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Punchestown

  • 16:20 Aon Novice Handicap Chase 2m 5f

  • (Grade A) €100,000 added 5yo+ 14 ran
  • Winner €60,000 2nd €19,000 3rd €9,000 4th €3,000
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 5m 28.40s
  • Off time: 16:21:17

Full result

16:20 Punchestown Result 2nd May 2014
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st Operating (IRE) 10-7 R M Power Mrs J Harrington 7 12/1
Tracked leader, 2nd halfway, progress to dispute 4 out and led next, under pressure and 1 length advantage last, kept on run-in opened 12/1 touched 12/1
2nd ¾ Road To Riches (IRE) 11-10 G N Fox (7) N Meade 7 9/1
Led, joined 4 out and headed next, soon ridden, kept on under pressure run-in opened 9/1 touched 10/1
3rd 6 The Romford Pele (IRE) 10-7 P Townend Miss R Curtis 7 10/1
Rear of mid-division, 11th halfway, progress in 5th 3 out, slight mistake next, kept on under pressure run-in to go 3rd close home opened 10/1 touched 10/1
4th Followmeuptocarlow (IRE) 10-12 Andrew J McNamara T Foley 11 9/1
Settled towards rear, progress 3 out and went 4th next, no impression in 3rd at last, no extra run-in opened 12/1 touched 12/1
5th 15 Shamiran (IRE) 10-3 P D Kennedy (5) R Sweeney 9 16/1
Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and lost place 3 out, no impression in 7th next, kept on one pace opened 16/1 touched 16/1
6th 5 Ericht (IRE) 11-4 B J Geraghty N J Henderson 8 9/1
Chased leaders, 6th halfway, progress into 3rd before 3 out, no extra after 2 out, weakened opened 9/1 touched 9/1
7th Leavethelighton (IRE) 10-12 M P Butler (3) E Doyle 7 12/1
Chased leaders, 8th halfway, ridden and no extra in 10th early straight, kept on one pace opened 14/1 touched 16/1
8th s.h Ballinvarrig (IRE) 10-5 A P Cawley T R George 7 7/1
Mid-division, 10th halfway, progress into 4th briefly 3 out, soon ridden and no extra in 5th when mistake last opened 8/1 touched 8/1
9th Kylecrue (IRE) 10-4 R P Treacy (7) J P Ryan 7 25/1
Chased leaders, 4th halfway, pecked 4 out and no extra after next opened 25/1 touched 25/1
10th 40 The Way We Were (IRE) 10-3 M P Walsh E J O'Grady 8 20/1
Always towards rear, no impression when slight mistake 2 out, no extra and eased run-in, tailed off opened 20/1 touched 20/1
11th hd Sizing Gold (IRE) 11-2 A E Lynch H de Bromhead 7 9/2f
Chased leaders, 5th halfway, slight mistake 6 out, lost place 3 out and no impression in 9th next, no extra, eased run-in, tailed off opened 9/2 touched 9/2
PU Some Tikket (IRE) 11-4 D N Russell D T Hughes 7 8/1
Mid-division, 7th halfway, mistake 6 out, rear when slight mistake 4 out, no extra, pulled up before 2 out opened 7/1 touched 8/1
PU Balnaslow (IRE) 11-1 R Walsh W P Mullins 7 8/1
Mid-division, 9th halfway, ridden and no extra after 4 out, weakened, pulled up before 2 out opened 8/1 touched 9/1
PU Playtime Ben (IRE) 10-3 D E Mullins D E Fitzgerald 9 50/1
Always rear, no impression 4 out, detached when pulled up before 2 out opened 50/1 touched 66/1
NR Mullaghanoe River (IRE) 11-1 Paul Carberry N Meade 6

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £16.80 Tote Place: £4.40,3.70,3.80
Straight Forecast: £117.39 Exacta: £184.50

Placepot: €54.40, Pool: €0.0

Verdict

Michael Buckley: "To be fair to Jessie, she had this race in mind for him all year because he loves this better ground."

Jessica Harrington: "This has been the plan all year, he's been disappointing on heavy ground. It was much better at Cork last time when he won and that gave him confidence, he's jumped great and he stayed galloping. I suppose he might end up a Galway Plate horse, I'll have to treat him like a good-ground horse. I thought he had a good chance off his weight."