16:20 Punchestown

Tuesday 18 February 2020

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Leinster Leader Maiden Hurdle

2m 6f  |   Heavy  |   13 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 16:21:53  |   Winning time: -

1st
7
4/6f
T: G ElliottJ: R M Power
Mid-division, not fluent at 6th, slight mistake next, headway into 3rd at 8th, improved to dispute lead before 3 out, pushed along and led entering straight, ridden before last, slow jump and mistake at last, stayed on well inside final furlong op 8/15 tchd 8/11
2nd
12
14
611-5
7/2
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Tracked leaders, improved to dispute lead before 3 out, ridden and headed entering straight, no impression on winner before last, moderate 4th after last, kept on without threatening winner to regain 2nd close home op 3/1
3rd
nk
10
10/1
T: W P MullinsJ: D E Mullins
Mid-division, closer in 5th 4 out, 4th next, ridden in 4th 2 out, went moderate 3rd after last, moderate 2nd inside final furlong, dropped to 3rd close home op 8/1
4th
1
6
711-12
7/1
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Tracked leaders, mistake 5th, improved to dispute lead 3 out, soon ridden, headed after 2 out, moderate 2nd and mistake at last, soon dropped to moderate 4th and no impression op 12/1
5th
22
2
8/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: P D Kennedy
Led, headed before 3 out, soon ridden, moderate 5th 2 out, no impression op 12/1
6th
6
9
50/1
T: D A McLoughlinJ: D J Hand (7)
Tracked leaders, under pressure 9th, no impression from 3 out
7th
1 ½
1
25/1
T: T O'BrienJ: P T Enright
Tracked leaders, ridden in moderate 6th 3 out, no impression
8th
79
5
100/1
T: E CawleyJ: A W Short (3)
Rear of mid-division, pushed along briefly at 5th, reminder 7th, no impression from 3 out, never a factor
9th
58
8
50/1
T: B JordanJ: S F O'Keeffe (5)
Mid-division, under pressure 4th, no impression from 4 out, never a factor op 66/1

Also Ran

PU
3
100/1
T: N McCluskeyJ: G P Brouder (7)
Always behind, no impression from 5 out, pulled up before 3 out
PU
4
711-12
100/1
T: Shane NolanJ: P E Corbett
Always towards rear, no impression from 4 out, pulled up before last
PU
12
66/1
T: O McKiernanJ: B Browne (5)
Always behind, under pressure 7th, behind and pulled up before last
PU
13
511-10
66/1
T: R K WatsonJ: L A McKenna (7)
Mid-division, mistake at 6th, weakened 5 out, pulled up before last

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Non-Runners

11
Cala Di Volpe34
Weight: 11-10|  Age: 5
T: R K Watson  J: P J O'Hanlon
Betting

Forecast

Pencilfulloflead (4/6), Et Dite (7/2), Osmotic (7/1), Hotel Du Nord (8/1), Vent D'Automne (10/1), Ballyadam Destiny (25/1), Cala Di Volpe (25/1), Thunderosa (50/1), Spanish Leather (50/1), Home Hunter (66/1), Runadrum (66/1), Native Gold (100/1), I Don't Get It (100/1), Major Jim (100/1)

Verdict
PENCILFULLOFLEAD looks the one to beat here following his excellent second at Naas last time out. The Willie Mullins pair Et Dite and Vent D'Automne look like they could be the main dangers and the latter is narrowly preferred in the hope he can bounce back to the level of his bumper form.
  1. Pencilfulloflead
  2. Vent D'Automne
  3. Et Dite
Prize Money
1st:
€8,100.00
2nd:
€2,700.00
3rd:
€1,350.00
4th:
€675.00
5th:
€405.00
6th:
€270.00

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