12:15 Punchestown

Monday 31 December 2018

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Tote Supporting Irish Racing Beginners Chase

3m 1f 50y  |   Good (Good to Yielding in places)  |   7 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 12:15  |   Winning time: 6m 43.5s
Weighed In
1st
4
7/4f
T: J P O'BrienJ: M P Walsh
Held up towards rear, closer in 5th 6 out, pushed along in 5th 3 out, headway from 2 out, close 3rd on inner approaching last, soon ridden, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on well close home, led near line op 5/2 tchd 11/4
2nd
sh
1
611-12
9/4
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Tracked leaders, 3rd 3 out, headway into 2nd next, ridden and led at last, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, no extra and headed near line tchd 2/1 and 5/2
3rd
3 ½
2
7/2
T: W P MullinsJ: D J Mullins
Disputed lead, not fluent at 2nd, headed before next, disputed lead again from 6 out, led after 3 out, ridden and strongly pressed before last, headed at last, stumbled badly on inner inside final furlong and dropped to 3rd, no impression tchd 11/4
4th
11
6
14/1
T: Martin HassettJ: R Loughran
Tracked leaders, went 2nd briefly at 7th, 4th 3 out, soon ridden and no impression on leaders op 12/1
5th
54
5
511-12
9/1
T: P NolanJ: Mr B O'Neill
Disputed lead early, led before 3rd, joined 6 out, ridden and headed after 3 out, soon weakened op 6/1

Also Ran

PU
3
711-12
25/1
T: N MeadeJ: S W Flanagan
Always behind, mistake 5th and not fluent 8th, under pressure 10th, trailing next, pulled up after 4 out
F
7
33/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: Rachael Blackmore
Tracked leaders in 5th, moderate 6th at 12th, under pressure and no impression when fell next

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Betting

Forecast

Shady Operator (7/4), Ballyward (9/4), C'Est Jersey (7/2), Shawshank (9/1), The Conditional (14/1), Kagney (25/1), Alighting (33/1)

Verdict
Trainer Willie Mullins has taken three of the last six renewals of this contest and his BALLYWARD can get the better of stablemate C'est Jersey in this intriguing contest. The Paul Nolan-trained Shawshank won two of his three point-to-point starts and could be capable of hitting the frame along with the J P McManus, owned/Joseph O'Brien, trained, Shady Operator.
  1. Ballyward
  2. C'Est Jersey
  3. Shawshank

Previous Winners

2017
Monbeg Notorious
Weight: 11-12  |Age: 6
Weight: 11-12  |  
Age: 6  |  
J: D N Russell
  |  
T: G Elliott
8/11
Prize Money
1st: €8,624.002nd: €2,674.003rd: €1,274.004th: €574.005th: €224.00

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