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5:30 Punchestown (IRE) 29 Apr 2015

Bibby Financial Services Ireland Punchestown Gold Cup (Grade 1)

(5yo+) 3m1f Good To Yielding 17 fences
1st €120,000 2nd €38,000 3rd €18,000 4th €6,000 5th €4,000


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
8 1110 t 171 172 181
br g Sholokhov(IRE) - Depeche Toi(GER) (Konigsstuhl)
Held up in touch, not fluent and short of room towards rear at 11th, closer in 6th after 5 out, ridden in 3rd after 3 out and closed under pressure to challenge next, soon led narrowly and stayed on strongly to go clear from last (op 5/2 tchd 9/4)
2  7
6 1110 168 165 174
b g Saint Des Saints(FR) - Rainbow Crest(FR) (Baryshnikov)
Chased leaders, raced keenly, closer in 2nd before 6th and led next, jumped left 8th and soon headed, almost on terms 3 out and led narrowly before next, headed narrowly after 2 out where pecked slightly, no impression on winner from last (op 5/2)
3  [13½]
8 1110 166 158 168
b g Gamut(IRE) - Bellora(IRE) (Over The River)
Led, headed narrowly 7th until regained advantage after next, strongly pressed from 3 out and headed before next, no impression on leaders under pressure in 3rd before last, kept on same pace
4  2 [15½]
9 1110 tp 160 156 165
b g King's Theatre(IRE) - Wicked Crack(IRE) (King's Ride)
Chased leaders, slight mistake 12th, went 4th after 3 out, pushed along approaching straight and soon no impression on leaders under pressure, kept on one pace
5  24 [39½]
10 1110 157 132 141
b g Bob Back(USA) - Bavaway (Le Bavard)
Held up in rear, last halfway, slightly hampered 4 out, pushed along detached in rear before next and no impression in moderate 6th into straight, left moderate 5th 2 out (op 14/1)
10 1110 b1 156
b g Black Sam Bellamy(IRE) - Divisa(GER) (Lomitas)
Settled behind leader, 3rd before 6th, close 2nd at 11th where not fluent, pushed along after 5 out and soon no impression on leaders under pressure in 5th after 3 out, no impression in moderate 6th when fell heavily 2 out
9 1110 ht 160
b g Shantou(USA) - Simply Deep(IRE) (Simply Great)
Held up towards rear, took closer order behind leaders after 5 out, still going well in close 5th when fell 4 out (op 8/1 tchd 10/1)
11 1110 p 164
b g Presenting - Shuil Na Mhuire(IRE) (Roselier)
Settled behind leader until dropped to 5th from 6th, niggled along briefly before 8th and took closer order behind leaders, close 3rd after 5 out, ridden and weakened before 3 out where mistake, left moderate 6th 2 out where slow, pulled up before last
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