Today's racecards

Punchestown

  • 17:00 2012 Five Day Festival Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f

  • Winner €5,520 2nd €1,279 3rd €560 4th €320
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 21.50s
  • Off time: 17:02:11
17:00 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Irish Soul (IRE) 11/4
2nd Micks (IRE) 8/1
3rd St Killian's Run (IRE) 7/1
4th Lake Return (IRE) 18/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 308P26 RED, emerald green panel, striped cap Yachvili (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-12 J J Lambe E J O'connell (3) 102 25/126.00
3 463329 YELLOW & BLACK DIAMONDS, royal blue & yellow striped sleeves & cap Like The Da (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-10 bt J P Fogarty T J Doyle 100 16/117.00
4 020435/ BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots Mexican Venture 607
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6 11-10 P O Brady M W Bowes (5) 100 22/123.00
5 08/38-51 EMERALD GREEN, white stars, dark green sleeves & cap Irish Soul (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-8 p J Motherway P F Mangan (5) 98 11/43.75
6 007451 PURPLE & YELLOW DIAMONDS, purple sleeves, check cap Killogan Lass (IRE) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-8 p M T Moran T C Carroll (5) 98 16/117.00
7 61200-0 WHITE, brown sash, emerald green cap Alwaystheoptimist 154
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-7 t B W Duke A E Lynch 97 12/113.00
8 23226U BROWN, yellow sash, yellow cap with brown star Lake Return (IRE) 11
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6 11-7 P T Flavin D J Bates (5) 97 18/119.00
9 87/861P GREY, red seams, grey cap, red diamonds Never A Secret (IRE) 37
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 11-6 H P Finegan B J Geraghty 96 10/111.00
10 054077 Royal blue, maroon sash, halved sleeves, quartered cap Mister Watzisname (IRE) 17
Nag meCourse Winner
9 11-5 Gerald Penfold R J Jones (5) 95 20/121.00
11 00-9106 EMERALD GREEN, yellow stars, yellow sleeves, emerald green cap Murphys Friend (IRE) 14
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6 11-5 pt P A Fahy P Townend 95 16/117.00
12 6101-90 WHITE, royal blue stars, check sleeves, white cap, royal blue star Turnonthegas (IRE) 13
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-5 John G Carr A D Leigh 95 20/121.00
14 080248- Royal blue, beige hoop, beige sleeves, black cap Brookville (IRE) 202
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6 11-4 P F Cashman D E Splaine (7) 94 20/121.00
15 1-96087 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Micks (IRE) 34
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5 11-3 C Roche A P Crowe 93 8/19.00
16 4709 Brown & orange chevrons, orange sleeves, orange cap, brown diamond Novarov (GER) 58
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5 11-3 p J F O'Shea S G McDermott 93 28/129.00
17 727623 ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots St Killian's Run (IRE) 18
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 11-2 b G Elliott D J Condon 92 7/18.00
18 F/008-6F RED, black spots, white & black quartered cap Strange Encounter (IRE) 3
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7 11-2 P Fenton S J Hassett (3) 92 8/19.00
19 85F3/09 DARK BLUE, emerald green diamond, emerald green diamond on cap On My Own (IRE) 22
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7 11-0 P Fenton B T O'Connell 90 16/117.00
20 055-0 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW DIAMONDS, royal blue sleeves, striped cap Volkis O'blue (FR) 14
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6 11-0 A Slattery M Darcy 90 28/129.00
21 6B732-9 MAROON & WHITE STRIPES, maroon sleeves, quartered cap Carrigeen Eile (IRE) 157
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7 10-9 P M Pierce B J Cooper 85 18/119.00
22 090- White, red spots, white sleeves, yellow cap Mullaghmore Glens (IRE) 202
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4 10-5 D Hassett E J McNamara 86 33/134.00
23 000-0 RED, white hoop, white sleeves, pink cap Tornant (IRE) 149
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5 10-9 F Flood M P Walsh 85 20/121.00
Non runners
1315F12/Donttellmother (IRE)911-12C O'DwyerB R Dalton102
134537D5Bennys Quest (IRE)811-4C BoweH D Dunne94
2400-6000Ryans Princess (IRE)710-9J G CosgraveReserve 285
2535-449FA New Rising (IRE)910-7T ClearyReserve 383

Verdict

IRISH SOUL has won a bumper in heavy ground and could hardly be in better form over timber having scored easily at Fairyhouse recently. A 9lb rise shouldn't prevent a quick follow-up though the 6lb extra Killogan Lass has to carry after her success at Gowran doesn't look enough to stop her being in the firing-line again. Never A Secret didn't enjoy testing ground at Ballinrobe after her Kilbeggan victory and though Turnonthegas will thrive in the conditions his jumping let him down badly here last time. St Killian's Run is well handicapped compared to his chase rating but is still a maiden over timber.