12:30 Punchestown

Wednesday 15 January 2020

All12:3013:0013:3014:0014:3515:0515:40

Ladbrokes 'Where The Nation Plays' Maiden Hurdle

2m  |   Soft to Heavy  |   13 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 12:30  |   Winning time: 4m 15.2s

1st
4
15/8j
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: P D Kennedy
Led, slight mistakes 2nd and 3rd, joined 3 out, left disputing and ridden 2 out, edged ahead run-in, kept on well under pressure close home op 11/4
2nd
nk
8
9/2
T: A McGuinnessJ: D J O'Keeffe
Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to challenge 3 out, soon disputed, left disputing and ridden 2 out, narrowly headed run-in, kept on op 4/1 tchd 3/1
3rd
10
11
14/1
T: G P CromwellJ: J M Moore
Held up towards rear, progress into moderate 7th 3 out, ridden into 3rd entering straight, stayed on and closer before last, under pressure when mistake last, kept on one pace tchd 16/1
4th
4 ½
5
66/1
T: B CawleyJ: M A Enright
Settled behind leaders, slight mistake 2nd, 5th halfway, slight mistake 3 out and soon no impression on leaders, ridden in moderate 4th entering straight, stayed on and slightly closer before last, under pressure and slight mistake last, kept on one pace op 50/1
5th
hd
2
16/1
T: G ElliottJ: D Meyler
Settled behind leaders, 7th halfway, ridden and no impression 3 out, hampered next, kept on one pace from last
6th
4 ¼
13
100/1
T: G P CromwellJ: J B Kane (5)
Held up, towards rear halfway, ridden and no impression before 2 out, moderate 5th entering straight, kept on one pace op 66/1
7th
4 ¾
1
411-4
50/1
T: G ElliottJ: B Hayes
Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression before 2 out, moderate 7th entering straight, kept on one pace
8th
7 ½
3
33/1
T: G ElliottJ: D F O'Regan
Slight mistake 1st, mid-division best, ridden and no impression 3 out
9th
sh
7
66/1
T: Denis HoganJ: D G Hogan
Settled behind leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and no extra 2 out
10th
15
9
10/1
T: L ComerJ: R A Doyle (3)
Chased leaders, slight mistake 1st, mistake 2nd and slight mistake 4th, ridden 3 out and no extra before next
11th
14
10
100/1
T: Denis HoganJ: P J Cawley (7)
Mid-division, slight mistake 3rd, pushed along briefly halfway, ridden and no extra before 3 out op 66/1

Also Ran

F
6
15/8j
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Chased leader, 2nd halfway, improved to dispute 3 out, narrow lead when fell 2 out op 7/4 tchd 2/1
F
12
25/1
T: Padraig RocheJ: J S McGarvey
Held up early, mid-division halfway, 6th before 3 out, slight mistake 3 out and no impression on leaders, soon ridden, fell next tchd 28/1

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Betting

Forecast

Instant Return (15/8), Oak Park (15/8), Politicise (9/2), Three Comets (10/1), Yafordadoe (14/1), Garrison Commander (16/1), Line Break (25/1), Insane Bolt (33/1), Brawny (50/1), Munaazil (66/1), Oliver Hardy (66/1), Pretty Fantasy (100/1), Whatever Youlike (100/1)

Verdict
The Jessica Harrington-trained INSTANT RETURN can get off the mark at the sixth time of asking for connections in the opener. The four-year-old has been far from disgraced in five career maiden hurdle appearances since October including a career best effort at Limerick on St Stephens day and can get the better of one of three Gordon Elliott runners, Oak Park. The Gavin Cromwell-trained Yafadadoe can get the better of the remaining Gordon Elliott runners Garrison Commander and Brawny.
  1. Instant Return
  2. Oak Park
  3. Yafordadoe

Previous Winners

2019
Carlo Biraghi
Weight: 11-4  |Age: 4
Weight: 11-4  |  
Age: 4  |  
J: D E Mullins
  |  
T: J A Stack
12/1
Prize Money
1st:
€7,800.00
2nd:
€2,600.00
3rd:
€1,300.00
4th:
€650.00
5th:
€390.00
6th:
€260.00

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