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12:05 Punchestown (IRE)

EMS Copiers Risk Of Thunder Chase

  • 17 Runners
  • Distance: 3m
  • Going: Soft (Soft to Heavy in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • €12,500 added
  • Winner: €7,500
  • 2nd: €2,500
  • 3rd: €1,250
  • 4th: €625
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 7m 7.90s
  • Off Time: 12:05:53
  • 17 Ran
1
Silk - Dark blue, orange braces, halved sleeves, orange spots on cap
33/1
  • Form 14-2837
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 115

rear of mid-division, 10th after 12th, dropped to 13th at 17th, mistake and fell at 21st

2
Silk - Dark blue, yellow disc, hooped sleeves, quartered cap
11/1
  • Form UU3/3U-1
  • Age 12
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 100

tracked leader, led after 5th, headed before 15th, improved to lead at 16th, under pressure and headed before last, dropped to 3rd and ridden run-in, kept on same pace

3
Silk - WINE, orange hooped sleeves, orange cap

King's Song (FR)

136 t CD
50/1
  • Form 04441-4
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 117

tracked leader, improved to lead at 5th, soon headed, 4th at 12th, under pressure in 5th after 4 out, no impression, kept on one pace

4
Silk - BLACK, orange & black quartered cap
12/1
  • Form 1096-48
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 140

mid-division, 7th at 12th, 8th at 17th, headway to 4th before 4 out, 3rd 2 out, soon pushed along, ridden before last, kept on well in 2nd run-in, held

5
Silk - Orange, black chevron, black spots on cap

Alpha Male (FR)

198 BFCD
33/1
  • Form 1/5008-2
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-4

chased leaders, 8th after 12th, 7th after 16th, lost place and mistake at 23rd, kept on one pace

6
Silk - Pink, pink & light green striped sleeves, striped cap
8/1
  • Form 042U6-3
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 134

led, headed at 5th, soon 3rd, progress to lead before 15th, headed at 16th, lost place at 23rd, weakened

7
Silk - Pink, light blue sleeves, royal blue cap, white spots

Enniskillen (IRE)

186 pt CD
66/1
  • Form 53P-539
  • Age 14
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 81

in rear, 12th at 17th, no impression, never a factor

8
Silk - Emerald green, white sash, white spots on cap
  • Form P2/F2-FF
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 132

towards rear, 11th after 12th, 9th at 17th, progress to 6th after 4 out, improved to 4th before 2 out, ridden and no impression on principals, not fluent at last, kept on one pace

9
Silk - WHITE & RED CHEVRONS, striped cap

Like A Demon

168 D
33/1
  • Form 033-UU0
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 100

rear of mid-division, slight mistake at 10th, 9th after 12th, not fluent at 14th, 14th at 17th, no impression, modest late headway, no danger

10
Silk - EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE HOOPED, Red cap
66/1
  • Form 000F-00
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-4

in rear, detached after 14th, never a factor

11
Silk - Emerald green and orange hooped, blue cap
  • Form F-009
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-4

towards rear, no impression, detached at 15th, never a factor

12
Silk - YELLOW, red chevrons on sleeves, red cap
  • Form 33P2-34
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-4

rear, 12th after 12th, 11th at 17th, soon weakened, never a factor

13
Silk - EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE HOOPED, Emerald Green cap, white star
  • Form 5P5-P
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-4

rear, detached after 14th, tailed off at 20th, never a factor, pulled up after 21st

14
Silk - Yellow, emerald green hollow box & sleeves, emerald green cap, yellow diamonds
100/1
  • Form 24PP7P
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 98

chased leaders, headway to 2nd after 11th, 4th before 15th, 6th after 16th, weakened before 23rd

15
Silk - EMERALD GREEN, mauve sash & sleeves, emerald green cap
66/1
  • Form 63U-F26
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-4

in touch, progress at 5th, not fluent in 5th at 12th, good headway to 2nd after 22nd, 3rd before 4 out, ridden and weakened before 2 out

16
Silk - Emerald green, dark green sleeves, dark green cap, emerald green spots
5/1
  • Form P7P-423
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 138

chased leaders, dropped to 13th after 12th, 10th at 17th, weakened before 23rd, tailed off

17
Silk - EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap
5/6
  • Form 216/P0-P
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 148

close up, progress at 4th, 6th at 12th, closed at 16th, travelled well in 2nd after 20th, 3rd at 23rd, improved to 2nd before 4 out, led before last where not fluent, ridden and kept on well

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

YANWORTH, a top-class hurdler for Alan King and a multiple Grade 1 and 2 winner, scored twice in four starts over fences including a Grade 2 at Cheltenham. He's a new recruit to the banks fences but has joined Enda Bolger, who has won nine of the past eleven of these, and his class can see him home. Neverushacon is another having his first start over these unique obstacles but has been a tough and consistent performer over hurdles and fences and is young enough to make his mark. Peter Maher specialises in these races and like Enda Bolger has four entries. Three of the quartet have won over the course though it's the other, Hurricane Darwin, who has regularly run well but never won, who could come out best this time. Call It Magic, a very good fourth in last year's Becher at Aintree, and Gordon Elliott's Vyta Du Roc, a winner over fences at Cheltenham for Nicky Henderson, are others to note.

