16:15 Punchestown

Wednesday 27 April 2022

All15:4016:1516:4517:2017:5518:3019:0519:45

    Connolly's RED MILLS Irish EBF Auction Hurdle Series Final

  • 4YO plus  |   2m 3f 180y  |   Good to Yielding (Yielding in places)  |   12 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:19  |   Winning time: 5m 5.0s
1st
Horse silk
8
40/1
T: Peter FaheyJ: Sam Ewing
Towards rear, headway into 7th 2 out, ridden in 2nd before last, strongly pressed leader inside final furlong, stayed on well to lead near line tchd 33/1
2nd
Horse silk
hd
13
14/1
T: J MotherwayJ: S O'Callaghan (7)
Towards rear, headway into 5th before 2 out, led after 2 out, ridden and clear when swished tailed entering straight, strongly pressed inside final furlong, headed and no extra near line tchd 12/1
3rd
Horse silk
9
5
33/1
T: E DoyleJ: D Meyler
Mid-division, 6th 2 out, soon ridden, 4th before last, kept on without threatening in 3rd inside final furlong
4th
Horse silk
1 ¼
3
7/4f
T: Peter FaheyJ: K C Sexton
Tracked leaders, headway to dispute lead 3 out, ridden and headed after 2 out, 3rd before last, no extra in 4th inside final furlong op 13/8
5th
Horse silk
8 ½
6
33/1
T: O McKiernanJ: B Browne
Tracked leaders on outer, improved to dispute lead 3 out, ridden and headed after next, soon no impression op 25/1
6th
Horse silk
74
10
50/1
T: M F MorrisJ: R A Doyle
Disputed lead, took keen hold, led from 4th, slight mistake 7th, mistake and headed 3 out, soon ridden and weakened op 40/1

Also Ran

UR
Horse silk
1
11/1
T: G ElliottJ: A P Heskin
Tracked leaders, slight mistake 3 out and niggled along, close 3rd on inner when bad mistake and unseated rider 2 out op 10/1
PU
Horse silk
2
611-12
7/2
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Mid-division, mistake 3 out, closer in 4th next, soon ridden and weakened, pulled up before last
PU
Horse silk
4
50/1
T: S R B CrawfordJ: D A Jacob
Always towards rear, niggled along early, ridden 2 out, behind and pulled up before last op 33/1
PU
Horse silk
7
3/1
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Mid-division on inner, pushed along and towards rear after 4 out, weakened, pulled up before last op 7/2
PU
Horse silk
9
25/1
T: C ByrnesJ: P T Enright
Disputed lead, slight mistake 3rd, headed next, ridden and weakened 3 out, pulled up before last op 22/1
F
Horse silk
12
18/1
T: J G MurphyJ: M P O'Connor (5)
In rear, pushed along early, closer in 9th 2 out, soon ridden, 5th and no extra when fell at last op 16/1

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Non-Runners

14
Horse silk
Sekifi1
Weight: 10-7|  Age: 4
T: M J Smith  J: J B Kane
NR
11
Horse silk
Choice Of Words41
Weight: 11-3|  Age: 7
T: M Brassil  J: D J O'Keeffe
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€43.30Pl:€6.50, €3.50, €7.50EX:€511.80Trifecta:€2,528.00Tricast:€17,177.88SF:€478.72

Forecasts

Freedom To Dream (7/4), Sam's Choice (3/1), Glengouly (7/2), Choice Of Words (7/1), I A Connect (11/1), Rebel Ivy (14/1), John Cannon (18/1), Vinnie Is Busy (25/1), The Road To Fame (33/1), Winding River (33/1), Ambitious Fellow (40/1), Camino Rock (50/1), Peaceful Sunday (50/1), Sekifi (66/1)

Verdict

FREEDOM TO DREAM caught the eye when fourth in the Martin Pipe at Cheltenham last month and assuming this is a good test at the trip, he looks the way to go. Glengouly has a bigger effort in him for his top yard and is feared, while I A Connect is better than he could show last time.

  1. FREEDOM TO DREAM (FR)
  2. GLENGOULY (FR)
  3. I A CONNECT (IRE)

Previous Winners

2021
Suprise Package
Weight: 11-5  |Age: 5
14/1

Prize Money

1st: €45,000.002nd: €15,000.003rd: €7,501.004th: €3,750.005th: €2,250.006th: €1,499.00

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