Punchestown

  • 17:05 Irish Thoroughbred Breeders Association Fillies Scheme E.B.F. Mares Hurdle 2m 2f

  • Winner €39,000 2nd €11,400 3rd €5,400 4th €1,800
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 36.90s
  • Off time: 17:13:35
17:05 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mae's Choice (IRE) 33/1
2nd Gorgeous Sixty (FR) 7/1
3rd Lucia Bay 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 F14443 PURPLE, gold hoop on body & sleeves, yellow cap, purple spots Golden Sunbird (IRE) 46
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-5 t P Nolan M N Doran 133 16/117.00
3 683130 BLACK, white sash & sleeves, red cap, white star Our Girl Salley (IRE) 46
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-5 Mrs P Dobbs A E Lynch 137 9/110.00
4 B/7-1411 Red, pink spots, white sleeves, red cap, pink spots Vast Consumption (IRE) 18
Nag me
9 11-5 W P Mullins P Townend 136 6/17.00
5 110211 YELLOW & PURPLE CHEVRONS, yellow sleeves, purple cap, yellow star Charlie's Vic (IRE) 52
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
5 11-2 N C Kelly D R Fox 123 20/121.00
7 332116 Red & black chevrons, grey sleeves, red cap Lucia Bay 56
Nag me
7 11-2 Miss Lucinda V Russell C I Gillies 123 33/134.00
8 31112 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE CHEVRONS, orange sleeves, orange cap, emerald green star Mae's Choice (IRE) 82
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-2 G Elliott P Carberry 123 33/134.00
9 134-123 BLACK, White sash, White sleeves, Gold cap Baby Shine (IRE) 14
Nag me
6 10-12 Mrs L Wadham L P Aspell 128 5/16.00
10 622017 Emerald green, red cross sashes, red cap Back In A Tic (IRE) 20
Nag me
6 10-12 C Kidd S G McDermott 116 66/167.00
11 133172 YELLOW, royal blue hoop & armlet, white cap, royal blue star Burn And Turn (IRE) 20
Nag meCourse Winner
6 10-12 t1 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 123 14/115.00
12 0/18-741 YELLOW & GREY CHEVRONS, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, grey star Eyesontheprize (IRE) 177
Nag me
6 10-12 P A Fahy J L Cullen 129 12/113.00
13 023274 Brown, light green cross sashes, striped cap Flaming Pop (IRE) 20
Nag me
6 10-12 W Harney B T O'Connell 116 50/151.00
14 43-1 Red, royal blue sash, royal blue stars on sleeves, royal blue star on cap Johny's Lantern (IRE) 27
Nag me
7 10-12 C Byrnes D N Russell 124 20/121.00
15 662210 Dark blue, orange epaulettes, light blue sleeves, orange armlet, light blue cap, orange star Lisrose (IRE) 28
Nag me
7 10-12 Declan Queally D J Condon 106 66/167.00
16 111411 Emerald green, dark green sleeves, dark green & emerald green quartered cap Une Artiste (FR) 9
Nag me
4 10-9 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 134 15/82.88
17 213802 PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Gorgeous Sixty (FR) 18
Nag me
4 10-2 W P Mullins R Walsh 123 7/18.00
Non runners
152P331Shadow Eile (IRE)711-7Mrs D A LoveAndrew J McNamara124
643BF23Definite Class (IRE)711-2D T HughesB J Cooper120

Verdict

The two four-year-olds at the bottom of the weights look the ones to concentrate on with their allowances. Gorgeous Sixty has taken a long time to find her feet since arriving from France but produced a much better performance in a Grade 3 at Fairyhouse last time and Ruby Walsh has chosen her over the very much in-form Vast Consumption. UNE ARTISTE was a long way in front of her when a surprise winner of the Fred Winter and she showed that Festival run wasn't a fluke when beating older rivals on a return visit last week. She won't mind the ground and this tough filly should take this for Nicky Henderson. Baby Shine ran well behind Simonsig at Aintree and deserves her place in this line-up but a bigger threat may emerge in the shape of Eyesontheprize, who demolished a decent field of maidens in very heavy ground on her hurdling debut at Thurles and her trainer won this a year ago.