17:25 Punchestown

Wednesday 1 May 2024

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Ladbrokes Punchestown Gold Cup (Grade 1)

  • 5YO plus  |   Class 1  |   3m 213y  |   Good to Yielding (Yielding in places)  |   9 Runners  |   Turf  |   Weighed In
  • Off time: 17:25  |   Winning time: 6m 26.7s
1st
Horse silk
5
7/2
T: M BrassilJ: J J Slevin
Tracked leaders, 2nd from 4th, improved to dispute lead on inner 3 out, pushed along and led 2 out, ridden clear before last, stayed on well under pressure run-in, reduced advantage close home
2nd
Horse silk
1 ¼
6
1/2f
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Led early, headed 2nd, dropped to 3rd at 4th, close 3rd 3 out, ridden in 3rd before next, went 2nd and chased winner before last, stayed on well run-in, not reach winner op 4/9
3rd
Horse silk
2 ¼
8
911-10
12/1
T: J J HanlonJ: J C Gainford
Tracked leaders, slight mistake 12th, ridden in 5th entering straight, no impression on leaders in 5th 2 out, 4th at last, went 3rd inside final furlong, kept on op 14/1
4th
Horse silk
1 ½
7
40/1
T: M F MorrisJ: Rachael Blackmore
Tracked leaders, 4th 3 out, soon ridden, dropped to 7th 2 out, soon no impression, kept on without threatening run-in to go 4th close home op 50/1
5th
Horse silk
½
1
33/1
T: W P MullinsJ: Mr P W Mullins
Towards rear, closer in 7th 3 out, ridden and headway into 6th on outer 2 out, went 3rd briefly at last and no impression on leaders, no extra inside final furlong, 5th close home op 40/1
6th
Horse silk
4
3
1011-10
25/1
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
Led from 2nd, jumped left, joined 3 out, soon ridden, mistake and headed 2 out, dropped to 5th before last, no impression op 33/1
7th
Horse silk
2 ¼
9
33/1
T: H De BromheadJ: D J O'Keeffe
Mid-division, ridden in 6th 3 out, soon no impression, 6th when mistake at last, no extra
8th
Horse silk
32
2
811-10
33/1
T: W P MullinsJ: M P Walsh
Rear of mid-division, mistake 6th, ridden after 4 out, soon weakened, trailing straight op 40/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
4
18/1
T: Miss Lucinda V RussellJ: D R Fox
Always behind, off pace, not fluent 4th, pushed along 12th, soon ridden and weakened, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out op 16/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€5.20Pl:€1.30, €1.10, €2.00EX:€7.70Trifecta:€29.60Tricast:€17.06SF:€5.79

Forecasts

Galopin Des Champs (1/2), Fastorslow (7/2), Hewick (12/1), Corach Rambler (18/1), Conflated (25/1), Appreciate It (33/1), Journey With Me (33/1), Capodanno (33/1), Gentlemansgame (40/1)

Verdict

GALOPIN DES CHAMPS had presumably taken too much out of himself in the Gold Cup when second to Fastorslow in this 12 months ago but he's had an extra week to recover from his Cheltenham heroics this time around, so he's fancied to reverse the placings with his old rival. Corach Rambler got no further than the first in the Grand National 18 days ago but was a superb third in the Gold Cup prior to that and can place in this, too.

  1. GALOPIN DES CHAMPS (FR)
  2. FASTORSLOW (FR)
  3. CORACH RAMBLER (IRE)

Previous Winners

2023
Fastorslow
Weight: 11-10  |Age: 7
20/1

Prize Money

1st: €180,000.002nd: €60,000.003rd: €30,000.004th: €14,999.005th: €9,000.006th: €6,000.00

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