Today's racecards

Punchestown

  • 16:55 bragbet.com Handicap Hurdle 2m

  • Winner €19,500 2nd €5,700 3rd €2,700 4th €900
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 14.90s
  • Off time: 16:57:51
16:55 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Il Fenomeno (ITY) 16/1
2nd Sizing Machine (IRE) 7/1
3rd Enchanted Forest (IRE) 16/1
4th Saint Gervais (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3761/1-0 Dark blue, light blue hoop, check sleeves & cap Snap Tie (IRE) 156
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-10 P J Hobbs Mr T Cheesman (7) 148 14/115.00
2 101124 RED, white hooped sleeves, red cap, white spots Tennis Cap (FR) 22
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-7 W P Mullins R Walsh 145 8/19.00
3 3U3718 WHITE, black & royal blue hooped sleeves, black & royal blue striped cap Fosters Cross (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
11 11-2 t T Mullins B J Cooper 140 20/121.00
4 04P355 ROYAL BLUE, white stars, grey cap Benash (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-1 b1 John G Carr Andrew J McNamara 139 25/126.00
5 1-94300 PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Hisaabaat (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 10-13 D K Weld M P Walsh 137 20/121.00
6 112521 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Shrapnel (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-13 t G Elliott D N Russell 137 9/110.00
7 142816 Emerald green, yellow hoop, white sleeves, emerald green cap, yellow star Mount Colah (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-11 J G Cosgrave Mr N McParlan (7) 135 9/110.00
8 F21170 Maroon, white star and armlet, white cap Beef To The Heels (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-6 G Elliott Miss J M Mangan (5) 130 14/115.00
9 8-40500 MAROON, WHITE star and armlets, ROYAL BLUE cap Il Fenomeno (ITY) 21
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-6 p N Meade P Carberry 130 16/117.00
10 1-2766U Dark blue, yellow star, yellow & dark blue halved sleeves, dark blue cap, yellow stars Saint Gervais (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-5 J E Kiely D J Condon 129 20/121.00
11 500875 White, orange disc, halved sleeves, orange spots on cap Citizenship 21
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-2 v Mrs J Harrington R M Power (ex1) 126 14/115.00
12 711440- Royal blue, pink epaulettes, halved sleeves, hooped cap Abou Ben (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
11 10-1 A Oliver D J Casey 125 25/126.00
13 231-378 Red, white cross sashes, red & white striped cap Shamiran (IRE) 22
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-1 v1 S T Nolan I J McCarthy (3) 125 8/19.00
14 0-41442 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Sizing Machine (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-0 H De Bromhead A E Lynch 124 7/18.00
15 12F113 BLACK, white epaulettes, white chevrons on sleeves, black cap Tasitiocht (IRE) 59
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-0 W P Mullins P Townend 124 5/16.00
16 25U1 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Sitcom (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-12 C Roche A P Crowe 122 14/115.00
17 92F-040 WHITE & BLACK CHECK, black seams on sleeves, black stars on cap Wrekin Rock (IRE) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-10 J T Gorman D A McCormack (5) 120 25/126.00
18 834024 Maroon & yellow halved, sleeves reversed, yellow diamonds on cap Tristram Shandy (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-10 E McNamara D E Mullins 119 10/111.00
19 474203 White & red chevrons, white sleeves, royal blue chevrons, emerald green cap Enchanted Forest (IRE) 21
Nag me
5 9-10 M Hourigan M A Enright (3) 117 16/117.00
20 695013 Red & black hoops, red sleeves, black star on cap Glen Beg (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-10 p Miss E Doyle A Ring (7) 113 33/134.00

Verdict

This is one of the toughest races in the Calendar to weigh up and the shortest priced winner in the last ten years has been 10/1. Shrapnel has had 15 starts over timber but only one in a handicap. He's suddenly found his form and there was much to like about his recent victory at Downpatrick. After his cracking run behind Ted Veale in the County Hurdle, Tennis Cap was expected to win at Fairyhouse but flopped badly and could have been feeling the effects. Willie Mullins is also represented by Tasitiocht, who makes his handicap debut from a fair mark though disappointed at Fairyhouse in February. Snap Tie was the surprise winner of this a year ago when returning from a very long break. It was a brilliant training performance by Philip Hobbs but his charge is now 11lb higher and nowhere near as well handicapped. SIZING MACHINE hasn't had much experience but is progressing with every run and though raised 4lb for a short-head defeat by Captain Arceus at Fairyhouse he still looks well in and is handed the vote. Sitcom makes her handicap debut with a fair weight though this will only be the Cork winner's third start over timber.