Punchestown

  • 19:15 Drinkwater Construction & Orchid Transport Mares Novice Hurdle2m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 4.80s
  • Off time: 19:16:45
19:15 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Morga (IRE) 5/1
2nd Vicky De L'Oasis (FR) 10/3
3rd Little King Robin (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 U21312 White, red cross sashes & sleeves, white cap, red star Bridgequarter Girl (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-7 J E Kiely B J Geraghty 120 7/18.00
2 113222 Purple, orange seams, orange star on cap Vicky De L'Oasis (FR) 40
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 11-7 W P Mullins P Townend 128 10/34.33
3 0218P0 RED, dark green hoop, white cap Catimini (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-4 t S Byrne K C Sexton (5) 114 66/167.00
4 275431 RED, white hoop, white sleeves, white cap, red star Good As Gold 18
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-4 P A Fahy D J Casey 108 33/134.00
5 324945 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW HALVED, sleeves reversed, yellow cap, royal blue stars Little King Robin (IRE) 11
Nag me
6 11-4 t C Bowe M P Walsh 116 16/117.00
7 15223 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Urticaire (FR) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-4 W P Mullins R Walsh 126 5/23.50
8 22S41 LIGHT BLUE, PINK chevrons, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, WHITE cap Western Diva (IRE) 10
Nag me
5 11-4 h D Pipe T Scudamore 14/115.00
9 82311 ROYAL BLUE & EMERALD GREEN QUARTERED, green sleeves, hooped cap Whisper Rock (IRE) 33
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-4 P Fenton Mr K E Power 9/110.00
10 2-2245 Red, yellow stars, yellow sleeves, red stars, red cap, yellow star Dantes Firth (IRE) 89
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-0 p T Foley R Loughran 33/134.00
11 60842F Yellow, em green braces, yellow cap Ellaway Rose (IRE) 20
Nag me
6 11-0 J P Kenny G N Fox (7) 97 66/167.00
12 3 YELLOW & ROYAL BLUE HOOPS, yellow sleeves, emerald green cap Vole Au Vent (FR) 22
Nag me
5 11-0 t J Cullen J L Cullen 50/151.00
13 177 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Florishwells D'ete (FR) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-10 h W P Mullins A P McCoy 123 12/113.00
14 1 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Morga (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-10 h D McDonogh D N Russell 5/16.00
Non runners
60-331UThe Housekeeper (IRE)711-4David KellyS W Flanagan

Verdict

Urticaire was third in a Grade 1 at Fairyhouse last month but doesn't look an easy ride and his trainer saddles a viable alternative in VICKY DE L'OASIS. She hasn't been disgraced in her last four starts but there's a chance she'll return to her best on this quicker surface. The four-year-old Florishwells D'Ete also represents the champion trainer and has ability but Little King Robin was well behind Urticaire at Fairyhouse. Whisper Rock is improving but this is easily her toughest task to date and Market Rasen winner Western Diva also steps up in class. It took Good As Gold 15 starts to get off the mark over hurdles and she will surely be found out in this company.