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12:55 Punchestown (IRE)

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  • 20 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f
  • Going: Yielding to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • €12,001 added
  • Winner: €7,379
  • 2nd: €2,279
  • 3rd: €1,080
  • 4th: €480
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 6.80s
  • Off Time: 12:57:18
  • 20 Ran
1
Silk - Orange, purple cross sashes, quartered cap
  • Form 070/
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-12

held up, 15th before 5th, jumped slightly left 8th, no extra from 3 out

2
Silk - MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star
  • Form 1/21
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12

soon tracked leader, pushed along straight, not match winner and kept on same pace from before last

3
Silk - Emerald green & orange hooped, quartered cap
66/1
  • Form 8
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12

held up, 13th before 5th, slight mistake 8th, no extra from 3 out

4
Silk - RED, white hoop, white sleeves, pink cap
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12

held up, 14th before 5th, no extra from 3 out

5
Silk - MAROON & WHITE STRIPES, maroon cap, white hoop
  • Form 760-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12

mid-division, 12th before 5th, no extra from 3 out

6
Silk - Dark blue, orange braces, halved sleeves, orange spots on cap
  • Form 1-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12

towards rear, not fluent 1st, slight mistake 6th, soon no danger

7
Silk - MACKENZIE TARTAN, white collar, white sleeves & cap
50/1
  • Form 322-231
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-12

chased leaders, inclined to jump left and not always fluent, 5th before 5th, no extra from before 2 out

8
Silk - LAVENDER, white sleeves, white cap, lavender hoop
100/1
  • Form 00U
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-12

soon mid-division, wandered slightly before 2nd, 10th before 5th, one pace from 3 out

9
Silk - MAROON, white disc & sleeves, striped cap
  • Form 9B0
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-12

soon towards rear, 19th before 5th, no danger when slight mistake 2 out

10
Silk - EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap
  • Form 110-3
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12

soon tracked leaders, 3rd before 5th, pushed along before 3 out, moderate 4th approaching straight, one pace

11
Silk - Emerald green & mauve halved, slvs reversed, quartered cap
66/1
  • Form 4-49F
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12

mid-division, 9th before 5th, no extra from before 2 out

12
Silk - DARK BLUE & YELLOW QUARTERED, quartered cap
  • Form B91
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12

soon chased leaders, slightly impeded early, 7th before 5th, no extra from before 2 out

13
Silk - Pink & white halved, black sleeves, black cap, pink star
50/1
  • Form 3-005
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12

soon chased leaders, slightly impeded and not fluent 3rd, 8th before 5th, moderate 7th approaching straight, soon no extra

14
Silk - PINK, black chevron, striped cap
  • Form 1
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12

soon chased leaders, not fluent 3rd, 6th before 5th, moderate 6th approaching straight, one pace

15
Silk - EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap
50/1
  • Form 053-4
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12

soon tracked leaders, 4th before 5th, not fluent 3 out, moderate 5th approaching straight, soon no extra

16
Silk - PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap
Evs
  • Form 31/0-43
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-12

soon led, mistake 8th, asserted approaching last, stayed on well run-in, easily

17
Silk - Black, yellow sleeves, emerald green cap, pink star
100/1
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-8

held up, 17th before 5th, pushed along from 7th, soon no danger, pulled up before last

18
Silk -  Emerald green & orange hoops, red cap
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-8

towards rear, slight mistake 3rd, 18th before 5th, slight mistake 8th, kept on same pace without threatening from 3 out

19
Silk - Pink, black hoop, pink sleeves, quartered cap
7/2
  • Form 136/2
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-5

soon mid-division, 11th before 5th, headway to track leaders 3 out, moderate 3rd approaching straight, soon one pace

20
Silk - Red & white quartered, red sleeves, check cap
  • Form 4-96
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-1

held up, slight mistake 3rd and pushed along briefly, not fluent next, 16th before 5th, pushed along again from 7th, soon no danger, completely tailed off

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Winning point-to-pointer Champagne Classic could hardly have been more impressive in a Fairyhouse bumper last month and should do even better over obstacles. Jimmy Breekie had been threatening to win for some time before landing a bumper on this track so he should make a hurdler while dual bumper winner New To This Town will have come on a bundle for last month's run over timber at Gowran. The Rory Story attracted strong support on his bumper debut at Navan and won in the style of a potentially useful performer while Turcagua is another who has already shown enough over hurdles to be given a chance. TOE THE LINE, a Listed winner on the Flat in October, was making her hurdling debut when beaten a short-head by Forge Meadow in a huge field at Wexford and, with that under her belt, can land this much stronger than average maiden.

