Punchestown

Thursday, 27th Apr 2017

GOING: Good - Firm

Friends First Steeplechase (La Touche Cup)

  • Race Time: 9:01.8
  • Off Time: 16:50
  • 4m 1f
  • 5 ran

The Friends First Cross Country Steeplechase for the La Touche Cup of EUR30,000 (Generously sponsored by Friends First who will present the La Touche Perpetual Cup to the winning owner and will also present a trophy of no intrinsic value to the winning owner, trainer and rider) Of which the second will receive EUR6,000, the third EUR3,000, the fourth EUR1,500 and the fifth EUR750

  • Tote Jackpot: €1107.00
  • Tote Placepot: €104.10
  • Tote Exacta: (8/1) €31.80
  • Tote Trifecta: (8/1/6) €226.40

1st

  • 9YO
  • B
  • G
  • Exit To Nowhere (USA) - Thistle Witch
  • 11 - 7
  • TOTE Win: €15.40
  • Place: €3.10
  • SP: 10/1

tracked leaders, on terms 3 out, slight mistake next, stayed on well run-in, just prevailed

2nd

Head

  • 12YO
  • B
  • G
  • Kayf Tara (GB) - Winnowing
  • 12 - 7
  • Place: €1.02
  • SP: 8/11 Fav

tracked leaders, closed up before 4 out, on terms from 2 out, stayed on well run-in, just failed

3rd

11 lengths

  • 12YO
  • CH
  • G
  • Presenting (GB) - Fourstargale
  • 11 - 2
  • Place: €2.10
  • SP: 6/1

tracked leaders, closed up before 26th, dropped to 5th and pushed along from 4 out, soon left 4th, no impression from 2 out, went moderate 3rd from last and kept on same pace

4th

2¾ lengths

  • 9YO
  • B
  • G
  • Winged Love - Lonely Teardrop
  • 11 - 0
  • SP: 6/1

tracked leaders, closed up before 26th, dropped to 5th and pushed along from 4 out, soon left 4th, no impression from 2 out, went moderate 3rd from last and kept on same pace

5th

56 Lengths

  • 11YO
  • B
  • G
  • Beneficial (GB) - Bonnie Thynes
  • 11 - 12
  • SP: 25/1

in rear, well off pace 17th, headway and went moderate 6th before 25th, no impression 5 out, soon no danger

r.o.

  • 12YO
  • B
  • G
  • Bishop of Cashel (GB) - Tullabards Leader
  • 11 - 10
  • SP: 11/2 2Fav

prominent, slight mistake 13th, pecked slightly 24th, almost on terms when ran out before 3 out

  • 11YO
  • B
  • G
  • Flying Legend (USA) - Hardy Cracker
  • 11 - 12
  • SP: 50/1

towards rear, not always fluent, well off pace 17th, slow jump 22nd, under pressure 24th, no extra and pulled up before 6 out

  • 11YO
  • B
  • G
  • Accordion - Quinnsboro Ice
  • Rating: 123
  • 11 - 7
  • SP: 20/1

held up, not always fluent, towards rear 6th, dropped well off pace 17th, pulled up before 5 out

2016: Quantitativeeasing 11 11-12, M.P. Walsh, E. Bolger 9/4 JtFav

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