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Punchestown

  • 14:10 Follow Punchestown On Facebook & Twitter Novice Handicap Hurdle 2m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 47.90s
  • Off time: 14:10:43
14:10 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Director's Forum (IRE) 9/2
2nd Hop In (IRE) 2/1
3rd Roman General (IRE) 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 4532-12 Brown, orange seams, yellow cap Shershewill (IRE) 162
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7 11-12 t A Stronge S E Butler (5) 107 10/111.00
2 672662 DARK BLUE & ORANGE DIAMONDS, halved sleeves, quartered cap Roman General (IRE) 21
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4 11-11 L P Cusack S A Shortall (7) 109 9/110.00
3 636F-61 Red, White stars on sleeves, White cap, Red star Fire Belt (IRE) 10
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8 11-9 B Nolan B R Dalton (3) 104 9/25.50
4 354-770 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Director's Forum (IRE) 83
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5 11-7 Mrs J Harrington D E Mullins 102 9/25.50
5 7UP-F3 WHITE, red sleeves, white cap Doctor Jim (IRE) 187
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5 11-6 J Cullen J L Cullen 101 16/117.00
6 9002/2-2 Green, white cross sashes & cap Hop In (IRE) 19
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6 11-6 A L T Moore D J Casey 101 2/13.00
7 4470/95- Brown, Orange seams, hooped cap False Prophet (IRE) 360
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7 11-3 A Stronge P D Kennedy (5) 98 33/134.00
8 5030-30 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Mad For Road (IRE) 17
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4 10-13 N Madden N P Madden 97 10/111.00
9 750F-6 Red, dark green cross sashes, dark green cap, red star Fred Diamond (IRE) 81
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4 10-11 T Doyle M P Burke (7) 95 33/134.00
10 6096 Light blue, maroon spots, light blue sleeves, yellow spots, light blue cap, maroon spots Balrath Hope (IRE) 21
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4 10-7 G P Cromwell R C Colgan 91 20/121.00
11 084 EMERALD GREEN, orange check sleeves & cap Gold Not Silver (IRE) 20
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4 10-7 A B Joyce A E Lynch 91 14/115.00
12 00-0 ORANGE, dark green triple diamond, orange cap, dark green stars Great Promises (IRE) 96
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5 10-3 D M Kelly I J McCarthy (3) 84 33/134.00
13 090 WHITE, royal blue stars, royal blue armlet, royal blue star on cap Benalex Park 10
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4 10-2 t Denis Hogan D G Hogan 86 16/117.00

Verdict

Shershewill has been in excellent form on quicker ground than she'll face here but was beaten off a 3lb lower mark at Downpatrick last time. Roman General is yet to win a race and is another looking a few pounds high while Fire Belt makes his handicap debut after a narrow victory in a Fairyhouse maiden. HOP IN was having his first start for a year when just failing to catch Alpha And Omega at Naas and a 5lb rise shouldn't be enough to prevent him going one better. Mad For Road may prove best of the remainder.