Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle
Grade 1, Punchestown 17:30
€200,000 added,
4yo plus,
3m, Class 1    
Thursday 28th April 2016

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1 One Track Mind 10/1
2 Jennies Jewel 33/1
3 Alpha Des Obeaux EvensF
NR: Dedigout (IRE)
9 ran Distances: 2¼l, 8l, 1¾l
TIME 6m 9.20s (slow by 33.20s)

One Track Mind wins the Grade 1 Champion Stayers Hurdle. Shaneshill a faller at the final flight.

One Track Mind

A long-term plan by trainer Warren Greatrex came to fruition when the front-running One Track Mind came out two and a quarter lengths clear of Jennies Jewel under Gavin Sheehan in the day's feature Grade 1 over three miles.

"This has been the plan all season and we just brought along the horse slowly," said Greatrex. "It was one of those surreal feelings watching the race as I was happy the whole way through. We broke this horse and have had him the whole way through. It's fantastic. He's a brilliant jumper and will go chasing next season. He's big and raw and will improve for another season. We've always thought he could be a really nice horse

"He's a real stayer and Gavin went out and made it a test for them. He had plenty left going over the last and wasn't going to get beaten. When you ask Gavin, he gets it right every time. We love coming to Punchestown and have kept a team to bring over this year."

Sheehan added: "One Track Mind was brilliant. We have always liked this horse and in the early days we thought this was going to be the best horse we had in the yard.

"Coming over here, he was a fresh horse and had form with Reve de Sivola who is a tough nut to crack. I was never really comfortable in a race like that because I was trying to get a little bit closer. The more company he has the better he is. You saw going down to the last that he put his head down and really battled, which is what I like to see. I always said that he could be our Gold Cup type horse. He has got everything going for him. It is great to win a Grade One here and I have got the whole family here, which makes it even better."

Shaneshill fell at the last when coming to challenge, while Evens favourite Alpha Des Obeaux finished third.

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Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle (Grade 1)
€200,000 added, 4yo plus, 3m, Class 1
9 ran
Going: Yielding

Pos D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st One Track Mind (IRE) 10/1 G Sheehan
W Greatrex 6
2nd Jennies Jewel (IRE) 33/1 I J McCarthy
J P Fahey 9
3rd 8 Alpha Des Obeaux (FR) Evsf B J Cooper
M F Morris 6
4th Diamond King (IRE) 11/2 D N Russell
G Elliott 8
5th If In Doubt (IRE) 10/1 B J Geraghty
P J Hobbs 8
6th 13 Lieutenant Colonel 16/1 D J Mullins
M S Sandra Hughes 7
7th 21 Thousand Stars (FR) 25/1 P Townend
W P Mullins 12
8th 18 Legacy Gold (IRE) 28/1 A E Lynch
S R B Crawford 8
F Shaneshill (IRE) 7/2 R Walsh
W P Mullins 7
NR Dedigout (IRE) 25/1 J W Kennedy
A J Martin 10

Year Horse Age/Wt Owner Trainer Jockey SP
2015 Jezki 7-11-10 J P McManus Jessica Harrington Mark Walsh 5/2
2014 Jetson 9-11-10 Gerard & Moira McGrath Jessica Harrington Davy Russell 20/1
2013 Quevega 9-11-03 Hammer & Trowel Synd. Willie Mullins Ruby Walsh 6/4 Fav
2012 Quevega 8-11-03 Hammer & Trowel Synd. Willie Mullins Ruby Walsh 11/10 Fav
2011 Quevega 7-11-05 Hammer & Trowel Synd. Willie Mullins Ruby Walsh 8/11 Fav
2010 Quevega 6-11-05 Hammer & Trowel Synd. Willie Mullins Paul Townend 5/2 Fav
2009 Fiveforthree 7-11-10 Olde Crowbars Syndicate Willie Mullins Ruby Walsh 5/4 Fav
2008 Blazing Bailey 6-11-10 Three Line Whip Alan King GB Robert Thornton 100/30 Fav
2007 Refinement 8-11-07 Michael Tabor Jonjo O’Neill GB A P McCoy 16/1
2006 Asian Maze 7-11-07 Sheila Moore Tom Mullins Ruby Walsh 8/13 Fav
2005 Carlys Quest 11-11-12 Mrs L Neville Ferdy Murphy GB Keith Mercer 25/1
2004 Rhinestone Cowboy 8-11-12 Sue Magnier Jonjo O’Neill GB Mr J P Magnier 5/2
2003 Holy Orders 6-11-12 Alan McLuckie Willie Mullins Shay Barry 6/1
2002 Limestone Lad 10-11-12 James Bowe James Bowe Paul Carberry 4/6 Fav
*2001 Bannow Bay 6-11-12 Linda Shanahan Christy Roche Charlie Swan 11/8 Fav
2000 Rubhahunish 9-11-11 Lone Star Racing P’ship Nigel Twiston-Davies GB Carl Llewellyn 5/1
1999 Anzum 8-12-00 Old Foresters Partnership David Nicholson GB Richard Johnson 7/1
1998 Derrymoyle 9-12-00 Herb M Stanley Michael Cunningham A P McCoy 10/1
1997 Paddy’s Return 5-11-12 Paddy O’Donnell Ferdy Murphy GB Norman Williamson 100/30
1996 Derrymoyle 7-12-00 Herb M Stanley Michael Cunningham Mark Dwyer 100/30
1995 Derrymoyle 6-11-11 Herb M Stanley Michael Cunningham Mark Dwyer 8/1
1994 Ultra Flutter 7-10-06 Donal Higgins Michael Hourigan Kevin O’Brien 7/2
1993 Always In Trouble 6-10-02 Margaret O’Rourke Michael O’Brien Jason Titley 8/1
1992 Shuil Ar Aghaidh 6-10-01 Mrs P Kiely Paddy Kiely Charlie Swan 2/1 Fav
* Run at Fairyhouse

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