15:15 Punchestown

Wednesday 19 February 2020

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

Pertemps Network Group Handicap Hurdle (Qualifier)

3m  |   Heavy  |   16 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 15:15  |   Winning time: 6m 41.6s

1st
15
9/1
T: Martin HassettJ: C A Landers (5)
Made most, joined at 6th, led from 4 out, ridden and joined after 2 out, led approaching last, stayed on well run-in op 12/1 tchd 8/1
2nd
4 ¾
12
33/1
T: R TynerJ: P T Enright
Mid-division on outer, mistake 5 out, headway into 4th 3 out, improved to dispute lead travelling well after 2 out, ridden entering straight, headed approaching last, kept on same pace in 2nd inside final furlong
3rd
1 ½
3
11/2
T: D CullenJ: M P Walsh
Mid-division, headway into 5th on outer 2 out, ridden in 3rd entering straight, kept on same pace run-in tchd 6/1
4th
nk
9
10/1
T: C A MurphyJ: B Hayes
In rear, headway after 3 out, ridden in 5th entering straight, 4th at last, kept on same pace op 9/1
5th
1 ½
10
7/2f
T: H De BromheadJ: Rachael Blackmore
Tracked leaders, ridden from 3 out, 3rd and mistake 2 out, soon no impression on leaders op 9/2
6th
24
8
4/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: C P McNamara
Tracked leaders, 3rd 3 out, soon ridden, 6th entering straight, no impression op 5/1
7th
2 ½
13
25/1
T: T MullinsJ: S D Torrens (7)
Mid-division, 6th 3 out, soon ridden and no impression
8th
2
2
16/1
T: C ByrnesJ: D E Mullins
Rear of mid-division, closer in 6th 4 out, no impression from next tchd 14/1
9th
¾
16
22/1
T: G ElliottJ: L P Dempsey
Rear of mid-division, no impression from 3 out, kept on one pace op 25/1
10th
2
11
20/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: J J Slevin
In rear, slight mistake 4 out, no impression from 3 out, never a factor
11th
1 ½
5
16/1
T: G ElliottJ: D F O'Regan
Tracked leaders, disputed lead from 6th, headed 4 out, ridden from next, weakened tchd 20/1
12th
6 ½
1
20/1
T: G ElliottJ: R M Power
Rear of mid-division, mistake 5th and reminder, no impression from 3 out, never a factor
13th
¾
6
12/1
T: H De BromheadJ: H Morgan (7)
Always towards rear, never a factor op 10/1 tchd 9/1
14th
10
14
12/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: P E Corbett
Tracked leaders, slight mistake 4th, mid-division and slight mistake 6th, hampered 5 out, no impression from next op 10/1
15th
6
4
10/1
T: D QueallyJ: S F O'Keeffe (5)
Always towards rear, never a factor op 8/1
16th
1 ¼
7
25/1
T: G ElliottJ: B J Cooper
Tracked leaders on inner, no impression from 4 out, weakened op 20/1 tchd 18/1

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Non-Runners

19
Clondaw Native32
Weight: 9-13|  Age: 8
T: G Elliott  J: Reserve 3
17
Court Maid17
Weight: 10-1|  Age: 7
T: T Mullins  J: Reserve 1
18
Dom Dolo66
Weight: 10-1|  Age: 7
T: K H Clarke  J: Reserve 2
Betting

Forecast

Royal Thief (7/2), High Sparrow (4/1), A Great View (11/2), Mary Frances (9/1), Relegate (10/1), Bothar Dubh (10/1), Solomn Grundy (12/1), Argumental (12/1), Doctor Duffy (16/1), Flawless Escape (16/1), Clondaw Native (16/1), Thermistocles (20/1), Jury Duty (20/1), Court Maid (20/1), Dom Dolo (20/1), Its All Guesswork (22/1), Scoir Mear (25/1), Cartwright (25/1), Blast Of Koeman (33/1)

Verdict
The Joseph O'Brien-trained HIGH SPARROW finished behind some decent types behind in the shape of the winner, Treacysenniscorthy, The Jam Man, Column Of Fire and Tout Est Permis in a 51K contest at Fairyhouse earlier this month with more fancied Morosini, Cabaret Queen and Gardens Of Babylon well in rear. The seven-year-old can win for the third time over hurdles with Royal Thief in first time cheekpieces emerging as the biggest danger. C&D winner A Great View is capable of bouncing back to form last seasons champion bumper winner at the Cheltenham festival Relegate could also come into the mix. It's All Guesswork, third of 13 in this contest 12 months ago could go well.
  1. High Sparrow
  2. Royal Thief
  3. Its All Guesswork

Previous Winners

2019
Cap York
Weight: 10-12  |Age: 7
Weight: 10-12  |  
Age: 7  |  
J: S W Flanagan
  |  
T: N Meade
13/2
Prize Money
1st:
€15,900.00
2nd:
€5,301.00
3rd:
€2,650.00
4th:
€1,325.00
5th:
€795.00
6th:
€530.00

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