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4:25 Punchestown (IRE) 30 Apr 2016

AES Champion Four Year Old Hurdle (Grade 1)

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


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
4 107 153 109 155
b f Saddler Maker (IRE) - Apple's For Ever (FR) (Nikos)
Made all, 3 lengths clear before halfway, reduced advantage before 5th, going best before 2 out, extended advantage and in command before last, stayed on well, easily (op 4/5 tchd 9/10)
2  9
4 107 133 98 137
b f Poliglote - Baraka Du Berlais (FR) (Bonnet Rouge)
Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, slight mistake 5th, niggled along after 4 out and lost place, went moderate 3rd after 2 out and no impression on leaders, kept on under pressure from last to snatch moderate 2nd final strides, not trouble easy winner (op 11/2)
3  hd [9¼]
4 110 tp 153 105 144
b g Montjeu (IRE) - Northern Gulch (USA) (Gulch)
Settled behind leader, took closer order in 2nd before 5th, pushed along before 2 out, soon ridden and no impression on winner between last 2, one pace under pressure run-in and denied moderate 3rd final strides (op 9/4)
4  14 [23¼]
4 107 ht1 119 80 124
b f Teofilo (IRE) - Firecrest (IRE) (Darshaan)
Waited with in rear, last at halfway, slight mistake in rear 3 out and ridden, no impression on leaders before next, kept on one pace into moderate 4th
5  18 [41¼]
4 110 64 117
br g Snow Cap (FR) - Caline Grace (FR) (Marmato)
Held up towards rear, 4th halfway, took closer order in 3rd after 4 out, ridden and dropped to moderate 4th after 2 out, no extra into straight and soon weakened (op 16/1 tchd 12/1)
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