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2:05 Punchestown (IRE) 10 Dec 2017

John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase (Grade 1)

(5yo+) (2m4f40yds) 2m4f Heavy 14 fences
1st €50,150 2nd €16,150 3rd €7,650 4th €3,400 5th €1,700


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
7 1110 168 121 173
b g Midnight Legend - La Perrotine (FR) (Northern Crystal)
Chased leaders, mistake in 3rd at 2nd, disputed 2nd before 6th, 2nd before next, almost on terms briefly from 10th, led from 3 out and going best before next, extended advantage before last, pushed out and stayed on well run-in, comfortably
2  7
8 1110 167 113 166
b g Saint Des Saints (FR) - Rainbow Crest (FR) (Baryshnikov)
Chased leader until led before 4th, headed from 3 out where not fluent, soon ridden in 2nd and no impression on winner after 2 out where pressed for 2nd, kept on same pace run-in (op 6/5 tchd 11/10)
3  [9¾]
8 1110 t 161 110 163
b g Brian Boru - Satellite Dancer (IRE) (Satco)
Led until headed before 4th, disputed 2nd before 6th, 3rd before next, close 3rd before 4 out, ridden in 3rd after next and no impression on winner after 2 out, kept on same pace (op 7/1 tchd 15/2)
4  4 [13¾]
7 1110 t 156 106 159
b g Day Flight - Lucidrile (FR) (Beyssac)
Chased leaders in 4th, slight mistake 3 out, soon ridden and no impression on leaders, kept on one pace after next (op 10/1 tchd 12/1)
5  [19¼]
11 1110 t 157 100 155
b g King's Theatre (IRE) - Baden (IRE) (Furry Glen)
Towards rear throughout, jumped slightly left at times, niggled along in moderate 5th after 11th, ridden after 4 out and no impression on leaders when not fluent 2 out, kept on one pace
8 1110 158
b g King's Theatre (IRE) - Darabaka (IRE) (Doyoun)
In rear, not fluent 6th and at times after, trailing from halfway, tailed off when not fluent 4 out, pulled up before next, coughing (vet said gelding was blowing hard and coughing post-race)
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