Today's racecards

Punchestown

  • 13:35 Follow Punchestown On Facebook Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner €13,000 2nd €3,800 3rd €1,800 4th €600
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 21.80s
  • Off time: 13:36:24
13:35 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
-1 Donnas Palm (IRE)
1st Bog Warrior (IRE) 7/5

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1203-14 Purple, orange seams, orange star on cap Simenon (IRE) 44
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 11-12 W P Mullins R Walsh 147 7/18.00
2 1/213-12 LIGHT BLUE, royal blue hoop, royal blue armlet, royal blue cap Staying Article (IRE) 30
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
7 11-8 E J O'Grady B J Geraghty 148 6/17.00
3 1F13-F1 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Bog Warrior (IRE) 30
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-4 A J Martin D N Russell 143 7/52.40
5 222336- Maroon, yellow diamond & sleeves, quartered cap Fully Funded (USA) 316
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-4 N Meade P Carberry 142 25/126.00
6 621222/ MAUVE, white disc, white cap, mauve spots Solwhit (FR) 708
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-4 C Byrnes A E Lynch 164 8/52.60
7 912F5-2 PURPLE & YELLOW HALVED, sleeves reversed, yellow diamond on cap Belle Brook (IRE) 237
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-11 p M Cullen M N Doran (5) 120 50/151.00
Non runners
4412-348Donnas Palm (IRE)811-4N MeadeD J Condon140

Verdict

This has produced an incredible turnout for the money and includes the return to action of the brilliant Solwhit, whose last 12 runs were in Grade 1 company, a level at which he has won six times. Narrowly beaten by Hurricane Fly three times in succession when last seen at the turn of the 2010/2011 season, he has the race conditions in his favour though is up against high-class and race-fit rivals. Dual Royal Ascot winner Simenon blotted his copybook on heavy ground here last month and is on a retrieval mission while Staying Article made too many mistakes when beaten at long odds-on by Midnight Game at Fairyhouse. Top-class novice chaser BOG WARRIOR reverted to hurdles in a handicap at Fairyhouse and could hardly have been more impressive, carrying a huge weight to an easy victory. With fitness and form on his side he's taken to see off these rivals who also include the Grade 2 winners Donnas Palm and Fully Funded.