• 12:50 Anna Gannon 80th Birthday Maiden Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner €7,245 2nd €1,680 3rd €736 4th €419
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 0.20s
  • Off time: 12:50:42
12:50 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Born In Fire (FR) 25/1
2nd Byerley Babe (IRE) 11/10
3rd Rudolf (IRE) 33/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 BLACK & YELLOW HOOPS, black cap, yellow spots Blue Town (IRE)
6 11-12 John G Carr B M Cash 50/151.00
2 3/2-154 ROYAL BLUE, black disc, yellow cap Dancers Dilemma (IRE) 21
8 11-12 D K Weld A E Lynch 12/113.00
3 1- Grey, black epaulettes, royal blue sleeves, black cap Dave's Stamper (IRE) 350
6 11-12 Shane Nolan R M Moran 16/117.00
4 55 ROYAL BLUE, emerald green panel & cap Davyroy (IRE) 33
7 11-12 C A McBratney Paul Carberry 20/121.00
5 276670 Royal blue, pink epaulettes, halved sleeves, hooped cap Jabus (IRE) 15
7 11-12 A Oliver P Townend 33/134.00
6 4-8 PURPLE, yellow sleeves, striped cap Nashville Swing (IRE) 42
7 11-12 D T Hughes M A Enright (5) 33/134.00
7 B37-PP0 WHITE, emerald green stars, white cap, emerald green star Petit Garson (IRE) 15
7 11-12 K Purcell T J Doyle 100/1101.00
8 P1 Emerald green, red chevron, red star on cap Bar Stool Bob (IRE) 35
5 11-10 R Tyner P T Enright 25/126.00
9 2-89 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Born In Fire (FR) 28
5 11-10 t M F Morris D N Russell 25/126.00
11 0 EMERALD GREEN & PURPLE DIAMONDS, emerald green cap Rudolf (IRE) 113
5 11-10 D T Hughes B J Cooper 33/134.00
12 9131-22 EMERALD GREEN, white star, white chevrons on sleeves, white cap Upazo (FR) 28
Beaten Favourite
5 11-10 W P Mullins R Walsh 129 6/52.20
13 P10-31 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Byerley Babe (IRE) 42
6 11-5 R Tyner A P McCoy 11/102.10
14 3/5-FFP0 Red, black seams, black armlet, quartered cap Takemeandbreakme (IRE) 25
8 11-5 R T J Wilson A P Thornton 100/1101.00
Non runners
1039-93Follow The Sign (IRE)511-10O McKiernanR C Colgan


UPAZO, a dual winning bumper in France, has been a short-priced beaten favourite on both starts over timber for Willie Mullins but has done nothing wrong gainst decent opposition and should get off the mark here. Byerley Babe, a winning point-to-pointer, ploughed through the Thurles mud to gain an impressive bumper victory in December and should have no problems tackling hurdles again after a fair run behind Annie Power on the same track earlier. Follow The Sign hadn't shown much in bumpers but made a very bright start over timber in what looked a strong maiden won by Way Up In The Air here three weeks ago. He could provide the main threat, though Davyroy looked in need of further when tackling the minimum trip at Fairyhouse on New Year's Day so should improve and the useful bumper Dancers Dilemma should be getting his act together over hurdles before too long.