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6:40 Punchestown (IRE) 24 Apr 2018

Growise Champion Novice Chase (Grade 1)

(5yo+) (3m120yds) 3m½f Yielding To Soft 18 fences
1st €59,000 2nd €19,000 3rd €9,000 4th €4,000 5th €2,000 6th €1,000


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
7 1110 155 101 161
ch g Shantou (USA) - Bally Bolshoi (IRE) (Bob Back)
Chased leaders on inner, pushed along in 5th after 3 out, left 3rd 2 out then left in lead approaching last, ridden clear run-in (op 14/1)
2  6
7 1110 v 151 96 155
b g Milan - Borleagh Princess (IRE) (Presenting)
Soon chased leaders in 4th, early reminders, dropped towards rear 5 out, pushed along in 9th after 3 out, badly hampered next, left 5th at last, stayed on strongly into 2nd closing stages (op 25/1)
3  [7¼]
7 1110 t 148 95 154
b g Well Chosen - Swan Heart (IRE) (Broken Hearted)
Raced towards rear, pushed along in 7th after 3 out, left 4th at next then left 2nd at last, soon no match for winner, dropped to 3rd closing stages
4  hd [7½]
10 1110 154 95 154
b g Heron Island (IRE) - Peggy Cullen (IRE) (Presenting)
Raced in rear for most, some progress before 2 out, left 6th at last, kept on strongly into 4th close home, nearest finish (op 9/1 tchd 12/1)
5  ¾ [8¼]
7 113 t 153 87 146
b m Yeats (IRE) - Tracker (Bustino)
Raced in mid-division, ridden before 3 out where not fluent, no impression when hampered and left 5th 2 out, left 3rd at last, no extra run-in and dropped to 5th closing stages (op 9/2)
6  [17¾]
7 113 143 79 136
b m Brian Boru - Fruitful Venture (IRE) (Fruits Of Love)
Led until headed 2nd, tracked leaders, went 2nd at halfway, ridden in 5th after 3 out, no impression when mistake and left 4th 2 out, no extra
6 1110 p 152 164
b g Oscar (IRE) - Trinity Alley (IRE) (Taipan)
Raced in mid-division, closer to chase leaders 5 out, ridden in 4th after 3 out, left 2nd 2 out then carried out approaching last (jockey said, regarding int from Al Boum Photo, that he was coming to win race before being carried out. He described the incident as unfortunate and no idea why it happened and was not aware of any reason why last fence would be bypassed.) (op 7/1 tchd 6/1)
7 1110 158 165
b g Milan - Tempest Belle (IRE) (Glacial Storm)
Tracked leader in 2nd until led briefly 5th, close 3rd at halfway, travelled well to dispute after 3 out, fell next
7 1110 151
b g Smadoun (FR) - Baby Sitter (FR) (Nikos)
Always towards rear, ridden and no impression in rear 3 out, soon detached and pulled up after 2 out, made respiratory noise (jockey said gelding made a noise)
6 1110 157 167
b g Buck's Boum (FR) - Al Gane (FR) (Dom Alco)
Held up, took closer order 4 out on outer, good progress after next, disputing when left in lead 2 out, rider elected to go around final fence and ran out before last (jockey said, regarding interference to Finian's Oscar, that he was riding with his head down and heard roaring to his left and thought he had to bypass fence but didn't know which side to do so and panicked; he then realised there was nothing on the fence to indicate to bypass and tried to correct actions but was too late; jockey said he made a genuine mistake) (op 11/2 tchd 5/1)
7 1110 152 162
b g Flemensfirth (USA) - Norabelle (FR) (Alamo Bay)
Tracked leaders until led after 2nd, briefly headed 5th, mistake 10th, strongly pressed after 3 out, disputing when badly hampered and unseated rider 2 out (op 12/1)
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