Today's racecards

Punchestown

  • 15:40 Stephens Green Hibernian Club Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner €14,625 2nd €4,275 3rd €2,025 4th €675
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 27.90s
  • Off time: 15:42:12
15:40 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rye Martini (IRE) 11/1
2nd Marito (GER) 5/4
3rd Mackeys Forge (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 783513 Emerald green, white stars, white sleeves, em green cap, white stars Clar Na Mionn (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-12 V T O'Brien S E Butler (5) 124 12/113.00
3 27313/1- DARK BLUE, white spots, white & red striped cap Frawley (IRE) 579
Nag me
8 11-12 D A Kiely D E Mullins 16/117.00
4 U5443P Yellow, emerald green sleeves, emerald green cap, yellow spots Knockgraffon King (IRE) 38
Nag me
8 11-12 t1 N Meade P Carberry 123 33/134.00
5 3265U2 Dark blue, white cross sashes, white sleeves, emerald green cap Mackeys Forge (IRE) 9
Nag meBeaten Favourite
9 11-12 b1 D T Hughes B J Cooper 130 20/121.00
6 2-22U10 GREY, black hollow box, black & grey quartered cap Mad Brian (IRE) 23
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 11-12 Mrs G Callaghan Mr F J Harford (7) 127 11/26.50
7 012-212 Emerald green & yellow hoops, white cap Malt Master (IRE) 40
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-12 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 135 5/16.00
8 52-113F PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Marito (GER) 42
Nag me
7 11-12 W P Mullins R Walsh 140 5/42.25
9 1/1630 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Rye Martini (IRE) 25
Nag me
6 11-12 C A Murphy D N Russell 125 11/112.00
10 21-232P EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap You Must Know Me (IRE) 24
Nag me
7 11-12 H De Bromhead A E Lynch 5/16.00
11 120S Brown, light green cross sashes, striped cap Count Brando (IRE) 21
Nag me
6 11-6 W Harney E F Power 66/167.00
Non runners
1212241Bell Weir511-12E DoyleP Townend115

Verdict

Marito races over hurdles for the first time since last year's Festival but has a touch of class and was in good form over fences prior to falling in the Jewson at Cheltenham when chasing the leaders. If that hasn't affected his confidence, he won't be far away. Mackeys Forge is another who's been chasing and he finished ahead of Knockgraffon King at Fairyhouse in December over the larger obstacles. Clar Na Mionn wasn't disgraced in a Cork handicap after winning at that track earlier while Rye Martini has claims dropping back in trip but there should be more to come from MALT MASTER. Another who's been chasing, he was second in a novice hurdle here last year and can go one better this time.