15:30 Punchestown

Tuesday 15 October 2019

All13:5514:2515:0015:3016:0516:3517:10

Ladbrokes Where The Nation Plays Hurdle

2m 2f 100y  |   Good to Yielding (Yielding in places)  |   5 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 15:30  |   Winning time: 4m 37.9s

1st
1
5/2
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
Tracked leaders in 3rd for much, headway to lead travelling well 2 out, pushed along and went clear entering straight, jumped left at last, stayed on well under hands and heels inside final furlong, easily tchd 3/1
2nd
8 ½
2
9/10f
T: D QueallyJ: L Quinlan (7)
Led, joined from 3rd, headed 7th, 2nd and slight mistake 4 out, soon pushed along, ridden in 2nd 2 out, soon no impression on winner, kept on same pace run-in op 10/11 tchd 5/6
3rd
23
5
10/3
T: J C McConnellJ: D J McInerney
Tracked leader in 2nd early, slight mistake 3rd and disputed lead, led from 7th, ridden and headed 2 out, soon dropped to 3rd, moderate 3rd before last, no impression tchd 3/1
4th
24
3
1111-0
50/1
T: D CullenJ: R A Doyle (3)
Held up in touch in 4th, ridden and dropped to moderate last 3 out, soon no impression, remote 4th entering straight, no impression
5th
12
4
20/1
T: J J LambeJ: L A McKenna (7)
Held up off pace in last, ridden in moderate 4th before 3 out, soon no impression, dropped to remote last entering straight, no impression op 16/1

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Betting

Forecast

Bothar Dubh (9/10), Coko Beach (5/2), Play The Game (10/3), Kasakh Noir (20/1), Dysios (50/1)

Verdict
COKO BEACH looks to have the race at his mercy if fit after a long break. His form is well above his rivals and this looks an easy opportunity to get back to winning ways (has not won since racing in France). Bothar Dubh will have his supporters and has a reasonable chance if using his fitness to his advantage but has plenty to find on official figures from the selection. Kasakh Noir would have been a strong favourite for this race three years ago but he has had his share of training problems and is difficult to back with confidence.
  1. Coko Beach
  2. Bothar Dubh
  3. Play The Game
Prize Money
1st:
€12,000.00
2nd:
€4,000.00
3rd:
€2,000.00
4th:
€1,000.00
5th:
€601.00
6th:
€400.00

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