Today's racecards

Punchestown

  • 19:15 Finlay Motor Group Flat Race2m

  • Winner €6,210 2nd €1,440 3rd €630 4th €360
  • Going: Soft to Heavy (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 6.10s
  • Off time: 19:15:09
19:15 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Grand Jesture (IRE) 25/1
2nd Director's Forum (IRE) 16/1
3rd The Big Easy (IRE) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 7 DARK BLUE, yellow diamond & sleeves, yellow cap, red diamond Apache Jack (IRE) 52
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4 11-7 D T Hughes Mr J J King (7) 25/126.00
2 LIGHT GREEN, red diamond & sleeves, quartered cap Art Of Logistics (IRE)
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4 11-7 D T Hughes Mr R P McNamara 14/115.00
3 PURPLE, purple & pink check cap Bishopslough (IRE)
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4 11-7 A Mullins Mr P G Murphy (3) 16/117.00
4 4 Red & white quartered, red sleeves, check cap Bonheur Secret (FR) 23
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4 11-7 Miss E Doyle Mr J T Carroll (5) 33/134.00
5 3 BLACK, white sash & sleeves, red cap Chakisto (FR) 23
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4 11-7 P M J Doyle Mr Derek O'Connor 12/113.00
6 White, purple cross of lorraine & hoop on slvs, hooped cap Cul Baire (IRE)
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4 11-7 J S Bolger Miss D Quinlan (7) 20/121.00
7 532 LIGHT BLUE, white & yellow check cap Director's Forum (IRE) 33
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4 11-7 Mrs J Harrington Mr M Fahey (5) 16/117.00
8 66 RED, blue, white & yellow sash, red cap Foxland (IRE) 30
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4 11-7 M L Fagan Mr B F Brabazon (7) 100/1101.00
9 Pink, black spots, black sleeves, pink armlet, white cap Grand Jesture (IRE)
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4 11-7 D E Cantillon Mr M G Nolan (7) 25/126.00
10 Emerald green & orange hoops, white cap It's A New Day
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4 11-7 Jonjo O'Neill Mr A J Berry (3) 11/112.00
11 6 RED, white hoop, white sleeves, pink cap Kilmainham (IRE) 23
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4 11-7 F Flood Mr K E Power 20/121.00
12 9 MAROON & WHITE STRIPES, maroon cap, white hoop Mala Beach (IRE) 52
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4 11-7 A Lynch Mr J P McKeown (3) 66/167.00
14 Emerald green, dark blue sleeves, red stars, black cap Roman Numeral (IRE)
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4 11-7 Miss Sharon Dunphy Mr M T Byrne (7) 66/167.00
15 BROWN, old gold sleeves & collar, black & purple quartered cap Saffron Wells (IRE)
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4 11-7 J E Kiely Ms K Walsh 10/111.00
16 1 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Sizing Rio (IRE) 58
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4 11-7 H De Bromhead Mr D Roche (5) 9/25.50
17 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Sizing Sahara
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4 11-7 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 8/19.00
18 2 Light blue & grey halved, sleeves reversed, black cap The Big Easy (IRE) 51
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4 11-7 Mrs J Harrington Miss N Carberry 3/14.00
19 20 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Thunder And Roses (IRE) 14
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4 11-7 P M J Doyle Mr D G Lavery (7) 25/126.00
20 9 Yellow, emerald green hollow box & sleeves, emerald green cap, yellow diamonds Thundering Steel (IRE) 21
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4 11-7 P W Flynn Mr B O'Neill (5) 33/134.00
21 226 Light blue, maroon star & sleeves, maroon stars on cap Emily O (IRE) 15
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4 11-0 G A Kingston Mr N McParlan (7) 25/126.00
22 MAROON, yellow sash, light blue sleeves, yellow cap, blue star Sareva (IRE)
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4 11-0 D Buckley Mr J J O'Neill (7) 100/1101.00
23 53 Pink, Purple seams, Pink cap Silver Comet (IRE) 38
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4 11-0 A Mulholland Mr R O Harding (5) 50/151.00
25 49 Pink, Dark Blue stars Treacy's Star (IRE) 10
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4 11-0 P A Fahy Mr W C Roe (7) 50/151.00
Non runners
13Merrydown Black411-7A L T MooreMr N M Kelly
24St Maxime (IRE)411-0E J O'GradyMr S R Byrne

Verdict

Derek O'Connor returns from injury and will ensure Chakisto gets a good ride while Nina Carberry should get a tune out of The Big Easy, who made a promising debut behind stablemate Jezki at Leopardstown. Don Cantillon wouldn't be sending Grand Jesture from Newmarket for nothing and Jonjo O'Neill's It's A New Day is related to a host of winners. Sizing Rio comfortably landed a point-to-point at Bennetsbridge on his debut and is in the same ownership as SIZING SAHARA, who gets the nod. Willie Mullins' grey cost connections £80,000 at the sales which isn't a surprise as he's a half-brother to five winners including the very useful Arcalis. Cul Baire is a rare bumper runner for Jim Bolger and with his yard in outstanding form on the level the son of King's Best is one to keep an eye on.