Today's racecards

Punchestown

  • 13:30 Blue Square Bet Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f

  • Winner €7,590 2nd €1,760 3rd €770 4th €440
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 27.10s
  • Off time: 13:30:58
13:30 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Happy New Year (IRE) 13/2
2nd Alasty (IRE) 14/1
3rd Lookoutnow (IRE) 5/1
4th Bobsthewizard (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 112014 WHITE, black chevron, black armlet, quartered cap Lady Olwyn (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-10 t J C McConnell B J Geraghty 107 8/19.00
2 37F-664 ROYAL BLUE, emerald green sleeves, blue & white striped cap Alasty (IRE) 35
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6 11-9 K P Egan B M Cash 106 14/115.00
3 7614-21 ROYAL BLUE & RED CHEVRONS, royal blue sleeves, red cap, royal blue star Followmeuptocarlow (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-9 t T Donohue Mr R Deegan (7) 106 9/43.25
4 5-47409 YELLOW, black spots, black star on cap Paco Jack (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-8 t P J Rothwell P Townend 105 20/121.00
6 D6-8631 Royal blue, dark blue sash, dark blue stars on sleeves, royal blue cap, dark blue stars Lookoutnow (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-4 E Doyle M P Butler (5) 101 5/16.00
7 741285 Emerald green, yellow cross of lorraine, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Underdefloorboards (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-0 b G Webb Andrew J McNamara 97 16/117.00
8 02-7403 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW DIAMONDS, royal blue sleeves, striped cap Volkis O'blue (FR) 15
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-0 b A Slattery M J Ferris 97 14/115.00
9 94P170 YELLOW, black chevron & chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap, black spots Cherryantor (IRE) 41
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-12 I Madden H D Dunne (7) 95 25/126.00
10 002211 Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Happy New Year (IRE) 11
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8 10-12 O McKiernan S J Crimin (7) 95 13/27.50
11 18402/0 ROYAL BLUE, orange cap Tulachsarain (IRE) 36
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-11 t1 J Woods M J Bolger (3) 94 20/121.00
12 60/079-4 ORANGE, royal blue chevron, royal blue chevrons on sleeves, royal blue cap Bobsthewizard (IRE) 9
Nag meCourse Winner
10 10-9 F Flood A E Lynch 92 7/18.00
13 303332 MAROON, grey diamonds & sleeves, maroon cap Whatdreamsrmadeof (IRE) 15
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7 10-9 b T Foley R Loughran 92 7/18.00
14 007 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Corbally (IRE) 22
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4 10-8 J Motherway M P Walsh 95 16/117.00
15 96001-6 LIGHT BLUE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow star on cap Afram Blue 191
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-7 Miss M McGuinness I J McCarthy (3) 90 20/121.00
16 040-080 Royal blue, dark green disc, dark green armlet, royal blue cap War (IRE) 24
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6 10-4 t J Nash D J Casey 87 20/121.00
17 77PU47 White, red star, purple sleeves, yellow diabolo, white cap, red star Timaras Princess (IRE) 48
Nag me
6 10-1 C O'Dwyer A P Crowe 84 25/126.00
Non runners
522/20-63Fire Belt (IRE)711-5B NolanB R Dalton102

Verdict

Course regular FOLLOWMEUPTOCARLOW can supplement a recent C&D success on heavy ground despite an 8lb higher mark. His ability to stay the trip and handle testing conditions could prove paramount and this likable sort can fend off the attentions of hat-trick seeking Happy New Year. The latter has been kept very busy of late having found a rich vein of form and looks sure to go well despite his revised mark but is not handicapped to reverse placings with the selection on their running earlier this term. It's interesting to see Lookoutnow revert to hurdles after four chase outings this season as connections seek to exploit a 16lb lower rating over timber. A solid run is anticipated, with Lady Olwyn and Whatdreamsrmadeof also expected to feature in a competitive handicap.