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5:30 Punchestown (IRE) 26 Apr 2017

Coral Punchestown Gold Cup (Chase) (Grade 1)

(5yo+) (3m120yds) 3m½f Good To Yielding 18 fences
1st €147,500 2nd €47,500 3rd €22,500 4th €10,000 5th €5,000


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
7 1110 168 123 169
b g Midnight Legend - La Perrotine (FR) (Northern Crystal)
Held up in rear early, 4th before 10th, headway on outer travelling well before 4 out, pushed along in close 3rd before 2 out where slight mistake near side, soon ridden in 2nd and kept on well after last to lead narrowly close home, all out (op Evs)
2  shd
8 1110 165 122 169
b g Saint Des Saints (FR) - Rainbow Crest (FR) (Baryshnikov)
Held up behind leaders, going well in 2nd from 4 out, led narrowly from 2 out and ridden, narrow advantage when mistake and pecked slightly under pressure at last, all out run-in and headed narrowly close home, just denied (op 11/4)
3  [1½]
10 1110 166 120 168
b g Karinga Bay - Plaid Maid (IRE) (Executive Perk)
Close up until led before 1st, 6 lengths clear at 11th, niggled along before 4 out, pushed along and narrow advantage when mistake and pecked 2 out, dropped to 3rd and ridden, rallied far side before last where not fluent, no extra close home (op 6/1 tchd 13/2)
4  42 [43½]
9 1110 166 78 126
b g Westerner - Wyndham Sweetmarie (IRE) (Mister Lord)
Led briefly until headed before 1st and settled behind leader in 2nd, dropped to 4th from 4 out and no extra under pressure after next, weakened
5  22 [65½]
12 1110 147 56 104
b g Flemensfirth (USA) - Different Dee (IRE) (Beau Sher)
Held up, niggled along trailing in rear of remaining quintet after 11th, weakened from before 4 out
9 1110 164
b g Stowaway - Western Whisper (IRE) (Supreme Leader)
Held up behind leaders, slight mistake 1st, not fluent 3rd and dropped to rear, reminder after 4th and niggled along, never travelled, pulled up before 10th (jockey said gelding never travelled and jumped poorly during this race)
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