15:20 Punchestown

Sunday 13 January 2019

All12:4013:1513:4514:2014:5015:2015:50

Sportinglife.com Maiden Hurdle

2m  |   Good  |   21 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 15:23  |   Winning time: 4m 12.7s
Weighed In
1st
18
5/4f
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
Tracked leaders, 4th before 3rd, led approaching straight travelling smoothly, pushed out to assert and stayed on well run-in op 11/8 tchd 13/8
2nd
4 ½
12
2/1
T: W P MullinsJ: M P Walsh
Tracked leaders, 5th before 3rd, slight mistake 2 out, 3rd approaching straight, soon chased winner and kept on same pace run-in op 5/2
3rd
9
9
14/1
T: Andrew HughesJ: D J Mullins
Soon chased leaders, 7th before 3rd, closed 3 out, not fluent next, still 7th approaching straight, went moderate 3rd approaching last and kept on same pace op 12/1
4th
3 ¾
3
50/1
T: A FlemingJ: D Meyler
Chased leaders, 6th before 3rd, 9th approaching straight, soon no impression, kept on without threatening
5th
1 ¾
15
511-10
33/1
T: C ByrnesJ: C A Landers (5)
Waited with, 12th before 3rd, 8th approaching straight, soon no impression, not fluent last, kept on without threatening
6th
3 ¼
8
20/1
T: G ElliottJ: M A Enright
Chased leaders, 9th before 3rd where slight mistake, not fluent 5th, 4th approaching straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace
7th
1 ½
14
511-10
100/1
T: N MeadeJ: J M Moore
Prominent, led and disputed after 1st, headed approaching straight and dropped to 5th, soon no extra, one pace
8th
½
6
100/1
T: P MartinJ: C D Maxwell
Held up, 19th before 3rd, slight mistake next, headway from before 3 out to chase leaders, 6th approaching straight, soon switched left and kept on same pace
9th
1 ¼
10
66/1
T: O McKiernanJ: B Browne (5)
Held up, 18th before 3rd, headway into mid-division and no impression before straight, kept on without threatening
10th
1 ¾
5
100/1
T: L ComerJ: R A Doyle (5)
Led, headed and close up and disputed at times from after 1st, lost position and one pace straight
11th
nk
7
100/1
T: R HackettJ: D J McInerney (3)
Tracked leaders, a little slow at 1st, 8th before 3rd, mistake 2 out, mid-division and no impression from before straight, one pace
12th
½
20
100/1
T: S ByrneJ: M J Bolger
Waited with, 16th before 3rd, slight mistake next, one pace from before straight
13th
1 ¾
16
16/1
T: J P MurtaghJ: L P Dempsey
Mid-division early, not always fluent jumping, 10th before 3rd, one pace from before straight op 12/1
14th
2 ¼
22
66/1
T: A J MartinJ: M F Mooney
Mid-division early, jumped left 1st, 13th before 3rd, slight mistake 4th, one pace from before straight
15th
¾
2
100/1
T: Andrew McNamaraJ: D P Maxwell (7)
Waited with, 15th before 3rd, one pace from before straight
16th
1 ¾
21
100/1
T: Michael G ClearyJ: H P Cleary (7)
Always towards rear, never a factor
17th
1
4
66/1
T: G P CromwellJ: A E Lynch
Waited with, 14th before 3rd, no impression from before straight, not fluent last
18th
nk
17
66/1
T: E GriffinJ: N P Madden
Mid-division early, 11th before 3rd, no impression from before straight op 50/1
19th
½
19
25/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: J J Slevin
Waited with, 17th before 3rd, no impression from before straight
20th
9 ½
13
100/1
T: D M O'BrienJ: R P Treacy (3)
Always towards rear, never a factor

Also Ran

PU
1
5/1
T: N MeadeJ: S W Flanagan
Tracked leaders, slight mistake 2nd, 3rd before 3rd, soon pulled up quickly op 11/2

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Non-Runners

11
Cray83
Weight: 11-10|  Age: 5
T: G P Cromwell  J: G N Fox
24
Blackyellowred7
Weight: 11-12|  Age: 6
T: D J Barry  J: Reserve 2
23
Luis Van Zandt18
Weight: 11-10|  Age: 5
T: A J Martin  J: Reserve 1
25
Fianchetto36
Weight: 11-5|  Age: 6
T: Mrs D Foster  J: Reserve 3
Betting

Forecast

Vision D'Honneur (5/4), Elixir D'Ainay (2/1), Active Force (5/1), The Tartan Spartan (14/1), Prosecution (16/1), Song Of Namibia (20/1), Cray (20/1), Write It Down (25/1), Poseidon (33/1), Maddenstown (50/1), Circling Moon (66/1), Upgraded (66/1), Mutadaffeq (66/1), Stephenstown (66/1), Luis Van Zandt (66/1), Kearney (100/1), No Way Jack (100/1), No Admission (100/1), Robbies Magic (100/1), Mollyella (100/1), Classic Concorde (100/1), Darling Days (100/1), Humble Beginings (100/1), Blackyellowred (100/1), Fianchetto (100/1)

Verdict
As is often the case in such races there aren't too may appealing contenders despite the huge field. Noel Meade's ACTIVE FORCE gets the nod after two good runs in bumpers this term including a win latest which should set him up nicely for this and as a point-to-point winner the obstacles shouldn't hold any fears. Vision D'Honneur had several rivals behind on Boxing Day when fourth and this expensive purchase is a big danger as is Elixir D'Ainay, winner of his last bumper in France albeit 14 months ago.
  1. Active Force
  2. Vision D'Honneur
  3. Elixir D'Ainay

Previous Winners

2018
Impact Factor
Weight: 11-12  |Age: 6
Weight: 11-12  |  
Age: 6  |  
J: R M Power
  |  
T: Mrs J Harrington
4/7
Prize Money
1st: €8,168.002nd: €2,533.003rd: €1,207.004th: €544.005th: €212.00

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