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Race Result Punchestown Fri, 23rd Apr, 2010

Going - Good. Fine

Jackpot Pool - €40,194.00 Winning Units - 55 Dividend - €548.00. Placepot Pool - €49,161.90 Winning Units - 18.77 Dividend - €1,964.30. Tote Aggregate - €1130486.20.

Rabobank Champion H´dle (Grade 1) of €170000.00 4-y-o plus

2m.  Hurdle 1st - €102000.00, 2nd - €34000.00, 3rd - €17000.00, 4th - €6800.00, 5th - €5100.00, 6th - €3400.00 11 Ran
A hurdle race for four yrs old and upwards
Weights - 4-y-o 11st 2lb; 5-y-o and up 11st 12lb; Mares allowed 5lb

See also » Mullins has concern about Hurricane fitness
He's in good form and well enough to run, but obviously there is a big question about his race fitness,. We've been happy with his recent homework so we'll let him take his chance and see what happens. W P Mullins, trainer

1st Hurricane Fly (IRE) 11-12 (George Creighton)
(3:52.3 2.52 secs slower on today's going ) Rated 157
Montjeu (IRE) - Scandisk (IRE)(Kenmare (FR))
Breeder - Agricola Del Parco

(Morning price: 11/4 5/2)
SP 3/1

W P Mullins

P Townend

Tote Win €3.50

Place €1.60

loading past form
held up in rear of mid-division, headway into 3rd after 2 out, challenged travelling well approaching last, ridden on run-in and stayed on well to lead closing stages
2ndnk Solwhit (FR) 11-12 (Top Of The Hill Syndicate)
(3:52.4) Rated 166
Solon (GER) - Toowhit Towhee (USA)(Lucky North (USA))
Breeder - Har De Preaux

(Morning price: 9/2 5/1)
SP 5/1

C Byrnes

D N Russell

Place €2.70

loading past form
tracked leaders, headway to dispute 4 out, led next, sent clear from 2 out, reduced advantage at last, kept on well under pressure, headed closing stages
3rd2L Thousand Stars (FR) 11-12 (Hammer & Trowel Syndicate)
(3:52.8) Rated 140
Grey Risk (FR) - Livaniana (FR)(Saint Estephe (FR))
Breeder - Mlle Camille & Mlle Ophelie Demercastel

(Morning price: 25/1)
SP 20/1

W P Mullins

Ms K Walsh

Place €2.60

loading past form
towards rear, 6th approaching 2 out, headway between horses into moderate 2nd entering straight, closer in 3rd under pressure at last, no impression run-in and kept on one pace
4th8L Medermit (FR) 11-12 (The Dunkley&Reilly Partnership)
(3:54.7) Rated 153
Medaaly (GB) - Miss D'hermite (FR)(Solicitor (FR))
Breeder - Philippe Gasdoue

(Morning price: 10/1 12/1 10/1)
SP 11/1

Alan King

R Thornton

loading past form
mid-division on inner, 5th 2 out, soon no impression and dropped to 7th, kept on from before last without threatening
5th4L Muirhead (IRE) 11-12 (Mrs P Sloan)
(3:55.5) Rated 158
Flemensfirth (USA) - Silaoce (FR)(Nikos)
Breeder - Mrs Catherine Ryan

SP 20/1

Noel Meade

P Carberry

loading past form
led, joined at 3rd, headed 3 out, dropped to 4th and no extra approaching straight, kept on one pace
6th1L Dunguib (IRE) 11-12 (Daniel Harnett)
(3:55.8) Rated 149
Presenting (GB) - Edermine Berry (IRE)(Durgam (USA))
Breeder - Liam Meade

(Morning price: 3/1 10/3)
SP 5/2fav

Philip Fenton

B T O'Connell

loading past form
held up towards rear racing keenly, pulled way into 4th before halfway, ridden after 2 out, 5th and no impression early straight, kept on one pace
7th0.5L Ronaldo Des Mottes (FR) 11-12 (K & D Ives)
Rifapour (IRE) - Gemma (FR)(Djarvis (FR))

(Morning price: 9/1)
SP 10/1

David Pipe

T J Murphy

loading past form
rear of mid-division on outer, still in touch 3 out, no extra approaching straight
8th4.5L De Valira (IRE) 11-12 (D Mac A'Bhaird)
(3:56.9) Rated 149
Shantou (USA) - Valira (USA)(Nijinsky (CAN))
Breeder - Corrin Stud

SP 66/1

James Morrissey

D J Condon

loading past form
prominent, disputed lead from 3rd until headed approaching 3 out, dropped to 6th after 2 out, no impression approaching last
9th7L Voler La Vedette (IRE) 11-7 (Mrs M Brophy)
(3:58.4) Rated 150
King's Theatre (IRE) - Steel Grey Lady (IRE)(Roselier (FR))
Breeder - Mrs M Brophy

(Morning price: 10/1)
SP 7/1

C A Murphy

A P McCoy

loading past form
held up in rear on inner, some headway on outer 3 out, no extra from next
10th4L Won In The Dark (IRE) 11-12 (Gerard V Crehan)
(3:59.3) Rated 154
Montjeu (IRE) - Meseta (GB)(Lion Cavern (USA))
Breeder - Austin Curran

(Morning price: 33/1)
SP 33/1

Sabrina J Harty

R M Power

loading past form
tracked leaders racing keenly, 3rd halfway, no extra after 3 out
11th3.5L Punjabi (GB) 11-12 (Mr Raymond Tooth)
(4:00.1) Rated 160
Komaite (USA) - Competa (GB)(Hernando (FR))
Breeder - Capt. J.H. Wilson

(Morning price: 7/1 8/1)
SP 9/1

Nicky Henderson

R Johnson

loading past form
tracked leaders on inner, 5th 3 out, under pressure when mistake next, weakened, eased when beaten in straight
Off 5.32
Time 3m. 52.30 secs, which is 2.52 secs slower than the course average
Tote Exacta €24.90.
ToteTrio €113.00.

2009 Solwhit 5 11-12 D N Russell 2/1JFav (C Byrnes)
2008 Punjabi 5 11-12 B J Geraghty 2/1 (Nicky Henderson)
2007 Silent Oscar 8 11-12 R M Power 20/1 (H Rogers)
2006 Macs Joy 7 11-12 B J Geraghty 11/4 (Mrs John Harrington)
2005 Brave Inca 7 11-12 A P McCoy 2/1 (C A Murphy)