Formwatch

Ballyadam Oscar (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, mistake 1st and soon mid-division, dropped towards rear halfway, no impression 6 out, 13th of 17, dist behind Noble Emperor (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f mdn Soft - Heavy in Apr.

Champagne Classic (IRE) 7-2 (12-0) Held up in rear, closer order 6f out, improved to challenge 2f out, led over 1 1/2f out, asserted over 1f out, stayed on strongly, easily, won at Fairyhouse 2m 4f sft in Nov beating Some Neck (12-0) by 10l, 8 ran.

Close Shave 50-1 (11-12) Mid-division, no impression and kept on same pace from before last, 8th of 13, 20 1/4l behind Monalee (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 6f mdn sft in Nov.

Crehelp (IRE) Milan gelding out of Newhall.

Doldrum Bay (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Not fluent 1st and pushed along, soon mid-division, pushed along again 3 out and no impression, no extra and slight mistake 2 out, 15th of 21, dist behind Three Wise Men (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn Yielding in Mar.

Glenabo Bridge (IRE) 5-1 (12-1) Ld/disp, mstks 4out & 3out, ld aftr 3out, chall frm 2out, sl adv when faster jump last, sow, won at Bandon 3m mdn hvy in Feb beating No Secrets Here (12-1) by 2 1/2l, 7 ran.

Jimmy Breekie (IRE) 7-2 (12-0) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden to challenge 1 1/2f out, disputed over 1f out, asserted final 100 yards, kept on well closing stages, won at Punchestown 2m sft in Nov beating Triolet (12-0) by 1 1/2l, 5 ran.

King's War (IRE) 100-1 (11-12) Towards rear, impeded 3rd where mistake and unseated rider, at Fairyhouse 2m 2f mdn Yielding in Dec.

Like A Flash (IRE) 100-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression after 3 out, 11th of 13, dist behind Aussie Reigns (11-12) at Thurles 2m mdn Yielding in Dec.

New To This Town (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Tracked leader, not always fluent jumping, pushed along from 3 out, no impression and one pace approaching last, 3rd of 11, 12 3/4l behind Invitation Only (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m mdn Good - Yielding in Nov.

Palmabad (FR) 100-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division on outer, fell 6th, at Navan 2m mdn Yielding - Soft in Nov.

Play The Part (IRE) 20-1 (12-0) Chased leaders and ran freely, 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th 3f out, under pressure 2f out, stayed on into 3rd 1f out, ran on well final furlong to lead near line, won at Wexford 2m gd in Oct beating Gleesons Tipp (12-0) by hd, 5 ran.

Playbook (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 7th after 3rd, slight mistake 3 out, disputed 5th at last and no impression, one pace, 5th of 30, 13 3/4l behind Our Boy Boru (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn Yielding in Sep.

The Rory Story (IRE) 6-4fav (12-0) Soon raced in 8th at sedate pace to before halfway, ridden over 2f out in 3rd, led under 1f out, kept on well, won at Navan 2m Yielding in Sep beating Agent Boru (12-0) by 2 1/4l, 14 ran.

There You Go (IRE) 10-1 (12-0) Held up in touch, closer order 6f out, ridden in 4th from 2f out, soon one pace, 4th of 8, 28 1/2l behind Champagne Classic (12-0) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f sft in Nov.

Turcagua (FR) 6-4fav (11-12) Towards rear, some progress from 5 out, ridden in 3rd from last, no impression and kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 13, 3 3/4l behind Monalee (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 6f mdn sft in Nov.

Cagliostro (FR) 66-1 (11-2) Towards rear for most, ridden and no impression before straight, 13th of 18, 32 3/4l behind Riven Light (11-7) at Thurles 2m mdn Yielding in Dec.

Kilfenora (IRE) Yeats gelding out of Blazing Liss.

Toe The Line (IRE) 6-4fav (11-7) Tracked leaders on outer, 6th on outer 4 out, pushed along and progress into before straight, went close 3rd 2 out, ridden to dispute lead approaching last, not fluent at last and headed narrowly inside final furlong, stayed on well close home, 2nd of 14, shd behind Forge Meadow (11-4) at Wexford 2m mdn Soft - Heavy in Nov.

Burrows Spring (FR) 40-1 (11-6) Held up towards rear, ridden into 9th 4f out, no impression in 8th 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 14, 24 3/4l behind Monastery (11-6) at Limerick 2m Yielding in Dec.