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16:25 Punchestown (IRE)

BoyleSports Grand National Trial Handicap Chase (Grade B)

  • 19 Runners
  • Distance: 3m 4f 80y
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
  • €100,000 added
  • Winner: €59,999
  • 2nd: €20,000
  • 3rd: €10,000
  • 4th: €5,000
1
Silk - Black & white check, yellow sleeves, black & white quartered cap
  • Form 2/00U-09
  • Age 12
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 148

2
Silk - MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star
  • Form 36-3015
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 142

3
Silk - White, red cross sashes, red stars on sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 1P-5U22
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 138

4
Silk - EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE HOOPED, Emerald Green cap, white star
  • Form P3-P2P3
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-11
  • Official Rating 135

5
Silk - MAROON, emerald green sash, emerald green star on cap
  • Form 312223
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-10
  • Official Rating 134

6
Silk - Emerald Green & Orange hoops, Royal Blue cap
  • Form 3U-41P8
  • Age 11
  • Weight 10-9
  • Official Rating 133

7
Silk - White, royal blue sash, royal blue sleeves, white armlet, royal blue cap
  • Form 71-4617
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-9
  • Official Rating 133

8
Silk - Emerald green and orange hoops, red cap
  • Form 70P1P3
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-8
  • Official Rating 132

9
Silk - Maroon, white star and armlet, white cap
  • Form PFP-PP8
  • Age 11
  • Weight 10-7
  • Official Rating 131

10
Silk - YELLOW, maroon stars, yellow & emerald green hooped sleeves & cap
  • Form 07P-P69
  • Age 13
  • Weight 10-6
  • Official Rating 130

11
Silk - EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap
  • Form U88/3F1
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-6
  • Official Rating 130

12
Silk - Royal blue, yellow cross sashes, white sleeves, royal blue armlet, yellow cap, white star
  • Form 7-85161
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-6
  • Official Rating 130

13
Silk - MAROON, WHITE star and armlets, ROYAL BLUE cap
  • Form P-3PPP0
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-5
  • Official Rating 129

14
Silk - MAROON & WHITE STRIPES, maroon cap, white hoop
  • Form 0P-114P
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-4
  • Official Rating 128

15
Silk - Emerald Green & Orange Hooped, emerald green & yellow quartered cap
  • Form 4-07020
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-2
  • Official Rating 126

16
Silk - Emerald green, dark green sleeves, dark green cap, emerald green spots
  • Form 32-8423
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 124

17
Silk - LIGHT BLUE & DARK BLUE HALVED, sleeves reversed, hooped cap
  • Form 2-521P0
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-13
  • Official Rating 123

18
Silk - Royal blue, maroon epaulettes, royal blue cap
  • Form 142-548
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 119

19
Silk - EMERALD GREEN & RED STRIPED, red sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 12-0073
  • Age 8
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 115

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

This will take some getting but the lightly-weighted Rocky's Silver has always looked a potentially useful staying handicapper and proved it over an extended 3m1f here last month. CHEB DE KERVINIOU, who was having only his second start for Gordon Elliott since arriving from France, started favourite on the back of a very good run at Fairyhouse but never really got going. He looks a thorough staying type and Rachael Blackmore can make good use of his low weight. Minella Till Dawn takes a big leap in trip after scoring by 13 lengths at Cork and has been raised 14lb. Pleasant Company, runner-up in the 2018 Grand National, has won twice around here and a pipe-opener over hurdles in December should have put him right but Roaring Bull made mistakes in the Thystes at Gowran after his Paddy Power victory. Killer Miller doesn't really get going until well after 3m so his last two runs can be ignored and he's closely matched with Mon Lino on their 1-2 over 3m5f at Fairyhouse in December.

Formwatch

Pleasant Company (IRE) 25-1 (10-2) Waited with, a little slow at 1st, last from 7th, pushed along from 11th, no impression from before 3 out, kept on same pace without threatening, 9th of 16, dist behind The Jam Man (10-2) at Navan 3m hcp sft in Dec.

Roaring Bull (IRE) 10-1 (10-11) Rear of mid-division, progress into 7th before 3 out, soon ridden, moderate 6th 2 out, no extra, 5th of 18, 14 1/4l behind Total Recall (11-4) at Gowran Park 3m 1f hcp Soft - Heavy in Jan.

Forza Milan (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, last briefly at 11th, closer 5th 4 out, ridden after next, 4th entering straight, went 3rd when mistake and left 2nd 2 out, no impression on winner at last, kept on one pace, 2nd of 6, 4l behind Carefully Selected (11-6) at Naas 3m (1) sft in Jan.

