Punchestown

  • 15:45 Irish Thoroughbred Breeders Association Fillies Scheme E.B.F. Mares Hurdle 2m 2f

  • Winner €43,875 2nd €12,825 3rd €6,075 4th €2,025
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 14.70s
  • Off time: 15:45:59
15:45 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Shop Dj (IRE) 7/1
2nd Shirley Casper (IRE) 33/1
3rd Golden Sunbird (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P4111/1- Maroon, White chevron, Dark Blue and White striped sleeves, Maroon and Dark Blue striped cap Aibrean (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-5 S R B Crawford P Carberry 136 14/115.00
2 21011-2 PURPLE, gold hoop on body & sleeves, yellow cap, purple spots Golden Sunbird (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-5 t P Nolan M N Doran 132 7/18.00
3 70/131-0 DARK BLUE, red seams, red stars on cap Isabellareine (GER) 11
Nag me
8 11-5 M Torrens D F O'Regan 123 50/151.00
4 112/F1F- Purple, yellow star, yellow stars on sleeves, yellow star on cap Morning Supreme (IRE) 100
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-5 W P Mullins R Walsh 9/25.50
5 301137- Emerald green, white cross sashes, dark blue sleeves & cap Ocean Transit (IRE) 23
Nag me
6 11-5 R J Price R Johnson 135 20/121.00
6 101/962- Black & white diamonds, emerald green sleeves & cap Sure Josie Sure (FR) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-5 t D Pipe C O'Farrell 128 14/115.00
7 14/611- Mauve, yellow seams, mauve sleeves, yellow cap Veiled 23
Nag me
5 11-5 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 135 7/18.00
8 2/52342- Dark blue, grey panel, grey armlet, dark blue cap Alasi 23
Nag me
7 11-2 P R Webber D Elsworth 138 9/110.00
9 104/13- Dark Blue and Emerald Green hoops, quartered cap Elyaadi 206
Nag me
7 11-2 J Queally Timmy Murphy 131 5/16.00
10 0333P-4 WHITE, emerald green stars on sleeves, emerald green stars on cap Lightening Sky (IRE) 4
Nag me
8 11-2 J Fox A P Cawley 107 50/151.00
11 38P9/21- Red, dark green cross sashes, black sleeves, dark green cap Dancera (GER) 22
Nag me
7 10-12 M Torrens D J Condon 113 50/151.00
12 U/2636-5 RED, royal blue sleeves, red cap, royal blue star J'y Vole (FR) 4
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 10-12 W P Mullins D J Casey 125 12/113.00
13 4421F-8 BLACK, yellow diamond, yellow diamonds on sleeves, yellow diamond on cap Shirley Casper (IRE) 12
Nag me
10 10-12 b1 D T Hughes B J Cooper 120 33/134.00
14 44123-3 PURPLE, emerald green sleeves, orange cap, emerald green star Shop Dj (IRE) 13
Nag me
6 10-12 t Peter Fahey D N Russell 126 7/18.00
15 7571- MAROON & WHITE STRIPES, maroon cap, white hoop What A Charm (IRE) 52
Nag me
4 10-4 p A L T Moore Miss N Carberry 125 15/28.50

Verdict

A very strong line-up for this Grade 3 contest and it's a surprise to see the presence of the classy chaser J'y Vole, who was well behind Big Zeb here on Wednesday, as it's a very long time since she ran over hurdles. Willie Mullins is also represented by Morning Supreme, a classy hurdler who has fallen in two of her three starts over fences and won the other by a distance. There's a powerful raiding party headed by Veiled, a Listed winner from ALASI at Cheltenham but that was over 2m6f and the runner-up was conceding a stone to the winner. Paul Webber's mare had earlier run well behind Quevega at the Festival and can get back on the winning trail. Golden Sunbird may prove the best of the home contingent as she easily landed a Listed event at Limerick before a fine run behind Knockfierna in a Fairyhouse Grade 2 when Shop Dj wasn't far behind and is 4lb better off.