Racecards

18:10 Punchestown (IRE)

www.motivatechallenge.com Chase

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 2f
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf
  • €20,000 added
  • Winner: €13,000
  • 2nd: €3,800
  • 3rd: €1,800
  • 4th: €600
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 44.30s
  • Off Time: 18:13:58
  • 6 Ran
2nd
Silk -
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Silk - DARK BLUE, yellow seams, red cap

Schelm (GER)

10 DCD
15/2
  • Form 152P7-3
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 140

chased leaders, pecked 3 out, soon struggling in 4th, kept on same pace from 2 out

2
Silk - LIGHT TAN, red hoop, black sleeves, red hoop, red cap
  • Form 46F/7-62
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 140

soon led and disputed, headed approaching 3 out, dropped to 3rd and no impression from before last, injured and no extra run-in

3
Silk - Black, pink stars, pink sleeves, white cap, black stars
5/2
  • Form PF52-24
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 145

led and disputed, slight mistake 5th, led approaching 3 out, clear when jumped left last, stayed on well run-in

4
Silk - BLACK, yellow spots, yellow star on cap
20/1
  • Form 2BP/0-24
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 130

in touch towards rear, slight mistake 2nd, closed into 3rd before straight, chased winner and no impression from before last, kept on same pace

5
Silk - Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap
  • Form 2F92-00
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 138

chased leaders, slow jump 7 out, dropped to rear 5 out, no impression from 3 out

6
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, orange hoop, hooped sleeves, check cap
6/1
  • Form 0/F461-P
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 127

in touch towards rear, closed from 5 out, soon 3rd, lost place from before straight, 5th and kept on same pace from 2 out, left 3rd near finish

In depth

Verdict

Schelm won this a year ago and has a penalty to carry which makes things difficult against ARAN CONCERTO and Archie Boy. All three ran behind Psycho at Killarney 10 days ago with Aran Concerto did best in second place. He was receiving 10lb from both of today's rivals but had enough in hand to confirm the placings and take this. Dundrum looked promising when beating a big field easily at Down Royal in February and never recovered from a bad mistake at the first when pulled up here last week. He can do better than that and has the scope to give his more experienced rivals a fright.

Formwatch

Schelm (GER) 25-1 (11-12) Towards rear, closer order after 5 out, soon 5th, challenged under pressure and every chance 2 out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 13l behind Psycho (11-12) at Killarney 2m 4f chs gs.

Aran Concerto (IRE) 5-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, closer order after 5 out, soon 3rd, challenged and every chance 2 out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 7l behind Psycho (11-12) at Killarney 2m 4f chs gs.

Archie Boy (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Chased leader, closed after 5 out, ridden approaching straight, challenged and every chance 2 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 4th of 6, 13l behind Psycho (11-12) at Killarney 2m 4f chs gs.

Skip Two (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) In rear, closed into 4th approaching 3 out, no extra and beaten when mistake last, 4th of 10, 16l behind Datokepe (11-4) at Kilbeggan 3m hdl gf.

Whatuthink (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, no impression approaching 3 out, no extra in straight, 10th of 24, 37l behind Shakalakaboomboom (10-13) at Punchestown 3m 1f hcp chs 0-145.

Dundrum (IRE) 7-2fav (10-8) Bad mistake 1st, soon mid-division, towards rear and pulled up before 5th, in a race won by Carrigmartin (10-5) at Punchestown 2m hcp chs gd, 8 ran.