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4:20 Punchestown (IRE) 26 Apr 2016

Herald Champion Novice Hurdle (Grade 1)

(5yo+) 2m Good To Yielding 9 hurdles
1st €59,000 2nd €19,000 3rd €9,000 4th €4,000 5th €2,000 6th €1,000


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
6 1112 139 108 149
b g Scorpion (IRE) - Shandora (IRE) (Supreme Leader)
Waited with in rear, took closer order in 5th before 3 out, improved behind leaders next and went 2nd before straight, led before last where slow and headed narrowly run-in until rallied far side to regain lead closing stages, kept on well
2  ½
5 1112 151 107 148
gr g Al Namix (FR) - Arnette (FR) (Denham Red)
Close up, disputed from 4 out and led narrowly before next, headed from 2 out and dropped to 3rd between last 2, took closer order behind leader at last and ridden to lead narrowly run-in, headed closing stages and no extra (op 6/1)
3  [5]
5 1112 p 133 102 144
b g Kalanisi (IRE) - Blonde Ambition (IRE) (Old Vic)
Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to lead after 2 out, headed before last where mistake disputing 2nd, no extra and one pace in 3rd run-in
4  [12½]
6 1112 154 92 136
ch g Presenting - Lightning Breeze (IRE) (Saddlers' Hall)
Held up behind leaders, jumped left 2nd and bumped rival, jumped left again next and at times after, switched left before 3 out and took closer order, mistake 2 out and soon ridden in 4th, no extra between last 2 where hung and one pace after
5  12 [24½]
5 1112 t 147 77 126
b g Iffraaj - Eoz (IRE) (Sadler's Wells)
Led narrowly, bad mistake 4 out and joined, headed narrowly before next, ridden and weakened into 5th after 2 out (op 13/2 tchd 7/1)
6  [26¼]
5 1112 142 75 122
b g Network (GER) - Pretty Moon (FR) (Moon Madness)
Held up, slight mistake and bumped at 2nd, moderate 5th at halfway, bumped slightly at 5th and pushed along, dropped to rear before 3 out and no impression after (op 33/1 tchd 20/1)
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