16:30 Punchestown

Sunday 14 February 2021

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  • Punchestown Grand National Trial Handicap Chase (Grade B)
  • 3m 4f  |   Soft  |   18 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:31  |   Winning time: 8m 9.4s
1st
6
5/2f
T: Peter FaheyJ: Mr J J Codd
Chased leaders, slight mistake 6th, 3rd halfway, improved to dispute 4 out, soon led, slight mistake 3 out, slightly slow 2 out and ridden, strongly pressed last, soon joined, edged ahead closing stages, all out op 10/3
2nd
½
14
9/1
T: W DurkanJ: C J Orr (3)
Held up towards rear, slight mistake 4th and mistake 11th, progress into 7th 5 out, ridden in 5th 3 out, stayed on to challenge last, soon disputed, held in 2nd closing stages op 8/1 tchd 15/2
3rd
6 ½
2
12/1
T: D HoganJ: D E Mullins
Held up, towards rear and slight mistake 11th, progress 3 out, ridden into 6th 2 out, 3rd and no impression on leaders last, kept on same pace op 14/1 tchd 16/1
4th
12
7
50/1
T: G ElliottJ: D F O'Regan
Held up, improved to dispute 5th, soon led, joined 4 out, soon headed, ridden in 2nd entering straight, no extra in 4th when slight mistake last, kept on one pace op 66/1
5th
6
4
1011-1
40/1
T: G ElliottJ: B J Cooper
Held up, improved to chase leaders at 11th, 4th at 12th, ridden in 6th after 4 out, no impression before 2 out, kept on one pace straight op 33/1
6th
31
9
14/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: D Meyler
Mid-division, closer in 5th 5 out, 3rd 3 out, ridden next, no extra before last, weakened op 11/1
7th
20
12
16/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: C P McNamara (3)
Chased leaders, slight mistake 9th, 6th halfway, 3rd after 4 out, ridden next, no extra entering straight, weakened
8th
9
18
1210-0
33/1
T: G ElliottJ: K C Sexton
Mid-division best, ridden and no impression after 4 out, soon no extra, weakened op 25/1 tchd 40/1
9th
2 ¾
5
18/1
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
Chased leaders briefly, soon mid-division, towards rear and slight mistake 6th, ridden and no impression after 4 out, weakened tchd 20/1

Also Ran

PU
1
50/1
T: G ElliottJ: Mr R James (7)
Chased leaders, close up from 8th, 4th 5 out, ridden in 6th 3 out, no extra before next, weakened and pulled up before last op 40/1
F
3
11/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: R M Power
Mid-division, fell 5 out op 9/1
PU
8
25/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: H Morgan (5)
Settled behind leaders, 7th halfway, ridden and no impression before 3 out, weakened before 2 out, pulled up before last op 16/1
PU
10
7/1
T: H De BromheadJ: Rachael Blackmore
Always towards rear, ridden and no impression 5 out, pulled up before 3 out op 15/2 tchd 13/2
PU
11
40/1
T: P RocheJ: J S McGarvey
Held up, slight mistake 2nd, mistake 3rd, towards rear and slight mistake 4th, some progress into 9th and mistake 2 out, soon weakened, pulled up before last op 22/1
F
13
11/1
T: P J GilliganJ: J G Gilligan (7)
Led, slight mistake 1st and joined, headed after 5th and chased leaders, mistake 10th, soon towards rear, fell 11th op 14/1
PU
15
7/1
T: E BolgerJ: M P Walsh
Held up towards rear, bad mistake 12th, soon pulled up tchd 13/2 and tchd 15/2
PU
16
50/1
T: D QueallyJ: S D Torrens (5)
Chased leaders, disputed 4th, headed after next and chased leaders, weakened 12th, ridden towards rear after next, pulled up before 3 out op 33/1
UR
17
11/1
T: B McMahonJ: P T Enright
Led and disputed, headed after 5th and chased leaders, bad mistake and unseated rider 12th op 12/1

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Non-Runners

21
Spades Are Trumps28
Weight: 9-12|  Age: 8
T: G P Cromwell  J: Reserve 3
NR
20
General Principle77
Weight: 9-12|  Age: 12
T: G Elliott  J: Reserve 2
NR
19
Tokyo Getaway29
Weight: 9-13|  Age: 7
T: G P Cromwell  J: Reserve 1
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€3.20Pl:€1.20, €1.90, €3.00, €13.30EX:€28.10Trifecta:€264.60Tricast:€246.27SF:€26.74

Forecasts

The Big Dog (5/2), Midnight Maestro (7/1), Nick Lost (7/1), Screaming Colours (9/1), Se Mo Laoch (11/1), Tokyo Getaway (11/1), Discordantly (11/1), Born By The Sea (11/1), Moyhenna (12/1), Thermistocles (14/1), High Sparrow (16/1), Spades Are Trumps (16/1), Roaring Bull (18/1), Smoking Gun (25/1), Out Sam (33/1), General Principle (33/1), Dounikos (40/1), Castle Oliver (40/1), Monbeg Notorious (50/1), Alpha Des Obeaux (50/1), Fenno's Storm (50/1)

Verdict

This stiffer test promises to suit SCREAMING COLOURS, who is an improving low-mileage 10-y-o. Nick Lost proved he retains his ability after a long absence at Thurles and is another to consider along with the unexposed The Big Dog.

  1. SCREAMING COLOURS (IRE)
  2. NICK LOST (FR)
  3. THE BIG DOG (IRE)

Previous Winners

2020
Ifyoucatchmenow
Weight: 10-0  |Age: 7
14/1

Prize Money

1st: €48,000.002nd: €16,000.003rd: €8,000.004th: €4,000.005th: €2,400.006th: €1,600.00
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