Today's racecards

Punchestown

  • 13:20 Racing UK Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle 2m

  • Winner €25,675 2nd €7,505 3rd €3,555 4th €1,184
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 27.20s
  • Off time: 13:23:12
13:20 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mozoltov 9/4
2nd Don Cossack (GER) 6/5

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 5111-1F MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Don Cossack (GER) 49
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-2 G Elliott D N Russell 147 6/52.20
2 2/1213-1 Dark Blue, Yellow chevron, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Mozoltov 52
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-2 W P Mullins R Walsh 9/43.25
3 161-721 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Mumbo Jumbo (IRE) 38
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-2 Ms M Mullins D E Mullins 131 12/113.00
4 519-311 RED, black cross of lorraine, halved sleeves, red cap, black diamonds Starkie 34
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-2 H De Bromhead A E Lynch 134 20/121.00
5 1 Royal blue & white hoops, white star on cap Waydownsouth (IRE) 33
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-2 P J Flynn J L Cullen 33/134.00
6 2-121 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Ned Buntline 39
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-1 N Meade A P McCoy 137 10/34.33

Verdict

Grade 2 bumper winner DON COSSACK made a sparkling debut over timber at Navan before contesting the Grade 1 Navan Novice Hurdle in December and starting odds-on. However, he didn't appear at his best that day and was making no impression on the exciting Pont Alexandre when falling at the last but gets a chance to put matters right here. The winner's trainer, Willie Mullins, is represented by dual winning bumper Mozoltov, who could hardly have won more easily on his hurdling bow at Gowran making all for a very impressive victory. He's taking on better horses here but looks another classy prospect for his handler. Ned Buntline is potentially very useful and though beaten on his hurdling debut showed the benefit with a smooth success at Leopardstown. He won't go down without a battle while the remaining trio are all winners of their latest starts making this a genuine contest.