Today's racecards

Punchestown

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  • Winner €13,000 2nd €3,799 3rd €1,799 4th €600
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 49.70s
  • Off time: 14:15:26
14:15 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Captain Arceus (IRE) 1/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3P21-21 Royal blue, light green star & sleeves, light green star on cap Captain Arceus (IRE) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-12 p D T Hughes B J Cooper 140 1/21.50
2 461-126 Maroon, white cross of lorraine, white sleeves, maroon chevrons, white cap Un Beau Roman (FR) 10
Nag me
5 11-7 W P Mullins R Walsh 129 9/43.25
3 515214 Emerald green, black star, black diamonds on cap Bob Le Beau (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-3 t Mrs J Harrington M J Bolger 129 8/19.00

Verdict

After pulling up on testing ground in a Group 2 at Naas in January, CAPTAIN ARCEUS has been in superb form on much quicker going and is nor 11lb higher than today's two rivals as a consequence so is well in at the weights. A small field and unseasonaly fast ground make this a tricky affair, however, and tactics will play a big part. Un Beau Roman was put in his place in a Grade 3 at Tipperary after a fine run behind Curley Bill at Listowel and he won't mind the conditions, nor will Bob Le Beau, and though he was a long way behind in that Listowel event the going was too soft for him and he's since win very easily at Down Royal.