16:50 Punchestown

Tuesday 18 February 2020

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David Trundley Artist At Punchestown Handicap Hurdle (80-102)

3m  |   Heavy  |   13 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 16:52  |   Winning time: 6m 50.8s

1st
10
5/1
T: S SpillaneJ: B J Foley (5)
Mid-division, closer in 5th 4 out, 5th 2 out, ridden in 2nd entering straight, headway to lead approaching last, strongly pressed inside final furlong, stayed on well, all out op 6/1 tchd 13/2
2nd
½
7
1111-2
14/1
T: V T O'BrienJ: G P Brouder (7)
Tracked leaders, ridden in 4th 2 out, 3rd entering straight, disputed 2nd at last, stayed on well to strongly press winner, 2nd near line tchd 16/1
3rd
nse
6
7/2
T: R H LalorJ: Miss E A Lalor (5)
Led and disputed, mistake 3 out, led from 2 out, ridden entering straight, headed approaching last, disputed 2nd at last, stayed on well to strongly press winner, 3rd and no extra near line op 4/1
4th
1 ¾
1
8/1
T: Padraig RocheJ: M P Walsh
In rear, headway 5 out, 6th 2 out, ridden entering straight, 4th at last, no extra op 13/2
5th
3 ¼
2
5/2f
T: E O'GradyJ: P T Enright
Tracked leaders, ridden in 3rd 2 out, 5th at last, no impression op 2/1
6th
1
4
20/1
T: M J BoweJ: B Hayes
Held up off pace in last, some progress from 2 out, kept on without threatening run-in, never nearer
7th
3 ½
3
10/1
T: M J McDonaghJ: C A Landers (5)
Rear of mid-division, ridden in moderate 9th 2 out, no impression op 14/1
8th
2 ½
5
20/1
T: D A McLoughlinJ: P J O'Hanlon (7)
Mid-division on outer, slight mistake 9th, no impression from 3 out
9th
¾
9
12/1
T: C A McBratneyJ: A W Short (3)
Tracked leaders, ridden 3 out, weakened op 10/1
10th
5 ½
12
50/1
T: Michael G ClearyJ: H P Cleary (7)
Tracked leaders, ridden 3 out, weakened
11th
6
11
16/1
T: James DulleaJ: C J Orr (5)
Led and disputed, ridden and headed 2 out, weakened tchd 14/1
12th
12
8
40/1
T: P McCreeryJ: G Brouder (7)
Always towards rear, never a factor op 33/1

Also Ran

PU
13
66/1
T: E SheehyJ: R J Condon (7)
Mid-division, dropped to rear and under pressure 9th, soon weakened, pulled up before last

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Betting

Forecast

Mick The Jiver (5/2), Ask Mary (7/2), Ballea Fox (5/1), Marshalled (8/1), Spancil Hill (10/1), Ask Cory (12/1), Ice Cool (14/1), Campo Viego (16/1), Sweet Sting (20/1), Trickey Trix (20/1), Railway Tommy (40/1), Justice Jim (50/1), Baby Sioux (66/1)

Verdict
SWEET STING will be better for her recent outing at this track after a short break. She won a Tramore maiden hurdle well enough in August and looks likely to appreciate this step up in trip against some very inconsistent rivals. Ask Cory returns to hurdling after showing some ability over fences and ran a fair race last time out. If he can translate that effort to the smaller obstacles he should have a fair chance. Justice Jim isn't out of this if he can build on his latest start while Ballea Fox should remain competitive despite a 2lb rise in the weights.
  1. Sweet Sting
  2. Ask Cory
  3. Ballea Fox

Previous Winners

2019
Lady Writer
Weight: 11-5  |Age: 6
Weight: 11-5  |  
Age: 6  |  
J: D G Hogan
  |  
T: Denis Hogan
7/1
Prize Money
1st:
€6,899.00
2nd:
€2,300.00
3rd:
€1,150.00
4th:
€575.00
5th:
€345.00
6th:
€230.00

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