Spider Web (IRE) 9-2 (10-6) Towards rear, 7th halfway, closer 3 out, 4th and pushed along next, soon ridden and 3rd before last, no impression run-in, 3rd of 9, 16l behind Alohamora (10-2) at Fairyhouse 3m hcp sft in Jan.

Agusta Gold (IRE) 9-2 (11-0) Led early, prominent and slight mistakes 4th and 5th, 2nd halfway, led briefly after 3 out, soon pushed along in 3rd and no impression from 2 out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 6, 13l behind Elimay (11-3) at Thurles 2m 4f (1) Yielding in Jan.

Killer Miller (IRE) 10-1 (11-10) Rear of mid-division, in rear after 4th, detached before 4 out, pushed along and no impression after 3 out, kept on one pace in straight, never a factor, 8th of 9, 25 1/2l behind Alohamora (10-2) at Fairyhouse 3m hcp sft in Jan.

Mick The Jiver 20-1 (10-3) Led and disputed, headed after 4 out, soon ridden and no impression on leaders, 7th of 18, 16 3/4l behind Total Recall (11-4) at Gowran Park 3m 1f hcp Soft - Heavy in Jan.

The Gatechecker (IRE) 12-1 (10-4) Led, slow 2nd, slight mistake 5 out, headed 3 out and soon pushed along, 3rd and ridden approaching last, no impression run-in, 3rd of 10, 8 1/2l behind Morosini (10-11) at Cork 2m 4f hcp sft in Jan.

General Principle (IRE) 33-1 (10-5) Disputed lead early, headed 3rd, soon raced behind leaders, ridden in moderate 9th 3 out, soon no impression, 8th of 18, 32 3/4l behind Total Recall (11-4) at Gowran Park 3m 1f hcp Soft - Heavy in Jan.

Forever Gold (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Mid-division, 4th halfway, lost place after 4 out, closer when slight mistake next, pushed along and no impression towards rear after 2 out, no extra run-in, last of 9, dist behind Alohamora (10-2) at Fairyhouse 3m hcp sft in Jan.

Minella Till Dawn (IRE) 5-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, headway to dispute lead 9th, led when slight mistake 3 out, travelled well before next, pushed along and drew clear approaching last, kept on well, easily, won at Cork 2m 4f hcp sft in Jan beating Great Khan (11-0) by 13l, 9 ran.

Rocky's Silver (IRE) 7-2 (11-10) Waited with, last before 3rd, pushed along briefly 7th, 5th at 15th, improved to lead on inner before 2 out, stayed on best run-in, won at Punchestown 3m 1f hcp sft in Jan beating Final List (11-5) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.

Gun Digger (IRE) 50-1 (10-7) Towards rear for most, ridden and no impression before 3 out, 10th of 27, 23l behind Roaring Bull (10-9) at Leopardstown 3m hcp sft in Dec.

Space Cadet (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Mid-division, blundered 1st, struggling when mistake 17th, well beaten after next, tailed off before 5 out, soon pulled up, at Chepstow 3m 7f hcp (1) hvy in Dec.

Mon Lino (FR) 33-1 (10-6) Soon chased leaders, 7th from 5th, pushed along from 3 out, no extra from before next, 14th of 25, 28 1/4l behind Treacysenniscorthy (9-12) at Leopardstown 3m hcp sft in Dec.

Cheb De Kerviniou (FR) 11-8fav (11-11) Waited with, slightly slow at 8th, soon raced in 4th, switched left to outer approaching 2 out, soon switched right, no impression and kept on same pace straight, 3rd of 6, 8l behind Rocky's Silver (11-10) at Punchestown 3m 1f hcp sft in Jan.

Stones And Roses (IRE) 10-1 (11-3) Always towards rear, slight mistake 4th, never a factor, last of 10, dist behind Best Behavior (11-7) at Naas 2m 4f hcp sft in Jan.

Ifyoucatchmenow (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, slight mistake 4 out, ridden and no extra next, 8th of 12, dist behind Minella Indo (11-12) at Navan 3m Soft - Heavy in Jan.

Cle En Main (FR) 5-1fav (11-2) Mid-division, progress into 5th 3 out, went 3rd on outer and mistake 2 out, soon ridden, no impression on leaders before last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 11, 9 1/2l behind Biddy The Boss (11-6) at Fairyhouse 3m 1f hcp Yielding in Jan.