29th April 2017 – Punchestown – She tends to be very good at this time of the year. That said this was a weak contest for the grade and she did no more than her overall profile would have suggested. I suppose there was an element of the unknown with Karalee in the field which no doubt contributed significantly to Apple’s Jade being sent off at even money. This looks an amazing price in retrospect; however, those odds would appear very different in our minds now if Karalee had turned out to be a superstar. Apples Jade really put the race to bed from the second last flight when she was driven to go clear before the last hurdle. The sectional time comparisons with the juvenile hurdle support the notion that she quickened up significantly at this point.
29th April 2017 – Punchestown – She probably ran right up to her best here and acts as a good marker, along with the winner, for the third mare home.
29th April 2017 – Punchestown – Based on the first two mares home this performance would suggest that she is a 140 mare and open to some improvement due to her inexperience.
29th April 2017 – Punchestown – She was never placed to challenge and inherited fourth place by default.
29th April 2017 – Punchestown – She had a tough race 13 days ago and almost certainly paid the price with this relatively poor effort.
29th April 2017 – Punchestown – She presumably ran here due to the tight finish to the trainer’s championship. This was her third race in April and she never showed. It is also possible that she is best when competing over two miles.