Today's racecards

Punchestown

  • 16:10 Festival Hospitality From 99 Handicap Hurdle 2m 6f

  • Winner €4,830 2nd €1,121 3rd €490 4th €280
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 6.70s
  • Off time: 16:11:33
16:10 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Day Dream Boy (IRE) 10/1
2nd Spiker The Biker (IRE) 9/1
3rd Slaney Conflict (IRE) 14/1
4th Sumkindasuprstar (IRE) 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P08667 RED, royal blue sash, & sleeves, striped cap Slaney Conflict (IRE) 56
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9 11-12 S Slevin D N Russell 95 14/115.00
2 133P52 PINK & LIGHT BLUE QUARTERED, dark blue sleeves, pink & light blue quartered cap Sumkindasuprstar (IRE) 4
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
9 11-12 pt J O Clifford B R Dalton (5) 95 2/13.00
3 714094 PURPLE, white epaulettes, white cap, purple spots Flamenco Prince 32
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9 11-9 b P O Brady R P Treacy (7) 92 20/121.00
4 P-46070 PURPLE, emerald green diamond, emerald green diamond on cap K T Molly (IRE) 13
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6 11-8 R Tyner A P Crowe 91 20/121.00
5 6/89127- MAROON & WHITE STRIPES, maroon cap, white hoop Lapse Of Reason (IRE) 465
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9 11-8 p A Lynch R C Colgan 91 14/115.00
6 180900 YELLOW & EMERALD GREEN CHECK, yellow sleeves, check cap Miss Penny Pincher (IRE) 11
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7 11-7 D McDonogh D J Condon 90 14/115.00
7 6/064P1 Yellow, black cross sashes, white cap, yellow star Valley Of Thrushes (IRE) 54
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12 11-5 V T O'Brien P T Enright 88 10/111.00
8 0009 YELLOW, royal blue star, royal blue stars on sleeves, royal blue star on cap Snowell (IRE) 13
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6 11-4 Miss E Doyle D J Bates (3) 87 25/126.00
9 6P8980 YELLOW, black chevron & chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap, black spots West Council (IRE) 24
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8 11-4 I Madden D E Mullins 87 20/121.00
10 21-P95P Emerald green, black slvs, white cap Mister Farmer (FR) 53
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12 11-3 t M Brassil C Brassil (7) 86 12/113.00
11 3F-2105 Pink, royal blue star, royal blue sleeves, white stars, royal blue cap, white stars Mr Shankly (IRE) 10
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8 11-3 pt William P Murphy Mr S G Carey (5) 86 20/121.00
12 0485/72 Pink, Grey sleeves, Quartered cap Super Vic (IRE) 15
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9 11-1 C Bowe M W Bowes (5) 84 6/17.00
13 U/03946 YELLOW, maroon stars, yellow & emerald green hooped sleeves & cap Day Dream Boy (IRE) 28
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8 11-0 E Cawley R J Jones (3) 83 10/111.00
14 455352 WHITE & RED CHEVRONS, striped cap Spiker The Biker (IRE) 42
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9 11-0 bt Miss F Slevin D E Splaine (5) 83 9/110.00
15 07596 LIGHT GREEN, royal blue sleeves, light green cap Celtic Passion (IRE) 13
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5 10-13 t1 L Butler A E Lynch 84 12/113.00
16 508-P22 Yellow, royal blue seams, royal blue armlet, yellow cap Take It Too 81
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8 10-13 R A Curran D G Lavery (5) 82 10/111.00
17 7-42PP9 WHITE, royal blue stars, royal blue armlet, royal blue star on cap Comme Je Trouve (IRE) 13
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8 10-12 Denis Hogan D G Hogan 81 16/117.00

Verdict

Spiker The Biker won once from 18 starts between the flags and has yet to hit the target under Rules despite running 21 times. He's well enough handicapped but difficult to fancy with that record while Valley Of Thrushes hasn't run over hurdles for over three years though he's better handicapped having won a Limerick handicap chase in December. Sumkindasuprstar is still a maiden over timber but a massive 28lb lower than over fences where he's won three times. He has to be on the short-list but it's SUPER VIC who is handed the vote. Colin Bowe's mare has had very little racing but looked a progressive type when narrowly beaten by Twin Plan in a Fairyhouse handicap a couple of weeks ago and her rider's allowance is a major bonus.