Today's racecards

Punchestown

  • 16:00 Punchestown Rated Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner €8,970 2nd €2,080 3rd €910 4th €520
  • Going: Soft to Heavy (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 56.90s
  • Off time: 16:01:19
16:00 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st City Slicker (IRE) 11/4
2nd Un Beau Matin (IRE) 5/6

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 423-110 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap City Slicker (IRE) 21
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
6 11-4 W P Mullins P Townend 133 11/43.75
2 295-001 WHITE & BLACK HOOPS, white cap, black star Mazuri Cowboy (IRE) 15
Nag me
9 11-4 p1 E Doyle D N Russell 128 12/113.00
3 15/81U-6 White & red diabolo, qtd cap Bishopsfurze (IRE) 10
Nag meCourse Winner
9 11-0 W P Mullins E Mullins 135 11/26.50
4 63/6-439 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Luska Lad (IRE) 28
Nag meCourse Winner
10 11-0 p J J Hanlon D E Mullins 130 18/119.00
5 87-0200 Red, white cross sashes, red & white striped cap Shamiran (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-0 p R Sweeney K C Sexton (5) 125 16/117.00
6 F56-4F2 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Un Beau Matin (IRE) 11
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-0 G Elliott B J Cooper 135 5/61.83
7 008003 Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Whodoyouthink (IRE) 11
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-0 O McKiernan R C Colgan 122 20/121.00

Verdict

City Slicker completed a double on this track over the minimum trip before travelling to Ascot for the Ladbroke where he started favourite despite looking poorly handicapped. He weakened very quickly over that 2m4f, though that didn't look his true form. He has a penalty to carry and isn't certain to beat stablemate Bishopsfurze, better known as a chaser these days but a winner over hurdles at Thurles in November. UN BEAU MATIN is taken to beat the two Willie Mullins representatives though he couldn't handle the stable's Boston Bob here on New Year's Eve. He was attempting to concede that classy winner 8lb and had Whodoyouthink well behind in third so this looks a good opportunity to go one better. The remaining trio will need to find some improvement to take a hand.