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14:50 Punchestown (IRE)

Join The Best Club In Town Punchestown Members Handicap Chase

  • 12 Runners
  • Distance: 3m 1f 150y
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • €12,000 added
  • Winner: €7,199
  • 2nd: €2,400
  • 3rd: €1,200
  • 4th: €601
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 7m 26.50s
  • Off Time: 14:59:33
  • 12 Ran
1
Silk - Royal Blue, Emerald Green stars, Emerald Green sleeves, Royal Blue stars, Royal Blue cap, Emerald Green star
  • Form 5P-P590
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 116

led, jumped slightly left at times, joined approaching 12th, soon led again, joined approaching 4 out, quickly back in front, headed run-in, one pace and just held on for 2nd

2
Silk - Pink, purple star & sleeves, purple star on cap
  • Form 3251-2F
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 116

mid-division early, moderate 5th from 9th, closer in 3rd approaching 12th, effort straight, led run-in, stayed on best

3
Silk - YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star
  • Form 0/54-65U
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 114

mid-division early, moderate 6th from 9th, not fluent 16th, soon no danger, pulled up after 3 out

4
Silk - Light blue, dark blue hoop, white sleeves, dark blue diabolo, white & dark blue quartered cap
  • Form 506U7-1
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 113

waited with, bumped with rival 5th, moderate 8th from 9th, no extra approaching 4 out, tailed off

6
Silk - Dark blue, orange braces, halved sleeves, orange spots on cap
16/1
  • Form 2112/0P
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 107

bumped at 1st, soon mid-division, slipped up approaching 7th

7
Silk - EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE HOOPED, Red cap
  • Form 3/07800
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 107

jumped left 1st and bumped rival, towards rear, inclined to jump left, moderate 10th from 9th, pushed along 11th, soon no danger, tailed off

8
Silk - Red & emerald green quartered, royal blue sleeves & cap
13/2
  • Form 9U58-93
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 106

prominent, soon 2nd, on terms approaching 12th, soon headed, slight mistake 15th, on terms approaching 4 out where slow jump and headed, dropped to 3rd from 2 out, kept on run-in, just failed for 2nd

9
Silk - RED, yellow epaulettes, yellow sleeves, royal blue spots, royal blue cap
11/2
  • Form 114-4P6
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 105

towards rear, inclined to jump left, moderate 9th from 9th, pushed along 11th, went 5th but well off pace approaching straight, soon no extra, pulled up before last

10
Silk - Emerald green,orange star,emGreen sleeves,orange stars,green cap,orange stars
  • Form 0-3U650
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-5
  • Official Rating 98

slightly impeded 1st, soon chased leaders, moderate 3rd from 9th, slight mistake 15th, one pace in 4th straight

11
Silk - Emerald green, yellow sash, red & emerald green hooped cap
12/1
  • Form 04858-4
  • Age 11
  • Weight 10-1
  • Official Rating 93

prominent, slight mistake 4th, dropped to moderate 4th from 9th, lost place approaching 14th, one pace 4 out

12
Silk - EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE HOOPED, Emerald Green cap, white star

Arctic Light

29 BFC
12/1
  • Form 600-230
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-12
  • Official Rating 90

towards rear, last and a little slow at 4th and pushed along briefly, inclined to jump left, reminders 5th, no extra and pulled up after 11th

13
Silk - MAROON, pink seams, check cap
  • Form 234P-61
  • Age 13
  • Weight 9-11
  • Official Rating 89

mid-division early, bumped with rival 5th, moderate 7th and pushed along briefly from 9th, reminders after 11th, one pace 4 out

5
NR
  • Form 11-6P9S
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 111

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

The veteran Witness Of Fashion showed he wasn't done with yet when scoring at Fairyhouse and can't be dismissed from just 5lb higher. Frankly All Talk fell 2 out when there with every chance here last time and connections will be hoping for compensation with his young rider's claim a bonus. CASTAFIORE PARK gained his first victory over fences at Down Royal where he was always going well. He's been hit with a 9lb rise but looks progressive and can go in again. Roxboro Road has plenty of ability and may have taken a hand in the finish but for slipping up here last time while Arctic Light is surely better than he showed at Navan where the heavy ground didn't suit.

Formwatch

Biddy The Boss (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Led, joined after 5 out, headed approaching 3 out, ridden in 5th entering straight, soon no extra, 10th of 14, 26 3/4l behind Something Sweet (10-1) at Thurles 2m 4f hcp Yielding - Soft in Nov.

Frankly All Talk (IRE) 7-1 (11-11) Tracked leaders, slight mistake 4th, led 5 out, slight mistake 3 out, pushed along approaching 2 out, under pressure in close enough 2nd when mistake and bumped before falling 2 out, at Punchestown 2m 7f hcp sft in Nov.

Deputy's Pass (IRE) 8-1 (10-3) Chased leader, 4th after 4th, bad mistake and unseated rider 3 out, at Punchestown 2m 7f hcp sft in Nov.

Castafiore Park (FR) 7-2 (10-5) Tracked leaders, 2nd 4 out, improved to lead after 3 out, ridden and joined before 2 out, regained lead at last, stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Down Royal 3m hcp sft in Nov beating Guided By You (10-10) by 4 3/4l, 8 ran.

Luckyinmilan (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Mid-division, mistake at 1st, weakened 3 out, pulled up before last, at Punchestown 2m 7f hcp sft in Nov.

Princely Conn (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, bad mistake 6th, slight mistakes 7th and 8th, soon trailing, jumped left 3 out, last of 12, dist behind Fiveaftermidnight (10-7) at Naas 2m 4f hcp Soft - Heavy in Nov.

Carrignagapple 20-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, mistake 1st, led and disputed from 3rd, headed 11th, ridden 5 out, moderate 3rd when left moderate 2nd 2 out, 3rd before last, no impression, 3rd of 14, 14l behind Rocky's Silver (11-8) at Punchestown 2m 7f hcp sft in Nov.

Lady Writer (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Towards rear early, mid-division well off pace halfway and remote 6th 4 out, no extra, kept on one pace in straight, never a factor, 6th of 11, dist behind Sinoria (11-7) at Thurles 2m 2f sft in Nov.

Baily Gorse (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, bad mistake 5th, mistake 9th, no impression from 4 out, never a factor, 13th of 17, dist behind Faugheen (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f sft in Nov.

Flynsini (IRE) 25-1 (10-5) Rear of mid-division, ridden 8th, ridden in 6th 5 out, moderate 4th when left 3rd 2 out, moderate 4th at last, no impression, 4th of 14, 16 1/2l behind Rocky's Silver (11-8) at Punchestown 2m 7f hcp sft in Nov.

Arctic Light 9-4fav (10-0) Always towards rear, no extra from 5 out, slow 3 out, 11th of 12, dist behind Fiveaftermidnight (10-7) at Naas 2m 4f hcp Soft - Heavy in Nov.

Witness Of Fashion (IRE) 11-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, 8th on inner 3 out, ridden and went 4th next, good headway to lead at last, stayed on well run-in, won at Fairyhouse 2m 7f hcp Soft - Heavy in Nov beating Turndownthevolume (11-2) by 4l, 16 ran.

Roxboro Road (IRE) 8-1 (10-0) Tracked leader, 3rd after 4th, slipped up before 4 out, at Punchestown 2m 7f hcp sft in Nov.