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4:55 Punchestown (IRE) 25 Apr 2018

Irish Daily Mirror Novice Hurdle (Grade 1)

(4yo+) 3m Yielding 14 hurdles
1st €59,000 2nd €19,000 3rd €9,000 4th €4,000 5th €2,000 6th €1,000


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
6 1110 150 100 152
b g Dubai Destination (USA) - Liss Alainn (IRE) (Flemensfirth)
Mid-division, slight mistake in 5th at 6th, took closer order at 9th, 4th after 4 out, close up when slight mistake next, driven to challenge on terms into straight, led narrowly from last and kept on well under pressure run-in, all out (op 11/8)
2  nk
5 119 ht 145 99 150
br g Network (GER) - Robbe (FR) (Video Rock)
Mid-division, improved into 4th going well after 2 out, ridden almost on terms before last, ran on under pressure in close 3rd after last where not fluent to strongly press winner in 2nd final strides, just held (op 8/1)
3  nk [½]
7 1110 t 149 100 151
b g Oscar (IRE) - Kilbricken Leader (IRE) (Supreme Leader)
Settled behind leaders in 3rd, going well behind leader after 2 out and led narrowly briefly before straight, joined and ridden before last, headed narrowly from last and kept on well far side run-in, dropped to 3rd final strides (op 9/2)
4  20 [20½]
6 1110 143 82 135
b g Flemensfirth (USA) - Ifyoucouldseemenow (IRE) (Saddlers' Hall)
Chased leaders, mistake and pecked in 6th 3 out, improved into 5th between last 2, no impression on leaders under pressure in 4th before last where mistake, one pace run-in
5  [25]
5 119 138 77 126
b g Saddler Maker (IRE) - Quentala (FR) (Lone Bid)
Waited with in rear, ridden after 2 out and some headway under pressure into moderate 6th before last where no impression on leaders, kept on into moderate 5th run-in
6  [28½]
7 1110 136 75 123
ch g Presenting - Oligarch Society (IRE) (Moscow Society)
Held up, slight mistake in 8th at 7th, ridden in 7th after 2 out and soon no impression on leaders, kept on one pace in moderate 6th run-in (op 16/1 tchd 14/1)
7  nk [29]
7 1110 tb 151 75 125
ch g Robin Des Champs (FR) - Shean Rose (IRE) (Roselier)
Led until joined briefly after 1st, joined briefly again 5th, jumped left 6th and slightly bumped rival, narrow lead at halfway, not fluent 8th, joined briefly from 3 out, ridden and headed before straight, weakened quickly
8  [31½]
6 1110 h 142 73 120
b g Flemensfirth (USA) - Miss Squiff (IRE) (Saddlers' Hall)
Held up towards rear, jumped slightly left 7th, slight mistakes 9th and next, ridden and slight mistake 2 out, kept on one pace in behind (op 12/1)
9  ½ [32]
6 1110 125 72 120
br g Black Sam Bellamy (IRE) - Charlottes Webb (IRE) (Luso)
Close up behind leader until disputed lead briefly after 1st, disputed lead again briefly 5th, bumped slightly next, close 2nd at halfway, disputed lead briefly from 3 out, ridden and weakened after next
10  ½ [32½]
6 1110 124 72 119
b g Kalanisi (IRE) - Gorrie Vale (IRE) (Saddlers' Hall)
Mid-division early, 9th 3 out, soon pushed along and no extra under pressure in 8th after next where not fluent, weakened before last
6 113 133
b m Oscar (IRE) - Shandora (IRE) (Supreme Leader)
Waited with, 9th halfway, ridden after 3 out and weakened under pressure ridden over rear after next, pulled up before last (op 20/1)
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