16:50 Punchestown

Thursday 28 April 2022

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    Mongey Communications La Touche Cup Cross Country Chase

  • 5YO plus  |   4m 2f  |   Good  |   14 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:51  |   Winning time: 9m 28.3s
1st
Horse silk
9
14/1
T: Peter MaherJ: Mr T Power Roche (7)
Always prominent, led 5th, headed briefly 23rd, disputed lead until left in front 4 out, 4 lengths clear next, extended lead after next, kept on well, reduced advantage closing stages
2nd
Horse silk
2 ½
2
13/2
T: P J RothwellJ: Mr B J Walsh (7)
Mid-division, mistake 3rd, badly hampered 16th and dropped towards rear, headway into 3rd at 22nd, left 2nd 4 out, no impression on winner after 2 out, kept on well run-in op 9/2
3rd
Horse silk
12
10
14/1
T: Peter MaherJ: P T Enright
Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, left 3rd 4 out, pushed along and no impression after 2 out, no extra run-in op 11/1
4th
Horse silk
6
15
7/2j
T: N MeadeJ: S W Flanagan
Mid-division, 7th halfway, left 4th 4 out, went 3rd briefly next, soon pushed along and no impression in 4th after 2 out, no extra
5th
Horse silk
21
6
7/2j
T: J C McConnellJ: Mr B W Harvey (7)
Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, 4th 7 out, slow next (Rubys Double), ridden and no impression after 3 out, no extra from 2 out
6th
Horse silk
9 ½
14
11/2
T: Christian WilliamsJ: Jack Tudor
Mid-division, mistake and almost unseated rider 22nd, no impression when slow 6 out (Rubys Double), no extra after 4 out op 15/2
7th
Horse silk
1 ¾
8
125/1
T: B MortellJ: J J Slevin
Always towards rear, slight mistake 1st, bad mistake 5th, never a factor, no extra from 4 out op 50/1
8th
Horse silk
11
17
150/1
T: P FloodJ: B Browne
Rear of mid-division, 8th halfway, towards rear 23rd and detached 8 out, no extra op 66/1
9th
Horse silk
5
12
100/1
T: D BroadJ: J B Foley (5)
Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, 6th 7 out, no extra from 4 out, weakened, mistake last op 66/1

Also Ran

UR
Horse silk
4
28/1
T: R O'SullivanJ: K M Donoghue
Soon led, headed 5th and remained prominent, led briefly 23rd, joined next, close 2nd when slight mistake and unseated rider 4 out
F
Horse silk
5
40/1
T: J C McConnellJ: Mr A Harvey (7)
Mid-division, dropped towards rear 14th, slight mistake 8 out, some headway after next and left 6th 4 out, pushed along after next, 5th when fell 2 out op 33/1
PU
Horse silk
11
80/1
T: P J RothwellJ: J P O'Sullivan (5)
Always rear, never a factor, slow 9th, detached before 8 out, behind and pulled up before 6 out op 33/1 tchd 100/1
PU
Horse silk
13
11/2
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: S F O'Keeffe
Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, lost place after 7 out and pulled up before next op 6/1 tchd 5/1
UR
Horse silk
16
17/2
T: R P O'KeeffeJ: Mr B O Walsh (7)
Tracked leaders, 4th when pecked 16th and unseated rider op 11/1

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Non-Runners

7
Horse silk
Michael's Pick2
Weight: 11-12|  Age: 8
T: Ciaran Murphy  J: Mr T J Love
NR
1
Horse silk
Shady Operator43
Weight: 12-7|  Age: 9
T: E Bolger  J: Mr D O'Connor
NR
3
Horse silk
Super Citizen12
Weight: 12-3|  Age: 8
T: E M O'Sullivan  J: Mr M J M O'Sullivan
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€15.00Pl:€3.60, €2.20, €4.00EX:€135.50Trifecta:€2,345.00Tricast:€1,325.27SF:€103.15

Forecasts

Shady Operator (11/4), Tout Est Permis (7/2), Go Another One (7/2), Potters Corner (11/2), Neverushacon (11/2), Singing Banjo (13/2), Vital Island (17/2), Ballyboker Bridge (14/1), Blast Of Koeman (14/1), Super Citizen (14/1), Call It Magic (28/1), Clonguile Way (40/1), Michael's Pick (50/1), Future Proof (80/1), King's Song (100/1), Three Loud Knocks (125/1), Save Us Avis (150/1)

Verdict

NEVERUSHACON tends to go well on the cross-country track at Punchestown and was far from discredited in what was likely a prep' run at Wexford last time, so he gets the nod ahead of Shady Operator, who regularly runs well in these events. Potters Corner is also considered for a shrewd British yard.

  1. NEVERUSHACON (IRE)
  2. SHADY OPERATOR (IRE)
  3. POTTERS CORNER (IRE)

Previous Winners

2021
Singing Banjo
Weight: 12-0  |Age: 11
33/1

Prize Money

1st: €18,000.002nd: €6,000.003rd: €3,000.004th: €1,499.005th: €900.006th: €600.00

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