Today's racecards

Punchestown

  • 15:15 Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Hurdle 2m

  • Winner €6,555 2nd €1,520 3rd €665 4th €380
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 19.00s
  • Off time: 15:17:51
15:15 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Westerners Son (IRE) 10/1
2nd Getoutwhenyoucan (IRE) 11/4
3rd De Chissler (IRE) 15/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 060F-89 ROYAL BLUE, yellow hollow box, royal blue & white striped sleeves, black & yellow striped cap Curragh Golan (IRE) 26
Nag me
8 11-12 b G J Power John Winston 95 33/134.00
2 0P0F90 RED & BLACK CHEVRONS, halved sleeves, black stars on cap Milanphardantetime (IRE) 5
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-11 b1 W J Austin S A Shortall (2) 94 14/115.00
3 4-P0082 Dark blue, yellow hollow box, halved sleeves, yellow diamond on cap Shanroe Society (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-10 J J Lambe L A McKenna 93 13/27.50
4 500076 BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots Shabra's Bertolini (IRE) 5
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4 11-8 P O Brady C Brassil (2) 94 14/115.00
5 06F161 BLACK, white diamond, white diamonds on sleeves, black cap, white diamonds De Chissler (IRE) 4 (ex6)
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-7 James Dullea J P Holly 78 15/82.88
6 9-00442 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Getoutwhenyoucan (IRE) 19
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4 11-5 C F Swan B F Cawley 91 11/43.75
7 009-P06 Light green, royal blue star & sleeves, light green cap Westerners Son (IRE) 16
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5 11-3 b D A McLoughlin C M Walsh 86 10/111.00
8 074-952 ROYAL BLUE, white hoop, royal blue & brown check cap Gothen Niece (IRE) 38
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9 11-2 C P Donoghue S J Crimin 85 10/111.00
9 054FP-8 Emerald green, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow sleeves, emerald green diamonds, emerald green cap, white diamonds Couleur De La Loi (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-0 p1 Michael G Cleary D J Benson 83 25/126.00
10 F7-5300 YELLOW, royal blue star, royal blue stars on sleeves, royal blue star on cap Snowell (IRE) 127
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6 11-0 Miss E Doyle A Ring 83 25/126.00
11 700076 ROYAL BLUE, maroon braces, striped slvs, blue cap with orange star Aroy (IRE) 19
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7 10-11 Mrs C Harrison M P Burke 80 20/121.00
12 8344UF ROYAL BLUE, yellow spots Duty Dance (IRE) 33
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8 10-11 pt Daniel Howard G Malone 80 14/115.00
13 7U500P RED & WHITE CHEVRONS, halved sleeves, striped cap Luso's Way (IRE) 51
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5 10-11 J J Hanlon A F O'Neill 80 33/134.00
14 00804-0 RED, dark green hoop, white cap Subtle Leader (IRE) 214
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7 10-11 pt S Byrne G N Fox 80 25/126.00

Verdict

DE CHISSLER won a point-to-point last month and showed just how much he's benefited from a spell between the flags when comfortably landing a Limerick handicap hurdle last week. He'll get more than the 6lb penalty he carries here when the weights are reassessed and this looks a good opportunity. Gothen Niece can't get her head in front though she failed narrowly to overhaul Balrath Hope at Gowran, Jumping errors cost her dearly that day and she can't afford mistakes here. Shanroe Society has only won once in 19 starts over hurdles and is 10lb higher but Getoutwhenyoucan showed that his turn was near when headed in the closing stages by Tiday Zag at Tramore. He looks the main threat as a 3lb rise shouldn't be a problem.