16:20 Punchestown

Sunday 10 February 2019

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BoyleSports Grand National Trial Handicap Chase (Grade B)

3m 4f 150y  |   Good to Yielding (Yielding in places)  |   16 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 16:20:54  |   Winning time: 7m 35.6s

1st
3
12/1
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Tracked leaders, close 2nd 4 out, ridden in 4th 2 out, 3rd entering straight, improved to dispute lead at last, led after last, stayed on well
2nd
4 ¼
14
20/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: A Ring
Disputed lead early, led from 3rd, hampered by loose horse approaching 5 out, ridden after 2 out, joined at last, dropped to 3rd inside final furlong, kept on to regain 2nd close home tchd 16/1
3rd
½
6
10/1
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
Tracked leaders, dropped to mid-division at 5th, improved into 3rd 5 out, 3rd 2 out, ridden in 2nd entering straight, disputed lead at last, headed after last and no impression in winner, dropped to 3rd close home
4th
7
11
6/1
T: P NolanJ: M P Walsh
Mid-division, slight mistake 4 out, closer in 4th 3 out, soon ridden, kept on one pace straight
5th
4 ¾
10
11/2
T: H De BromheadJ: T Scudamore
Towards rear, bad mistake 6th, headway into 6th at 14th, 5th 4 out, ridden from next, no impression op 5/1
6th
¾
4
810-12
9/2f
T: W P MullinsJ: Ruby Walsh
Rear of mid-division, slight mistake 7th, 9th 4 out, ridden and no impression from next op 5/1
7th
½
15
8/1
T: J J HanlonJ: S Bowen
Rear of mid-division, slight mistake 2nd, closer in mid-division on inner and mistake 11th, ridden in 7th 4 out, no impression op 15/2
8th
11
5
25/1
T: Denis HoganJ: D G Hogan
In rear, slightly hampered at 10th and mistake 12th, no impression from 4 out, never a factor
9th
13
17
25/1
T: J P DempseyJ: L P Dempsey
Disputed lead early, headed 3rd, 4th 4 out, soon ridden and weakened
10th
27
2
20/1
T: G ElliottJ: K M Donoghue
Mid-division, reminder at 1st, closer in 5th at halfway, ridden 7 out, weakened from 4 out
11th
32
8
25/1
T: G ElliottJ: D F O'Regan
Mid-division on outer, no impression from 5 out, never a factor

Also Ran

PU
7
12/1
T: W P MullinsJ: D J Mullins
Always behind, no impression from 4 out, pulled up before last
UR
9
20/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: Rachael Blackmore
Tracked leaders on outer, bad mistake and unseated rider at 10th op 16/1
PU
12
16/1
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Tracked leaders, slight mistake 5th, headway into 2nd at 8th, weakened quickly at 11th, pulled up before 4 out op 22/1
PU
13
20/1
T: G ElliottJ: M A Enright
Mid-division, not fluent at 9th and pushed along, reminder 10th, behind and pulled up after 11th
PU
16
10/1
T: T GibneyJ: J M Moore
Rear of mid-division, slightly hampered 10th, ridden 12th, no impression and pulled up before 4 out op 11/1

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Non-Runners

1
Don Poli17
Weight: 11-10|  Age: 10
T: G Elliott  J: K Brogan
Betting

Forecast

Some Neck (9/2), Solomn Grundy (11/2), Fitzhenry (6/1), Kilkishen (8/1), General Principle (10/1), Agent Boru (10/1), Dounikos (12/1), Isleofhopendreams (12/1), Orion D'Aubrelle (16/1), Don Poli (16/1), Wishmoor (20/1), Monbeg Notorious (20/1), Arkwrisht (20/1), Space Cadet (20/1), Youcantcallherthat (25/1), Dinnie's Vinnie (25/1), Woods Well (25/1)

Verdict
Solumn Grundy was a huge eye-catcher in the Paddy Power at Christmas and looked one to watch when tackling such a test but having been raised 7lb for finishing fourth preference is for FITZHENRY who finished ½L ahead of him that day yet now meets Henry De Bromhead's rival at considerably better terms. The form of Paul Nolan's runners is another major boost for the selection. Irish National winner General Principle is a force to be reckoned with over such distances and rates the best of Gordon Elliott's six.
  1. Fitzhenry
  2. Solomn Grundy
  3. General Principle

Previous Winners

2018
Folsom Blue
Weight: 10-11  |Age: 11
Weight: 10-11  |  
Age: 11  |  
J: J W Kennedy
  |  
T: G Elliott
5/1
Prize Money
1st:
€59,000.00
2nd:
€19,000.00
3rd:
€9,000.00
4th:
€4,000.00
5th:
€2,000.00
6th:
€1,000.00

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