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2:35 Punchestown (IRE) 15 Jan 2020

Ladbrokes "Where The Nation Plays" Novice Handicap Hurdle

(80-109, 4yo+) 2m4f Inner Soft To Heavy 11 hurdles
1st €8,865 2nd €2,865 3rd €1,365 4th €615 5th €315 6th €165


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
5 1013 104 34 116
b g Elusive Pimpernel (USA) - Ten Commandments (IRE) (Key Of Luck)
Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, close 5th after 4 out, pushed along in 4th after 2 out, soon ridden into 3rd, short of room on inner before last where switched left to soon lead, left clear after last and stayed on well to extend advantage run-in
2  11
9 114 t 106 27 109
b g Rakti - Dark Mimosa (IRE) (Bahri)
Chased leaders, close 6th after 4 out, progress to dispute lead after next, ridden and headed before last, no impression on winner under pressure in 2nd run-in, kept on one pace (op 4/1)
3  ½ [11½]
5 106 92 9 92
br g Balko (FR) - Athenore (FR) (Sassanian)
Held up towards rear, not fluent 1st, close 7th after 4 out, progress to dispute lead after next, driven on terms into straight and headed before last, no impression on winner under pressure in 3rd run-in, kept on one pace (op 10/1)
4  12 [23½]
7 913 tp 85 78
b g Azamour (IRE) - Mon Bijou (IRE) (Green Desert)
Chased leaders, close 3rd after 4 out, disputed lead before next, ridden and headed after 2 out, weakened before last (tchd 16/1)
5  12 [35½]
6 113 100 81
b g Flemensfirth (USA) - Serious Fun (IRE) (Galileo)
Mid-division, 9th at 6th, 8th 4 out, took closer order behind leaders when mistake 3 out, pushed along in 7th after 3 out, not fluent next and soon ridden in 8th where no impression on leaders, kept on one pace in behind into moderate 5th (op 10/3 tchd 4/1)
6  [38]
5 105 98 73
b m Zoffany (IRE) - I Tilda (IRE) (Kris Kin)
Tracked leader and disputed 2nd early, soon 2nd and disputed lead before 2nd, not fluent 4th, narrow lead 6th, joined briefly before 5 out until soon regained advantage, joined before 3 out, ridden and headed after 3 out, weakened, mistake last (op 4/1 tchd 5/1)
7  [46½]
5 111 101 69
b m Scorpion (IRE) - Sweet Kiln (IRE) (Beneficial)
Tracked leader and disputed 2nd early, soon 3rd, not fluent in 5th at 6th, close 4th after 4 out, ridden and weakened 2 out
8  [50¾]
5 113 103 66
b g Excelebration (IRE) - Tanoura (IRE) (Dalakhani)
Mid-division best, not fluent 1st, 9th 4 out, mistake 3 out, weakened (tchd 12/1)
9  22 [72¾]
8 1013 tp1 103 47
b g Cape Cross (IRE) - Mowazana (IRE) (Galileo)
Led until joined before 2nd and disputed lead, close 2nd at 6th, driven in 2nd briefly after next, disputed lead briefly 5 out until soon headed and reminder, ridden and weakened after 4 out
10  60 [132¾]
9 107 t 97
b g Mastercraftsman (IRE) - Fashion Trade (Dansili)
In rear and detached from start, no impression after halfway, eased before last, never a factor (op 25/1)
5 103 89 99
ch g Resplendent Cee (IRE) - Red Nose Lady (Teenoso)
Waited with towards rear, slight mistake in 10th at 6th, headway into 5th after 2 out, improved on outer to challenge with every chance at last where not fluent and fell just after, unlucky (op 20/1)
5 911 88
b m Robin Des Champs (FR) - Salonika (IRE) (Beneficial)
In rear of mid-division, disputed 8th when fell 3rd (op 33/1)
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