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3:15 Punchestown (IRE) 20 Feb 2019

Pertemps Network Group Handicap Hurdle (Qualifier)

(4yo+) 3m Inner Good To Yielding 13 hurdles
1st €16,297.50 2nd €5,035 3rd €2,385 4th €1,060 5th €397.50


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
7 1012 132 126 143
b g Ballingarry (IRE) - Robbe (FR) (Video Rock)
Close up and soon disputed lead, led after 3rd until joined before 7th, led narrowly 9th, not fluent next, ridden and joined after 2 out, under pressure on terms when left clear at last, kept on well run-in (op 10/1)
6 104 124 115 132
b g Stowaway - A Plus Ma Puce (FR) (Turgeon)
Mid-division, took closer order in 4th after 10th, ridden after 2 out and under pressure in 3rd before last where left 2nd and slightly hampered, kept on same pace run-in, not trouble winner (op 9/2)
3  [8]
7 104 t 124 111 131
b g Mahler - La Lambertine (FR) (Glaieul)
Waited with in rear, last at halfway, progress going well after 4 out, not fluent 3 out and next, soon pushed along in 8th and progress before last where left 4th, ran on, nearest finish (stewards inquired into running and riding; jockey stated that his mount had taken a heavy fall last time and he was instructed today to ride him towards the rear of the field, get him jumping, get his confidence back, creep away into the race and get him home; he added his mount did not travel well early on but his jumping kept him with the field; he explained that he was squeezing his mount turning out of the back straight, he made mistakes at the 3rd last and 2nd last hurdles and without resorting to the whip he felt that his mount stayed on well past tired horses and was gifted third place by the fall of Choungaya; in his opinion he rode as strong as possible using hands and heels; trainer confirmed instructions and stated that his charge stood in its stable for six to eight weeks after his fall last time to allow for an injury at the back of his knee to heal; he added that he ran his charge over hurdles to regain his confidence but going forwards he held entries in both hurdles and chases; in his opinion his charge handles all ground descriptions except the extremes and would need to race over a trip; he expressed his satisfaction with the ride and the manner in which his charge had jumped; the stewards also received a report from the vet who stated that gelding was coughing post race; samples were taken for analysis; the stewards noted the explanations) (op 9/1 tchd 8/1)
4  [11¾]
9 113 t 144 128 143
b g Day Flight - Lucidrile (FR) (Beyssac)
Held up towards rear, pushed along after 4 out, no impression in 10th between last 2, ran on well from before last into never threatening 4th final strides, nearest finish (op 20/1)
5  nk [12]
9 910 tv1 123 107 122
b g Winged Love (IRE) - Drumconnor Lady (IRE) (Shahrastani)
Chased leaders, disputed close 2nd after 10th, almost on terms 3 out, ridden in 3rd after 2 out and no extra under pressure in 4th before last where left 3rd, weakened run-in
6  1 [13]
8 101 t 121 104 119
b g Intikhab (USA) - Mrs St George (IRE) (Orpen)
Held up towards rear early, 9th after 3rd, took closer order in 6th from 10th, not fluent behind leaders 2 out, soon ridden in 5th and no impression on leaders, left 5th at last where not fluent, one pace run-in (op 8/1)
7  [17½]
10 1010 130 109 123
b g Oscar (IRE) - Cool Supreme (IRE) (Supreme Leader)
Held up in touch, not fluent 2nd, ridden and no impression before 2 out, one pace after (op 10/1)
8  1 [18½]
6 102 p 122 100 114
b g Court Cave (IRE) - Loadsofability (IRE) (Supreme Leader)
Led, not fluent 1st and joined, headed after 3rd, slow next, disputed lead before 7th, close 2nd at 9th, dropped to 5th after 10th, ridden and no extra before 3 out, one pace after (op 13/2 tchd 6/1)
9  57 [75½]
6 109 129 58 64
b g Presenting - Shuil Oilean (IRE) (Be My Native)
Chased leaders, pushed along briefly after 6th, not fluent 8th, pushed along behind leaders after 3 out, slight mistake disputing close 5th 2 out, weakened (op 13/2)
10  17 [92½]
9 106 126 40 44
b g Presenting - Bilboa (FR) (Phantom Breeze)
Held up towards rear, pushed along after 9th and improved into 8th 3 out, no extra before next, weakened (op 20/1)
11  16 [108½]
8 1110 t1 144 43 46
b g Soldier Of Fortune (IRE) - Everlast (FR) (Anabaa)
In rear of mid-division, slight mistakes 6th and 4 out where pushed along, weakened under pressure before next (op 12/1)
12  17 [125½]
9 108 t 128 11 13
br g Golan (IRE) - Inch Sunset (IRE) (Zaffaran)
In rear of mid-division early, 10th after 3rd, ridden and no impression before 3 out, weakened
6 1012 t 132 143
b g Walk In The Park (IRE) - Autorite (FR) (Roakarad)
Chased leaders, disputed close 2nd after 10th, ridden in close 2nd after 2 out and disputed lead under pressure with every chance before last where fell (op 7/1)
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