Today's racecards

Punchestown

  • 14:35 Kids Go Free Maiden Hurdle3m

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Good to Yielding, Yielding in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 4.90s
  • Off time: 14:35:12
14:35 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Perfect Gentleman (IRE) 7/4
2nd Golden Wonder (IRE) 8/1
3rd Benemeade (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 5312- Emerald green & red quartered, hooped sleeves, striped cap Benemeade (IRE) 41
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-12 N Meade D J Condon 4/15.00
2 8341/3-7 Yellow, white star, purple sleeves & cap Craddockstown Lad (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-12 C O'Dwyer I J McCarthy (3) 25/126.00
3 7UP- WHITE, red sleeves, white cap Doctor Jim (IRE) 15
Nag me
5 11-12 J Cullen J L Cullen 50/151.00
4 4P2276- BLACK & YELLOW STRIPES, yellow sleeves, red cap Fergiethelegend (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-12 John G Carr Andrew J McNamara 116 5/16.00
5 06544/4 WHITE, gold hoop, black cap Golden Wonder (IRE) 11
Nag me
7 11-12 D T Hughes R Loughran 8/19.00
6 0UP- PURPLE & ORANGE HALVED, sleeves reversed, striped cap Great Rory (IRE) 19
Nag me
6 11-12 Denis Hogan D G Hogan 50/151.00
7 1/9- MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star High Handel 14
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-12 p1 M F Morris M A Enright (3) 16/117.00
8 166- Royal blue, white hoop, white sleeves, royal blue armlet, white cap, royal blue diamond Moscow Chief (IRE) 25
Nag me
6 11-12 C Byrnes R J Jones (3) 9/25.50
9 23/443P- EMERALD GREEN, pink diamond & sleeves, white cap Perfect Gentleman (IRE) 21
Nag meBeaten Favourite
8 11-12 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 7/42.75
10 9- Black, red cross of lorraine, black cap The Pooky (IRE) 242
Nag me
7 11-12 t1 S K Ryder S G McDermott 66/167.00
11 33143/7- YELLOW, royal blue epaulettes, yellow cap, royal blue star Tylers Cottage 368
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-12 D K Weld R Walsh 14/115.00
12 00- White & purple quartered, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Vic Liath (IRE) 17
Nag me
6 11-12 J C Hayden P Townend 66/167.00
13 P- ROYAL BLUE, yellow hollow box, royal blue & white striped sleeves, black & yellow striped cap Kiltipford Lady (IRE) 87
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5 11-5 K Purcell A F O'Neill (7) 66/167.00
14 82/40- EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Limerickurmylady (IRE) 55
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6 11-5 t1 C Roche A P Crowe 16/117.00
15 8/900FP- EMERALD GREEN, red diamond & armlet, emerald green cap, red diamonds Majestic Benbulben (IRE) 192
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-5 t A A Howard B M Cash 66/167.00
16 079- Royal blue, grey cap Penny Opera (IRE) 35
Nag me
5 11-5 h Mrs J Harrington R M Power 25/126.00
17 06- Yellow, Brown sash, Emerald Green cap Shaddy (IRE) 19
Nag me
5 11-5 Ross O'sullivan M P Walsh 33/134.00

Verdict

Benemeade landed a Downpatrick bumper in March and was sent off odds-on for his hurdling bow at Fairyhouse but didn't look a natural jumper and finished runner-up to Juan De Gracia. Noel Meade will have been giving him plenty of schooling and with this much longer trip sure to suit he has to be a threat to all. However, PERFECT GENTLEMAN looks the one to be on despite him also failing when a very short-priced favourite at Tramore, though a bad mistake stopped him in his tracks. His earlier effort behind subsequent winner Foxrock over this trip at Naas would be good enough and he's given a chance to gain compensation. Fergiethelegend ran a fine race in a tough handicap here last month and if the principals don't perform again he looks the one to take advantage.