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Punchestown

  • 18:40 Star Best For Racing Coverage Novice Hurdle2m

  • €22,500 added 4yo+ 13 ran
  • Winner €14,626 2nd €4,274 3rd €2,026 4th €674
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 4m 1.00s
  • Off time: 18:40:29

Full result

18:40 Punchestown Result 2nd May 2014
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st Arctic Fire (GER) 11-12 R Walsh W P Mullins 5 4/5f
Held up in mid-division, smooth progress to challenge after 2 out and led straight, stretched clear run-in, easily opened 5/6 touched 9/10
2nd Gassin Golf 11-5 D N Russell R Lee 5 13/2
Mid-division, 7th halfway, pushed along entering straight and progress into 3rd at last, kept on run-in but no chance with easy winner opened 8/1 touched 8/1
3rd ½ Sizing Codelco (IRE) 11-12 A E Lynch H de Bromhead 5 14/1
Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and tried to challenge early straight, no impression on winner in 2nd at last, kept on one pace, dropped to 3rd close home opened 14/1 touched 14/1
4th The Plan Man (IRE) 11-4 S A Shortall (7) A J Martin 4 12/1
Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no impression early straight, 4th at last and kept on one pace run-in opened 14/1 touched 14/1
5th 5 Rock The World (IRE) 11-5 B J Geraghty Mrs J Harrington 6 7/1
Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in straight and dropped to 5th before last, no extra run-in opened 7/1 touched 7/1
6th Indian File (IRE) 11-12 A P McCoy C Roche 6 10/1
Led, strongly pressed after 2 out and headed straight, no impression in 6th when mistake last, no extra opened 10/1 touched 10/1
7th Deputy's Pass (IRE) 11-5 E Mullins P M J Doyle 5 66/1
Towards rear, not fleunt 3 out, pushed along in moderate 9th after next, no extra, kept on one pace run-in opened 66/1 touched 66/1
8th Paddy The Celeb (IRE) 11-12 Andrew J McNamara M Halford 8 28/1
Rear of mid-division, pushed along in moderate 8th after 2 out, no extra, kept on one pace run-in opened 28/1 touched 33/1
9th ½ Double Irish (IRE) 11-12 D E Mullins G Elliott 6 12/1
Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden and no extra after 2 out, weakened opened 12/1 touched 12/1
10th Achtung 10-11 M J Bolger L Comer 4 100/1
Always rear, never a factor, pushed along approaching 3 out, no extra opened 100/1 touched 100/1
11th Somethingwonderful (IRE) 11-12 B T O'Connell D T Hughes 6 25/1
Rear of mid-division, 9th halfway, pushed along towards rear after 4 out, some progress when mistake 2 out, no extra opened 25/1 touched 25/1
12th 48 Newsreader (USA) 10-11 S W Flanagan C W J Farrell 4 100/1
Mid-division, 8th halfway, pushed along 3 out and no extra approaching next, soon weakened, tailed off opened 100/1 touched 100/1
F Bloomsday (IRE) 11-5 M P Walsh E P Harty 5 50/1
In rear, fell 5th opened 50/1 touched 50/1

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £1.70 Tote Place: £1.02,1.80,3.00
Straight Forecast: £6.67 Exacta: £7.70

Placepot: €54.40, Pool: €0.0

Verdict

Willie Mullins: "With the conditions of the race he was well in. He could be a Galway Hurdle horse and, all being well, that's where could go."