Punchestown

  • 12:35 I.N.H. Stallion Owners E.B.F. Maiden Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner €9,314 2nd €2,160 3rd €946 4th €540
  • Going: Soft to Heavy, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 22.60s
  • Off time: 12:35:21
12:35 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Road To Riches (IRE) 1/6
2nd Pride ofthe Parish (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 MAROON & YELLOW HALVED, yellow cap Alderway (IRE)
Nag me
5 11-12 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 20/121.00
2 1630-42 Yellow, red cross sashes, striped cap Lastofthepilots (IRE) 21
Nag me
8 11-12 M P Fitzgerald B J Cooper 12/113.00
3 227- PINK, white hoop, royal blue cap Los Amigos (IRE) 207
Nag me
5 11-12 B Potts E J O'connell 25/126.00
4 1- RED, white hooped sleeves, red cap, white spots Pride ofthe Parish (IRE) 325
Nag me
8 11-12 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 5/16.00
5 F-11 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Road To Riches (IRE) 28
Nag me
5 11-12 N Meade D N Russell 1/61.17
6 20 Dark green, white star, white stars on sleeves, white cap, dark green star Whole Nine Yards (IRE) 24
Nag me
5 11-12 D Cullen D J Casey 50/151.00
7 5 Red, dark green cross sashes, dark green cap, red star Peinora (IRE) 10
Nag me
5 11-5 T Doyle M P Burke (7) 25/126.00

Verdict

Willie Mullins has won this three times in seven years and this looks just a question of whether PRIDE OFTHE PARISH will be good enough to see off Road To Riches. Both have been very impressive in bumpers, the former when slamming his rivals by 12l at Limerick last December, and the latter when easily landing the odds at Naas a month ago following an earlier victory between the flags. They look a pair of classy recruits to hurdling and should win plenty more races whatever today's outcome. Los Amigos ran a shocker when fancied for a bumper here in April but had looked a potentially nice type earlier while Lastofthepilots can put his hurdling experience to good use and challenge for a place.