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Going - Soft (Hurdle), Yielding to Soft (Chase). Fine and cold

Jackpot Pool - €27,907.35 Winning Units - 4 Dividend - €4,883.70. Placepot Pool - €72,637.05 Winning Units - 25.3 Dividend - €2,009.70. Pick Six Not Won.Pool €443,998.86 carried forward to Punchestown on Sun, 31st Dec. Tote Aggregate - €714384.00.

1st
silks
Dicey O'reilly (IRE) 5, b g 11-7 (Robcour)
(5:16.9 8.79 secs slower on today's going ) ts1
Stowaway (GB) - Moydrum Castle (IRE)(Arctic Lord)
Breeder - Ms S Shortall

(Morning price: 33/1 28/1 20/1)
(Ring price: 16/1 18/1) SP 18/1

Tote Win €18.80 Place €3.70
loading past form
prominent, 2nd for much, challenged into straight, on terms over 1f out, soon led and asserted, stayed on well
2nd
3.5L
silks
Mortal (IRE) 5, b g 11-12 (Gigginstown House Stud)
(5:17.6) ts4
King's Theatre (IRE) - Pomme Tiepy (FR)(Apple Tree (FR))
Breeder - Corrib Racing

(Morning price: 13/2 7/1 13/2 7/1 13/2 11/2 5/1 9/2 4/1)
(Ring price: 9/2 4/1 9/2) SP 9/2

loading past form
mid-division early, soon chased leaders in 6th, progress approaching final hurdle, challenged and on terms briefly over 1f out, not match winner and kept on same pace inside final furlong
3rd
1.5L
silks
Someday (GB) 5, b g 11-12 (Howard Spooner)
(5:17.9)
Black Sam Bellamy (IRE) - Like Manner (GB)(Teenoso (USA))
Breeder - David G Ford

(Morning price: 11/4 5/2 9/4 2/1 7/4)
(Ring price: 2/1 9/4 2/1 9/4) SP 9/4

loading past form
prominent, 3rd for much, closed approaching final hurdle, soon challenged, chased front pair and one pace from 1f out
4th
shd
silks
Ballyward (IRE) 5, b g 11-12 (Andrea Wylie)
(5:17.9)
Flemensfirth (USA) - Ifyoucouldseemenow (IRE)(Saddlers' Hall (IRE))
Breeder - Patrick Molloy

(Morning price: 8/11 10/11 11/10 5/4 11/8 6/4)
(Ring price: 7/4 13/8 7/4 13/8 6/4) SP 6/4fav

loading past form
chased leaders, soon 5th, slightly awkward final hurdle, soon under pressure, chased front pair and one pace from 1f out
5th
6L
silks
Massey's Wood (GB) 5, b g 11-12 (Barry Connell)
(5:19.2)
Black Sam Bellamy (IRE) - Reivers Moon (GB)(Midnight Legend (GB))
Breeder - Mr Crawford McNeill & Ms Lesley Gillies

(Morning price: 9/1)
(Ring price: 9/1 10/1 11/1 12/1) SP 12/1

loading past form
soon led, pressed from before straight, headed over 1f out, soon no extra and lost place, one pace
6th
31L
silks
All Good Things (IRE) 5, b g 11-7 (Mrs Sarah Nash)
(5:25.4)
Dahjee (USA) - Material Lady (IRE)(Barathea (IRE))
Breeder - Mrs Pauline Gavin

(Morning price: 40/1 50/1 25/1)
(Ring price: 50/1 40/1) SP 40/1

loading past form
tracked leaders, soon 4th, mistake final hurdle, soon no impression, weakened
7th
15L
silks
Cherokee Bill (GB) 6, b g 11-12 (Mrs Derville Meade)
(5:28.3)
Robin Des Champs (FR) - Daizinni (GB)(Dr Massini (IRE))
Breeder - Wainbody Estates and N G King

(Morning price: 20/1 16/1 20/1 22/1 25/1 22/1 25/1)
(Ring price: 20/1 18/1 16/1 14/1) SP 14/1

loading past form
soon mid-division, not fluent 7th and no extra, weakened from before final hurdle
8th
67L
silks
Sonowyouno (IRE) 5, ch g 11-12 (John P McManus)
(5:41.7)
Stowaway (GB) - Shean Rose (IRE)(Roselier (FR))
Breeder - Mrs Eleanor Hadden

(Morning price: 40/1 66/1)
(Ring price: 40/1 33/1) SP 33/1

loading past form
held up, soon towards rear, slight mistake 4th and pushed along briefly, soon no danger, completely tailed off
9th
42L
silks
Gemmattymoll (IRE) 5, b g 11-12 (Arion Racing Club)
(5:50.2)
Getaway (GER) - Rebel Diva (IRE)(Lord Of Appeal (GB))
Breeder - B Buckley

(Morning price: 20/1 18/1 20/1 18/1 20/1 22/1)
(Ring price: 25/1 33/1 28/1 33/1) SP 33/1

loading past form
held up, soon towards rear, no impression approaching final hurdle, weakened, completely tailed off
10th
41L
silks
Captain Commander (IRE) 5, br g 11-12 (Kieran Grainger)
(5:58.4) ts2
Robin Des Pres (FR) - She's A Gamble (IRE)(Teenoso (USA))
Breeder - J O'Lone

(Morning price: 200/1 250/1)
SP 100/1

loading past form
held up, soon towards rear, reminders 4th, soon no danger, completely tailed off
Off 12.51
Time 5m. 16.90 secs, which is 8.79 secs slower than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- €97.30
Tote Trifecta- €622.90
CSF- €97.20.


2016 Battleford 5 11-12 R Walsh 4/9Fav (W P Mullins)
2015 Acapella Bourgeois 5 11-12 J J Burke 6/1 (Ms Sandra Hughes)
2014 Windsor Park 5 11-12 D N Russell 6/4Fav (D K Weld)
2013 Shanahan's Turn 5 11-12 A E Lynch 2/1JFav (Henry De Bromhead)
2012 Sizing Gold 5 11-12 A E Lynch 4/6Fav (Henry De Bromhead)

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