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5:30 Punchestown (IRE) 27 Apr 2018

BETDAQ 2% Commission Punchestown Champion Hurdle (Grade 1)

(4yo+) 2m Soft 9 hurdles
1st €162,250 2nd €52,250 3rd €24,750 4th €11,000 5th €5,500


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
8 1112 164 156 162
b g Galileo (IRE) - Distinctive Look (IRE) (Danehill)
Tracked leader in 2nd, soon 3rd, dropped to 4th after 4th, left 2nd when two fell alongside him 3 out, travelled best to lead after 2 out and clear approaching last where not fluent, kept on well (op 8/1)
9 1112 b 164 152 158
b g Beat Hollow - Moraine (Rainbow Quest)
Led, extended advantage after 5th to 5l, advantage reduced approaching 2 out, headed home turn and soon no match for winner, kept on again close home in 2nd
3  19 [22¼]
7 1112 148 128 144
b g Special Kaldoun (IRE) - Somosierra (FR) (Blushing Flame)
Raced in rear, closer in 5th before 3 out where hampered and left 3rd, no impression on leading pair from next, kept on same pace (op 40/1 tchd 50/1)
4  33 [55¼]
6 1112 158 84 106
bb g Fragrant Mix (IRE) - Quissisia Mans (FR) (Video Rock)
Held up in 5th, dropped to 6th after 4th, no impression when left moderate 4th 3 out, no extra
5  46 [101¼]
9 1112 t 139 19 60
b g Arcadio (GER) - Gilt Ridden (IRE) (Heron Island)
Chased leaders, went 2nd after 2nd, not fluent 4th, weakened quickly after 4 out and soon eased, tailed off (op 50/1)
6 1112 165
ch g Medicean - Night Teeny (Platini)
Held up in 6th, bit closer in 5th after 4th, good headway and one of three disputing 2nd when fell 3 out (op 3/1)
6 1112 158
ch g Germany (USA) - Dun Dun (IRE) (Saddlers' Hall)
Chased leaders in 4th, went 3rd after 4th, went 2nd after 4 out, joined by two others when fell 3 out (op 8/11)
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