Today's racecards

Punchestown

  • 12:55 Buy Punchestown Tickets On Facebook Beginners Chase2m 4f

  • Winner €8,280 2nd €1,920 3rd €840 4th €480
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 32.50s
  • Off time: 12:55:25
12:55 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dedigout (IRE) 2/9
2nd Happy New Year (IRE) 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 5/10P- PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Beeverstown (IRE) 257
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6 11-12 t1 J H Culloty T J Doyle 25/126.00
2 211311- MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Dedigout (IRE) 193
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6 11-12 t A J Martin D N Russell 2/91.22
3 PP7700 Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Happy New Year (IRE) 6
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8 11-12 O McKiernan S J Crimin (7) 98 33/134.00
4 21/213- Yellow, emerald green sleeves, emerald green cap, yellow spots Knockgraffon King (IRE) 278
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7 11-12 N Meade P Carberry 7/24.50
5 70-3975 Pink, Grey sleeves, Quartered cap Mattara (IRE) 10
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6 11-12 C Bowe S W Flanagan 25/126.00
6 FB/6-0F0 ROYAL BLUE & LIGHT BLUE STRIPES, royal blue sleeves, royal blue & white check cap Take The Ban (IRE) 12
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7 11-12 Miss J Weston M J Ferris 66/167.00
7 040-019 RED & EMERALD GREEN CHECK, red sleeves, emerald green cap Boss Croaker (IRE) 12
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5 11-11 R Tyner P T Enright 20/121.00
Non runners
824U0-4PRocky Wednesday (IRE)511-11G ElliottD J Condon

Verdict

DEDIGOUT won four of his five starts over hurdles last season, culminating in a victory in the Grade 1 Champion Novice Hurdle at The Festival here in April. He's already been placed in a point-to-point so fences shouldn't be a problem and he's likely to go off at shorts odds today. Knockgraffon King, placed in a Listed hurdle at Clonmel in February, is definitely one for the future but Beeverstown's record under Rules leaves a lot to be desired, though he has won between the flags. Mattara looks the pick of the remainder but they are unlikely to figure unless something befalls the market leaders.