Today's racecards

Punchestown

  • 14:55 10 Admission To All Non Festival Meetings Maiden Hurdle2m 6f

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Soft, Soft/Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 15.70s
  • Off time: 14:55:16
14:55 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Jupitor (IRE) 11/2
2nd Fergiethelegend (IRE) 11/2
3rd Whatdreamsrmadeof (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1447 PINK, light green epaulettes & sleeves, check cap Connaught Manor (IRE) 45
Nag me
7 11-12 W P Mullins R Walsh 9/25.50
2 P11-5 BLACK & YELLOW STRIPES, yellow sleeves, red cap Fergiethelegend (IRE) 176
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-12 John G Carr Andrew J McNamara 11/26.50
3 63322-5 DARK BLUE, red star & stars on sleeves, dark blue cap, red star Jupitor (IRE) 20
Nag me
6 11-12 t P Nolan M N Doran (5) 11/26.50
4 2/012- EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE HOOPS, green cap Ravensbury (IRE) 381
Nag me
8 11-12 Mrs P Dobbs B J Geraghty 7/24.50
5 67U43-6 LIGHT BLUE, dark blue sleeves, dark blue cap, light blue star Steady Ed (IRE) 179
Nag me
8 11-12 J J Walsh B T O'Connell 25/126.00
6 0623-8 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Troubled (IRE) 10
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-12 D T Hughes B J Cooper 7/18.00
7 62-4 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Shattered Dream (IRE) 10
Nag me
4 11-7 G Elliott D N Russell 10/34.33
8 0P-0303 MAROON, grey diamonds & sleeves, maroon cap Whatdreamsrmadeof (IRE) 9
Nag me
7 11-5 b T Foley R Loughran 82 12/113.00

Verdict

Connaught Manor has proved very disappointing over timber after making a winning debut in a Roscommon bumper. Fergiethelegend won twice between the flags and didn't do much wrong when making his hurdling debut here in May while Jupitor has shown enough in bumpers to suggest he can do well over timber, especially as he's bred for the job. Ravensbury won a Listowel bumper last September but hasn't been seen for a year so this could be fought out by Troubled and SHATTERED DREAM, who are in the same ownership. They met at Naas last Sunday when the former started odds-on but ran a shocker, finishing a long way behind Gordon Elliott's charge in fourth place. While progress will be needed here, the four-year-old looks likely to do much better and he's given the nod in a tricky contest.