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2:40 Punchestown (IRE) 31 Dec 2017

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(4yo+) 2m4f Inner Soft To Heavy 11 hurdles
1st €11,704 2nd €3,629 3rd €1,729 4th €779 5th €304


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
7 1013 p 119 58 129
bb g Artan (IRE) - Deep Foundation (IRE) (Deploy)
Led until headed before 1st where slow and lost place briefly, soon went 2nd, disputed lead before 6th and soon led, ridden and strongly pressed after 2 out, joined before last and soon headed narrowly, rallied to lead again run-in, stayed on well (trainer said, regarding the improved form shown, the application of cheek pieces had helped the gelding run more prominently today along with the better round of jumping) (op 33/1)
6 1010 116 54 124
b g Beneficial - Onewayoranother (IRE) (Pistolet Bleu)
Waited with towards rear, headway in 8th after 2 out going well to challenge on terms before last, soon led narrowly until joined and headed under pressure run-in, no extra close home (op 12/1)
3  [5]
8 112 t 122 56 127
b g Old Vic - Phillis Hill (Karinga Bay)
Chased leader early until soon settled behind leaders, pushed along on outer after 2 out and under pressure in 3rd before last, kept on same pace run-in, never troubled leaders (op 12/1)
4  ¾ [5¾]
5 1012 h 123 56 127
b m Laveron - Traviata Valtat (FR) (Jimble)
Mid-division, close up behind leaders before 2 out, pushed along into 3rd briefly after 2 out, lost place before last where dropped to 5th, kept on again after last into 4th run-in, never troubled leaders
5  [8¼]
7 108 h 114 45 116
br g Craigsteel - Musical Waves (IRE) (Orchestra)
Chased leaders, switched right before 2 out, improved into close 2nd after 2 out where short of room on inner briefly, soon ridden and no extra under pressure behind leaders before last, weakened (op 9/4)
6  [12¾]
7 104 115 41 112
b g Jeremy (USA) - Princess Leona (IRE) (Naiyli)
Held up, not fluent towards rear at 5th, slight mistake 7th, pushed along after 4 out and no impression in 11th after 2 out, some late headway into never threatening 6th run-in (op 8/1)
7  1 [13¾]
5 114 t 124 49 120
b m Azamour (IRE) - Censored (Pivotal)
Held up in rear of mid-division early, ridden in close 7th after 2 out and no impression on leaders before last where slight mistake in 6th, weakened (jockey said the mare ran keen throughout) (op 11/2 tchd 9/2)
8  [16½]
7 913 112 34 106
b g Westerner - Nosie Betty (IRE) (Alphabatim)
In rear of mid-division early, close up behind leaders disputing 5th after 2 out when checked and lost place, weakened before last (op 40/1)
9  11 [27½]
8 912 ht 104 14 87
b g Fruits Of Love (USA) - Gaye Chimes (IRE) (Un Desperado)
In rear, took closer order before 3 out, pushed along in close 9th after next and soon weakened
10  14 [41½]
7 110 120 15 89
b g Pushkin (IRE) - Blue Maine (IRE) (Doubletour)
Chased leader early until soon settled behind leaders, no impression towards rear before 3 out, weakened (op 20/1 tchd 25/1)
11  5 [46½]
7 106 115 79
b g Beneficial - Thethirstyscholars (IRE) (Be My Native)
Mid-division early, pushed along and disputed 4th before 3 out, weakened under pressure before next (op 16/1)
12  36 [82½]
9 1111 131 59
b g Alflora (IRE) - Bealtaine (IRE) (Zaffaran)
Chased leaders until ridden into lead before 1st, slight mistake 4th, joined before 6th and soon headed, close 2nd before 2 out, lost place and pushed along in 3rd after 2 out, weakened into straight and soon eased (op 13/2)
8 105 111
b g Iceman - No Mercy (GER) (Hamas)
Mid-division, took closer order after 4th, closer in 3rd before 7th, ridden and weakened after 4 out, bad mistake trailing towards rear 2 out and pulled up soon after (op 25/1)
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