16:15 Punchestown

Friday 30 April 2021

All15:4016:1516:5017:2518:0018:3519:0519:35
  • EMS Copiers Novice Handicap Chase (Grade A)
  • 5YO plus  |   2m 5f  |   Yielding  |   15 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:16  |   Winning time: 5m 30.3s
1st
Horse silk
1
11/4f
T: W P MullinsJ: B J Cooper
Tracked leaders on inner, disputed lead 5 out, led travelling well 3 out, went clear 2 out, briefly shaken up inside final furlong, stayed on strongly, eased close home, very easily
2nd
Horse silk
14
10
20/1
T: H De BromheadJ: D J O'Keeffe
Mid-division, mistake 5 out, slightly hampered approaching 4 out, went 3rd 3 out, ridden in 2nd and no impression on winner 2 out, kept on same pace inside final furlong op 25/1
3rd
Horse silk
4 ¾
13
8/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: R M Power
Mid-division on inner, ridden 4 out, went 4th next, moderate 3rd 2 out, kept on one pace op 9/1 tchd 10/1
4th
Horse silk
8
6
100/1
T: A McNamaraJ: P J Carberry
In rear, headway on inner 4 out, 8th next, ridden entering straight, moderate 7th 2 out, 5th approaching last, left 4th at last, kept on one pace op 80/1
5th
Horse silk
1 ½
9
7/1
T: W P MullinsJ: B Hayes
Rear of mid-division on outer, mistake 2nd, jumped left 5 out, 10th and pushed along 3 out, ridden in moderate 8th 3 out, kept on one pace tchd 13/2
6th
Horse silk
sh
11
6/1
T: N MeadeJ: M P Walsh
Tracked leaders, 6th 3 out, soon pushed along, ridden in moderate 7th 2 out, kept on without threatening inside final furlong
7th
Horse silk
¾
15
33/1
T: S NevilleJ: S F O'Keeffe
Prominent, disputed lead from 5th, led 10th, joined next, ridden and headed 3 out, soon no impression op 40/1
8th
Horse silk
18
8
810-8
14/1
T: W P MullinsJ: D E Mullins
Led, mistake and joined from 5th, headed 10th, ridden 4 out, under pressure in 7th when bad mistake 3 out, no impression op 12/1
9th
Horse silk
24
14
40/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: J J Slevin
Always towards rear, never a factor op 28/1

Also Ran

F
Horse silk
2
28/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: D Meyler
Mid-division, closer in 5th 3 out, ridden in moderate 4th 2 out, no impression in 4th when fell at last op 22/1
PU
Horse silk
3
18/1
T: H De BromheadJ: Rachael Blackmore
Tracked leaders, ridden 4 out, soon weakened, pulled up before 2 out tchd 22/1
PU
Horse silk
4
50/1
T: Patrick T FoleyJ: P D Kennedy
Always towards rear, no impression from 4 out, pulled up before 3 out op 40/1
UR
Horse silk
5
5/1
T: P J HobbsJ: S D Torrens (3)
Rear of mid-division on outer, slight mistake 2nd, bad mistake and unseated rider 5 out op 9/2 tchd 4/1
PU
Horse silk
7
22/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: J S McGarvey
Towards rear on outer, slight mistake 4th, pushed along 8th, no impression, pulled up before 2 out op 20/1 tchd 25/1
UR
Horse silk
16
25/1
T: N MeadeJ: J C Gainford (7)
Tracked leaders slight mistake 9th, closer 3rd 5 out, became injured approaching 4 out where unseated rider

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Non-Runners

12
Horse silk
Crossed My Mind2
Weight: 10-6|  Age: 9
T: A L T Moore  J: D F O'Regan
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€3.30Pl:€1.60, €5.20, €2.50EX:€56.60Trifecta:€397.90Tricast:€401.63SF:€59.70

Forecasts

Asterion Forlonge (11/4), Dostal Phil (5/1), School Boy Hours (6/1), Fan De Blues (7/1), Port Stanley (8/1), Antey (14/1), Crossed My Mind (16/1), January Jets (18/1), Walk Away (20/1), A Wave Of The Sea (22/1), Ificudiwud (25/1), Fils D'oudairies (28/1), Notice To Close (33/1), Duc D'Allier (40/1), Rebel Gold (50/1), I'm A Game Changer (100/1)

Verdict

Willie Mullins has captured this prize in four of the past five runnings and his ASTERION FORLONGE is fancied to add to his superb record now going into handicaps on the back of some excellent placed efforts. Dostal Phil is still on the up and looks the one to give him most to do, although Fan de Blues, a stable-companion of the selection, is another who can make his presence felt.

  1. ASTERION FORLONGE (FR)
  2. DOSTAL PHIL (FR)
  3. FAN DE BLUES (FR)

Previous Winners

2020
Real Steel
Weight: 11-10  |Age: 6
5/2

Prize Money

1st: €48,000.002nd: €16,000.003rd: €8,000.004th: €4,000.005th: €2,400.006th: €1,600.00

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