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3:40 Punchestown (IRE) 19 Oct 2017

Buck House Novice Chase (Grade 3)

(4yo+) 2m2f Soft 13 fences
1st €19,987.50 2nd €6,175 3rd €2,925 4th €1,300


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
6 111 128 160
b g Shantou (USA) - Midnight Gift (IRE) (Presenting)
Close up until led after 6th, headed briefly from 4 out, soon on terms and not fluent 3 out, led travelling well before 2 out, soon clear and in command before last, eased run-in, easily
2  11
4 106 106 136
gr g Linda's Lad - Kadalbleue (FR) (Kadalko)
Held up behind leaders in 4th, ridden in 3rd after 3 out and closed under pressure into moderate 2nd at last where no impression on easy winner, kept on same pace
3  [15¾]
7 111 t 150 110 141
br g Robin Des Champs (FR) - Opera Hat (IRE) (Strong Gale)
Chased leaders in 3rd, close 3rd after 6th and went 2nd before 5 out, led briefly from 4 out until soon joined, pushed along and headed before 2 out, soon no impression on easy winner and dropped to moderate 3rd at last, one pace run-in
4  36 [51¾]
6 115 136 71 108
b g Flemensfirth (USA) - Dawn Court (Rakaposhi King)
Led narrowly until mistake 6th and soon headed, dropped to close 3rd before 5 out, dropped to 4th before 3 out where slight mistake and no impression after, weakened and eased before 2 out
7 111 135
b g Presenting - Bilboa (FR) (Phantom Breeze)
In rear, not fluent 1st and next where pushed along briefly, reminders after 5th and again after 8th, never travelled, tailed off when mistake 4 out, pulled up before next (jockey said gelding didn't travel)
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