17:00 Punchestown

Saturday 4 May 2019

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Palmerstown House Pat Taaffe Handicap Chase (0-150) (Grade B)

3m 120y  |   Good to Yielding (Yielding in places)  |   10 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 17:00  |   Winning time: 6m 22.1s

1st
2
12/1
T: H De BromheadJ: D N Russell
Mid-division, closer in 4th at halfway, improved to dispute 2nd when left disputing lead 2 out and ridden, strongly pressed at last, led after last, stayed on well inside final furlong tchd 11/1
2nd
6 ½
10
6/1
T: H FryJ: N P Madden
Held up in rear, headway into 4th 4 out, improved to dispute 2nd when left disputing lead 2 out and ridden, strongly pressed when mistake at last, headed early run-in, kept on same pace inside final furlong op 5/1 tchd 9/2
3rd
8 ½
9
12/1
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
Tracked leaders in 3rd, 3rd 3 out, ridden in 4th entering straight, 5th when left 4th 2 out, moderate 4th at last, kept on to go 3rd inside final furlong op 11/1
4th
1 ½
7
910-12
25/1
T: H De BromheadJ: H Morgan (7)
Tracked leader in 2nd, slight mistake at 1st, ridden in 2nd after 3 out, disputed 2nd when left disputing lead 2 out, headed before last, no extra in 3rd at last, 4th inside final furlong
5th
34
3
9/2
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Tracked leaders on outer, ridden in 6th 3 out, no impression from next op 5/1 tchd 4/1

Also Ran

PU
1
8/1
T: H FryJ: N de Boinville
Rear of mid-division on outer, weakened 6 out pulled up before 4 out op 11/2
UR
4
3/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: R M Power
Always behind, pushed along 5th, mistake next and reminder, mistake and unseated rider at 8th op 9/2
UR
5
16/1
T: T MullinsJ: J S McGarvey
Mid-division, slight mistake at 2nd, dropped to rear when mistake and unseated rider at 9th op 20/1
PU
6
910-12
25/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: A Ring
Mid-division, dropped to rear and slight mistake at 6th, mistake at 11th, trailing when pulled up before 4 out
F
11
11/4f
T: T GibneyJ: D E Mullins
Led, slight mistake 2nd, travelling well entering straight, 2L lead with every chance when slightly hampered by loose horse and fell 2 out op 10/3 tchd 7/2

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Non-Runners

8
Na Trachtalai Abu23
Weight: 10-7|  Age: 9
T: J Motherway  J: D F O'Regan
Betting

Forecast

Young Paddymc (11/4), Walk To Freedom (3/1), Bellow Mome (9/2), Onefortheroadtom (6/1), Acting Lass (8/1), Heron Heights (12/1), Swingbridge (12/1), Na Trachtalai Abu (14/1), Oscar Knight (16/1), Full Cry (25/1), Arkwrisht (25/1)

Verdict
The Jessica Harrington-trained WALK TO FREEDOM can improve on his third of 10 beaten 5½L on his first run over the larger obstacles in three years at Fairyhouse last month to add to the trainer/jockey winners this week. The nine-year-old can see off the attentions of the returning Acting Lass and the Gordon Elliott-trained Swingbridge who ran well on return to action at Perth recently.
  1. Walk To Freedom
  2. Acting Lass
  3. Swingbridge

Previous Winners

2018
Heron Heights
Weight: 11-5  |Age: 9
Weight: 11-5  |  
Age: 9  |  
J: R M Power
  |  
T: H De Bromhead
16/1
Prize Money
1st:
€35,400.00
2nd:
€11,400.00
3rd:
€5,400.00
4th:
€2,400.00
5th:
€1,200.00
6th:
€601.00

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