14:40 Punchestown

Sunday 12 January 2020

All12:3013:0513:3514:1014:4015:1515:45

    Sky Bet Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle (Grade 2)

  • 5YO plus  |   Class 1  |   2m 65y  |   Soft  |   6 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:43  |   Winning time: 4m 16.0s
1st
Horse silk
2
8/15f
T: G ElliottJ: M P Walsh
Raced in 2nd, 3rd after 3rd, 2nd again approaching 5th, pushed along approaching straight, on terms before last, gained narrow lead and stayed on well run-in op 4/6
2nd
Horse silk
¾
5
10/3
T: H De BromheadJ: Rachael Blackmore
Raced in 4th early, took keen hold, 2nd after 3rd, led approaching 4th, soon went on, reduced lead and pushed along straight, joined before last where slight mistake, narrowly headed and kept on without matching winner run-in op 9/4
3rd
Horse silk
15
1
11/2
T: J P O'BrienJ: R M Power
Led, headed approaching 4th, soon dropped to 3rd, pushed along from 3 out, one pace next op 7/1 tchd 5/1
4th
Horse silk
8 ½
3
25/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: P E Corbett
Waited with, a little keen, 4th after 3rd, one pace 2 out op 16/1
5th
Horse silk
6
6
40/1
T: J P RyanJ: L Quinlan
Waited with, soon in rear, 5th after 5th, one pace 2 out op 33/1 tchd 50/1
6th
Horse silk
4 ½
4
611-2
100/1
T: K ThorntonJ: D Meyler
Raced in 3rd early, 5th after 3rd, dropped to last after 5th, slight mistake next and pushed along, one pace op 66/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€1.50Pl:€1.02, €1.30EX:€3.20Trifecta:€4.90SF:€2.66

Forecasts

Andy Dufresne (8/15), Captain Guinness (10/3), Anything Will Do (11/2), Meticulous (25/1), The Little Yank (40/1), Shanroe (100/1)

Verdict

ANDY DUFRESNE is highly regarded by connections and has the experience and ability to land this fascinating contest. The six-year-old got outstay close home last time but this shorter trip gives him a chance to better utilise his cruising speed and economy over hurdles. The main danger could come Captain Guinness who put in a fine performance on his hurdling debut at Navan in December and while this represents a big step up in class, he should go well. Meticulous is an interesting contender given his high grade bumper form and it will be no surprise if he is ready for this on his debut.
  1. Andy Dufresne
  2. Captain Guinness
  3. Meticulous

Previous Winners

2019
Felix Desjy
Weight: 11-2  |Age: 6
11/4

Prize Money

1st: €26,700.002nd: €8,900.003rd: €4,450.004th: €2,224.005th: €1,335.006th: €890.00

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