Today's racecards

Punchestown

  • 13:05 Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Chase 2m 4f

  • Winner €8,280 2nd €1,920 3rd €840 4th €480
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 49.20s
  • Off time: 13:08:23
13:05 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Popaflora 11/2
2nd Letterlee Star (IRE) 15/2
3rd Take A Shot (IRE) 11/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 089B51 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Take A Shot (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-12 F Flood J S McGarvey (4) 101 11/82.38
2 771462 Black, emerald green triple diamond, emerald green sleeves, black diamonds, emerald green cap, black stars Yeoman (FR) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
12 11-7 t D J Ryan M A Enright (2) 96 7/18.00
3 080-06F MAROON & WHITE DIAMONDS, white cap Nivek's Dream (IRE) 17
Nag me
10 11-4 P Martin M P Butler 93 14/115.00
4 6157PP RED & YELLOW STRIPES, white & red striped sleeves, yellow & red striped cap Noble Commander (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-3 b G Donnelly R J Jones 92 12/113.00
5 F41/859 Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Royalor (FR) 14
Nag meCourse Winner
8 10-13 O McKiernan S J Crimin (4) 88 14/115.00
6 0P6P52 RED, black hoop, black sleeves, hooped cap Torremuelle (IRE) 12
Nag me
11 10-11 b D E Finn B R Dalton (2) 86 13/27.50
7 0215-PP EMERALD GREEN, white disc & sleeves, yellow & red striped cap Letterlee Star (IRE) 66
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9 10-6 v1 M J McDonagh D E Splaine (2) 81 15/28.50
8 000092 PURPLE, yellow spots, pink sleeves, purple & yellow striped cap Popaflora 17
Nag me
7 10-5 b1 P J Rothwell A Ring (4) 80 11/26.50
9 1/P00-7P White, royal blue diamonds, white slvs, white cap, blue spots Star Of Hollywood (IRE) 11
Nag me
10 9-10 I McCaghy R P Treacy (4) 70 20/121.00

Verdict

Jody McGarvey gave TAKE A SHOT a superb ride at Down Royal on Boxing Day and the combination can follow up as a 6lb rise isn't excessive. Runner-up Popaflora should get closer on the revised terms but the winner had a bit in hand and should confirm the form. Yeoman has won once in 19 starts over fences and is now on his highest ever mark following his second place behind Ponmeword at Limerick while Torremuelle has an even worse strike-rate though he almost doubled his winning tally at Tramore on New Year's Eve and looks the main threat if able to repeat.