Formwatch

Ard Na Carraig 14-1 (11-3) Towards rear, headway into 10th after 3 out, ridden from 2 out, no impression, 7th of 16, 18l behind Fruits Of Glory (10-5) at Punchestown 2m 7f hcp Good - Yielding in Oct.

Ballyboker Bridge (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Soon tracked leaders, led 4th, slow 6th and headed briefly, joined from 14th, led again before 3 out, asserted from 2 out, stayed on well run-in, won at Punchestown 4m 2f gf in May beating Vital Island (11-7) by 25l, 9 ran.

King's Song (FR) 8-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, not fluent 3rd (water), closed 13th, every chance when mistake 2 out, soon ridden and beaten, weakened flat, 4th of 5, 14 1/4l behind Ned Stark (11-11) at Perth 3m hcp (3) gd in Jul.

Neverushacon (IRE) 8-1 (12-9) 7th of 12, 22 3/4l behind Dalileo (12-9) at Leopardstown 1m 2f Soft - Heavy in Oct.

Alpha Male (FR) 11-8fav (12-2) Tracked leaders on inner, close 3rd 3 out, improved into 2nd entering straight, ridden in 2nd 2 out, kept on same pace in 2nd run-in, 2nd of 9, 3l behind Flirting Lesa (11-4) at Punchestown 2m 4f Good - Yielding in May.

Call It Magic (IRE) 2-1 (12-2) Ld, joined app 2out, hdd app last, stayed on well run-in, 3rd of 6, 4 1/4l behind Eddies Miracle (12-2) at Portrush 3m gs in Oct.

Enniskillen (IRE) 10-1 (9-10) Waited with early, closer in 5th from 6th, led before 9th, joined from 13th, headed approaching 3 out, weakened, 9th of 11, dist behind Mac N Cheese (11-11) at Punchestown 3m hcp gd in May.

Hurricane Darwin (IRE) 10-3 (11-12) Held up in touch in 5th, fell 11th, at Punchestown 3m 1f gf in May.

Like A Demon 16-1 (10-10) Mid-division, slight mistake 4 out, ridden and no extra after 3 out, weakened, 10th of 12, dist behind Ocean Glandore (11-5) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp Good - Yielding in Jun.

Lough Gur (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, niggled along 4th, pushed along 6th, never a factor, last of 15, dist behind Premier D'troice (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp Good - Yielding in Oct.

Shannon Tide (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Waited with, 11th from 3rd, no impression from 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 9th of 12, dist behind Jeremys Flame (11-5) at Listowel 2m mdn Yielding in Sep.

Singing Banjo (IRE) 6-1 (11-11) Rr of mid-div, 6th 1/2way, rdn in mod 6th appr 4out, no ch from 3out, mstk next, ko onepce str, 4th of 7, 9 3/4l behind Like A Demon (11-11) at Dowth Hall 3m gs in Oct.

Square Ball (IRE) 2-1 (12-2) Ld, hdd from 5th, 1l 2nd 1/2way, disp 4out, wknd to 3rd aftr 3out, no ex in 3rd when pu bef last, at Moig South 3m mdn Soft - Heavy in Nov.

Steelambition (IRE) 40-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, 5th from 2nd, not always fluent jumping, 4th from 8th, lost position from 10th, soon weakened, pulled up before 2 out, at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp Yielding in Oct.

Vital Island (IRE) 9-2 (11-7) Waited with, took keen hold, bumped with rival after 2nd, pushed along briefly after 10th, not go with leaders 3 out, slight mistake 2 out, not fluent last and no extra, 6th of 8, 14 1/4l behind Hi Murphy (11-7) at Downpatrick 2m 7f gd in May.

Vyta Du Roc (FR) 5-2 (12-2) Mid-div on inner, 5th 1/2way, 4l 3rd & rdn bef 3out, clsr in 3rd at last, ko flat, gaining on 2nd to line, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Mighty Stowaway (12-2) at Kinsale 3m Soft - Heavy in Nov.

Yanworth 20-1 (11-10) Always towards rear, slight mistake 5th, weakened after 3 out, pulled up before next, at Listowel 2m hcp Yielding in Sep.