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Punchestown

  • 13:05 I.N.H. Stallion Owners E.B.F. Novice Hurdle 2m

  • Winner €22,750 2nd €6,650 3rd €3,151 4th €1,050
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 21.80s
  • Off time: 13:06:54
13:05 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Lord Windermere (IRE) 4/1
2nd Dylan Ross (IRE) Evs

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 211136 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE STRIPES, white sleeves, striped cap Laganbank (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-12 W P Mullins R Walsh 11/43.75
2 13-011 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Ballysteen (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-9 M Hourigan A P Heskin 7/18.00
3 55-01 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE HOOPS, white sleeves, yellow cap Casa Jove (IRE) 45
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-9 H De Bromhead A E Lynch 20/121.00
4 11F0-12 RED, black spots, halved sleeves, white cap Dylan Ross (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-9 N Meade P Carberry Evs2.00
5 F1 PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Lord Windermere (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-9 J H Culloty T J Doyle 4/15.00

Verdict

Heavy ground will suit Laganbank, who disappointed behind Il Fenomeno in a Grade 3 at Navan last time and is doubly penalised. Runner-up that day was DYLAN ROSS and Noel Meade's charge has to be the form pick on that run. The progressive Ballysteen faces better rivals than when landing a maiden at Cork as does Casa Jove, who produced a real shock to score at Clonmel. Lord Windermere was a 25/1 chance when beating Golanbrook at Thurles but there was no fluke about the victory and there's more to come.