14:10 Punchestown

Wednesday 19 February 2020

All13:4014:1014:4015:1515:4516:2016:55

I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF Maiden Hurdle

2m 4f  |   Heavy  |   16 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 14:10  |   Winning time: 5m 24.5s

1st
8
3/1f
T: M F MorrisJ: P T Enright
Tracked leaders, close 3rd 2 out, ridden to dispute lead after 2 out, led before last, bad mistake at last and strongly pressed, rallied inside final furlong and stayed on well close home tchd 11/4 and 7/2
2nd
1 ¾
6
4/1
T: H De BromheadJ: Rachael Blackmore
Led, mistake 8th, joined 2 out, soon ridden, headed before last, 2nd at last, briefly strongly pressed winner after last, kept on same pace in 2nd inside final furlong op 3/1
3rd
4 ¼
5
12/1
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Tracked leader in 2nd, close 2nd 3 out, improved to dispute lead 2 out, soon ridden, headed and dropped to 3rd before last, no extra inside final furlong op 14/1
4th
3
14
9/2
T: W P MullinsJ: B Hayes
Mid-division, headway into close 4th 3 out, close 4th on outer after 2 out, soon ridden, no impression on leaders when slight mistake at last, kept on one pace op 4/1 tchd 5/1
5th
7
16
10/1
T: P A FahyJ: D E Mullins
Mid-division, pushed along at 6th, ridden at 8th, closer in 6th 3 out, soon no impression on leaders tchd 11/1
6th
11
2
5/1
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Tracked leaders, bad mistake 2nd, r in 3rd 3 out, moderate 5th next, no impression tchd 9/2 and 11/2
7th
11
1
13/2
T: G ElliottJ: K M Donoghue
Mid-division on inner, mistake 6th, ridden 3 out, no impression op 7/1 tchd 8/1
8th
2 ½
11
66/1
T: Norman LeeJ: S D Torrens (7)
Towards rear, some progress 4 out, moderate 8th next, no impression
9th
13
12
66/1
T: M BrassilJ: M P Walsh
Towards rear, no impression from 3 out, never a factor
10th
10
4
50/1
T: Eamon CourtneyJ: S G McDermott
Towards rear, no impression from 4 out, never a factor
11th
28
15
33/1
T: R A CurranJ: M A Enright
Mid-division on outer, took keen hold, moderate 9th 3 out, no impression op 25/1
12th
35
13
66/1
T: S J TreacyJ: M P Fogarty
Always behind, never a factor op 40/1
13th
11
9
33/1
T: Denis HoganJ: D Meyler
Rear of mid-division, no impression from 4 out, weakened
14th
41
3
33/1
T: J C McConnellJ: D E Browne (7)
Mid-division, mistakes, weakened from 5 out, never a factor
15th
50
10
66/1
T: P G KellyJ: P J Cawley (7)
Tracked leaders, ridden 7th, soon weakened

Also Ran

PU
17
66/1
T: Caroline MccaldinJ: A W Short
Rear of mid-division, weakened from 5th, pulled up before 7th

Video Replay

Non-Runners

7
Euclyde Dubreau49
Weight: 11-4|  Age: 6
T: G Elliott  J: Unknown Jockey
19
Marajman804
Weight: 11-4|  Age: 6
T: W P Mullins  J: Reserve 3
18
Second Symphony3
Weight: 10-11|  Age: 6
T: C A McBratney  J: Reserve 2
Betting

Forecast

Foxy Jacks (3/1), Eklat De Rire (4/1), Lucky One (9/2), Fils Spirituel (5/1), Last Minute Man (13/2), Stormy Judge (10/1), Marajman (11/1), Desire De Joie (12/1), Mig Des Taillons (33/1), Hardy Man (33/1), Ballylig (33/1), Euclyde Dubreau (33/1), Da Big Fella (50/1), Second Symphony (50/1), Not So Simple (66/1), Rekindled (66/1), Attitash (66/1), Lou Trek (66/1), Babysean (66/1)

Verdict
First-time cheekpieces could be the key to the Willie Mullins-trained, FILS SPIRITUEL getting off the mark at the fourth time of asking for connections over hurdles. The mount of Paul Townend, the seven-year-old can hold off the attentions of stablemate, Lucky One, owned by Sullivan Bloodstock. The Mouse Morris-trained Foxy Jacks is a potential improver in the field while the Gordon Elliott pair, Last Minute Man and Desire De Joie the mount of Davy Russell can joust for minor honours.
  1. Fils Spirituel
  2. Lucky One
  3. Foxy Jacks

Previous Winners

2019
Insult
Weight: 11-4  |Age: 6
Weight: 11-4  |  
Age: 6  |  
J: Rachael Blackmore
  |  
T: H De Bromhead
13/8
Prize Money
1st:
€8,400.00
2nd:
€2,800.00
3rd:
€1,399.00
4th:
€700.00
5th:
€420.00
6th:
€280.00

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