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15:45 Punchestown (IRE)

Punchestown Active Retirement Days Handicap Hurdle (80-109)

  • 13 Runners
  • Distance: 2m
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • €10,500 added
  • Winner: €7,246
  • 2nd: €1,785
  • 3rd: €840
  • 4th: €525
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 49.30s
  • Off Time: 15:45:12
  • 13 Ran
1
Silk - Royal blue, yellow hoop, yellow chevrons on sleeves, yellow star on cap
8/1
  • Form 631274
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 106

held up, progress into 7th 4 out, soon ridden, kept on same pace

2
Silk - Black, Red star, striped sleeves, Red cap
  • Form 8-42221
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 104

tracked leaders, ridden in 2nd 2 out, 3rd entering straight, stayed on well to lead inside final furlong

3
Silk - Yellow, white star & sleeves, royal blue cap
  • Form 02F9
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 102

tracked leaders, mistake 4 out, weakened from next

4
Silk - Purple & royal blue halved, sleeves reversed, purple cap
20/1
  • Form 37P1-5
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 101

tracked leaders, 4th 4 out, weakened from next

5
Silk - WHITE, emerald green stars on sleeves, emerald green stars on cap
  • Form 850033
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 95

attempted to make all, headed entering straight, no extra in 3rd from last

6
Silk - BLACK & PURPLE STARS
  • Form 47-7672
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 95

tracked leaders, ridden in 5th before 2 out, kept on one paced

7
Silk - ORANGE, purple epaulettes, purple cap
9/2
  • Form 89774-B
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-11
  • Official Rating 98

mid-division, headway into 4th 2 out, progress on outer to lead entering straight, soon ridden, headed run-in, rider dropped whip 150yds out, kept on

8
Silk - YELLOW, emerald green star & chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 0/80-07
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-10
  • Official Rating 93

always behind

9
Silk - EMERALD GREEN, orange stars, white cap, orange star
  • Form 354599
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-8
  • Official Rating 91

always towards rear

10
Silk - EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap
  • Form 800-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-8
  • Official Rating 91

rear of mid-division, ridden in 9th after 2 out, some late headway run-in

11
Silk - Orange, black triple diamond, hooped sleeves, orange cap, black spots
14/1
  • Form 006
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-5
  • Official Rating 92

tracked leader in 2nd, ridden in 3rd 2 out, no impression

12
Silk - BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots
25/1
  • Form 070598-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-1
  • Official Rating 88

mid-division, weakened from 3 out

13
Silk - WHITE & EMERALD GREEN STRIPES, emerald green cap
  • Form 090-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-13
  • Official Rating 86

mid-division, ridden in 6th 2 out, no impression

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

ROCKAZAR has won eight times on the Flat and over hurdles and had a go at chasing at Wexford on Saturday where he didn't run at all badly. Andy Duff gets on very well with him and though not the most consistent of performers this might just be a going day and he can concede weight all round. It's a surprise to see Turner Brown back over the minimum as he appeared to relish every yard of Downpatrick's 2m7f when last seen in August and may find this on the short side. Sox's Girl is still a maiden after 15 runs but almost put that right when just failing to hold the late thrust of Arguidos over 2m3f at Cork. That was a much improved run though she's well held by Rockazar on earlier running at Bellewstown. Lightening Sky was also behind the top-weight in that Bellewstown event and though running well at present she appears held.

Formwatch

Rockazar 12-1 (11-9) Towards rear, some headway into 5th after halfway, no impression from 2 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 15, 18l behind More Claret (10-8) at Wexford 2m 1f beg chs.

Turner Brown (IRE) 9-10fav (11-4) Mid-division, progress from 4 out, 3rd next, ridden to lead before 2 out, kept on well from last, won at Downpatrick 2m 7f mdn hdl gd in Aug beating Excellent As Usual (10-13) by 3l, 11 ran.

Harrington (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Settled in rear, headway to tracked leaders after 3rd, 4th 4 out, no extra after next, weakened, 9th of 11, 46l behind Cass Bligh (11-12) at Clonmel 2m nov hdl in Sep.

Wee Sonny (IRE) 10-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, weakened approaching 2 out, 5th of 7, 45l behind Exulto (11-4) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.

Lightening Sky (IRE) 16-1 (10-5) Led, pressed from early straight, headed under pressure 2 out, soon no chance with winner, kept on one pace in 3rd from before last, 3rd of 11, 8l behind Green To Gold (10-6) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 8Evens16 gf.

Sox's Girl (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Mid-division, went 7th halfway, good progress to lead after 3 out, ridden before last, kept on well under pressure run-in, headed close home, 2nd of 21, hd behind Arguidos (11-0) at Cork 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-102 gf.

Khayar (IRE) 13-2 (11-4) Mid-division, 8th when brought down 3 out, in a race won by Jack Cool (11-3) at Listowel 2m cond hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Sep, 18 ran.

Thistimesforgood (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, ran on well from before last, 7th of 25, 21l behind Green To Gold (11-2) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gd.

Ever Dreaming (USA) 8-1 (11-2) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 9th of 15, 39l behind Spill The Beans (11-12) at Tramore 2m 5yo mdn hdl.

Harold's Cross (AUS) 33-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 11th halfway, no impression from 3 out, 14th of 25, 34l behind Grey Soldier (11-12) at Naas 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.

Shahrafi (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, 6th of 10, well behind Cabernet Sauvignon (11-4) at Gowran Park 2m 4yo hdl gf in Jun.

Khan Tengri (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Chased leaders in 3rd, ridden and weakened after 3 out, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Alaivan (11-0) at Fairyhouse 2m 4yo hdl Grade 2 sft in Feb.

Bay Of Kotor (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Soon mid-division, 9th before halfway, no extra from before straight, 15th of 19, well behind Our Nana Rose (10-6) at Fairyhouse 2m 3yo mdn hdl hvy in Dec.