14:20 Punchestown

Sunday 16 January 2022

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    Kildare Novice Chase (Grade 3)

  • 5YO plus  |   Class 1  |   2m 4f 37y  |   Soft (Soft to Heavy in places)  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:21  |   Winning time: 5m 17.0s
1st
Horse silk
1
1/2f
T: H De BromheadJ: Rachael Blackmore
Chased leaders, 4th halfway, closer 3 out, challenged next, ridden in 2nd entering straight, led before last, asserted approaching last, kept on strongly run-in op 4/9
2nd
Horse silk
4 ¾
2
7/2
T: W P MullinsJ: M P Walsh
Disputed early, chased leader from 3rd, disputed again approaching 3 out, led narrowly before next, ridden and pressed entering straight, headed before last, no extra approaching last, kept on same pace run-in op 4/1
3rd
Horse silk
27
4
11/2
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Held up, 6th halfway, ridden into 4th after 2 out, no extra entering straight, kept on one pace to go moderate 3rd last
4th
Horse silk
3
8
66/1
T: P O'FlynnJ: D J O'Keeffe
Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, lost place 3 out, ridden in moderate 7th next, kept on one pace straight op 50/1
5th
Horse silk
2 ½
5
66/1
T: O McKiernanJ: B Browne
Held up towards rear, ridden into 4th 2 out, 3rd and no impression on leaders entering straight, no extra before last op 50/1
6th
Horse silk
9 ½
6
66/1
T: N MeadeJ: S W Flanagan
Held up behind leaders, 5th halfway, slight mistake 7th, ridden and no extra before 2 out where mistake
7th
Horse silk
3 ½
7
25/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: S F O'Keeffe
Led and disputed, led 3rd, joined approaching 3 out, ridden and headed before 2 out, soon no extra op 22/1
8th
Horse silk
30
3
80/1
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
Always behind, not fluent early, reminder after 1st, pushed along intermittently, mistake 7th, trailing before 3 out, tailed off

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€1.50Pl:€1.02, €1.20, €1.30EX:€3.30Trifecta:€6.90SF:€2.69

Forecasts

Bob Olinger (1/2), Capodanno (7/2), Gaillard Du Mesnil (11/2), Lifetime Ambition (25/1), West Cork Wildway (66/1), Gallant John Joe (66/1), Lieutenant Command (66/1), Forged In Fire (80/1)

Verdict

A novice chase with a rich roll of honour in recent years and BOB OLINGER looks set to continue his rise with another victory. The sky is the limit over fences for the Ballymore winner and it will be disappointing were he to be beaten. Capodanno survived an almighty blunder when winning at Naas and could be the real deal, while there might be plenty more to come from Gaillard du Mesnil also.

  1. BOB OLINGER (IRE)
  2. CAPODANNO (FR)
  3. GAILLARD DU MESNIL (FR)

Previous Winners

2021
Envoi Allen
Weight: 12-0  |Age: 7
1/2

Prize Money

1st: €21,000.002nd: €7,000.003rd: €3,500.004th: €1,749.005th: €1,051.006th: €700.00

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