16:00 Punchestown

Saturday 1 May 2021

All14:1514:5015:2016:0016:3017:0517:4018:10
  • Ballymore Champion Four Year Old Hurdle (Grade 1)
  • Class 1  |   2m  |   Good to Yielding (Yielding in places)  |   9 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:00  |   Winning time: 3m 50.0s
1st
3
22/1
T: N MeadeJ: S W Flanagan
Waited with, 7th after 3rd, pushed along to go 4th approaching straight, soon 2nd and slightly bumped with rival, led approaching last, kept on well under pressure run-in op 25/1 tchd 28/1
2nd
¾
8
9/2
T: Mrs D FosterJ: J W Kennedy
Soon tracked leaders on outer, 4th after 3rd, pushed along briefly from 4 out, pushed along again and disputed 2nd approaching straight, soon bumped and switched left, stayed on well without reaching winner run-in op 7/2
3rd
1 ½
2
15/8
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Prominent, keen, 5th after 3rd, on terms 4 out, led 3 out, headed approaching last, kept on without matching front pair run-in op 13/8 tchd 6/4
4th
2
9
40/1
T: D HoganJ: D Meyler
Waited with, 6th after 3rd, closed up to track leaders from 4 out, disputed 2nd and pushed along approaching straight, soon slightly bumped with rival, switched left approaching last and no extra and slight mistake, one pace tchd 50/1
5th
3
7
11/1
T: W P MullinsJ: D E Mullins
Soon led, slight mistake 5th and joined, headed 3 out and slight mistake, no impression and impeded approaching straight, one pace tchd 12/1
6th
12
1
100/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: H Morgan
Waited with, soon towards rear, ridden from 4 out, one pace approaching straight op 200/1
7th
11
6
11/8f
T: H De BromheadJ: Rachael Blackmore
Close up, 3rd after 3rd, soon 2nd, on terms from 5th, headed 3 out, no extra approaching straight, weakened op 7/4
8th
29
4
125/1
T: David CottinJ: M P Walsh
Slight mistake 1st, waited with, last and slow jump 3rd, soon detached and no danger op 66/1

Also Ran

PU
5
66/1
T: Francis CaseyJ: D F O'Regan
A little keen, tracked leaders, closed up from 3rd in 2nd, wide approaching 5th, soon pulled up

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€17.90Pl:€2.30, €1.50, €1.20EX:€73.60Trifecta:€416.30Tricast:€280.09SF:€114.02

Forecasts

Quilixios (11/8), Haut En Couleurs (15/8), Zanahiyr (9/2), Saint Sam (11/1), Jeff Kidder (22/1), Zoffanien (40/1), Palace Rock (66/1), Druid's Altar (100/1), Mica Malpic (125/1)

Verdict

A Triumph rematch, with QUILIXIOS taken to confirm his superiority over Haut En Couleurs and Zanahiyr and extend his unbeaten record over hurdles to 6.

  1. QUILIXIOS
  2. HAUT EN COULEURS (FR)
  3. ZANAHIYR (IRE)

Previous Winners

2020
Fusil Raffles
Weight: 11-0  |Age: 4
13/8

Prize Money

1st: €60,000.002nd: €20,000.003rd: €10,000.004th: €5,000.005th: €3,000.006th: €2,000.00

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