Punchestown

  • 16:55 Boylesports.com ''Official Betting Partner Of The Irish Soccer Team'' Handicap Hurdle 2m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 4.50s
  • Off time: 16:55:13
16:55 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Snap Tie (IRE) 16/1
2nd Benash (IRE) 25/1
3rd Satu (IRE) 22/1
4th One Cool Shabra (IRE) 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 123761/ Dark blue, light blue hoop, check sleeves & cap Snap Tie (IRE) 921
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-9 P J Hobbs R Johnson 137 16/117.00
2 8211P0 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Savello (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-8 A J Martin D N Russell 136 33/134.00
3 7/1120- PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Ballyhaunis 405
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-6 W P Mullins Mr D G Lavery (7) 134 28/129.00
4 235700 ROYAL BLUE, white stars, grey cap Benash (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-4 John G Carr Andrew J McNamara 132 25/126.00
5 713210 White, orange disc, halved sleeves, orange spots on cap Citizenship 39
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-0 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 128 10/111.00
6 51322P Dark blue, yellow star, yellow stars on sleeves, yellow star on cap Jim Will Fix It (IRE) 31
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-13 t S Roche Mr S R Byrne (7) 127 20/121.00
7 21-U320 Dark green, emerald green cross of lorraine & sleeves, emerald green cap Maggie Connolly (IRE) 44
Nag me
7 10-13 W P Mullins P Townend 127 25/126.00
8 302589 Dark blue & light blue stripes, black & red striped cap First In The Queue (IRE) 45
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-12 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 126 20/121.00
9 008/9-2B Emerald green & orange hoops, white cap Kandari (FR) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-8 Jonjo O'Neill M P Walsh 122 14/115.00
10 4-12630 Red, white cap Scottish Boogie (IRE) 17
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 10-8 C Byrnes R J Jones (5) 122 16/117.00
11 433151 BLACK & YELLOW STRIPES, yellow spots on cap Burrenbridge Lodge (IRE) 59
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-7 K Purcell T J Doyle 131 12/113.00
12 420305 BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots One Cool Shabra (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 10-7 p P O Brady A P Heskin (3) 131 33/134.00
13 312215 YELLOW & BLACK CHEVRONS, yellow sleeves, white & black striped cap Ceol Rua (IRE) 16
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 10-6 W P Mullins R Walsh 120 7/18.00
14 U-51124 Purple, Yellow star, Yellow sleeves, Purple stars, Yellow cap Double Handful (GER) 16
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 10-6 Mrs L Hill D Bass 120 33/134.00
15 10-384 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Louisville Lip (IRE) 185
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 10-6 P J Flynn D J Casey 120 11/112.00
16 P0054R PINK & BLACK DIAMONDS, pink sleeves, striped cap Rory Anna (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-6 p J J Walsh P T Enright 120 20/121.00
17 23132F YELLOW, purple stars, yellow cap, purple stars Leah Claire (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-5 M Palussiere B R Dalton (7) 119 7/18.00
18 15024U MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Rocky Wednesday (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-5 G Elliott P Carberry 119 33/134.00
19 717442 DARK BLUE, dark blue & yellow diabolo on sleeves, dark blue cap, yellow star Munsaab (IRE) 12
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 10-3 J Motherway D J Bates (5) 117 12/113.00
20 5/415-91 WHITE & BLACK HOOPS, white cap, black star Satu (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-1 t E Doyle M P Butler (5) 115 22/123.00
21 454 Purple, white spots on sleeves & cap War Singer (USA) 31
Nag me
5 10-1 t D Pipe T Scudamore 115 9/110.00
22 223P84 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star God's County (FR) 16
Nag me
7 10-0 t A J Martin B J Cooper 114 20/121.00
23 423170 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Morning Ireland (IRE) 143
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-13 C Roche A P Crowe 113 25/126.00
24 03124-7 WHITE, black spots, white sleeves, white cap, black spots Dark Prospect 14
Nag me
7 9-12 N Meade D J Condon 112 25/126.00
25 90/15-3 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap The Hamptons (IRE) 359
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-10 N Madden N P Madden 110 50/151.00
Non runners
26316Leroy Parker (IRE)49-10N MeadeReserve 1120
2708632Dara Tango (FR)59-10A J MartinReserve 2109
287-11500Golden Ticket (AUS)69-10C RocheReserve 3109

Verdict

The shortest price winner in the last nine renewals has been 10/1. Willie Mullins has won it twice in that period and Ceol Rua looks his best hope here despite his defeat in a Grade 2 at Fairyhouse. An earlier Listed winner on soft ground, he may have found the going too quick last time. It's a surprise to see Snap Tie reappearing in a race like this as he hasn't been seen since making a winning debut over fences in October 2009. However, he was rated 160 when running in the Champion Hurdle that year and is on 137 here. Citizenship beat today's rival Leah Claire at Leopardstown and started favourite for the County Hurdle where a mistake at the second last put paid to his chances. He's on the short-list as is David Pipe's War Singer, a winner on heavy ground in France and making his handicap debut. GOD'S COUNTY is another who has won on ground with some give in France and this unexposed type looks ready to strike from his lowly mark with conditions in his favour for the first time in a year.