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Champion Novice Hurdle
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Grade 1, Punchestown 18:05
€100,000 added,
4yo, 2m 4f,
Class 1   
Friday 27th April 2018


1 Dortmund Park 16/1
2 Whiskey Sour 11/2
3 Burrows Saint 33/1
9 ran NR: Blow By Blow, Cartwright, Delta Work
Distances: 10l, 2l, 8½l Time: 5m 9.80s (slow by 31.80s)

Dortmund Park wins for Elliott and Kennedy in a race with more drama

Dortmund Park
© Caroline Norris
Dortmund Park
Debuchet fell two out in the €100,000 event and put the Willie Mullins' pair Getabird and Scarpeta out of the race. It left the contest at Dortmund Park's mercy and he ran out a 10-length winner.
"He was a very good winner and I suppose it was compensation for Samcro in the last race, but we just move on. This guy has done it very well. I was left in front a long way out, with the fallers at the second last, but he dug deep and did it well. I heard a little bit of roaring behind me but I was concentrating on going forward! " said winning jockey Jack Kennedy.
Referring to Samcro, he added: "I was travelling well at the time, happy enough, but it was just one of those things. He actually jumped the hurdle great but just slipped at the back of it, but he's none the worse for it anyway and that's the main thing."
Trainer Gordon Elliott added: "We've had a rough couple of days, but we've had four winners and if you'd told me a couple of years ago that we'd be winning two Grade Ones and a Land Rover Bumper at Punchestown I'd never have believed it. So much is expected now but I've had a great season and you have got to keep your head up and keep smiling.
"Dortmund Park had won very well at Thurles and was bought to be a good horse. I am delighted for Jack to get a winner as he has had an up and down week too. This horse will definitely go chasing next season."
Eddie O'Leary of owners Gigginstown Stud added: "Dortmund Park won very well in Thurles and went to Cheltenham with half a chance and he's come back here a fresh horse. He had a little wind-op and we'll give him a bigger one now.  Like most of ours, we tend to get big, slow chasers and he looks to be, hopefully, another big, slow chaser."

Profile Sytems Champion Novice Hurdle (Grade 1)
€100,000 added, 4yo plus, 2m 4f, Class 1
9 ran
Going: Soft

Pos D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st Dortmund Park (FR) 16/1 J W Kennedy
G Elliott 5
2nd 10 Whiskey Sour (IRE) 11/2 D J Mullins
W P Mullins 5
3rd 2 Burrows Saint (FR) 33/1 R M Power
W P Mullins 5
4th Real Steel (FR) 25/1 B J Geraghty
W P Mullins 5
5th 6 Pallasator 11/4j D N Russell
G Elliott 9
6th 26 Duc Des Genievres (FR) 7/1 M P Walsh
W P Mullins 5
PU Getabird (IRE) 11/4j Mr P W Mullins
W P Mullins 6
PU Scarpeta (FR) 11/2 P Townend
W P Mullins 5
F Debuchet (FR) 8/1 D E Mullins
Ms M Mullins 5
NR Blow By Blow (IRE) Rachael Blackmore
G Elliott 7
NR Cartwright M P Walsh
G Elliott 5
NR Delta Work (FR) S W Flanagan
G Elliott 5

Year Horse Age/Wt Owner Trainer Jockey SP
2017 Bacardys 6-11-10 Shanakiel Racing Synd. Willie Mullins Mr Patrick Mullins 10/1
2016 Jer's Girl 4-6-10 John P McManus G P Cromwell Barry Geraghty 11/8 Fav
2015 Nichols Canyon 5-11-10 Andrea & Graham Wylie Willie Mullins Ruby Walsh 4/5 Fav
2014 Vautour 5-11-10 Susannah Ricci Willie Mullins Ruby Walsh 1/3 Fav
2013 Un Atout 5-11-10 Gigginstown House Stud Willie Mullins Davy Russell 4/6 Fav
2012 Dedigout 6-11-10 Gigginstown House Stud Tony Martin Davy Russell 100/30
2011 Spirit Of Adjisa 7-11-10 Darr, Johnson, Weston & Whitaker Tim Vaughan GB Richard Johnson 16/1
2010 Reve De Sivola 5-11-10 Paul Duffy Diamond P’shp Nick Williams GB Daryl Jacob 9/4 Fav
2009 Mikael D’Haguenet 5-11-10 Susannah Ricci Willie Mullins Ruby Walsh 8/11 Fav
2008 Tranquil Sea 6-11-10 Dermot Cox Edward O’Grady Andrew McNamara 7/1
2007 Glencove Marina 5-11-11 John Brennan Willie Mullins Ruby Walsh 11/4 Jt Fav
2006 Nicanor 5-11-11 Des Sharkey Noel Meade Ruby Walsh 9/10 Fav
2005 Asian Maze 6-11-07 Sheila Moore Tom Mullins Paul Carberry 6/4 Fav
2004 Sadlers Wings 6-11-12 John J Brennan Willie Mullins Ruby Walsh 4/5 Fav
2003 Nobody Told Me 5-11-06 Amber Syndicate Willie Mullins Ruby Walsh 9/1
2002 Davenport Milenium 6-11-12 Miriam O’Callaghan Willie Mullins Ruby Walsh 100/30
*2001 Colonel Braxton 6-11-12 Sue Magnier Dessie Hughes Kieran Kelly 8/13 Fav
2000 What’s Up Boys 6-12-00 R J B Partners Philip Hobbs GB Richard Johnson 6/1
1999 Native Upmanship 6-12-00 Sue Magnier Arthur Moore Tommy Treacy 8/1
1998 Ballygowan Beauty 6-12-00 Mrs Carmel O’Brien Michael Hourigan Conor O’Dwyer 16/1
1997 Istabraq 5-11-13 J P McManus Aidan O’Brien Charlie Swan 4/11 Fav
1996 Castlekellyleader 7-12-00 E Morrissey Paddy Mullins Tommy Treacy 4/1
1995 Treble Bob 5-11-13 Michael Smurfit Dermot Weld Richard Dunwoody 11/10 Fav
*Run at Fairyhouse