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15:40 Punchestown (IRE)

KFM Hunters Chase For The Bishopscourt Cup

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f
  • Going: Yielding (Good to Yielding in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • €15,001 added
  • Winner: €9,240
  • 2nd: €2,865
  • 3rd: €1,365
  • 4th: €615
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 36.70s
  • Off Time: 15:40:58
  • 9 Ran
1
Silk - Orange, black chevron, black spots on cap
11/8
  • Form 31-5008
  • Age 8
  • Weight 12-2

tracked leaders on inner, close 3rd 3 out, improved into 2nd entering straight, ridden in 2nd 2 out, kept on same pace in 2nd run-in

2
Silk - Pink, light blue sleeves, royal blue cap, white spots
4/1
  • Form FU53P-5
  • Age 14
  • Weight 12-2
  • Official Rating 84

rear of mid-division, headway 4 out, went 4th 3 out, ridden in 3rd before 2 out, kept on one pace in 3rd run-in

4
Silk - EMERALD GREEN, red sash, yellow sleeves, emerald green cap
8/1
  • Form 60/0-P4
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-11

held up in rear, fell at 5th

5
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, yellow spots, royal blue sleeves, check cap
  • Form 390-P2P
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-11

tracked leaders, took keen hold and went 3rd after 3rd, ridden and weakened from 3 out, remote 6th 2 out and left 5th, no impression

6
Silk - Orange, black chevron, orange cap, black hoop
  • Form 43/5-P10
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-11

disputed lead, headed and mistake 4 out, ridden in 2nd after 3 out, dropped to 4th next, no impression

7
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, yellow seams, yellow cap, royal blue star
  • Form 53
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-11

mid-division, in touch in 6th when blundered badly 4 out and lost touch, soon trailing, remote 5th when fell 2 out

8
Silk - MAROON, white stars, white sleeves, maroon stars, white cap
10/1
  • Form P7/P43-2
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-11

mid-division, took keen hold, fell at 8th

9
Silk - Dark blue, emerald green star, light blue sleeves, white cap
14/1
  • Form 464-UPP
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-4

disputed lead, led from 4 out, travelling well entering straight, ridden after 2 out, stayed on well run-in

10
Silk - Beige, beige cap, grey star
  • Form RPP
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-4

in touch in rear, brought down at 8th

3
NR
16/1
  • Form P3P
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-11

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

In terms of quality this is by far the worst race of the meeting though that won't bother Peter Maher, who won it with ALPHA MALE a year ago and has five entries. The eight-year-old looks to have been trained with another crack in mind after winning by 30l that day though he hasn't been in anything like that form subsequently. The stable also run Enniskillen, who has won once around here in 23 starts and was well beaten on the track on Tuesday though Patrick Mullins has been booked for Captain Commander, a recent winner over the point-to-point track here and probably the main threat. Tipp Away hasn't won in six starts between the flags while Tony Martin's Boubafly has shown very little.

Formwatch

Alpha Male (FR) 14-1 (12-0) Always towards rear, trailing halfway, no impression from 4 out, 8th of 10, dist behind Burning Ambition (11-7) at Down Royal 2m 4f sft in Mar.

Enniskillen (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, very slow 4th, closed up to be prominent 21st, no impression and kept on same pace from after 2 out, 5th of 17, 17 1/2l behind Blue Templar (11-7) at Punchestown 3m 1f gd in Apr.

Boubafly (FR) 5-1 (12-2) Rr of. mid div, 5th 5out, sm prog 4out, no ex frm 3out, ko bhnd, 4th of 7, 11l behind Oscar Academy (12-2) at Monksgrange 3m mdn gd in Mar.

Captain Commander (IRE) 3-1 (11-11) Pr, cl 2nd 1/2way, 3l 3rd 6out, rdn & nt qckn in 5th 4out, wknd & eased aftr 3out, pu bef 2out, at Corbeagh House 3m mdn sft in Dec.

Change Your Story (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Mid-division best, ridden towards rear 3 out, soon no extra and weakened, last of 10, dist behind Burning Ambition (11-7) at Down Royal 2m 4f sft in Mar.

Handy Headon (IRE) 8-1 (12-2) 2nd, jmp well, kow frm 3out, ev chan bef 2out, no ex bef last, so to line, 3rd of 7, 3l behind Oscar Academy (12-2) at Monksgrange 3m mdn gd in Mar.

Tipp Away (IRE) 8-1 (12-2) Rr of mid-div, 5th 1/2way, in tch & gng well in 3l 3rd 3out, prog to 2nd bef str, nt qckn with wnr 2out, 2nd of 8, 10l behind Fleck Ivy (12-2) at Tinahely 3m mdn gs in Feb.

Flirting Lesa (IRE) 8-1 (11-11) Mid-div, rdn along after 4out, sn no extra, pu 2out, at Boulta 3m sft in Dec.

Puff Of Smoke (IRE) 6-1 (11-9) Tr ldrs early, reminders and under pressure from 6out, sn behind, pu 5out, at Stradbally 3m mdn gd in Apr.

Belocima (FR) 7-1 (11-11) Tr ldrs, 5th 1/2way, mstk 6out, sn rdn, bhnd when pu 3out, at Ballyragget 3m mdn in Mar.