Today's racecards

Punchestown

  • 16:10 Hen Party Heaven At The Festival Handicap Hurdle 2m 6f

  • Winner €4,830 2nd €1,120 3rd €490 4th €280
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 14.60s
  • Off time: 16:09:52
16:10 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Volkis O'blue (FR) 25/1
2nd Up The Girls (IRE) 10/1
3rd Tornant (IRE) 14/1
4th Followmeuptocarlow (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 06P/761 ROYAL BLUE & RED CHEVRONS, royal blue sleeves, red cap, royal blue star Followmeuptocarlow (IRE) 21
Nag me
9 11-10 T Donohue B J Cooper 93 7/18.00
2 01-9005 WHITE, royal blue stars, check sleeves, white cap, royal blue star Turnonthegas (IRE) 53
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-10 p John G Carr Andrew J McNamara 93 14/115.00
3 0-1844R ROYAL BLUE, white disc, white spots on sleeves, royal blue cap Ask Me Sister (IRE) 13
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8 11-8 S Osborne A E Lynch 91 25/126.00
4 6-33322 WHITE, maroon diamond & sleeves, maroon & white check cap Dr Proctor (IRE) 28
Nag meBeaten Favourite
8 11-8 bt P G Kelly T Kelly (7) 91 6/17.00
5 3F36P5 PURPLE & YELLOW HOOPS, royal blue sleeves, red cap Hold Em Cowboy (IRE) 24
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8 11-8 b W F Codd R Loughran 91 14/115.00
6 PP-7113 White, Royal Blue stars on sleeves, White cap, Royal Blue star Big Jemmy (IRE) 28
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10 11-7 p J J Walsh P T Enright 90 8/19.00
7 9PF60P RED, black star, red cap, black stars Smile Crocodile (IRE) 62
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9 11-7 D Miley D J Casey 90 33/134.00
8 0-00342 ROYAL BLUE, yellow stars, white sleeves, red cap Too Late To Sell (IRE) 18
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6 11-6 F Flood D N Russell 89 6/17.00
9 F32F6P ROYAL BLUE, white seams, white cap Andrea's Answer (IRE) 13
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8 11-5 b J P Fogarty T J Doyle 88 25/126.00
10 010-0P4 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW HOOPS, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow star Eddie Zero (IRE) 18
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7 11-4 t D A McLoughlin C D Maxwell (3) 87 14/115.00
11 406645 LIGHT BLUE, light blue cap, pink star Rather Curious (IRE) 18
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8 11-3 J A Berry Mr M J Scallan (7) 86 16/117.00
12 5B0440 RED, white hoop, white sleeves, pink cap Tornant (IRE) 18
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6 11-3 b1 F Flood M P Walsh 86 14/115.00
13 066104 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW DIAMONDS, royal blue sleeves, striped cap Volkis O'blue (FR) 13
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7 11-3 b A Slattery M J Ferris 86 25/126.00
14 066F0-6 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE HOOPS, royal blue sleeves, white stars on cap Second Alliance (IRE) 38
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6 11-1 t1 D Hassett B R Dalton (7) 84 33/134.00
15 221252 ROYAL BLUE, orange disc & sleeves, red & white striped cap Up The Girls (IRE) 20
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8 11-1 b K A Heffernan R J Jones (5) 84 10/111.00
16 40/062-0 LIGHT BLUE, black hoop, light blue cap, black spots Chellah (IRE) 214
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10 11-0 Mrs L Parkhill N P Madden 83 25/126.00
17 53/0350 YELLOW, black chevron & chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap, black spots Torre Del Greco (FR) 24
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8 11-0 I Madden A P Heskin (5) 83 33/134.00
18 8/5P0P3 White, royal blue stars, orange cap Grey Area (IRE) 18
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7 10-13 b P J Rothwell D J Bates (5) 82 14/115.00
19 010U-PP Yellow, royal blue diamond & sleeves, white & emerald green quartered cap Baynes Cross (IRE) 264
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9 10-12 Gerard Hussey T P Treacy 81 33/134.00
20 8/00077 Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Happy New Year (IRE) 46
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8 10-12 O McKiernan S J Crimin (7) 81 10/111.00
21 3/P-8P47 Purple, yellow sash, yellow cap, purple star Denver John (IRE) 18
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9 10-11 p1 M McDonagh D J Condon 80 20/121.00
22 6986-80 PURPLE, white epaulettes, white cap, purple spots Flamenco Prince 102
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8 10-11 b P O Brady M W Bowes (5) 80 33/134.00
Non runners
234P0496Noble Commander (IRE)911-5J HalpinReserve 188
245550/6-0Insan Flyer (IRE)1211-12V WilsonReserve 295
250P6068Last Whistle (IRE)610-13C KiddReserve 382

Verdict

Turnonthegas won this a year ago but is 10lb higher this time. Followmeuptocarlow was raised 7lb for winning at Down Royal and though on the upgrade this is tougher. Dr Proctor is running very well but continues to climb the weights without winning unlike Big Jemmy, who is probably still on a reasonable mark after his two victories and again ran well over this trip at Limerick last time. TOO LATE TO SELL was heavily supported at Fairyhouse earlier this month and though finding Clashnabrook too strong that was no disgrace as the winner followed up from a 10lb higher mark. Fran Flood's charge can take this though Up The Girls should pose a threat as she was racing over a trip much too short when runner-up to another subsequent winner, Immediate Response, at Clonmel.