Timeform take you thru the most efficient of the motion at Punchestown on Sunday…
“…he made the very best get started over fences closing month when teacher Gordon Elliott unleashed him in the similar beginner chase gained via Don Cossack six years previous…”
Timeform on Battleoverdoyen
Battleoverdoyen at all times appeared the kind to excel over fences and he created a very good influence on his chasing debut, successful with rather a lot to spare at Galway. He used to be reduce for the RSA Chase at the again of that luck and can face a stern exam of his credential within the Grade 2 Florida Pearl Beginner Chase (14:50) at Punchestown on Sunday in opposition to the extremely skilled, Cheltenham Competition-winning chaser Any 2d Now.
Any 2d Now had at all times threatened to win a tight prize and got here excellent in taste within the Kim Muir, staying on strongly to succeed via 3 and 1 / 4 lengths. He units a tight same old to attempt at, however it could be disappointing had been Battleoverdoyen lower than the duty.
Battleoverdoyen gained his level, a bumper, a maiden hurdle and the Grade 1 Lawlor’s of Naas Beginner Hurdle sooner than failing to satisfy expectancies when despatched off favorite for the Ballymore Newcomers’ Hurdle on the Cheltenham Competition. He’s each and every inch a chaser on appears to be like, alternatively, and he made the very best get started over fences closing month when teacher Gordon Elliott unleashed him in the similar beginner chase gained via Don Cossack six years previous.
There are a variety of first rate possibilities within the seven-runner box, together with Minella Truthful and Sayo, however Battleoverdoyen is anticipated to end up too robust.
All eyes might be on Yanworth within the opening cross-country chase (12:05). Yanworth used to be a high-class hurdler at one level and used to be even despatched off 2-1 favorite for the 2017 Champion Hurdle. He can boast two Grade 1 wins and 5 at Grade 2 stage right through his time with Alan King, however he ran poorly closing season and has moved solid, with Enda Bolger tasked with rejuvenating the nine-year-old. He could be in a special league to those competitors at his height, however there’s a large query mark about how a lot skill he keeps.
The indexed mares’ hurdle (13:05) appears to be like a aggressive tournament, with Eglantine du Seuil – winner of the mares’ newcomers’ hurdle on the Cheltenham Competition – the headline act in a box of 5. Her job is made tough, alternatively, via the 10 lb penalty she is saddled with and she or he might battle to concede weight to Stormy Eire, who additionally runs within the colors of Jared Sullivan for teacher Willie Mullins. Stormy Eire used to be beneath her easiest at Auteuil closing time however have been in large part constant, placing in combination a string of creditable efforts.
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