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Punchestown

  • 14:15 Dobbins & Madigans At Punchestown Morgiana Hurdle 2m

  • Winner €48,000 2nd €15,200 3rd €7,200 4th €2,400
  • Going: Soft to Heavy, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 16.30s
  • Off time: 14:15:11
14:15 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hurricane Fly (IRE) 2/5

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 185-231 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Captain Cee Bee (IRE) 42
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-10 E P Harty M P Walsh 152 12/113.00
2 412110/ PINK, purple stars, pink sleeves, purple stars on cap Go Native (IRE) 20
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-10 N Meade P Carberry 150 5/23.50
3 11/1131- ROYAL BLUE, emerald green triple diamond,royal blue cap, emerald green diamonds Hurricane Fly (IRE) 205
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-10 W P Mullins R Walsh 173 2/51.40
Non runners
412/4114-Unaccompanied (IRE)511-3D K WeldD N Russell155

Verdict

Since arriving from France four years ago and landing a Grade 1 novices' event at Fairyhouse, HURRICANE FLY has only raced at the very highest level, winning 11 and being beaten into third twice. He lost his Champion Hurdle crown in March but Willie Mullins will plot a path aimed at regain the title starting here. With her allowances, Unaccompanied is always a dangerous opponent and her victory over Thousand Stars in the Istabraq Hurdle at Leopardstown was a first-class performance. She was well behind the selection in the Irish Champion Hurdle a month later but the heavy ground was against her and she should be forgiven that effort. Go Native finished runner-up to Hurricane Fly a couple of times earlier in his career before injury took a toll when looking all set for a brilliant career. He's been in fine form on the Flat again recently and has the ability to return to the top again over hurdles so looks the main threat as high-class chaser Captain Cee Bee isn't quite up to this level over timber these days, though he did win a Grade 2 at Tipperary easily last time.