14:35 Punchestown

Saturday 30 April 2022

All14:3515:1015:5016:2517:0017:3018:0518:35

    Dooley Insurance Group Cross Country Chase

  • 5YO plus  |   3m 1f  |   Good (Good to Firm in places)  |   17 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:35  |   Winning time: 7m 2.7s
1st
Horse silk
16
22/1
T: C W J FarrellJ: Mr B O Walsh (7)
Rear of mid-division early, 8th halfway and 5th at 18th, 2nd 4 out and led before 2 out, asserted approaching last, kept on well tchd 20/1
2nd
Horse silk
3 ½
11
20/1
T: E BolgerJ: S Fitzgerald (5)
Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, lost place 18th, closer before 6 out and 5th 4 out, pushed along and no impression next, went 2nd at last, kept on op 16/1
3rd
Horse silk
3 ½
1
2/1f
T: E BolgerJ: Mr D O'Connor
Always prominent, led or disputed lead, headed before 7 out, 3rd 4 out, pushed along and no impression on winner after 2 out, kept on one pace op 85/40 tchd 9/4
4th
Horse silk
¾
2
11/2
T: P J RothwellJ: Mr B J Walsh (7)
Mid-division, closer 8 out, headway into 4th 3 out, pushed along and no impression after 2 out, kept on one pace run-in op 9/2
5th
Horse silk
2 ¼
22
125/1
T: J P WalshJ: Mr S E O'Rourke (7)
Rear of mid-division, closer after 8 out, 6th 4 out, pushed along and went 4th 2 out, soon no impression, kept on one pace op 66/1
6th
Horse silk
2 ½
18
25/1
T: J T R DreaperJ: L P Dempsey
Tracked leaders, 5th when pecked 14th, headway to lead 6 out, pushed along and headed before 2 out, no extra approaching last, kept on one pace tchd 22/1
7th
Horse silk
2 ¾
14
7/1
T: Peter MaherJ: P T Enright
Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, pushed along and no impression 5 out, no threat after next, kept on one pace op 9/1
8th
Horse silk
2 ½
10
5/1
T: E BolgerJ: Miss A B O'Connor (5)
Prominent and disputed lead, 3rd halfway, lost place after 6 out, 9th 4 out, soon no impression, kept on one pace op 11/2
9th
Horse silk
6
4
28/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: S F O'Keeffe
Mid-division, 9th halfway, pushed along and no impression after 4 out, no extra op 22/1 tchd 33/1
10th
Horse silk
4 ¼
3
16/1
T: J T R DreaperJ: K M Donoghue
Tracked leaders, led or disputed lead from 7th, headed 6 out (Rubys Double), 4th 4 out, pushed along and no impression after next, no extra from 2 out op 11/1 tchd 16/1
11th
Horse silk
3 ¼
6
20/1
T: E M O'SullivanJ: Miss M O'Sullivan (5)
Always towards rear, never a factor, detached before 6 out, no extra, kept on one pace from 2 out
12th
Horse silk
69
9
33/1
T: E M O'SullivanJ: Mr M J M O'Sullivan (7)
Always towards rear, never a factor, detached 20th, no extra from 7 out, weakened, completely tailed off op 28/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
5
12/1
T: H De BromheadJ: Rachael Blackmore
Always towards rear, pecked badly 3rd, well behind and pulled up before 15th op 10/1
PU
Horse silk
7
18/1
T: O McKiernanJ: B Browne
Tracked leaders early, dropped to rear of mid-division before halfway, soon no extra and pulled up before 15th op 25/1 tchd 16/1
PU
Horse silk
15
200/1
T: P J RothwellJ: J P O'Sullivan (5)
Always towards rear, never a factor, detached 20th, no extra after 7 out, well behind when pulled up before 2 out op 66/1 tchd 250/1
R
Horse silk
20
150/1
T: R P O'KeeffeJ: Mr B T Stone (7)
Tracked leaders, 7th halfway and headway into 3rd at 18th, still close up when refused 6 out (Rubys Double) op 100/1
PU
Horse silk
21
150/1
T: Miss E McCutcheonJ: C M Quirke (7)
Always towards rear, never a factor, slow 4th (Rubys Double), well behind when pulled up before 15th op 66/1 tchd 200/1

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Non-Runners

8
Horse silk
Call It Magic2
Weight: 11-12|  Age: 12
T: R O'Sullivan  J: Mr T P Harney
NR
19
Horse silk
Tout Est Permis2
Weight: 11-7|  Age: 9
T: N Meade  J: S W Flanagan
NR
17
Horse silk
Potters Corner2
Weight: 11-7|  Age: 12
T: Christian Williams  J: Jack Tudor
NR
12
Horse silk
Three Loud Knocks2
Weight: 11-12|  Age: 10
T: B Mortell  J: J J Slevin
NR
13
Horse silk
Ballyboker Bridge2
Weight: 11-12|  Age: 15
T: Peter Maher  J: Non Runner
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€24.10Pl:€5.70, €6.40, €1.40EX:€756.20Trifecta:€4,303.90Tricast:€1,288.05SF:€359.78

Forecasts

Shady Operator (2/1), Stand Up And Fight (5/1), Singing Banjo (11/2), Blast Of Koeman (7/1), Tout Est Permis (7/1), Ballyboker Bridge (8/1), Somptueux (12/1), Potters Corner (14/1), Mitchouka (16/1), Best Behavior (18/1), Stealthy Tom (20/1), Super Citizen (20/1), Call It Magic (20/1), Hurricane Darwin (22/1), Tech Talk (25/1), Neverushacon (28/1), Earths Furies (33/1), Three Loud Knocks (50/1), Loggan Lady (125/1), Londonofficecallin (150/1), Transprint (150/1), Future Proof (200/1)

Verdict

The La Touche Cup 1-2-3-4 have been declared but it may pay to focus on fresher legs. Enda Bolger is seeking a fourth win in this since 2015 and SHADY OPERATOR gets the nod to bounce back from a lesser run in the Cheltenham cross-country at a track where he has a good record. Stablemate Stand Up And Fight was third in the La Touche last year and will be a threat if on a going day. 2021 winner Call It Magic and Somptueux, an interesting newcomer to the cross-country scene, are also shortlisted.

  1. SHADY OPERATOR (IRE)
  2. STAND UP AND FIGHT (IRE)
  3. CALL IT MAGIC (IRE)

Previous Winners

2021
Call It Magic
Weight: 11-9  |Age: 11
22/1

Prize Money

1st: €9,000.002nd: €3,000.003rd: €1,499.004th: €750.005th: €450.006th: €300.00

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