Today's racecards

Punchestown

  • 15:05 Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Hurdle 2m

  • Winner €6,554 2nd €1,520 3rd €665 4th €380
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 35.60s
  • Off time: 15:06:51
15:05 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st World Citizen (IRE) 10/1
2nd Corbally (IRE) 16/1
3rd Well Insured (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 969-761 Yellow, purple hollow box, yellow cap Sacre Malta (FR) 4 (ex6)
Nag meDistance Winner
6 12-4 William P Murphy C M Walsh (2) 95 9/101.90
2 89/0F-50 WHITE, emerald green panel, emerald green & pink quartered cap Couleur De La Loi (IRE) 36
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-12 Michael G Cleary G Malone 95 25/126.00
3 60-P0 Emerald green, yellow triple diamond, yellow diamond on cap Thebarberkelly (IRE) 19
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5 11-12 P McCreery H D Dunne 95 11/112.00
4 452363 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE CHECK, white sleeves & cap Pretty Happy (IRE) 25
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10 11-10 J A Berry A F O'Neill 93 8/19.00
5 F79-0P7 MAUVE Uptick Rule (IRE) 4
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6 11-10 b P J Rothwell A Ring (2) 93 25/126.00
6 0070 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Corbally (IRE) 22
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4 11-8 J Motherway J S McGarvey 94 16/117.00
7 0-690 EMERALD GREEN, white seams, striped sleeves, orange cap Moonlone Lane (IRE) 22
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5 11-8 P Stafford D R Fox 91 33/134.00
8 6/40587- Maroon, pale blue slvs, maroon cuffs, check cap Larsen Bee (IRE) 255
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6 11-7 b1 W M Roper M P Burke 90 25/126.00
9 0000-57 Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Happy Tobe Here (IRE) 15
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5 11-3 O McKiernan S Crmin 86 16/117.00
10 03236/0- Royal blue, black disc, black sleeves, royal blue armlet, white & black quartered cap Sonic Beat (IRE) 586
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7 11-2 J P Fahey C Brassil (2) 85 28/129.00
11 0000 Royal blue, purple star, royal blue & white hooped sleeves, purple cap Uneverknowwithjoe (IRE) 53
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5 11-2 b1 J P Dempsey T Dowling (4) 85 33/134.00
12 940026/ WHITE, emerald green hoop, emerald green seams on sleeves, hooped cap Well Insured (IRE) 731
Nag meBeaten Favourite
8 11-2 b D J Barry S E Butler 85 14/115.00
13 0-78442 Yellow & black diabolo, white cap Billybuster (IRE) 4
Nag me
7 11-0 William Delahunty B F Cawley 83 9/25.50
14 105459 APRICOT, purple collar & sleeves, apricot cuffs, purple cap, apricot hoop World Citizen (IRE) 31
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6 10-13 D McDonogh R Treacy (2) 82 10/111.00
15 F39/900 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE HALVED, quartered cap Bally Folan Girl (IRE) 22
Nag me
7 10-11 p1 S Byrne L A McKenna (2) 80 25/126.00

Verdict

SACRE MALTA had Billybuster 15 lengths behind at Limerick on Thursday and a 6lb penalty looks nowhere near enough to prevent a follow-up as he could have won more easily if his rider had wished. Pretty Happy has just one victory to her credit after 37 runs over hurdles though she's consistent enough and could snatch a place again. World Citizen is only 2lb higher than when scoring at Downpatrick in September and should be considered in a race where most of the entries are out of form so a check at the betting market is advised.