Today's racecards

Punchestown

  • 15:15 www.punchestown.com Maiden Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Soft to Heavy, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 22.90s
  • Off time: 15:26:04
15:15 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Minsk (IRE) 4/9
2nd Glens Melody (IRE) 5/2
3rd Annie Oakley (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 00 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Corbally (IRE) 83
Nag me
4 11-7 J Motherway M P Walsh 50/151.00
2 0 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Diamond's First (IRE) 10
Nag me
4 11-7 t E P Harty N P Madden 66/167.00
3 2- YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Minsk (IRE) 34
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 11-7 D T Hughes B J Cooper 4/91.44
4 U-R6 BLACK, yellow seams, maroon sleeves, black cap, yellow star Over Presented (IRE) 15
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4 11-7 M Torrens M Darcy 50/151.00
5 4 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Ravished (IRE) 19
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4 11-7 M F Morris D N Russell 8/19.00
6 60 LIGHT BLUE, dark blue seams, light blue sleeves,dark blue armlet,quartered cap Silent Express (IRE) 114
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4 11-7 M P Sunderland M N Doran (5) 66/167.00
7 P4-167 Royal blue, white cross of lorraine, white & royal blue hooped sleeves, yellow cap Thats The Dream (IRE) 11
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4 11-7 R Tyner P T Enright 50/151.00
8 32-0 YELLOW, red stars, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, red stars The Job Is Right 35
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4 11-7 M Hourigan A P Heskin 50/151.00
9 ROYAL BLUE, yellow hoop & cap Annie Oakley (IRE)
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4 11-0 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 20/121.00
10 0-579 ORANGE, black hoop, black chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Four Wives (IRE) 19
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4 11-0 Peter Fahey D J Casey 50/151.00
11 1-11 YELLOW & BLACK CHEVRONS, yellow sleeves, white & black striped cap Glens Melody (IRE) 163
Nag meCourse Winner
4 11-0 W P Mullins P Townend 5/23.50

Verdict

This looks a virtual match between MINSK and Glens Melody and both look outstanding prospects. The former gets the vote as though he was beaten by Burrenbridge Lad when odds-on for his hurdling debut at Fairyhouse in February he's run two excellent races in Listed company on the Flat recently and looks a potentially very useful recruit to hurdling. Glens Melody has won three bumpers without breaking sweat and as she receives the fillies' allowance she has to be a real threat on her much anticipated debut over timber. Ravished was beaten a long way on his racecourse debut at Naas last month but will have come on for the experience and should be battling it out for a place.