13:45 Punchestown

Tuesday 18 February 2020

All13:4514:1514:4515:2015:5016:2016:2516:5016:55

P.P. Hogan Memorial Cross Country Chase

3m 1f  |   Heavy  |   14 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 13:45  |   Winning time: 7m 33.5s

1st
6
4/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: P D Kennedy
Tracked leaders, 2nd 6 out, pushed along in 2nd after 2 out, ridden in close 2nd at last, headway to lead inside final furlong, stayed on well op 10/3
2nd
2 ¼
4
5/1
T: Peter MaherJ: Mr B O Walsh (7)
Disputed lead, led from 4th, ridden 2 out, strongly pressed at last, headed inside final furlong, no extra close home op 9/1
3rd
½
2
1012-0
9/10f
T: E BolgerJ: M P Walsh
Tracked leaders, went 2nd at halfway, dropped to 4th at 20th, not fluent 6 out, 3rd and slight mistake next, soon pushed along, ridden in 3rd 2 out, soon no impression on leaders, kept on one pace inside final furlong op 8/11 tchd Evens
4th
3 ½
1
10/1
T: E BolgerJ: D J O'Keeffe
Mid-division early, tracked leaders at halfway, 6th 3 out, pushed along in moderate 6th 2 out, soon ridden and no impression op 9/1 tchd 8/1
5th
4 ½
10
16/1
T: Peter MaherJ: K C Sexton
Rear of mid-division, headway into 6th 6 out, ridden in 7th 3 out, kept on one pace, never a factor
6th
2 ½
11
16/1
T: N MeadeJ: D J McInerney
Tracked leaders, slight mistakes 1st and 2nd, ridden in 5th 3 out, soon no impression, 5th when slight mistake at last, no impression op 20/1
7th
7
13
66/1
T: J T R DreaperJ: M A Enright
In rear, some progress from 5 out, ridden in 8th 2 out, no impression
8th
5 ½
14
50/1
T: R P O'KeeffeJ: Mr M J Scallan (7)
Disputed lead, slight mistake 4th and headed, mistake 12th, 3rd at halfway, 4th 6 out, ridden in 2nd 3 out, soon weakened
9th
6 ½
3
40/1
T: O McKiernanJ: B Browne (5)
Always towards rear, mistake 5 out, never a factor
10th
9 ½
7
50/1
T: D P MurphyJ: J J Slevin
Mid-division, mistake at 6th, weakened from 5 out
11th
2 ½
12
40/1
T: N SlevinJ: C J Orr (5)
Always towards rear, slight mistake 15th, bad mistake next, mistake 20th, never a factor
12th
15
9
33/1
T: J P DempseyJ: L P Dempsey
Rear of mid-division, slight mistake 14th, bad mistake 21st, never a factor
13th
24
5
100/1
T: P J GilliganJ: Mr L P Gilligan (7)
Mid-division, slight mistakes 14th and 16th, weakened from 5 out, never a factor
14th
8 ½
8
100/1
T: Peter MaherJ: S F O'Keeffe (5)
Rear of mid-division, slight mistake 2nd, weakened 6 out, never a factor tchd 66/1

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Betting

Forecast

Yanworth (9/10), Neverushacon (4/1), Ballyboker Bridge (5/1), Josies Orders (10/1), Hurricane Darwin (16/1), Major Destination (16/1), Festival Opera (33/1), Ard Na Carraig (40/1), Mr Boss Man (40/1), Vital Island (50/1), Ballinasilla (50/1), Sizing Solution (66/1), Doolough Lad (100/1), Change Your Story (100/1)

Verdict
HURRICANE DARWIN would be a worthy winner of this race given his fourth and second placed finishes in recent years and with his experience in this specialist type of contest, he is taken to record his first win over fences since 2017. Josies Orders is another cross country specialist and the 12-year-old landed this contest last year. His chances would have been better if recent form had been more solid. Neverushacon rarely runs a bad race and considering he has some fair form on this track, he is one for the shortlist.
  1. Hurricane Darwin
  2. Josies Orders
  3. Neverushacon

Previous Winners

2019
Josies Orders
Weight: 12-0  |Age: 11
Weight: 12-0  |  
Age: 11  |  
J: M P Walsh
  |  
T: E Bolger
5/4
Prize Money
1st:
€6,000.00
2nd:
€2,000.00
3rd:
€999.00
4th:
€500.00
5th:
€300.00
6th:
€199.00

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