Punchestown

  • 18:05 Naas Court Hotel And Il Fico Restaurant Handicap Hurdle 3m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 59.50s
  • Off time: 18:06:31
18:05 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Off The Charts (IRE) 20/1
2nd Bob Keown (IRE) 12/1
3rd The Crafty Butcher (IRE) 16/1
4th Everything Zain (IRE) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 116002 Emerald green & orange stripes, emerald green sleeves, emerald green & white striped cap The Crafty Butcher (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
7 11-12 M Hourigan G N Fox (7) 130 16/117.00
2 43911P BROWN, white disc & chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Theatre Bird (IRE) 102
Distance Winner
6 11-12 P M Pierce Mr B O'Neill (3) 130 25/126.00
3 59706 RED, dark blue chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Won In The Dark (IRE) 35
Course Winner
10 11-12 p1 D Cullen J S McGarvey (5) 130 33/134.00
4 85-431 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Inis Meain (USA) 5
7 11-11 Denis Hogan D E Mullins 129 7/24.50
5 2S1670 PURPLE, yellow chevron & cap Urano (FR) 11
6 11-9 t1 W P Mullins P Townend 127 25/126.00
6 317297 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Band Of Blood (IRE) 63
6 11-8 P Fenton B T O'Connell 126 16/117.00
7 44218P Tan, black & green hooped sleeves, black cap Tullyesker Hill (IRE) 25
Distance Winner
5 11-6 b1 D Pipe T Scudamore 124 20/121.00
8 1-0321 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Moonlight Boy (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
7 11-5 h C Roche A P McCoy 123 7/18.00
9 11252 Yellow & purple hoops, yellow sleeves, purple cap Our Man Zebo (IRE) 11
Distance Winner
7 11-5 M Hourigan B J Geraghty 123 4/15.00
10 451084 Pink and Purple quartered, Pink sleeves, quartered cap Landero 237
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-4 A Heffernan D J Casey 122 25/126.00
11 431-01 YELLOW, light blue chevron, halved sleeves, hooped cap Celestial Prospect (AUS) 200
8 11-2 t M Brassil C Brassil (7) 120 25/126.00
12 752118 Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap Off The Charts (IRE) 11
5 11-2 v1 D T Hughes M P Walsh 120 20/121.00
13 40-1PF Red, Royal Blue stars, Royal Blue cap Totally Couture (IRE) 10
6 11-2 G Elliott D N Russell 120 33/134.00
14 376279 White & red stripes, white & royal blue striped cap Some Officer (IRE) 11
7 11-1 T Hogan M J Bolger 119 20/121.00
15 3151 Pink, purple cross of lorraine, pink cap Subtle Ben (IRE) 18
Distance Winner
7 11-1 Miss E Doyle K C Sexton (5) 119 16/117.00
16 717P09 WHITE, purple disc, hooped sleeves & cap Viaduct Joey (IRE) 46
Distance Winner
8 10-12 T O'Brien A P Heskin 116 50/151.00
17 436123 Purple & yellow stripes, black sleeves & cap Bob Keown (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
6 10-10 b Miss R Curtis P Carberry 114 12/113.00
18 561795 ROYAL BLUE, yellow hoop & cap Annie Oakley (IRE) 18
Course and Distance Winner
6 10-9 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 113 20/121.00
19 4F81P9 Pink, large purple spots, purple spots on cap Slew Charm (FR) 39
12 10-8 Mrs S Dawson Mr N McParlan (5) 112 50/151.00
20 221533 BLACK, yellow panel, quartered cap Count Salazar (IRE) 18
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
9 10-7 p E Doyle A F O'Neill (7) 111 12/113.00
21 212-56 Emerald green, yellow hoop, white sleeves, red armlet, light blue cap Everything Zain (IRE) 19
5 10-6 D T Hughes G B Noonan (7) 110 25/126.00
22 6B616 Maroon, White star, armlets and cap Express Du Berlais (FR) 10
Distance Winner
5 10-6 t C A Murphy B F Cawley (5) 110 25/126.00
23 B0PF04 YELLOW, dark blue disc, check sleeves & cap Bangonform (IRE) 10
Distance Winner
10 10-5 p1 D E Fitzgerald S W Flanagan 109 33/134.00
25 681923 ROYAL BLUE & GREY HALVED, sleeves reversed, yellow cap Mini Vic (IRE) 22
10 10-5 t Miss E Doyle Mr J J Burke (7) 109 20/121.00
26 13421/ EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Theleze (FR) 773
7 10-5 W P Mullins A E Lynch 109 20/121.00
Non runners
24731341Bothair Clei (IRE)910-5Daniel G MurphyP T Enright109
27143361Allez Vic (IRE)810-5J BarcoeReserve 2109
282-P604Company Coming (IRE)610-2J H CullotyReserve 3106

Verdict

INIS MEAIN is a classy sort and could be the answer to this tough-looking handicap having had the speed to win over 1m2f on the Flat since landing another competitive affair at Navan. Our Man Zebo chased home Lots Of Memories at Fairyhouse last month but Off The Charts and Some Officer weren't far behind. Limerick scorer Moonlight Boy steps up in trip but has won over 3m between the flags and less exposed than some. Subtle Ben also has plenty of scope while Bob Keown is proving consistent and makes more appeal than The Crafty Butcher and fellow UK raider Tullyesker Hill. Bothair Clei may be the best of these nearer the foot of the handicap.