Punchestown 14:00 Winner Betting Odds

John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase (Grade 1)

  • Starters:5
  • Distance:2m 4f 40y
  • Class: 1
  • Age: 5yo plus
  • Prize:€50151
  • Going:Good (Good to Yielding in places)
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1st3Min silk
R Walsh

10/11

11/10

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20/21

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2nd5Shattered Love silk
J W Kennedy

11/4

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20

14/5

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3rd1Balko Des Flos silk
Rachael Blackmore

9/2

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9/2

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4th4The Storyteller silk
D N Russell

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5th2Edwulf silk
Mr D OConnor

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Punchestown 14:00 Racecard & Betting Preview

Card (Stall)
Silks
Form
Name
Notables
Age
Weight
Trainer/Jockey
1
Silk
Balko Des Flos (FR) 36
ch g Balko-Royale Marie (Garde Royale)
7
11 - 10
168
H De Bromhead
Rachael Blackmore
Winner of a hurdle race, two NH flat races and three chases from 2m to 2m 6f on good and soft ground. Well beaten at 10-3 behind Road To Respect when fourth of 6 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 chase in the Group 1 JNwine.com Champion Chase at Down Royal over 3m (good - yielding) last month.
2
Silk
Edwulf (GB) 228
b g Kayf Tara-Valentines Lady (Zaffaran)
9
11 - 10t
162
Joseph P OBrien
Mr D OConnor
He has won a hurdle race and three chases from 2m 3f to 3m on ground varying from soft to soft - heavy. Beaten 17l behind Bellshill at 8-1 when seventh of 12 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 chase here over 3m (yielding) in April.
3
Silk
Min (FR) 229
b g Walk In The Park-Phemyka (Saint Estephe)
7
11 - 10
167
W P Mullins
R Walsh
Winner of two hurdle races and four chases from 2m to 2m 4f on ground varying from soft to yielding - soft. Finished 14l behind Un De Sceaux when fourth of 9 at 3-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 chase here over 2m (yielding - soft) in April.
4
Silk
The Storyteller (IRE) 36
ch g Shantou-Bally Bolshoi (Bob Back)
7
11 - 10
155
G Elliott
D N Russell
Winner of two hurdle races, a NH flat race and three chases from 2m 2f to 3m on ground varying from good to yielding - soft. Finished 13l behind Snow Falcon when fifth of 6 at 7-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 2 chase in the Group 2 MyCarNeedsA.com Chase at Down Royal over 2m 3f (good - yielding) last month.
5
Silk
Shattered Love (IRE) 36
b m Yeats-Tracker (Bustino)
7
11 - 3t
153
G Elliott
J W Kennedy
Has won three hurdle races, a NH flat race, five chases and a point-to-point from 2m to 3m on ground varying from good - yielding to soft - heavy. Beaten 1 1/2l by Snow Falcon when second of 6 at 4-1 on her latest outing in a Grade 2 chase in the Group 2 MyCarNeedsA.com Chase at Down Royal over 2m 3f (good - yielding) last month.

Forecast Prices: Min 5/4, Shattered Love 5/2, Balko Des Flos 11/4, The Storyteller 12/1, Edwulf 16/1

Last Year's Race: Sizing John, 7, 11 10, R M Power, 2/1, Mrs J Harrington, 6 ran

Sporting Life Preview

MIN hasn't fulfilled the exalted expectations of him after landing the Grade 1 Racing Post Novices' Chase at Leopardstown two years ago but he's competed at a high level and still has time on his side. Balko Des Flos beat Un De Sceaux in the Ryanair at Cheltenham and appeared to be feeling the effects when well beaten at Aintree and again when not appearing to stay 3m in the JNwine at Down Royal last month. Edwulf, the shock winner of the Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown, was well beaten at Cheltenham and at the Festival here and will probably find this on the short side. Gordon Elliott's pair The Storyteller and Shattered Love are both winners at this level, the former having 8l to spare over his stable companion in the Champion Novice Chase here in April though the latter looked to be having an off day and reversed the form in a Down Royal Grade 2 last month.

Oddschecker Verdict

MIN has won first time out in each of the last three seasons and he can do so again here. Willie Mullins' charge has only run twice over this trip, hacking up at Gowran 13 months ago before touched off in the Melling Chase at Aintree, and everything looks in place for him to run another mighty race. JLT hero Shattered Love returned with a fine effort in Grade 2 company at Down Royal and she demands respect receiving the mares allowance, while Balko Des Flos, an easy Ryanair winner in March, can hopefully leave behind his disappointing comeback.

Prediction: 1st Min, 2nd Shattered Love, 3rd Balko Des Flos

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