Today's racecards

Punchestown

  • 16:55 Irish Daily Mirror Novice Hurdle 3m

  • Winner €46,500 2nd €14,250 3rd €6,750 4th €2,250
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 57.70s
  • Off time: 18:05:43
16:55 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Marasonnien (FR) 12/1
2nd Vesper Bell (IRE) 14/1
3rd Sous Les Cieux (FR) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 213222 ORANGE & LIGHT BLUE DIAMONDS, orange sleeves, orange cap, light blue diamonds Castle Wings (IRE) 34
Nag me
7 11-10 J J Mangan P F Mangan 132 11/112.00
2 302160 BLACK & EMERALD GREEN CHECK, emerald green sleeves, yellow cap Cootamundra (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-10 J A Berry R M Moran 128 25/126.00
3 1231P4 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Ipsos Du Berlais (FR) 12
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-10 b N Meade D N Russell 140 9/25.50
4 2-15412 Orange, black star , black & orange hooped sleeves, orange cap, black star Jetson (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-10 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 136 6/17.00
5 2/42-212 Pink, light green spots, pink sleeves, white cap Marasonnien (FR) 38
Nag me
6 11-10 W P Mullins P Townend 133 12/113.00
6 133151 Red & royal blue check, royal blue cap My Murphy (IRE) 38
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-10 W J Burke A E Lynch 138 8/19.00
7 4/1-312 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Please Talk (IRE) 119
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-10 N Meade A P McCoy 127 10/111.00
8 312F50 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Sea Of Thunder (IRE) 40
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-10 C Byrnes B J Geraghty 135 16/117.00
9 2-11325 PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Sous Les Cieux (FR) 42
Nag me
6 11-10 b1 W P Mullins R Walsh 141 7/24.50
10 1-4215 Pink, light green spots, pink sleeves, red cap Vesper Bell (IRE) 17
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6 11-10 W P Mullins D J Casey 126 14/115.00
11 13P132 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Bridgets Pet (IRE) 17
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5 11-9 A Mullins D E Mullins 135 5/16.00
12 2-1481 PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Spring Heeled (IRE) 24
Nag me
5 11-9 J H Culloty T J Doyle 126 16/117.00

Verdict

Willie Mullins has three entered and the presence of Ruby Walsh on SOUS LES CIEUX looks significant. Already a winner at Grade 1 level, he hasn't quite progressed as expected but was impeded early in the Neptune Investments at Cheltenham before finishing well over that 2m5f trip. Today's 3m should bring out the best in him and he gets the vote though there are plenty of dangers. Ipsos Du Berlais is certainly one of them as he looked a nice prospect when scoring here in January and wasn't disgraced in the Sefton Novices' Hurdle at Aintree. Sea Of Thunder was the unlucky loser of a Grade 2 at Cheltenham in December and, though running moderately since, it would be no surprise to see him bounce back.