14:50 Punchestown

Sunday 10 February 2019

All13:4514:2014:5015:2015:5016:2016:50

Punchestown Festival Ticket Deal Discount Maiden Hurdle

2m 4f  |   Good to Yielding (Yielding in places)  |   20 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 14:50  |   Winning time: 5m 1.0s

1st
8
4/1
T: M BrassilJ: D J McInerney (3)
Made virtually all, pushed along before last, ridden and joined briefly at last, regained lead inside final furlong, stayed on well close home op 7/2 tchd 10/3
2nd
2 ½
13
3/1f
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: R M Power
Tracked leaders, closer in 2nd 3 out, ridden to dispute lead briefly at last, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace close home tchd 7/2
3rd
3 ¾
20
6/1
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Tracked leaders, went 3rd 2 out, pushed along before last, ridden in 3rd and not fluent at last, kept on same pace inside final furlong
4th
3
16
511-10
6/1
T: N MeadeJ: S W Flanagan
Tracked leaders on inner, short of room and checked after 4 out, soon switched to outer, 6th 2 out, soon ridden and no impression op 7/1
5th
14
5
6/1
T: Jonathan SweeneyJ: Katie O'Farrell (5)
Tracked leaders, 8th 3 out, closer in 5th and slight mistake next, soon ridden and no impression op 8/1
6th
3
11
6/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: M P Walsh
Tracked leader in 2nd, dropped to 3rd and pushed along 3 out, ridden in 4th next, no impression tchd 11/2
7th
1 ½
2
33/1
T: D K WeldJ: M J Bolger
Rear of mid-division, moderate 9th 3 out, some modest late progress, never a factor
8th
3 ½
12
40/1
T: G ElliottJ: K M Donoghue
Mid-division, moderate 10th 3 out, no impression, never a factor op 50/1 tchd 33/1
9th
¾
15
25/1
T: O McKiernanJ: B Browne (5)
Towards rear, closer in moderate 12th 3 out, kept on without threatening, never a factor
10th
¾
3
50/1
T: J MotherwayJ: D F O'Regan
Mid-division, moderate 11th 3 out, no impression, never a factor op 66/1
11th
¾
14
66/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: P D Kennedy
Tracked leaders,6 th 3 out, soon ridden and no impression tchd 100/1
12th
4 ½
19
100/1
T: P MeanyJ: B Hayes
Rear of mid-division, no impression from 3 out, never a factor
13th
13
1
611-12
16/1
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
Tracked leaders in 3rd, dropped to 5th 3 out, no impression when mistake next, weakened
14th
12
23
100/1
T: Mrs P DobbsJ: Reserve 1
Mid-division, moderate 13th 3 out, no impression
15th
2 ¾
22
66/1
T: J P DempseyJ: L P Dempsey
Rear of mid-division, no impression from 3 out, never a factor
16th
43
7
100/1
T: H SmythJ: A Ring
Mid-division, no impression from 3 out, weakened
17th
15
25
100/1
T: Matthew J SmithJ: Reserve 3
Always behind, never a factor
18th
13
10
100/1
T: D HassettJ: P T Enright
Always behind, mistake 5th, never a factor
19th
10
21
410-11
100/1
T: Brian M McMahonJ: R C Colgan
Always behind, mistake 7th, never a factor

Also Ran

SU
17
100/1
T: T P O'ConnorJ: R A Doyle
Reluctant to race and very slowly away, trailing in last, reminder 1st, attempted to refuse when slipped up approaching 6th

Video Replay

Non-Runners

18
Lilly Banner1
Weight: 11-3|  Age: 5
T: J P Dempsey  J: C Brassil
6
Our Big Red1
Weight: 11-12|  Age: 6
T: J P Dempsey  J: S J Crimin
4
Glamorgan Duke14
Weight: 11-12|  Age: 6
T: P J Gilligan  J: Mr L P Gilligan
24
Mixed Virtue44
Weight: 11-10|  Age: 5
T: P J Rothwell  J: Reserve 2
9
An Marcach1
Weight: 11-10|  Age: 5
T: D Donovan  J: A W Short
Betting

Forecast

Discordantly (3/1), Take Revenge (4/1), Lethal Steps (6/1), Young Ted (6/1), Lighthouse Warrier (6/1), Castle Oliver (6/1), Glamorgan Duke (14/1), Acronym (16/1), Unexpected Depth (25/1), Dalton Highway (33/1), Dark Decade (40/1), Dos Gardenias (50/1), Mixed Virtue (50/1), Thegoaheadman (66/1), Wink Wink (66/1), Lilly Banner (66/1), Our Big Red (66/1), An Marcach (66/1), Sophie's Best (100/1), Shantou Warrior (100/1), Shanes Hill Glen (100/1), Ask Your Mother (100/1), Askthekerryheadman (100/1), Seizieme (100/1), Elaines Dirha (100/1)

Verdict
The Gordon Elliott yard boast a 19% strike rate at this venue with his runners in early to mid February and his Cheveley Park Stud-owned LETHAL STEPS can land the spoils here following a solid second of 24 beaten 5L behind Konitho at Naas over 2m last month. The gelding shaped as though a step up in trip would suit and the four-year-old can hold off the attentions of C&D second of 15 last month, Lighthouse Warrior, Noel Meades potential improver, Young Ted and the Jessica Harrington-trained Discordantly. Glamorgan Duke and Take Revenge will be looking to support Albert Bartlett and Ballymore novice entries at the festival.
  1. Lethal Steps
  2. Lighthouse Warrier
  3. Discordantly

Previous Winners

2018
High Sparrow
Weight: 11-10  |Age: 5
Weight: 11-10  |  
Age: 5  |  
J: J J Slevin
  |  
T: J P O'Brien
13/8
Prize Money
1st:
€8,008.00
2nd:
€2,483.00
3rd:
€1,183.00
4th:
€533.00
5th:
€208.00

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