Today's racecards

Punchestown

  • 14:10 I.N.H. Stallion Owners E.B.F. Novice Hurdle 2m

  • Winner €19,500 2nd €5,700 3rd €2,700 4th €900
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 3.20s
  • Off time: 14:10:15
14:10 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Wicklow Brave 6/4
2nd Lieutenant Colonel 5/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2-56541 YELLOW & WHITE DIABOLO, yellow sleeves, emerald green cap Benrouge (IRE) 29
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-9 James Dullea R M Power 25/126.00
2 22-12 Maroon, white star and armlet, white cap Real Steel (IRE) 37
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-9 h P Fenton B T O'Connell 9/25.50
3 121 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Lieutenant Colonel 32
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-8 D T Hughes B J Cooper 130 5/42.25
5 9-21111 Purple, orange seams, orange star on cap Wicklow Brave 29
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-8 W P Mullins R Walsh 6/42.50
6 0-2191 Grey & orange quartered, orange sleeves, quartered cap Sunday Serenade (IRE) 52
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-2 Peter Fahey D N Russell 12/113.00
Non runners
414Roll It Out (IRE)511-8G ElliottM P Walsh122

Verdict

Lieutenant Colonel won a bumper here on his debut then finished runner-up to the exciting Vatour at Navan. He gained a facile victory over a huge field of maidens at Fairyhouse and won't go down without a fight. WICKLOW BRAVE completed a hat-trick of bumper victories before making a winning debut over timber at Cork where he looked at home in the very testing conditions. With much mote to come and a Grade 1 entry at Cheltenham he's handed the vote. Real Steel won a Cork maiden by 17l but couldn't quite cope with Mazuri Cowboy when stepped up to 2m3f at Limerick and Sunday Serenade has more to do than when beating Davinia's Tip at Tamore. Benrouge has been improving but is another with plenty to do and impressive Down Royal winner Roll It Out had an easier task at Fairyhouse yesterday.