Today's racecards

Punchestown

  • 14:35 Festival Any Day Flexi-Ticket Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner €10,005 2nd €2,320 3rd €1,015 4th €581
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 18.70s
  • Off time: 14:35:33
14:35 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dressedtothenines (IRE) 7/4
2nd Mount Colah (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 317-114 Emerald green, yellow hoop, white sleeves, emerald green cap, yellow star Mount Colah (IRE) 204
Nag me
7 11-9 J G Cosgrave Mr N McParlan (7) 123 8/19.00
3 386-1P0 ROYAL BLUE, emerald green star, white cap, emerald green star Apt Approach (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-6 t W P Mullins R Walsh 130 6/42.50
4 223150 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Dancing Tornado (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
12 11-2 M Hourigan J S McGarvey (7) 130 6/17.00
5 13315-0 DARK GREEN & YELLOW QUARTERED,red & white halved slvs,red & white hooped cap De Valira (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
11 11-2 J Morrissey P Townend 130 13/27.50
7 1253-02 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Dressedtothenines (IRE) 13
Nag me
6 10-13 E P Harty N P Madden 127 7/42.75
Non runners
12/9111-Corbally Ghost (IRE)611-9N MeadeD J Condon
62P-3013Western Leader (IRE)911-2J J HanlonD E Mullins130

Verdict

Apt Approach has done much better over fences than hurdles though he did manage to beat Prince Rudi over timber at Fairyhouse in December. Corbally Ghost hasn't been seen since landing a Grade 3 novices' event at Cork in December 2011 and may just need this while the veteran Dancing Tornado hasn't won over timber for almost three years. It's even longer since the useful chaser Western Leader won over the smaller obstacles so this can go to the much less exposed DRESSEDTOTHENINES. She was attempting to concede Cheltenham hope Annie Power 5lb when runner-up at Clonmel a fortnight ago and though lacking the experience of these rivals is progressing well enough to make her allowance count. Mount Colah hasn't been seen since a poor run at Galway in July but had looked a decent prospect earlier.