Today's racecards

Punchestown

  • 17:30 Ladbrokes.com World Series Hurdle 3m

  • Winner:
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 56.80s
  • Off time: 17:31:44
17:30 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Quevega (FR) 5/2
2nd Bensalem (IRE) 10/1
3rd Mourad (IRE) 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 139-174 EMERALD GREEN, yellow diamonds on sleeves, striped cap Aitmatov (GER) 17
Nag meCourse Winner
9 11-10 bt N Meade P Carberry 148 50/151.00
2 1-12F2F Dark Green, Black hoop, Black cap Bensalem (IRE) 37
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-10 A King R Thornton 145 10/111.00
4 223581 YELLOW, black braces, yellow cap Cousin Vinny (IRE) 17
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-10 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 147 12/113.00
5 2/11-1F3 Dark Blue, Yellow chevron, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Jessies Dream (IRE) 89
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-10 G Elliott D F O'Regan 140 20/121.00
6 124-224 Emerald green & orange hoops, white cap Karabak (FR) 35
Nag me
7 11-10 A King A P McCoy 156 4/15.00
7 345255 Emerald Green, White diamond, diabolo on sleeves and diamond on cap Kayf Aramis 14
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-10 N A Twiston-Davies R Johnson 145 20/121.00
8 1-32733 DARK BLUE, emerald green seams, white cap Ninetieth Minute (IRE) 17
Nag me
7 11-10 T J Taaffe B J Geraghty 147 25/126.00
9 112335 PURPLE, gold sleeves, hooped cap Noble Prince (GER) 34
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-10 P Nolan A P Cawley 144 12/113.00
10 1F1246 ORANGE, black star, diabolo on sleeves, white & black hooped cap Oscar Dan Dan (IRE) 35
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-10 T Mullins D N Russell 150 12/113.00
11 762123 MAROON, yellow inverted triangle, yellow chevrons on sleeves, black cap Powerstation (IRE) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-10 E O'Connell D J Condon 154 11/112.00
12 7F3122 PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Prince Erik 15
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-10 D K Weld R M Power 135 25/126.00
14 422121 YELLOW & LIGHT GREEN DIABOLO, yellow sleeves, quartered cap Mourad (IRE) 17
Nag meCourse Winner
5 11-9 W P Mullins D J Casey 156 11/26.50
15 311-391 RED, royal blue sleeves, red cap, royal blue star Quevega (FR) 37
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-5 W P Mullins P Townend 156 5/23.50
Non runners
312F341Berties Dream (IRE)711-10P J GilliganA E Lynch145
13304110War Of Attrition (IRE)1111-10M F MorrisN P Madden154

Verdict

Alan King will be delighted that Big Buck's is an absentee here as it gives his Karabak a chance to land one of these big staying events. Runner-up to Paul Nicholls' champion in the re-routed Long Walk at Newbury, he couldn't live with the pace in the World Hurdle at Cheltenham and could only finish fourth with today's rival Powerstation half-a-length in front. The latter doesn't appear to have the scope of Karabak who will obviously be fancied though Willie Mullins has a trio of entries waiting to mug him. While Cousin Vinny was a long way behind at Cheltenham and hasn't proved himself, MOURAD and Quevega are in the form of their lives with the former's very impressive success at Fairyhouse just looking better than the mare's second successive victory in the David Nicholson at The Festival.