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4:20 Punchestown (IRE) 24 Apr 2018

Herald Champion Novice Hurdle (Grade 1)

(5yo+) (2m100yds) 2m½f Yielding To Soft 9 hurdles
1st €59,000 2nd €19,000 3rd €9,000 4th €4,000 5th €2,000 6th €1,000

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Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
5 1112 136 143 152
br g Linda's Lad - Holding (FR) (Useful)
Raced in rear, keen and towards mid-division at 5th, travelled well to track leaders in 4th after 2 out, challenged between horses at last and soon led, ridden clear closing stages
2 
5 1112 t 145 140 150
b g Balko (FR) - Marie Royale (FR) (Turgeon)
Chased leaders in 5th, good headway to press leader in 2nd after 4 out, led after 2 out, strongly pressed last and soon headed, kept on same pace in clear 2nd (op 12/1 tchd 8/1)
3  7 [9¼]
5 1112 t 150 132 147
b g Lope De Vega (IRE) - Danielli (IRE) (Danehill)
Raced in mid-division, closer on outer 3 out, not fluent next in 3rd, pushed along in 2nd before last where bad mistake and dropped to 3rd, no extra (op 6/1 tchd 7/1)
4  4 [13¼]
5 1112 143 127 140
b g Jeremy (USA) - Swizzle Stick (IRE) (Sadler's Wells)
Held up towards rear until progress after 2 out to chase leading quartet in 5th, went 4th approaching last where not fluent, kept on same pace, never nearer (op 12/1)
5  2 [15¼]
5 1112 134 124 137
b g High Chaparral (IRE) - One So Marvellous (Nashwan)
Raced towards rear, not fluent at times, ridden along in 8th after 2 out, kept on same pace into 5th run-in, never on terms (op 25/1)
6  [20]
5 1112 t1 145 119 132
b g Doctor Dino (FR) - Saaryeh (Royal Academy)
Raced in mid-division, pushed along after 3 out towards rear, no impression before next, went moderate 6th run-in, never on terms (op 11/1 tchd 10/1)
7  [21¾]
6 1112 152 117 131
b g Getaway (GER) - Fern Bird (IRE) (Revoque)
Led, quite keen early, strongly pressed approaching 3 out, headed after 2 out, weakened before last, struck into (vet said gelding was struck into) (op 11/10 tchd 6/5)
8  [27¼]
6 1112 h 140 110 125
b g Arcadio (GER) - Hidden Reserve (IRE) (Heron Island)
Soon tracked leader in 2nd, soon 3rd, dropped to mid-division 3 out, not quicken after next in 5th, weakened before last (op 25/1 tchd 16/1)
9  24 [51¼]
6 1112 t 135 80 101
b g Westerner - Thegoodwans Sister (IRE) (Executive Perk)
Tracked leaders in 3rd, not fluent 5th in 2nd, weakened towards rear 3 out, soon detached
10  8 [59¼]
6 1112 149 69 93
br g Stowaway - Court Leader (IRE) (Supreme Leader)
Chased leaders in 4th on inner, not fluent 2 out and weakened quickly, pulled left fore shoe (vet said gelding lost left fore shoe and had cut below right hock) (op 5/1)
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