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Punchestown

  • 17:30 Rabobank Champion Hurdle 2m

  • (grade 1) €220,000 added 4yo+ 9 ran
  • Winner:
  • Going: Heavy (Hurdle Course: Heavy, Soft to Heavy in places)
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 4m 5.40s
  • Off time: 17:31:29

Full result

17:30 Punchestown Result 1st May 2009
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st Solwhit (FR) 11-12 D N Russell C Byrnes 5 2/1j
Settled behind leaders, 5th halfway, dropped to 7th 4 out, headway in 5th entering straight, ridden to challenge last, kept on to join leader run-in and led close home opened 5/2 touched 5/2
2nd s.h Punjabi 11-12 B J Geraghty N J Henderson 6 7/2
Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, headway to challenge early straight, ridden to lead before last where slight mistake, strongly pressed and joined run-in, headed close home opened 7/2 touched 7/2
3rd 3 Quevega (FR) 11-7 R Walsh W P Mullins 5 2/1j
Mid-division, 6th halfway, 5th 4 out, improved to 4th 2 out, ridden in 5th before last, no impression in 4th last, kept on same pace run-in to 3rd close home opened 13/8 touched 2/1
4th hd Sizing Europe (IRE) 11-12 D F O'Regan H De Bromhead 7 12/1
Chased leader in 2nd, improved to lead early straight, ridden and headed before last, no extra and kept on same pace, lost 3rd close home opened 12/1 touched 12/1
5th 7 Muirhead (IRE) 11-12 P Carberry N Meade 6 8/1
Held up towards rear, ridden in 8th entering straight, stayed on to 5th last, no impression leaders, kept on one pace opened 8/1 touched 8/1
6th 5 Hardy Eustace (IRE) 11-12 P W Flood D T Hughes 12 33/1
Led, ridden and headed early straight, no extra and weakened before last opened 33/1 touched 33/1
7th ½ Won In The Dark (IRE) 11-12 S J Hassett Miss S J Harty 5 33/1
Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 5th 2 out, no extra in 7th entering straight, kept on one pace opened 33/1 touched 33/1
8th 4 Jered (IRE) 11-12 A P McCoy N Meade 7 20/1
Held up, 7th halfway, closer 3 out, 6th 2 out, ridden into 4th entering straight, no extra and weakened before last opened 20/1 touched 20/1
9th 11 Ebaziyan (IRE) 11-12 D J Casey W P Mullins 8 66/1
Always behind opened 66/1 touched 66/1

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £3.10 Tote Place: £1.30,1.70,1.50
Straight Forecast: £9.68 Exacta: £11.20 Swingers: 1&2:2.50 2&3:7.60 1&3:3.80

Placepot: €162.00, Pool: €0.0