14:15 Punchestown

Saturday 1 May 2021

All14:1514:5015:2016:0016:3017:0517:4018:10
  • Dooley Insurance Group Cross Country Chase
  • 3m 1f  |   Good to Firm (Firm in places)  |   13 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:15  |   Winning time: 6m 54.6s
1st
12
22/1
T: R O'SullivanJ: K M Donoghue
Disputed lead, headed from 8th, remained close up, on terms again approaching 6 out, soon headed, challenged and back on terms before last, soon gained narrow lead, stayed on well run-in to just prevail op 25/1 tchd 28/1
2nd
½
3
22/1
T: Peter MaherJ: D F O'Regan
Disputed lead, slightly slow 4th and headed, remained close up, slight mistake 5th, challenged and on terms before last, soon narrowly headed, kept on well without quite matching winner closing stages op 16/1
3rd
1
14
50/1
T: E BolgerJ: Mr B M Linehan (7)
Prominent, on terms from 4th, led from 8th, joined approaching 6 out, soon led again, strongly pressed and joined from before last, soon headed and kept on without matching front pair in 3rd op 40/1
4th
4
13
18/1
T: Peter MaherJ: K C Sexton
Tracked leaders, 5th after 11th, soon closed, 4th and hit last, one pace op 14/1 tchd 12/1
5th
6
5
10/1
T: E BolgerJ: Miss P Elvin (7)
Waited with, soon rear of mid-division, 10th after 11th, pushed along and off pace in 6th after 4 out, closed and kept on same pace from 2 out in 5th op 7/1 tchd 6/1
6th
33
9
13/8f
T: Mrs D FosterJ: Mr J J Codd
Mid-division, 7th after 11th, slight mistake 13th, moderate 6th 21st, left 5th and off pace 6 out, no impression from 4 out, tailed off op 15/8
7th
1 ¼
16
15/2
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: S F O'Keeffe
Chased leaders early, soon mid-division, 9th after 11th, no impression from before 21st, tailed off op 9/1 tchd 7/1
8th
71
1
28/1
T: E BolgerJ: T Joseph Kelly (7)
Waited with, soon rear of mid-division, 8th after 11th, pushed along before 19th, soon no danger, completely tailed off op 16/1 tchd 33/1

Also Ran

UR
2
13/2
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: P D Kennedy
Prominent, 4th after 11th, pecked badly 21st, unseated rider 6 out op 9/2 tchd 4/1
UR
10
150/1
T: P J RothwellJ: J J Slevin
Waited with, soon rear of mid-division, closer in 6th after 11th, mistake 19th and unseated rider op 125/1 tchd 200/1
PU
11
11/4
T: Peter MaherJ: S W Flanagan
Soon towards rear, slight mistake 3rd, 12th after 11th, slight mistake 13th, slipped slightly approaching next, soon no danger, pulled up 7 out op 9/2
PU
17
1311-9
80/1
T: Peter FaheyJ: Mr S Perry (7)
Slight mistake 1st, a little slow 2nd, soon in rear, detached 5th, soon no danger and pulled up 8 out op 66/1 tchd 100/1
PU
19
150/1
T: D P MurphyJ: Mr C Smithers (7)
Waited with, soon rear of mid-division, pushed along briefly 6th and at stages after, 13th after 11th and no danger, pulled up 7 out tchd 200/1

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Non-Runners

7
Space Cadet2
Weight: 12-0|  Age: 11
T: G O'Loughlin  J: R A Doyle
NR
8
Stand Up And Fight2
Weight: 12-0|  Age: 9
T: E Bolger  J: Mr D O'Connor
NR
6
Ned Stark48
Weight: 12-0|  Age: 13
T: Mrs S Dawson  J: E Walsh
NR
4
Classic Concorde2
Weight: 12-0|  Age: 8
T: A McNamara  J: D Meyler
NR
18
Mia's Milan4
Weight: 11-9|  Age: 13
T: D P Murphy  J: Reserve 2
NR
15
Some Are Lucky26
Weight: 11-9|  Age: 10
T: S Curling  J: Mr G A Spain
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€37.00Pl:€7.40, €3.70, €8.20EX:€152.80Trifecta:€0.00Tricast:€21,306.83SF:€361.26

Forecasts

Alpha Des Obeaux (13/8), Stand Up And Fight (11/4), Blast Of Koeman (11/4), Neverushacon (13/2), Thegoaheadman (15/2), Space Cadet (8/1), Josies Orders (10/1), Hurricane Darwin (18/1), Call It Magic (22/1), Ballyboker Bridge (22/1), Blue Templar (28/1), Classic Concorde (33/1), My Hometown (50/1), Ned Stark (50/1), Some Are Lucky (50/1), Mine Now (80/1), Get Connected (150/1), Better B Quick (150/1), Mia's Milan (N/A)

Verdict

NEVERUSHACON was impressive on his last visit to this C&D and, unlike several of his chief rivals, he wasn't involved in the drama that ensued in La Touche Cup here on Thursday. Alpha Des Obeaux was carried out in that event and remains of interest based on a good fourth at Cheltenham, while Stand Up And Fight (third a couple of days ago), would be a player if taking his chance.

  1. NEVERUSHACON (IRE)
  2. ALPHA DES OBEAUX (FR)
  3. STAND UP AND FIGHT (IRE)

Previous Winners

2020
Blue Templar
Weight: 11-12  |Age: 8
11/4

Prize Money

1st: €8,400.002nd: €2,800.003rd: €1,400.004th: €700.005th: €420.006th: €280.00

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