13:40 Punchestown

Sunday 17 November 2019

All12:0512:3513:0513:4014:1514:5015:2015:50

Irish Daily Mirror Handicap Hurdle (0-140)

2m  |   Soft (Soft to Heavy in Places)  |   9 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 13:41  |   Winning time: 4m 3.1s

1st
8
2/1j
T: P A FahyJ: M P Walsh
Tracked leader in 2nd, took closer order after 4th, closed 4 out, disputed 3 out, led narrowly 2 out, ridden and kept on well run-in op 5/2
2nd
2 ½
7
8/1
T: J NashJ: K J Brouder (5)
Led, 3 lengths clear at 3rd, reduced advantage after 4th, joined 3 out, headed 2 out, ridden and kept on run-in, no impression on winner op 10/1
3rd
½
6
2/1j
T: N MeadeJ: E Walsh (7)
In touch on outer, ran freely early, 5th after 4th, left 4th after 4 out, ridden into 3rd before last, kept on run-in without threatening op 13/8
4th
¾
2
16/1
T: D CullenJ: S D Torrens (7)
Towards rear, 7th after 4th, progress to 5th after 4 out, no impression on leaders before last, ran on well in 4th run-in, never nearer op 12/1
5th
9
1
11/1
T: O McKiernanJ: B Browne (5)
Chased leader, not fluent at 3rd, 3rd after 4th, pushed along after 3 out, ridden and dropped to 4th before last, weakened in 5th run-in op 9/1
6th
4
3
25/1
T: G P CromwellJ: J M Moore
Towards rear, 6th after 4th, slightly hampered 4 out, not fluent 3 out, no extra after 2 out, weakened before last
7th
34
5
1110-11
25/1
T: T M WalshJ: P Townend
Rear, 8th after 4th, 7th after 4 out, weakened and detached after 2 out, never a factor, tailed off

Also Ran

PU
4
6/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: R M Power
Mid-division, pulled up injured before 1st op 9/1
F
9
49-10
14/1
T: E McNamaraJ: C P McNamara (7)
Mid-division, 4th after 4th, mistake and fell 4 out op 20/1

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Betting

Forecast

Drop The Anchor (2/1), Future Proof (2/1), Light That (6/1), Scheu Time (8/1), Gallant John Joe (11/1), Tomeric (14/1), A Great View (16/1), Ejayteekay (25/1), Oscars Den (25/1)

Verdict
Lightly raced five-year-old DROP THE ANCHOR ran probably his best race over hurdles last time out and he looks to have been given a real chance now by the handicapper. Not far behind him at Galway was Future Proof and he too enters the equation now handicapping. Classy Gallant John Joe is also respected on his return to action.
  1. Drop The Anchor
  2. Future Proof
  3. Gallant John Joe

Previous Winners

2018
Hearts Are Trumps
Weight: 11-7  |Age: 5
Weight: 11-7  |  
Age: 5  |  
J: M P Walsh
  |  
T: D McDonogh
4/1
Prize Money
1st:
€15,600.00
2nd:
€5,200.00
3rd:
€2,600.00
4th:
€1,300.00
5th:
€780.00
6th:
€519.00

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