12:55 Punchestown

Wednesday 28 November 2018

All12:2512:5513:2513:5514:3015:0015:35

    I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF Maiden Hurdle

  • 5YO plus  |   2m 6f  |   Good  |   11 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 12:56  |   Winning time: 5m 32.5s
1st
Horse silk
2
10/1
T: O McKiernanJ: B Browne (5)
Mid-division early, progress to chase leaders from 4th, 6th halfway, 4th 3 out, improved to challenge 2 out, soon led, ridden to assert before last, kept on well run-in op 6/1
2nd
Horse silk
2
10
10/3
T: J P O'BrienJ: B J Geraghty
Settled behind leaders, 5th halfway, ridden before 2 out, under pressure in 4th before last, stayed on into 2nd run-in, not reach winner op 7/2 tchd 3/1
3rd
Horse silk
1 ¾
8
9/2
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Settled mid-division, closer in 5th after 5th, ridden in 4th 2 out, stayed on into 2nd approaching last, mistake last, dropped to 3rd and kept on same pace run-in op 3/1
4th
Horse silk
1 ½
12
25/1
T: G ElliottJ: K M Donoghue
Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to challenge 3 out, disputed before next, ridden and headed after 2 out, under pressure in 3rd approaching last, kept on same pace op 20/1
5th
Horse silk
9 ½
3
711-12
4/1
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Led and disputed, headed after 1st, remained close up and disputed at times, slight mistake 4th, disputed 3 out, ridden and headed after 2 out, no extra before last op 5/1
6th
Horse silk
nk
9
50/1
T: M PhelanJ: D F O'Regan
Chased leaders early, slight mistake 2nd, mid-division from 4th, ridden and no impression 3 out, no extra next tchd 33/1 and 66/1
7th
Horse silk
1
5
9/4f
T: A FlemingJ: D Meyler
Settled behind leaders, closer from 3rd, 4th halfway, ridden in 5th 2 out, no extra before last op 2/1 tchd 5/2
8th
Horse silk
19
1
33/1
T: M F MorrisJ: B J Cooper
Chased leaders early, held up before 2nd, towards rear halfway, ridden and no extra before 3 out, weakened tchd 25/1
9th
Horse silk
6
13
66/1
T: L FowlerJ: P J O'Hanlon (7)
Always towards rear, trailing halfway, never a factor, weakened before 3 out op 50/1 tchd 40/1
10th
Horse silk
15
11
16/1
T: J O CliffordJ: S F O'Keeffe (7)
Disputed, led and disputed after 1st, headed 3 out, ridden and no extra before next, weakened op 20/1
11th
Horse silk
70
7
66/1
T: K ThorntonJ: R C Colgan
Always towards rear, trailing halfway, completely tailed off op 50/1 tchd 33/1

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Non-Runners

6
Horse silk
School Boy Hours18
Weight: 11-12|  Age: 5
T: N Meade  J: M P Walsh
NR
4
Horse silk
Hotel Du Nord198
Weight: 11-12|  Age: 5
T: Mrs J Harrington  J: R M Power
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€10.40Pl:€2.50, €1.50, €1.30EX:€74.00Trifecta:€280.00SF:€43.48

Forecasts

Mount Pelier (9/4), School Boy Hours (5/2), The Gunner Murphy (10/3), Grotesque (4/1), Sweet Flight (9/2), Gallant John Joe (10/1), Hotel Du Nord (14/1), The Shunter (16/1), Portnablagh (25/1), First Class Return (33/1), The Dabbler (50/1), Wild Rumour (66/1), Shanroe Al C (66/1)

Verdict

SCHOOL BOY HOURS stayed on really well on return to finish second and an extra 3f can only help so he has rock solid credentials and is worth siding with here. The main danger looks to be Grotesque who has fair form already but now goes up 6f in trip on his debut for Gordon Elliott so there are reasons to think he can improve further. The Gunner Murphy may well be JP McManus' second string but such types have won many races in the past and Joseph O'Brien's charge is another worthy of consideration here.
  1. School Boy Hours
  2. Grotesque
  3. The Gunner Murphy

Previous Winners

2017
Minella Fair
Weight: 11-12  |Age: 6
7/4

Prize Money

1st: €9,240.002nd: €2,865.003rd: €1,365.004th: €615.005th: €240.00

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