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2:00 Punchestown (IRE) 9 Dec 2018

John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase (Grade 1)

(5yo+) (2m4f40yds) 2m4f Yielding 14 fences
1st €50,150 2nd €16,150 3rd €7,650 4th €3,400 5th €1,700


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
7 1110 167 109 167
b g Walk In The Park (IRE) - Phemyka (FR) (Saint Estephe)
Chased leaders in 3rd and raced keenly, going well in 3rd after 3 out, not much room before next where slightly bumped rival and soon switched right, improved on inner going best to lead after 2 out, ridden out run-in (op 11/10)
7 113 t 153 100 157
b m Yeats (IRE) - Tracker (Bustino)
Tracked leader, close 2nd when mistake 7th, ridden in 2nd after 3 out and bumped slightly before next, outpaced and lost place from 2 out, kept on again after last into 2nd run-in, always held by winner (op 3/1)
3  [4]
7 1110 168 105 161
ch g Balko (FR) - Royale Marie (FR) (Garde Royale)
Led, 1 length clear at 9th, still going well after 3 out, ridden after next where strongly pressed and soon headed, no impression on winner run-in where dropped to 3rd, just held 3rd (op 4/1)
4  hd [4¼]
7 1110 155 105 161
ch g Shantou (USA) - Bally Bolshoi (IRE) (Bob Back)
Waited with in 4th, jumped slightly right 1st and at times after, not fluent 3rd, slight mistake 5 out, ridden in 4th after 3 out and no impression on winner before last where switched right, kept on near finish, just failed for 3rd (op 12/1)
5  31 [35¼]
9 1110 t 162 72 134
b g Kayf Tara - Valentines Lady (IRE) (Zaffaran)
Settled in rear, pushed along briefly after 4 out, pushed along again after next and no extra after 2 out where ridden briefly, soon weakened and eased
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