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6:05 Punchestown (IRE) 29 Apr 2016

Tattersalls Ireland Champion Novice Hurdle (Grade 1)

(4yo+) 2m4f Yielding 12 hurdles
1st €59,000 2nd €19,000 3rd €9,000 4th €4,000 5th €2,000 6th €1,000

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Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
4 106 143 117 143
b f Jeremy (USA) - African Scene (IRE) (Scenic)
Held up, not fluent 5th, much closer in 3rd at 6th, travelled strongly to dispute after 2 out, went on before last where not fluent, soon clear, impressive (op 6/4 tchd 5/4)
2  10
6 1110 149 125 148
b g Flemensfirth (USA) - Kestral Heights (IRE) (Eagle Eyed)
Raced in mid-division on inner, pushed along to chase leaders in 3rd after 2 out, soon no impression on principals, kept on same pace into 2nd run-in, not trouble winner (op 8/1)
3  [12¼]
6 1110 143 123 147
b g Halling (USA) - La Spezia (IRE) (Danehill Dancer)
Led and briefly joined, led again after 2nd until joined after 2 out, headed before last and soon no match for winner, dropped to 3rd run-in (op 7/1)
4  nk [12½]
6 1110 139 123 145
b g Beneficial - Queen Astrid (IRE) (Revoque)
Raced in rear, progress after 2 out into 4th, soon no impression, kept on well closing stages (op 12/1)
5  15 [27½]
5 1110 131 108 132
b g Flemensfirth (USA) - La Noire (IRE) (Phardante)
Mistake 1st in rear, not fluent 4th, much closer to chase leaders in 3rd before 3 out, not fluent 2 out, soon ridden and no extra (op 12/1 tchd 11/1)
6  [31¼]
5 1110 104 126
gr g Martaline - Nikos Royale (FR) (Nikos)
Chased leaders in 4th, soon 3rd, not fluent 5th and soon dropped to 4th, dropped towards rear before 3 out, no threat from next (op 7/1)
7  24 [55¼]
6 1110 128 80 102
ch g Touch Of Land (FR) - Cap The Rose (IRE) (Roselier)
Chased leaders, closer in 2nd after 5th, ridden and not quicken 2 out, soon weakened
8  95 [150¼]
6 1110 7
b g Stowaway - L'Harmonie (USA) (Bering)
Took keen hold to briefly dispute, soon tracked leader in 2nd, dropped to mid-division at 5th, detached in rear before 4 out, tailed off
PU   
6 1110 147
b g Day Flight - Lucidrile (FR) (Beyssac)
Raced in mid-division, ran wide off bend past stands' after 4th and dropped towards rear, closer again before 3 out, soon ridden and weakened, pulled up before last (jockey said gelding was lugging to the right when passing winning post first circuit and then hung badly left when taking next bend) (op 9/2)
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