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17:00 Punchestown (IRE)

Palmerstown House Pat Taaffe Handicap Chase (0-150) (Grade B)

  • 13 Runners
  • Distance: 3m 120y
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf
  • €60,000 added
  • Winner: €35,400
  • 2nd: €11,400
  • 3rd: €5,400
  • 4th: €2,400
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 33.30s
  • Off Time: 17:00:14
  • 13 Ran
1
  • Form: 8P2401
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-10
  • Official Rating: 150
  • Trainer: C L Tizzard
  • Jockey: R M Power

tracked leaders, 4th from 6th, closed and on terms briefly from 5 out, not fluent 3 out, disputed 2nd before straight, on terms again 2 out, soon led, stayed on well run-in

2
14/1
  • Form: 2122U4
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-2
  • Official Rating: 142
  • Trainer: H De Bromhead
  • Jockey: B J Cooper

chased leaders, slight mistake 2nd, soon pulled up

3
  • Form: P87-PPP
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Official Rating: 138
  • Trainer: Miss R Curtis
  • Jockey: P Townend

soon chased leaders, 5th from 6th, pushed along after 5 out, still 5th before straight, one pace 2 out

4
12/1
  • Form: P03764
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Official Rating: 138
  • Trainer: Mrs J Harrington
  • Jockey: D N Russell

towards rear, 9th from 6th, slight mistake 12th, 8th and no impression before straight, weakened

5
  • Form: 19116P
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-11
  • Official Rating: 137
  • Trainer: H De Bromhead
  • Jockey: P T Enright

held up, slightly impeded 1st, 8th from 6th, went 4th before straight, prominent when mistake and hampered at last, kept on same pace run-in

6
  • Form: 1-515PP
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-11
  • Official Rating: 137
  • Trainer: T J Taaffe
  • Jockey: J S McGarvey

held up, last from 6th, slightly slow 7th and 8th, no impression when bad mistake 4 out, soon pulled up

7
  • Form: 3-32114
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-11
  • Official Rating: 137
  • Trainer: Mrs J Harrington
  • Jockey: M J Bolger

soon led, inclined to jump left, joined 9th, headed from 5 out, lost place from before next and no impression, one pace

8
12/1
  • Form: 44P14-3
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-9
  • Official Rating: 135
  • Trainer: P Nolan
  • Jockey: M P Fogarty

tracked leaders, 3rd from 6th, under pressure and no impression 4 out, dropped to 9th before straight and weakened, bad mistake last

9
  • Form: 1-732F3
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-9
  • Official Rating: 135
  • Trainer: W P Mullins
  • Jockey: Ruby Walsh

held up, bad mistake and almost fell 4th, soon pulled up

11
  • Form: 152027
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-7
  • Official Rating: 133
  • Trainer: G Elliott
  • Jockey: J W Kennedy

mid-division early, 6th from 6th, slightly slow 7th and 9th, mistake 5 out, disputed 6th before straight and no impression, one pace

12
12/1
  • Form: 2-20218
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-5
  • Official Rating: 131
  • Trainer: E Cawley
  • Jockey: C D Timmons

prominent, on terms 9th, led after 5 out, joined 2 out, soon headed, bumped rival at last, kept on same pace run-in

13
12/1
  • Form: PP31P5
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-3
  • Official Rating: 129
  • Trainer: M Hourigan
  • Jockey: M P Walsh

held up, 7th from 6th, raced wide approaching 11th, closed up from before 4 out, disputed 2nd before straight, soon not much room briefly, one pace approaching last

14

Solstice Son

307 bt D
25/1
  • Form: 26/611-7
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-1
  • Official Rating: 127
  • Trainer: A J Honeyball
  • Jockey: J M Moore

soon led, fell 1st

10
NR
6/1
  • Form: 1/98142-
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-7
  • Official Rating: 133
  • Trainer: J P O'Brien
  • Jockey: J J Slevin

15
NR
  • Form: 2/22154
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-13
  • Official Rating: 125
  • Trainer: W P Mullins
  • Jockey: D E Mullins

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

The assessor has handed Sizing Codelco an 11lb rise for his victory at Aintree which is hardly surprising given he won with plenty in hand. He's certain to make a bold bid again though the extra could just hand the initiative to THE CRAFTY BUTCHER (NAP). Willie Mullins' charge keeps moving yards and though not winning so far for his new trainer he's been placed in strong company including the Paddy Power at Leopardstown. Katnap was just behind him at Wexford last month and has since boosted the form with a tremendous run in the Grade 3 Topham at Aintree. Marinero makes his handicap debut and is impossible to ignore on his second to Thistlecrack at Cheltenham in November. He's since failed at the highest level there and at Aintree but this represents a drop in class.

