Punchestown Festival 2021 - The Winners & Losers

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The Winners

Horse - Clan Des Obeaux

After going four runs and 15 months without a victory, much was been made of whether Clan Des Obeaux was a over the hill heading in to this Spring however he's answered those questions in emphatic fashion in the past month.

Getting back to winning ways with bridle job rout at Aintree last month, he showed that was no fluke in much tougher company in the Punchestown Gold Cup this week.

Sent off as 10/3 second favourite against five other rivals including two time Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Al Boum Photo, victory never really looked in doubt with the Paul Nicholls trained British raider showing just how tough he is always staying on to hold off the late challenge of the Willie Mullins charge.

A big mention must also go to 80/1 Boodles winner Jeff Kidder too who upset the odds once again with his third victory on the bounce in the Champion Four Year Old Hurdle again at big each way odds of 22/1.

Trainer - Willie Mullins

Well well well, what a week for Willie Mullins. From the 40 races ran over the five day festival, he won 19 races in total with a five timer on both Tuesday and Thursday and then trebles on Wednesday, Friday & Saturday amassing over €1.75m in prize money, some week hey.

After a fairly quiet Cheltenham by his standards, he certainly made up for it last week and sets him up nicely for the summer.

Jockey - Patrick Mullins

One of the surprise packages of the week was the form of Willie Mullins's son Patrick Mullins. Usually just used for bumpers, Mullins picked up seven winners from his 17 rides at the festival including seven places leaving him with a 41% win rate for the week and a 82% place rate, some going.

He's by no means a future star of the sport but this form could well see him get the nod on a few more of his old mans big fancies especially heading in to the jumps season with Paul Townend likely to pick his rides carefully.

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The Losers

Horse - Concertista

After promising so much when winning well in her first two starts this season, the Willie Mullins trained Mare has failed to live up to expectations in 2021 with back to back defeats having been odds on in both.

The first of those defeats came in the Mares Hurdle at Cheltenham in March when pipped by Black Tears and she would have been looking at last weeks Coolmore Kew Gardens Irish EBF Mares Champion Hurdle as the perfect opportunity to get back to winning ways,

However, she failed to deliver finishing a 10 lengths third behind stable mate Stormy Ireland and it now remains to be seen what she will do next with a switch to chasing looking fairly unlikely.

Trainer - Denise Foster

Gordon Elliott or Denise Foster followers, look away now. After the controversy which saw Foster take over Elliott's yard of horses, they've failed to kick on and last week was no different. From 36 runners at Punchestown last week, she failed to pick up a winner and could only manage five places from her 36 contenders.

It's probably not an understatement when we say it's a massive summer ahead for the yard as they look to return to form ahead of next season.

Jockey - Rachael Blackmore

The star of this years Cheltenham Festival, Blackmore failed to deliver on home soil with just the one winner from her 23 rides over the five days. Many punters would have been following her blind after her Cheltenham form but maybe due to the form of de Bromhead, Rachael just failed to deliver.

However, considering how good she's been prior to Punchestown, it's difficult to criticise THEE greatest female national hunt jockey of all time.

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