Today's racecards

Punchestown

  • 14:15 Ryan's Cleaning Events Specialists Hurdle 2m

  • Winner €19,500 2nd €5,700 3rd €2,700 4th €900
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 20.80s
  • Off time: 14:15:25
14:15 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Miley Shah (IRE) 3/1
2nd Trifolium (FR) 8/15

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 112132- MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Trifolium (FR) 177
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-10 C Byrnes D N Russell 147 8/151.53
2 32106-F White, orange disc, halved sleeves, orange spots on cap Citizenship 47
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-5 p1 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 128 12/113.00
3 355329- MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Ballysteen (IRE) 193
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-1 M Hourigan A P Heskin 125 8/19.00
4 315464 BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots Khan Tengri (IRE) 4
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-1 bt P O Brady J L Cullen 95 66/167.00
5 103-334 Dark green, white star, white stars on sleeves, white cap, dark green star Dysios (IRE) 30
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-11 D Cullen P Townend 123 11/112.00
6 35-P123 Yellow, em green braces, yellow cap Miley Shah (IRE) 11
Nag me
7 10-11 p J P Kenny B J Geraghty 130 3/14.00

Verdict

Jessica Harrington won this last year but Citizenship, though a C&D winner, will need to improve on what he's shown to date. Ballysteen didn't have much chance in a Fairyhouse Grade 2 when last seen in April and should do better back over this trip though TRIFOLIUM looks the one to beat. Charles Byrnes' charge has a Grade 2 penalty for his victory here in February which he followed with narrow defeats in the highest class at Cheltenham and at the Festival here. He has every chance of going right to the top over hurdles and should make a winning return though the concession of 13lb to Miley Shah on this sort of ground won't be easy as he is fit from a fair effort behind Captain Cee Bee at Tipperary earlier this month.