18:05 Punchestown

Wednesday 1 May 2019

All15:4016:2016:5517:3018:0518:4019:1019:45
  • Coral Punchestown Gold Cup (Grade 1)
  • Class 1  |   3m 120y  |   Yielding  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 18:06  |   Winning time: 6m 25.4s
1st
4
711-10
13/8f
T: W P MullinsJ: Ruby Walsh
Always prominent, ran freely, headway to dispute 3rd and led from 6th, joined 6 out, led again before 4 out, strongly pressed and mistake 2 out, ridden and asserted approaching last, kept on well under pressure run-in op 6/4 tchd 7/4
2nd
2
1
7/4
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Mid-division, slight mistakes 5th and 11th, went 3rd after next, pushed along to challenge approaching 2 out where mistake, ridden and no impression on winner before last, kept on one pace run-in op 13/8
3rd
22
8
25/1
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Towards rear, slight mistake 9th, pushed along after 4 out and no impression in 6th after next, some headway on inner early straight and moderate 3rd approaching last, kept on one pace
4th
4 ¾
2
911-10
5/1
T: W P MullinsJ: D J Mullins
Tracked leaders, slight mistake 4th, 4th halfway, mistake 6 out, pushed along and no impression in 3rd before 2 out, no extra approaching last op 6/1
5th
2
3
22/1
T: B EllisonJ: D R Cook
Led, joined at 3rd and headed 6th, remained prominent and disputed again 6 out, pushed along and headed before 4 out, no impression and dropped to 5th 2 out, no extra op 25/1 tchd 20/1
6th
7
6
33/1
T: N MeadeJ: S W Flanagan
Towards rear, mistake and almost unseated rider 8th, some headway after 4 out, no impression in 6th before 2 out, no extra
7th
11
7
33/1
T: H De BromheadJ: J W Kennedy
Always towards rear, never a factor, pushed along and no impression in rear after 5 out, no extra

Also Ran

PU
5
811-10
13/2
T: H De BromheadJ: Rachael Blackmore
Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, lost place 6 out, still in touch when pulled up quickly after next op 10/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€2.30Pl:€1.10, €1.20, €2.70EX:€4.60Trifecta:€64.20Tricast:€44.78SF:€5.09

Forecasts

Kemboy (13/8), Al Boum Photo (7/4), Bellshill (5/1), Monalee (13/2), Definitly Red (22/1), The Storyteller (25/1), Snow Falcon (33/1), Sub Lieutenant (33/1)

Verdict

AL BOUM PHOTO has been a revelation since his luckless effort at this meeting last year, and he should take all the beating given he's still relatively fresh after his Gold Cup success. Kemboy only got as far as the first in the Gold Cup, but is a big threat on his wins either side of that, and looks the only danger if the main contenders give their running. Monalee is consistent, and can grab a place.
  1. Al Boum Photo
  2. Kemboy
  3. Monalee

Previous Winners

2018
Bellshill
Weight: 11-10  |Age: 8
4/1

Prize Money

1st: €176,999.002nd: €57,000.003rd: €27,000.004th: €12,000.005th: €6,000.006th: €3,000.00
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