16:35 Punchestown

Tuesday 15 October 2019

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Ladbrokes Handicap Hurdle (80-102)

2m 4f  |   Good to Yielding (Yielding in places)  |   15 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 16:39  |   Winning time: 5m 8.7s
Weighed In
1st
6
7/2f
T: Sean DoyleJ: L Quinlan (7)
Tracked leaders, disputed lead from 6th, led from 8th, ridden and strongly pressed entering straight, clear at last, edged left under pressure inside final furlong, stayed on well close home op 4/1 tchd 9/2
2nd
3 ¾
9
5/1
T: Miss E DoyleJ: J P O'Sullivan (7)
Towards rear, headway into 6th 2 out, went 2nd and ridden entering straight, no impression on winner at last, kept on same pace op 11/2 tchd 6/1
3rd
3 ½
4
12/1
T: R K WatsonJ: D J O'Keeffe (3)
Tracked leaders, 6th 4 out, ridden in 2nd after 2 out, 3rd entering straight, soon no impression on leaders, kept on one pace tchd 11/1
4th
2 ¼
5
14/1
T: P MeanyJ: J M Moore
Towards rear, slow jump at 1st, progress from 3 out, ridden in 5th on outer entering straight, moderate 4th at last, kept on same pace tchd 16/1
5th
8 ½
3
16/1
T: Norman LeeJ: S D Torrens (7)
Led early, headed 2nd, 4th at halfway, ridden in 3rd 2 out, soon no impression on leaders op 14/1 tchd 18/1
6th
3 ¾
8
8/1
T: D CullenJ: R A Doyle (3)
Mid-division, 10th 4 out, ridden 2 out, no impression op 7/1
7th
1 ¼
12
16/1
T: P J F HassettJ: J J Slevin
In rear, no impression from 3 out, some modest late progress
8th
4 ½
14
16/1
T: I MaddenJ: A W Short (3)
Mid-division, ridden in 8th before 2 out, no impression op 18/1
9th
2
2
5/1
T: T MullinsJ: M P Fogarty
Rear of mid-division in inner, ridden and no impression from 2 out, never a factor op 7/1
10th
3 ¼
1
611-12
20/1
T: P A FahyJ: C Brassil (5)
Mid-division on outer, ridden and no impression from 2 out, never a factor op 14/1
11th
13
13
710-5
50/1
T: P J RothwellJ: H Morgan (7)
Pushed along early and led from 2nd, joined 6th, headed 8th, ridden 3 out, weakened op 33/1
12th
13
7
11/2
T: N MaddenJ: N P Madden
Mid-division on inner, 7th 4 out, ridden from next, weakened op 7/1
13th
½
15
33/1
T: D E FitzgeraldJ: L P Dempsey
Mid-division early, took keen hold and headway on outer into 3rd at 5th, ridden in 5th 2 out, weakened op 40/1
14th
13
11
33/1
T: Peter FaheyJ: K C Sexton
Tracked leaders, ridden from 3 out, weakened
15th
1 ¼
10
510-12
25/1
T: N MaddenJ: J S McGarvey
Always towards rear, niggled along 4th, pushed along 6th, never a factor

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Betting

Forecast

Premier D'troice (7/2), Burlesque Queen (5/1), Emily Square (5/1), Kilmurry (11/2), Mickey Shea (8/1), Blue Empyrean (12/1), Fu's Island (14/1), Oskar High (16/1), Mosstown Miller (16/1), Divin Desir (16/1), Nameloc (20/1), Lough Gur (25/1), Baronial Hall (33/1), Beechmount Maisie (33/1), Megara (50/1)

Verdict

A difficult race to pick a winner given uncertainties about many of the runners and a slight preference is given to FU'S ISLAND who has some of the best recent form and a certain level of consistency. She showed her well being with a decent third place finish at Gowran Park and if reproducing that here should go close. Mickey Shea has shown he has ability over hurdles and his chances will depend on how fit he is after a long absence. He is certainly capable of winning off his current mark. Should Divin Desir take to first time cheekpieces then his overall consistency suggests he could land a place at the very least.
  1. Fu's Island
  2. Mickey Shea
  3. Divin Desir

Previous Winners

2018
Messie
Weight: 11-5  |Age: 8
Weight: 11-5  |  
Age: 8  |  
J: D N Russell
  |  
T: S Ryan
4/1

Prize Money

1st: €6,900.002nd: €2,300.003rd: €1,150.004th: €575.005th: €345.006th: €230.00

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