Today's racecards

Punchestown

  • 15:20 Punchestown On TG4 At 9.20 Next Saturday Handicap Hurdle 2m

  • Winner €14,626 2nd €4,274 3rd €2,026 4th €674
  • Going: Soft to Heavy, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 14.40s
  • Off time: 15:20:25
15:20 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Beef To The Heels (IRE) 4/1
2nd Maxim Gorky (IRE) 9/4
3rd Shesonlyahorse (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 433531- Maroon & white chevrons, maroon sleeves, qtd cap Saludos (IRE) 262
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-10 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 130 5/16.00
2 U1630-B EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Sportsmaster (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-7 E J O'Grady D J Casey 130 20/121.00
3 14817P- Pink & white diamonds Dul Ar An Ol (IRE) 222
Nag meDistance Winner
11 11-5 J C McConnell M J Bolger (3) 125 20/121.00
4 1P-PF21 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Beef To The Heels (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-3 G Elliott Miss J M Mangan (7) 123 4/15.00
5 11/F- EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap El Mondo (FR) 350
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-3 N Madden M P Walsh 123 12/113.00
6 192F-0 WHITE & BLACK CHECK, black seams on sleeves, black stars on cap Wrekin Rock (IRE) 33
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-0 J T Gorman R Walsh 123 12/113.00
7 20/4-F12 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Maxim Gorky (IRE) 111
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 10-13 N Meade D N Russell 119 9/43.25
8 315-17 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Knocklong (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 10-10 C Roche A P Crowe 119 7/24.50
10 652122 Maroon, white cross sashes, qtd cap Shesonlyahorse (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-12 M McDonagh B J Cooper 104 8/19.00
Non runners
93110-P7Clashnabrook (IRE)710-4E O'GradyT J Doyle110

Verdict

El Mondo is the interesting one here as the dual winning hurdler in France fell while in the lead on his only start for Nicky Henderson last December. He makes his handicap debut from what could prove to be a very lenient mark and is definitely one to note in the betting. Shesonlyahorse has had four quick races and though running well that busy campaign may take its toll so it's MAXIM GORKY who gets the nod. Noel Meade's charge won a Gowran maiden before a cracking effort behind Galway specialist Kalellshan at this year's Festival and with a nice break behind him he looks the one to be on. Beef To The Heels has to be a big threat as he won a very tough Down Royal handicap earlier this month and a 6lb rise is cancelled out by his rider's claim.