Punchestown

Friday, 27th Apr 2018

GOING: Soft

The Star Best For Racing Coverage Champion Hunters Steeplechase

  • Race Time: 6:46.9
  • Off Time: 18:41
  • 3m 120yds
  • 5 ran

The Star Best For Racing Coverage Champion Hunters Steeplechase of EUR30,000 (Generously sponsored by The Star Newspaper) Of which the second will receive EUR6,000, the third EUR3,000, the fourth EUR1,500 and the fifth EUR750

  • Tote Jackpot: €6503.60
  • Tote Placepot: €888.60
  • Tote Exacta: (2/11) €125.90
  • Tote Trifecta: (2/11/5) €1622.60

1st

  • 9YO
  • B
  • G
  • Westerner (GB) - Kenza Du Berlais (FR)
  • 11 - 11
  • TOTE Win: €5.40
  • Place: €1.70
  • SP: 9/2

tracked leaders, 3rd from 6th, 2nd from 13th, led 4 out, joined briefly before next, soon led again and went on, stayed on strongly from before last, comfortably

2nd

21 lengths

  • 6YO
  • B
  • G
  • Oscar - Trendy Attire
  • 11 - 9
  • Place: €4.80
  • SP: 25/1

mid-division early, 7th from 6th, closer in 4th from 13th, not fluent 3 out, no impression when slight mistake 2 out, kept on run-in without troubling winner into 2nd on line

3rd

Head

  • 13YO
  • B
  • G
  • Exit To Nowhere (USA) - Love And Porter
  • 12 - 0
  • Place: €2.60
  • SP: 10/1

mid-division early, 6th from 6th, improved into 3rd from 13th, switched right before 4 out, on terms briefly before 3 out where slightly slow, soon no impression in 2nd, kept on same pace from 2 out and dropped to 3rd on line

4th

24 lengths

  • 10YO
  • B
  • G
  • Presenting (GB) - Hollygrove Cezanne
  • 12 - 0
  • SP: 11/2

mid-division early, 8th from 6th, closed to chase leaders 13th, kept on same pace from 3 out

5th

27 lengths

  • 10YO
  • B
  • G
  • Jimble (FR) - C'est Cool
  • 11 - 7
  • SP: 33/1

tracked leaders, 2nd from 6th, on terms 9th, soon led, headed 4 out, no extra and slight mistake 2 out

  • 11YO
  • B
  • G
  • Presenting (GB) - Noble Choice (GB)
  • 12 - 0
  • SP: 7/2 2Fav

held up, 12th from 6th, soon headway, no extra from before 4 out and pulled up before 3 out

p.u.

WHITE & PINK CHEVRONS, white sleeves, striped cap

R. Deegan (5)

  • 9YO
  • B
  • G
  • Arcadio (GER) - Wayward Star
  • 11 - 9
  • SP: 50/1

mid-division early, 9th from 6th, soon headway, no extra from 4 out and pulled up straight

p.u.

WHITE, black diamonds on sleeves, black diamonds on cap

A.J. Fox (7)

  • 10YO
  • B
  • G
  • Dr Massini - Aunty Dawn
  • 11 - 7
  • SP: 33/1

mid-division early, slight mistake 2nd, 10th from 6th, no extra from 4 out and pulled up straight

p.u.

  • 12YO
  • B
  • G
  • Beneficial (GB) - Nolans Pride
  • 11 - 11
  • SP: 66/1

held up, soon in rear, bad mistake 7th, pulled up before 10th, dead

p.u.

  • 11YO
  • B
  • G
  • Craigsteel (GB) - Romany River
  • 11 - 7
  • SP: 40/1

chased leaders, 5th from 6th, under pressure from 13th, no extra and pulled up before 3 out

p.u.

LIGHT BLUE, maroon star, striped sleeves, light blue cap, maroon star

R. James (7)

  • 8YO
  • B
  • G
  • Saint Des Saints (FR) - Rainbow Crest (FR)
  • 11 - 7
  • SP: 40/1

held up, 11th from 6th, soon headway, 5th and slight mistake 4 out, no extra from before 3 out and pulled up before last

p.u.

  • 11YO
  • CH
  • G
  • Kotky Bleu (FR) - Heure Bleu (FR)
  • 11 - 11
  • SP: 5/1

not always fluent and inclined to jump right, disputed lead early, soon led, joined 9th, soon headed, weakened to rear 13th, soon pulled up

  • 10YO
  • CH
  • G
  • Fragrant Mix - Jolisandre (FR)
  • 12 - 0
  • SP: 3/1 Fav

disputed lead early, prominent, 4th from 6th, pushed along 11th, 5th and under pressure 13th, weakened and pulled up before 3 out

2017: Balnaslow 10 12-0, D. O'Connor, Graham John McKeever 4/1 2Fav

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