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1:40 Punchestown (IRE) 11 Feb 2018

P.P. Hogan Memorial Cross Country Chase

(5yo+) 3m Bank Heavy
1st €6,160 2nd €1,910 3rd €910 4th €410 5th €160


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
8 119 130 38 135
b g Della Francesca (USA) - Hesmeralda (FR) (Royal Charter)
Held up in touch, took closer order and disputed 4th from 20th, improved into 2nd going well before 2 out, going best after 2 out and improved to lead from last, ridden run-in and strongly pressed close home, just held on (op 2/1)
2  shd
10 1111 b 135 35 132
b g Milan - Silent Orders (IRE) (Bob Back)
Chased leader, almost on terms before 5 out where slightly slow, improved to dispute lead after next and led after 3 out, ridden and strongly pressed before last where headed, rallied close home and strongly pressed winner, just held (op 2/1)
3  10 [10]
7 1011 18 115
b g Milan - Mazuma (IRE) (Mazaad)
Held up in touch, pushed along in 8th after 6 out and improved into 6th next where not fluent, no impression on leaders in 5th before 2 out, kept on after 2 out into 4th between last 2 and went never threatening 3rd before last, kept on same pace (op 40/1)
4  [14¾]
8 120 132 23 120
b g Westerner - Poetics Girl (IRE) (Saddlers' Hall)
Waited with in rear, detached 13th, some headway 3 out into moderate 8th after 3 out, kept on in behind after next into moderate 4th run-in, never troubled leaders (op 13/2)
5  [21¼]
13 1111 tp 13 111
b g Witness Box (USA) - First Of April (IRE) (Presenting)
Held up in touch, ridden in 5th after 4 out and no impression on leaders when slight mistake next, struggling in 6th before 2 out, kept on one pace
6  ¾ [22]
10 114 t1 103
br g Black Sam Bellamy (IRE) - Sunshine Story (IRE) (Desert Story)
Held up, slight mistake towards rear 16th (Risk Of Thunder), moderate 7th from 6 out, ridden in 7th before 2 out and no impression on leaders, one pace after (op 20/1 tchd 25/1)
7  ¾ [22¾]
13 117 15 112
b g Bishop Of Cashel - Tullabards Leader (IRE) (Supreme Leader)
Chased leaders, almost on terms after 6 out, led narrowly after next until soon joined and headed after 3 out, dropped to 3rd before next, weakened (op 14/1)
8  [29¼]
8 114 114 96
b g Presenting - Amathea (FR) (Exit To Nowhere)
Led, pressed closely after 6 out and headed from next, ridden behind leaders before 2 out and soon weakened under pressure in 4th
9  9 [38¼]
9 119 p 97
b g Network (GER) - Meylba (FR) (Grand Tresor)
Chased leaders, slightly slow 12th (Laurel Drop Bank), dropped to 7th after 16th and towards rear from 21st, no impression after (op 7/1)
10  35 [73¼]
12 1111 b 84 59
b g Flying Legend (USA) - Hardy Cracker (IRE) (Lord Americo)
Held up towards rear early, not fluent in 6th 6 out and pushed along, weakened after next
6 1011
b g Milan - Shed (Halling)
Towards rear, some mistakes, pecked slightly 21st, pushed along in 9th before 6 out and no impression, weakened, tailed off when pulled up after 3 out
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