14:35 Punchestown

Saturday 4 May 2019

All14:3515:1015:5016:2517:0017:3518:1018:40

    Dooley Insurance Group Cross Country Chase

  • 5YO plus  |   3m 1f  |   Good to Yielding (Yielding in places)  |   6 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:35  |   Winning time: 6m 56.2s
1st
Horse silk
4
11/4
T: E BolgerJ: Mr R W Barron (7)
Always prominent, led and disputed lead from 4th, led 3 out, soon ridden, strongly pressed 2 out, stayed on well under pressure run-in tchd 5/2 and 3/1
2nd
Horse silk
¾
2
5/2f
T: E BolgerJ: D J McInerney (3)
Tracked leaders, mostly 3rd/4th, improved to dispute lead briefly 5 out, headed and ridden in 3rd next, 3rd 2 out, went 2nd at last, kept on same pace in 2nd run-in op 3/1 tchd 10/3
3rd
Horse silk
4 ½
8
12/1
T: D P MurphyJ: Mr L J Murphy (7)
Tracked leaders, improved to lead at 14th, disputed lead from 8 out, ridden and headed 3 out, 2nd next, dropped to 3rd at last, no extra op 14/1
4th
Horse silk
39
1
10/3
T: W P MullinsJ: Mr P W Mullins
Led early, headed and slight mistake 4th (Ruby's Double), mistakes 8th and 10, improved to dispute lead at 15th, headed 19th, ridden in moderate 4th when bad mistake 7 out, no impression on leaders from 5 out op 3/1

Also Ran

UR
Horse silk
3
50/1
T: J R FinnJ: L Quinlan (7)
Held up in touch in last, bad mistake 4th (Ruby's Double), slow jump at 10th, off pace in last when hampered and unseated rider at 11th op 40/1
F
Horse silk
7
10/3
T: A FlemingJ: D Meyler
Held up in touch in 5th, fell 11th op 3/1

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Non-Runners

6
Horse silk
Fergiethelegend87
Weight: 11-12|  Age: 13
T: John G Carr  J: L A McKenna
NR
9
Horse silk
Singing Banjo4
Weight: 11-7|  Age: 9
T: P J Rothwell  J: Mr B J Walsh
NR
5
Horse silk
Enniskillen1
Weight: 11-12|  Age: 14
T: Peter Maher  J: Mr B O Walsh
NR
10
Horse silk
An Rinceoir Alainn4
Weight: 11-0|  Age: 6
T: Peter Maher  J: S F O'Keeffe
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€3.10Pl:€1.70, €1.50EX:€8.80Trifecta:€43.90Tricast:€63.50SF:€10.18

Forecasts

Josies Orders (5/2), Blue Templar (11/4), Ballycasey (10/3), Hurricane Darwin (10/3), Ballinasilla (12/1), Singing Banjo (20/1), Enniskillen (20/1), An Rinceoir Alainn (25/1), Fergiethelegend (50/1), Ballyfinboy (50/1)

Verdict

Josie's Orders won here 12 months ago following the gelding finishing in the frame in the La Touche. The 11-year-old finished third of nine in that contest on Thursday and is likely to take some beating here. But it could be a changing of the guard as BLUE TEMPLAR can follow up on his success over C&D in the opening contest of the meeting on Tuesday. The eight-year-old can progress in this contest at the expense of Hurricane Darwin and An Rinceoir Alainn who is better than her performance over C&D on Tuesday for trainer Peter Maher.
  1. Blue Templar
  2. Josies Orders
  3. Hurricane Darwin

Previous Winners

2018
Josies Orders
Weight: 11-12  |Age: 10
6/5

Prize Money

1st: €9,240.002nd: €2,865.003rd: €1,365.004th: €615.005th: €240.00

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