Today's racecards

Punchestown

  • 14:45 RSM Farrell Grant Sparks Supporting Longford GAA Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f

  • Winner €7,246 2nd €1,680 3rd €734 4th €420
  • Going: Soft to Heavy, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 16.60s
  • Off time: 14:46:03
14:45 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Followmeuptocarlow (IRE) 4/1
2nd Happy New Year (IRE) 8/1
3rd Whatdreamsrmadeof (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0-11201 WHITE, black chevron, black armlet, quartered cap Lady Olwyn (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-12 t J C McConnell R Walsh 107 6/17.00
2 5511-01 EMERALD GREEN, white hoop, quartered cap Mr Eko (IRE) 12
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-12 T Doyle B J Cooper 107 5/16.00
3 91R0-59 BLACK, white diamond, white diamonds on sleeves, black cap, white diamonds Dog Barrel Hill (IRE) 31
Nag meBeaten Favourite
8 11-11 James Dullea M P Walsh 106 10/111.00
4 45-7699 RED & EMERALD GREEN DIAMONDS Paradis de Thaix (FR) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-11 Mrs J Harrington A D Leigh 106 25/126.00
5 427-P00 WHITE, royal blue stars, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap, white stars Luke's Benefit (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse Winner
10 11-7 Denis Hogan A P Crowe 102 16/117.00
6 3432P3 Emerald green, red & white hooped slvs, emerald green cap Courtncatcher (IRE) 18
Nag me
5 11-4 P J Duffy D N Russell 99 6/17.00
7 P/7614-2 ROYAL BLUE & RED CHEVRONS, royal blue sleeves, red cap, royal blue star Followmeuptocarlow (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-3 t1 T Donohue Mr R Deegan (7) 98 4/15.00
8 04P326 Black, white star, white star on cap Noble Pageant (IRE) 7
Nag me
6 11-3 p John Neilan R M Power 98 11/112.00
9 1P99-87 Pink, royal blue stars, pink sleeves, white cap Derrinlanna (IRE) 33
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-1 Peter Fahey S E Butler (7) 96 20/121.00
10 4/32-099 WHITE, red triple diamond, red sleeves, white diamonds, red cap, white diamonds Gallant Oscar (IRE) 18
Nag me
6 11-0 D P Quinn E F Power 95 22/123.00
11 9568-00 Pink, Purple seams, Pink cap Forjoethepainter (IRE) 11
Nag me
7 10-11 A Mulholland A P Thornton 92 20/121.00
12 P-03033 MAROON, grey diamonds & sleeves, maroon cap Whatdreamsrmadeof (IRE) 18
Nag me
7 10-7 b T Foley R Loughran 88 10/111.00
13 P77002 Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Happy New Year (IRE) 12
Nag me
8 9-13 O McKiernan S J Crimin (7) 80 8/19.00

Verdict

Lady Olwyn bounced back from a very poor run at Tramore to score readily at Fairyhouse and though 7lb higher if still in that kind of form would be a threat to all. MR EKO, who won twice over fences in the spring, took advantage of a lenient handicap mark over timber to score here a couple of weeks ago and is still well enough treated to complete a quick double. Courtncatcher is still a maiden but has been running really well in tough handicaps and it will be his turn soon while Followmeuptocarlow, who was just in front of him here last time, hasn't had much racing and looks certain to be in the shake-up. Happy New Year is well handicapped over timber but has now had 20 career starts without winning.