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Punchestown

  • 14:45 I.N.H. Stallion Owners E.B.F. Maiden Hurdle2m

  • Winner €9,660 2nd €2,240 3rd €980 4th €560
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 25.20s
  • Off time: 14:45:57
14:45 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Way Up In The Air (IRE) 3/1
2nd Champagne Agent (IRE) 4/1
3rd Follow The Sign (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3-234 Light Blue, Red cap, Light Blue star Ballyroe Rambler (IRE) 16
Nag me
6 11-12 J A Berry A F O'Neill (7) 12/113.00
2 222325 Emerald green, white chevron, black cap Champagne Agent (IRE) 30
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 11-12 W P Mullins P Townend 113 4/15.00
3 PP5B-14 EMERALD GREEN, yellow sash, white cap, yellow star Coolnagorna Giggs (IRE) 9
Nag me
7 11-12 T Hogan E F Power 25/126.00
5 94900P- GREY, maroon triple diamond & seams on sleeves, grey cap, maroon diamonds Garden Morris (IRE) 359
Nag me
6 11-12 P A Roche A E Lynch 33/134.00
6 2R9-966 ORANGE,black epaulettes, halved sleeves, orange cap Hair Oil Jimmy (IRE) 30
Nag me
10 11-12 t T Foley Mr P T Foley (7) 102 14/115.00
7 1U/0 EMERALD GREEN, yellow disc, yellow cap, emerald green spots Pairc Na Ngael (IRE) 16
Nag me
9 11-12 E O'Connell N P Madden 33/134.00
8 2/012-P0 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE HOOPS, green cap Ravensbury (IRE) 43
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-12 Mrs P Dobbs B J Cooper 16/117.00
9 9-2212 White, red hoop on body & slvs, white cap Curley Bill (IRE) 17
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-10 N Meade P Carberry 6/52.20
10 39-9 Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Follow The Sign (IRE) 17
Nag me
5 11-10 O McKiernan R C Colgan 20/121.00
11 Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap Never Enough Time (IRE)
Nag me
5 11-10 T Foley A P Crowe 25/126.00
12 96FF0 Red, yellow diamond, white sleeves, red armlet, red & yellow striped cap Play Back Part Two (IRE) 11
Nag me
5 11-10 P J Rothwell A Ring (7) 50/151.00
14 257-31F ROYAL BLUE & WHITE CHECK, royal blue sleeves, yellow & royal blue check cap Way Up In The Air (IRE) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-5 R Tyner D N Russell 3/14.00
Non runners
43504P/0Druim Shamhraidh (IRE)911-12J FoxB M Cash
131-4Some Article (IRE)511-10T MullinsM P Walsh

Verdict

Willie Mullins can't get a race over hurdles out of Champagne Agent, who has been tried at all kinds of distances. He's only started at this trip once and finished a close second but his lack of pace suggests he needs further. CURLEY BILL had anything but a smooth introduction to hurdles at Down Royal and may have been unfortunate not to have held off Third Opinion. He'll have come on for that experience and can go one better though Some Article, who was an impressive bumper winner here in April, will have improved from his hurdling debut at Navan. Way Up In The Air won a Cork bumper in November but got no further than the first on her hurdling bow there a month ago.