Punchestown

  • 14:40 Pertemps Handicap Hurdle 3m

  • Winner €15,600 2nd €4,560 3rd €2,160 4th €720
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 19.90s
  • Off time: 14:40:46
14:40 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Jetson (IRE) 14/1
2nd Thunder And Roses (IRE) 4/1
3rd Inis Meain (USA) 10/1
4th Festive Felon (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 52-242F Pink, black sash, pink cap Oscars Well (IRE) 32
Course Winner
9 11-10 A J Martin S A Shortall (7) 150 16/117.00
2 32/02P0- Light blue & pink chevrons, light blue sleeves, pink star on cap Sadler's Risk (IRE) 99
6 11-5 H de Bromhead A E Lynch 145 25/126.00
3 U4-9618 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW HOOPS, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow star Vics Canvas (IRE) 36
Distance Winner
11 10-12 D A McLoughlin R C Colgan 138 20/121.00
4 765003 Orange, black star , black & orange hooped sleeves, orange cap, black star Jetson (IRE) 10
Distance Winner
9 10-10 Mrs J Harrington P D Kennedy (5) 136 14/115.00
5 21-6F43 Emerald green, yellow cross sashes & sleeves, yellow cap Too Scoops (IRE) 71
Course Winner
7 10-7 t H de Bromhead K C Sexton (5) 133 10/111.00
6 5-14 White, red epaulettes & sleeves, red stars on cap Festive Felon (IRE) 17
7 10-6 N Meade P Carberry 132 16/117.00
7 11-3F EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Marlbrook (IRE) 33
Distance Winner
6 10-4 h C A Murphy M P Walsh 130 6/17.00
8 126229 Maroon, white cross of lorraine, white sleeves, maroon chevrons, white cap Un Beau Roman (FR) 36
6 10-4 h W P Mullins P Townend 130 14/115.00
9 13/2212 Orange, black panel, striped sleeves, black cap Clonard Lad (IRE) 56
Beaten Favourite
9 10-0 W P Mullins R Walsh (ex2) 126 4/15.00
10 311414 Purple, yellow cap, purple star Gold Patrol (IRE) 36
Distance Winner
6 9-12 C Bowe S W Flanagan 124 8/19.00
11 0-87020 Emerald green, white disc, hooped sleeves, emerald green cap, white spots Coole Avenue (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
10 9-11 v T Cooper J P Holly (7) 123 33/134.00
12 3C-4412 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Thunder And Roses (IRE) 22
Beaten Favourite
6 9-11 D T Hughes B J Cooper 123 4/15.00
13 50/F85-4 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Inis Meain (USA) 36
Beaten Favourite
7 9-10 Denis Hogan D E Mullins 121 10/111.00
14 0-4F110 BLACK & YELLOW QUARTERED, black sleeves, emerald green seams, yellow cap, black star Questions Answered (IRE) 37
Distance Winner
9 9-10 E McNamara P T Enright 121 10/111.00
15 663124/ Beige, dark blue braces, dark blue armlet, orange cap Up The Beat 689
9 9-10 W P Mullins D J Casey 118 16/117.00
16 229-936 PINK & WHITE DIAMONDS, white sleeves, white diamond on cap Ibsen (IRE) 8
5 9-10 b1 J J Murphy C M Walsh (7) 113 25/126.00

Verdict

These qualifiers are never the easiest to predict. Marlbrook won a point-to-point then a maiden hurdle by 17l before two runs over fences and he's very much an unknown. Clonard Lad has to be a threat to all as he did well to finish runner-up to The Game Changer here as the 2m trip was much too short. Thunder And Roses has been going really well in similar company, will love the ground and the trip is just right so he must go on the short-list. Oscars Well is a Grade 1 winner over hurdles who was rated 162 in the 2012 Champion Hurdle. He's been mixing it with the very best over fences and, now down to 150 and a claimer taking off 7lb, he has a definite chance. INIS MEAIN is rated 110 on the Flat after three placed efforts in Listed company so a mark of 121 over hurdles should be easily manageable. He's undoubtedly been disappointing but is handed another chance in a tricky event.