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2:40 Punchestown (IRE) 19 Feb 2020

Final Festival Ticket Deal Ends Soon Maiden Hurdle

(5yo+) (2m90yds) 2m½f Inner Heavy
1st €6,785 2nd €2,185 3rd €1,035 4th €460 5th €230 6th €115

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Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
5 113 h1 86 111
bb g Elusive Pimpernel (USA) - St Edith (IRE) (Desert King)
Chased leaders, going well in 8th after 2 out, good headway before last, ridden and ran on well to lead run-in (trainer said, regarding improved form, that the gelding had a hood fitted and this had the desired effect by allowing the gelding to settle and be produced with a run in the closing stages) (op 25/1)
2 
5 1111 120 90 116
ch g Cityscape - Suelita (Dutch Art)
Chased leaders, ridden to challenge between horses before last and soon led, headed under pressure run-in and no impression on winner closing stages, kept on same pace (op 9/4)
3  [5½]
5 113 t 78 105
b g Stowaway - Backandillo (IRE) (Oscar)
Mid-division, headway 4 out, close 5th after 2 out, ridden and switched right before last, every chance almost on terms briefly after last, no impression on winner in 3rd closing stages kept on same pace (op 3/1 tchd 11/4)
4  [8¾]
7 115 113 83 112
b g Vertigineux (FR) - Baldoranic (FR) (Panoramic I)
Mid-division, not fluent 3rd, headway after 4 out to chase leaders, not fluent in 3rd 2 out, effort on terms briefly before last, no extra run-in where dropped to 4th (op 14/1)
5  ½ [9¼]
5 113 73 101
b g New Approach (IRE) - Sajjhaa (King's Best)
Settled in rear of mid-division, headway before 2 out to chase leaders, driven almost on terms before last where mistake behind leaders, no impression in 5th after (op 66/1)
6  [10½]
5 1010 72 101
b g Oscar (IRE) - Sunny Native (IRE) (Be My Native)
In rear of mid-division, mistake 3 out, pushed along in 10th and kept on after 2 out, mistake in 7th at last, never troubled leaders (op 10/1)
7  ¾ [11¼]
9 1112 80 108
b g Taylor Stone - Loughine Sparkle (IRE) (Beneficial)
Led for most, slight mistake 5 out, joined before 3 out and disputed lead, ridden and headed before last, weakened
8  12 [23¼]
5 113 t1 55 87
bb g Robin Des Champs (FR) - Avida Star (IRE) (Montjeu)
Mid-division, some mistakes, no impression on leaders when mistake 2 out, kept on one pace in behind, never a factor (op 50/1)
9  23 [46¼]
6 114 24 67
b g Thousand Words - Pandalute (IRE) (Indian Danehill)
Held up in rear, not fluent 2 out and pushed along in moderate 12th, kept on one pace in behind, never a factor (op 50/1)
10  17 [63¼]
7 1112 t 7 56
b g Doyen (IRE) - Shampooed (IRE) (Law Society)
Chased leaders, slight mistake 5th, disputed lead before 2 out, driven and headed between last 2, weakened (op 40/1)
11  [65¾]
5 103 38
b m Sleeping Indian - Royal Assent (Royal Applause)
Towards rear for most, slight mistake 2nd, pushed along and no impression in 11th after 2 out, never a factor (op 66/1)
12  [68¼]
5 113 42
b g Spirit One (FR) - Best Day (FR) (Arvico)
Disputed lead early until soon settled in 2nd for most, slight mistake 2nd, disputed lead briefly after 4th, 2nd halfway, hit 4 out, ridden behind leaders and no extra after 3 out, weakened next where pecked slightly (op 5/2)
13  3 [71¼]
9 1011 33
b m Flemensfirth (USA) - Gleaming Spire (Overbury)
Chased leaders, ridden and weakened after 3 out (tchd 16/1)
14  21 [92¼]
5 113 18
b g September Storm (GER) - Lady Leila (IRE) (Taipan)
In rear of mid-division best, slight mistake 5th, ridden and no impression towards rear after 4 out, never a factor (jockey said gelding hated the underfoot conditions)
15  12 [104¼]
5 113 6
b g Fame And Glory - Lougholly Native (IRE) (Be My Native)
Towards rear throughout, pushed along and no impression after 4 out, weakened, never a factor (op 66/1)
16  50 [154¼]
8 1011
b g Well Chosen - Rag Thyne (IRE) (Good Thyne)
Always behind, driven and no impression trailing in rear after 5 out, weakened, never a factor
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