Formwatch

Sizing Codelco (IRE) 10-1 (11-3) Close up, led before 13th, ridden before 2 out, clear before last, kept on strongly, won at Aintree 3m 1f hcp lst (1) gd in Apr beating Rightdownthemiddle (11-1) by 13l, 16 ran.

Marinero (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Not fluent 1st, chased leaders in 4th throughout, outpaced 5 out, well held when blundered badly 3 out, tailed off, 4th of 5, dist behind Might Bite (11-4) at Aintree 3m 1f (1) gd in Apr.

O'Faolains Boy (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Mid-division, outpaced before 2 out, well held when blundered last, soon pulled up, at Aintree 4m 2f hcp (1) gs in Apr.

Ttebbob (IRE) 9-1 (11-6) Held up, took keen hold, 5th from 8th, progress to chase leaders when bad mistake 3 out, soon no impression, one pace, 4th of 7, 15 3/4l behind Val De Ferbet (11-0) at Cork 3m (1) Good - Yielding in Apr.

Heron Heights (IRE) 40-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, hampered 3rd, never figured, well beaten when mistake 3 out, clambered over 2 out and pulled up, at Cheltenham 3m (1) gs in Mar.

Rogue Trader (IRE) 11-4 (10-13) In rear, not always fluent and inclined to jump left, some headway 13th, moderate 6th 5 out, no extra and pulled up before 3 out, at Fairyhouse 3m 1f Soft - Heavy in Feb.

Sandymount Duke (IRE) 6-1 (11-5) Led or disputed lead, headed after 8th, pushed along approaching straight and no extra after 2 out, 4th of 5, 17 3/4l behind Westerner Lady (10-12) at Tipperary 2m 4f (1) Soft - Heavy in Oct.

Fine Theatre (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Settled behind leaders, 3rd and slight mistake 4 out, disputed before straight, ridden 3 out and slightly hampered, under pressure in 4th before 2 out, 3rd and no impression last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 7 1/2l behind Kilcarry Bridge (10-7) at Gowran Park 2m 2f hcp hvy in Mar.

The Crafty Butcher (IRE) 7-2fav (11-3) Chased leaders, dropped to 7th before 7th, went 3rd from 3 out, 4th into straight, slight mistake 2 out, 3rd again at last, kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 12, 2 1/4l behind The Paparrazi Kid (11-9) at Wexford 2m 4f hcp Soft - Heavy in Mar.

Space Cadet (IRE) 13-2 (10-11) Mid-division, progress before 4 out, pushed along in 6th 2 out, ridden and no impression approaching last, no extra run-in, 7th of 18, 20l behind Abolitionist (11-1) at Naas 3m hcp Soft - Heavy in Mar.

Forever Gold (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Prominent, on terms 3 out, soon headed and no impression from before straight, one pace, 8th of 17, 13 3/4l behind Showem Silver (10-1) at Fairyhouse 2m 6f hcp Good - Yielding in Apr.

Hash Brown (IRE) 14-1 (9-12) Held up, slightly impeded 2 out, closed under pressure straight, kept on same pace run-in, 5th of 18, 3 1/2l behind A Toi Phil (10-13) at Leopardstown 2m 5f hcp gd in Jan.

Solstice Son 12-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, struggling 13th, no impression after, weakened before 2 out, 7th of 19, 34 3/4l behind Drop Out Joe (10-6) at Uttoxeter 3m 2f hcp lst (1) gd in Jun.

Katnap (FR) 22-1 (10-0) In touch, headway after 16th, driven to chase leaders before last, chased winner and every chance approaching elbow, kept on, held closing stages, 2nd of 29, 1l behind Ultragold (10-5) at Aintree 2m 5f hcp (1) gd in Apr.

Retour En France (IRE) 5-2fav (10-9) Held up towards rear, closer in 5th after 5 out, ridden before 2 out, no impression, kept on same pace run-in, just held for places, 5th of 9, 13l behind Mick The Jiver (10-1) at Navan 3m hcp hvy in Mar.