Punchestown

  • 15:40 Colm Murray Memorial Handicap Hurdle 2m

  • Winner €14,626 2nd €4,274 3rd €2,026 4th €674
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 0.90s
  • Off time: 15:40:10
15:40 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Macnicholson (IRE) 10/1
2nd Pivot Bridge 11/1
3rd Oscar Buzz (IRE) 33/1
4th Shemshal (FR) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 305222 WHITE, emerald green stars, yellow sleeves, maroon cap, white stars Usa (IRE) 9
Distance Winner
7 11-12 S J Mahon P Carberry 123 18/119.00
2 31-1 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Vive La France (FR) 359
5 11-12 A J Martin D E Mullins 123 12/113.00
3 432221 YELLOW, royal blue hoop & armlet, white cap, royal blue star Macnicholson (IRE) 6 (ex6)
Distance Winner
5 11-11 Mrs J Harrington B J Geraghty 116 10/111.00
4 207812 RED & YELLOW STRIPES, red sleeves, red cap, yellow diamonds Hurricane Ridge (IRE) 32
Distance Winner
5 11-10 b Mrs J Harrington P D Kennedy (5) 121 20/121.00
5 31-17 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Grey Monk (IRE) 124
6 11-8 t H de Bromhead K C Sexton (5) 119 20/121.00
6 312/ Red, emerald green disc, emerald green sleeves, red stars, red cap Fire Fighter (IRE) 21
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-5 t A Maguire P Townend 116 10/111.00
7 5725F Red, large white spots, white sleeves, red spots, white cap Shemshal (FR) 11
6 11-4 A J Martin Andrew J McNamara 115 20/121.00
8 04-877 yellow, red chevron, red cap Medicinal Compound 12
Distance Winner
7 11-3 t A Lee Mr J J Burke (7) 114 66/167.00
9 582377 Red & white quartered, hooped sleeves, hooped cap Six Stone Ned (IRE) 25
Distance Winner
8 11-3 t N Meade G N Fox (7) 114 25/126.00
10 541395 White, black panel, black sleeves, red stars, black cap, red star Magnetic Force (IRE) 18
Distance Winner
7 11-0 bt R Hennessy A E Lynch 111 50/151.00
11 337215 Emerald green & white halved, white & emerald green hooped sleeves, emerald green cap Sir Harry Cash 32
Distance Winner
8 11-0 b E McNamara S A Shortall (7) 111 20/121.00
12 264653 WHITE, black star, black stars on sleeves, black star on cap Mahrajaan (USA) 193
Distance Winner
11 10-12 C Byrnes D N Russell 109 20/121.00
13 23246 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Halling's Treasure 17
Beaten Favourite
4 10-11 b1 G Elliott B T O'Connell 116 20/121.00
14 24567 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Time Please (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
6 10-10 E J O'Grady A P McCoy 107 10/111.00
15 809214 DARK GREEN, white sleeves, dark green stars, white cap Hurler And Farmer (IRE) 11
Distance Winner
5 10-8 v1 D T Hughes M A Enright 105 10/111.00
16 693150 Black, red chevron, white slvs, black & red hooped cap King Of Oriel (IRE) 11
Course and Distance Winner
5 10-8 D Kinsella R C Colgan 105 22/123.00
17 73-709 White, red stars, black sleeves, red cap Doc Hollywood (IRE) 42
Distance Winner
9 10-7 Mrs G Callaghan R M Power 104 33/134.00
18 410627 Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap Golden Ticket (AUS) 56
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
8 10-7 bt C Roche A P Crowe 104 14/115.00
19 U00369 YELLOW, maroon stars, yellow & emerald green hooped sleeves & cap Oscar Buzz (IRE) 11
7 10-7 t E Cawley P T Enright 104 33/134.00
20 043-74 Grey, grey & black check cap Mount Gunnery 11
6 10-6 P A Fahy D J Casey 103 10/111.00
21 0-0101 Light blue, yellow hoop, emerald green cap Pivot Bridge 11
Distance Winner
6 10-6 A McGuinness D E Splaine (3) 103 11/112.00
22 0/U911 Maroon, dark green chevron, white sleeves, emerald green cap Green Energy 33
Distance Winner
7 10-3 Matthew J Smith K M Smith (7) 100 12/113.00
23 010337 LIGHT BLUE & DARK BLUE HALVED, sleeves reversed, hooped cap Spacious Sky (USA) 11
Distance Winner
5 10-3 t A J Martin J Brennan (7) 100 16/117.00
24 76073 - White, red hoop, red armlet, striped cap Bonifacio (IRE) 442
10 10-2 t Miss S J Harty S W Flanagan 99 66/167.00
25 688262 Royal blue, yellow cross of lorraine & sleeves, yellow & royal blue quartered cap The Conker Club (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
8 10-1 ht W Harney M P Butler (3) 98 20/121.00
Non runners
2691409Trazar (FR)710-0Shane NolanReserve 197
27800Jackofalltrades (IRE)59-12D McDonoghReserve 295
28444961Marshim (IRE)1210-2W PowerReserve 393

Verdict

Macnicholson carries a penalty for winning a maiden hurdle at Kilbeggan last Friday and has more on his plate here. Usa keeps finding one too good but Firefighter might be interesting having had a run on the Flat last month. Pivot Bridge and Green Energy arrive in form and are still at the right end of the handicap and the former had Wexford scorer Hurler And Farmer behind at Fairyhouse. On a line through Dessie Hughes' charge, that appears to give him the beating of The Conker Club. SIR HARRY CASH was far from disgraced off his new mark at Limerick in March and finished well ahead of Time Please. With Shane Shortall taking off 7lb today, he gets a tentative vote to resume winning ways.