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5:30 Punchestown (IRE) 3 May 2019

BETDAQ Punchestown Champion Hurdle (Grade 1)

(4yo+) 2m Good To Yielding 9 hurdles
1st €177,000 2nd €57,000 3rd €27,000 4th €12,000 5th €6,000 6th €3,000


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
8 1112 167 144 163
b g Crillon (FR) - History (FR) (Alesso)
Chased leaders, 4th halfway, disputed 4th after 4 out, not fluent next, improved into 3rd travelling well after 2 out and went 2nd between last 2, driven to lead and went clear before last, stayed on well run-in, comfortably
9 1112 t 161 141 159
b g Galileo (IRE) - Distinctive Look (IRE) (Danehill)
Held up towards rear, pushed along briefly in 6th before 5th, pushed along again before 3 out, ridden in rear after 2 out and some headway between horses into 4th after last, ran on well into never nearer 2nd near finish, never on terms (op 5/1)
3  [3¾]
10 1112 154 139 158
b g Beat Hollow - Moraine (Rainbow Quest)
Held up in rear, niggled along and detached after 3rd, took closer order still in rear at halfway, headway on outer into 5th going well after 2 out, ridden in 3rd before last and no impression on winner, kept on same pace run-in
4  ½ [4¼]
8 1112 p1 152 138 157
gr g Al Namix (FR) - Arnette (FR) (Denham Red)
Close up until led after 1st, 2 lengths clear before halfway, not fluent 4 out, pressed closely next, ridden and headed before last and soon no impression on winner, no extra under pressure in 2nd run-in and dropped to 4th near finish
5  ½ [4¾]
7 115 t 163 131 150
b m Saddler Maker (IRE) - Apple's For Ever (FR) (Nikos)
Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, pushed along in 3rd after 2 out and soon lost place, no impression on leaders before last, ridden and kept on same pace in 5th run-in
6  [6¼]
7 1112 150 136 155
b g Sandmason - Suny House (Carroll House)
Chased leaders, mistake in 5th at 2nd, not fluent next, 5th halfway, disputed 4th after 4 out, driven after 2 out where short of room briefly, no impression on leaders under pressure in rear before last, kept on one pace into 6th run-in
7  [10¾]
7 1112 p 159 131 154
ch g Medicean - Night Teeny (Platini)
Disputed lead early until settled in 2nd after 1st, closer 2nd when slight mistake 3 out, ridden after next and no extra before last where weakened into 4th and bad mistake, soon in rear (jockey said that his mount stopped quickly) (op 9/2)
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