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15:55 Punchestown (IRE)

Buck House Novice Chase (Grade 3)

  • 4 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 2f
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • €30,000 added
  • Winner: €19,500
  • 2nd: €5,701
  • 3rd: €2,700
  • 4th: €900
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 35.60s
  • Off Time: 15:56:13
  • 4 Ran
1
Silk - MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star
  • Form 210211
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 151

tracked leaders, soon 3rd, closed 4 out, challenged between horses travelling smoothly from 2 out, on terms from before last, soon led, ridden to quickly assert, stayed on well, easily

3
Silk - EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap
  • Form 6/0-3112
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 145

led, a little awkward 4 out, pressed and pushed along into straight, soon joined, headed after last, one pace

4
Silk - YELLOW & ROYAL BLUE HALVED, sleeves reversed, hooped cap
  • Form 98170-1
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 134

tracked leaders, soon last, fell 3 out when still in touch, remounted to finish

5
Silk - Red & emerald green check, white sleeves, maroon cap
  • Form 112121
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-8

tracked leader, slight mistake 5th, slightly slow 7th, pushed along into straight to challenge, soon on terms, mistake 2 out, headed from before last, one pace in 3rd after

2
NR
  • Form 2P3121
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 133

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

THE GAME CHANGER continued his good progress over fences when landing another Grade 3 novice event at Tipperary last time. Gordon Elliott's charge is taken to confirm earlier running at Roscommon with Sizing Platinum. The latter had previously recorded a double of his own and a defeat of Rock The World at Galway gives him the beating of Rightdownthemiddle on collateral form. Shantou Flyer won at Sligo last time but has a tough task on these terms as does the selection's stablemate and recent hurdles winner Miss Dinamic.

Formwatch

The Game Changer (IRE) 5-2 (11-8) Ran 3rd, progress 2 out, travelled well to lead last, pushed out and stayed on well run-in, won at Tipperary 2m 4f (1) gd in Oct beating Rule The World (11-2) by 2 1/2l, 4 ran.

Sizing Platinum (IRE) 10-11fav (11-5) Led, under pressure and ridden after 2 out, headed before last, kept on, not match winner run-in, 2nd of 4, 2 1/2l behind The Game Changer (11-8) at Roscommon 2m (1) gd in Sep.

Rightdownthemiddle (IRE) 6-1 (10-2) Raced in 6th early, pushed along approaching straight, no impression in 8th 2f out, one pace, 6th of 14, 13l behind Giant Redwood (9-5) at Navan 2m mdn gd in Oct.

Miss Dinamic (IRE) 8-15fav (11-12) Made all, not fluent 2nd or 3 out, clear before 2 out, easily, won at Perth 2m 4f (4) gs in Sep beating Carinena (10-12) by 14l, 7 ran.

Shantou Flyer (IRE) 9-10fav (11-9) Tracked leader in 2nd, disputed lead from 5th, led 2 out and soon ridden, joined again at last, regained lead run-in and stayed on well under pressure inside final furlong, won at Sligo 2m 5f Yielding in Sep beating Shadow Catcher (11-12) by 1/2l, 4 ran.