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16:15 Punchestown (IRE)

Irish Daily Star Chase (Grade 3) (Class 1)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 3m 1f
  • Going: Yielding (Good to Yielding in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • €40,000 added
  • Winner: €24,000
  • 2nd: €8,000
  • 3rd: €4,000
  • 4th: €2,000
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 41.80s
  • Off Time: 16:16:18
  • 6 Ran
1st
Silk -
22/1

    1
    Silk - Orange, black star , black & orange hooped sleeves, orange cap, black star

    Jett (IRE)

    11 p
    22/1
    • Form 31-6227
    • Age 8
    • Weight 11-8

    raced in 3rd, a little keen, effort from before 3 out, on terms before straight, stayed on well run-in to just prevail at finish

    2
    Silk - PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap
    12/1
    • Form 1F6-52P
    • Age 8
    • Weight 11-8

    waited with in rear, some slight mistakes, reminder 7 out, closed from 5 out, pushed along on outer from 4 out, prominent when fell next

    3
    Silk - MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star
    • Form 8/71118-
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-8

    raced in 5th early, soon 4th, closed up 11th to track leaders, no impression from 3 out, kept on without threatening run-in

    4
    Silk - Maroon, white star & armlet, white cap
    10/3
    • Form 521422-
    • Age 9
    • Weight 11-0

    led, joined and headed briefly at stages, strongly pressed and joined before straight, kept on well run-in, just denied at finish

    5
    Silk - MAROON, WHITE star and armlets, ROYAL BLUE cap
    • Form 4/43973-
    • Age 8
    • Weight 11-0

    raced in 2nd, a little keen, led and disputed briefly at stages, on terms before straight, headed between last 2, soon no extra

    6
    Silk - Maroon, white star, white armlets, yellow cap
    14/1
    • Form 07F1PP-
    • Age 8
    • Weight 11-0

    raced in 4th early, soon 5th, pushed along after 5 out, slightly impeded 3 out, soon no impression

    Previous results

    In depth

    Verdict

    Jett has had five starts here and never won but Some Neck won a Grade 2 on the track last November so shouldn't be discounted. He finished a long way behind Dounikos in the Grand National Trial here in February though that was over 3m4f and the winner pulled up at Aintree and in the Irish National. He's one of four Gigginstown entries with stable companion Alpha Des Obeaux looking the pick of the pair with Jack Kennedy on board though his overall form falls just short of BALKO DES FLOS. Henry De Bromhead's charge, last year's Ryanair winner at Cheltenham, has run in eight consecutive Grade 1's chasing home the likes of Kemboy and Min so will find this much more to his liking. Tout Est Permis was in excellent form last winter, completing a hat-trick in a Thurles Grade 2 before well beaten in the Irish National.

    Formwatch

    Jett (IRE) 16-1 (11-8) Close up and disputed, slight mistake and headed 7th, challenged entering straight, ridden in 5th and mistake 3 out, soon no extra, 7th of 8, 27 1/4l behind Snow Falcon (11-8) at Gowran Park 2m 4f (1) Yielding in Oct.

    Some Neck (FR) 11-1 (10-11) Pushed along briefly early, chased leaders, 7th after 3rd, not fluent jumping from 8th onwards, dropped to 9th from 10th, no extra from 4 out, pulled up straight, at Listowel 3m hcp Yielding in Sep.

    Tout Est Permis (FR) 16-1 (11-7) Mid-division early, 11th after 12th, closed 5 out, 6th before next, no extra from before straight, 8th of 30, dist behind Burrows Saint (10-8) at Fairyhouse 3m 5f Good - Yielding in Apr.

    Alpha Des Obeaux (FR) 2-1 (11-8) Led, ridden and strongly pressed 2 out, headed before last, kept on same pace in 2nd run-in, 2nd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Rathvinden (11-8) at Fairyhouse 3m 1f (1) Good - Yielding in Feb.

    Balko Des Flos (FR) 20-1 (11-7) Went left 1st, prominent, tracked winner after 7th, poised to challenge from 4 out, still every chance 2 out, soon ridden, 2 lengths down when blundered badly last, no chance with winner after, lost 2nd final strides, 3rd of 6, 9 1/4l behind Kemboy (11-7) at Aintree 3m 1f (1) gs in Apr.

    Dounikos (FR) 33-1 (11-6) Mid-division early, no danger 16th, pulled up 6 out, at Fairyhouse 3m 5f Good - Yielding in Apr.