100/1)

Verdict
CASTLE NORTH has done what the market suggested he would in both bumpers starts so far by finishing second. He's likely to be a warm order for this contest and should live up to his billing again by scoring for the bang in-form Mullins team. Caracara Mail could be the main danger having impressed in a recent point-to-point win under Derek O'Connor while City Island made a pleasing start over C&D, finishing second, and should go well again. Valdieu has been a bit frustrating since a promising C&D debut more than a year ago but his trainer is doing very well in this sphere of late and the chance of better ground may assist his case.
  1. Castle North
  2. Caracara Mail
  3. Valdieu

Previous Winners

2017
Simone
Weight: 11-7  |Age: 5
Weight: 11-7  |  
Age: 5  |  
J: Mr S Clements
  |  
T: Shane Nolan
9/2
Prize Money
1st:
€6,160.00
2nd:
€1,910.00
3rd:
€910.00
4th:
€410.00
5th:
€160.00

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