Punchestown

  • 19:20 Festival Dreams Begin In Ireland With Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Maiden Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 8.60s
  • Off time: 19:24:54
19:20 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cape Glory (IRE) 5/1
2nd Grand Partner (IRE) 11/2
3rd Morney Wing (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 76-S0 Yellow, emerald green diamond, hooped sleeves, emerald green cap, yellow spots Balinaboola Prince (IRE) 18
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5 11-12 A Mullins D J Casey 66/167.00
2 P31-60 LIGHT BLUE, red star & sleeves, white cap, red star Clondaw Dude (IRE) 13
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6 11-12 C A Murphy B Hayes (5) 66/167.00
3 884- EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Equity Swap (IRE) 43
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5 11-12 H de Bromhead A E Lynch 112 8/19.00
4 Royal blue, gold hoop, black & amber qtd cap Fred's Style (IRE)
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6 11-12 S G Walsh B M Cash 100/1101.00
5 8 YELLOW, maroon stars, yellow & emerald green hooped sleeves & cap Fruits Of Glory (IRE) 32
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5 11-12 t1 E Cawley P T Enright 66/167.00
6 0 EMERALD GREEN, yellow sleeves, purple cap Ginger Quill (IRE) 26
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7 11-12 V T O'Brien R C Colgan 100/1101.00
7 839/38- WHITE, royal blue disc & chevrons on sleeves, white cap Graigue Cross (IRE) 192
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6 11-12 h J F O'Shea S G McDermott 66/167.00
8 504/13F- RED & GREY QUARTERED, striped sleeves, purple cap Grand Partner (IRE) 87
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6 11-12 T Mullins P Townend 11/26.50
9 110P00- Emerald green & mauve halved, slvs reversed, quartered cap It's All An Act (IRE) 51
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6 11-12 J J Hanlon Andrew J McNamara 33/134.00
10 08 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Jerusalem Bells (IRE) 13
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5 11-12 P Fenton K C Sexton (5) 66/167.00
11 8 ORANGE, black seams, check cap Know Not What (IRE) 29
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5 11-12 Mrs D Foster R M Power 66/167.00
12 04807-0 ROYAL BLUE, yellow diamond, white sleeves, black cap Knox's Bridge (IRE) 26
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5 11-12 K Purcell P F Mangan 100/1101.00
13 P Royal blue & white quartered, royal blue slvs, brown cap Late For Supper (IRE) 32
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5 11-12 M Hourigan A P Heskin 66/167.00
14 24-6 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Morney Wing (IRE) 9
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5 11-12 D T Hughes D E Mullins 16/117.00
15 3 LIGHT BLUE, dark blue hooped sleeves, yellow cap Nanaimo (CAN) 585
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6 11-12 t1 S R B Crawford P Buchanan 25/126.00
16 4 White, mauve cap Noble King (IRE) 32
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5 11-12 A J Martin A P Crowe 25/126.00
17 F/5P- ROYAL BLUE, white sash, striped sleeves & cap Please Sir (IRE) 381
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6 11-12 Johnny C Hurley D J Condon 66/167.00
18 20237-0 WHITE, red stars, red sleeves, check cap Quinville Castle (IRE) 13
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6 11-12 K Purcell M P Butler (3) 66/167.00
19 2 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Star Power (IRE) 18
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7 11-12 h D McDonogh D N Russell 5/23.50
20 0- Emerald green, white spots, white sleeves, white spots on cap Wilde 'N Wide (IRE) 160
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6 11-12 A J McNamara J J Burke (7) 66/167.00
21 0-34 Maroon, white star & armlet, white cap Cape Glory (IRE) 18
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4 11-4 t G Elliott B T O'Connell 118 5/16.00
22 0 Royal blue, white sash & sleeves, white cap, royal blue spots Progenitor (IRE) 18
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4 11-4 Matthew J Smith J C Tobin (7) 66/167.00
23 0 Pink, white panel, white seams on sleeves, check cap Super Sling 24
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4 11-4 T Gibney M A Enright 50/151.00
24 3- EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Whatsforuwontgobyu (IRE) 36
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4 11-4 A J Martin M P Walsh 5/23.50
25 80 YELLOW, red chevron, hooped sleeves & cap Whipper's Boy (IRE) 18
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4 11-4 D Cullen P Carberry 66/167.00
Non runners
2610029-7Festival Opera (IRE)611-12J P DempseyReserve 1
2708Hi Chap (IRE)611-12Mrs John B RossReserve 2
286-40Amazon Mist (IRE)611-5Mrs D FosterReserve 3

Verdict

STAR POWER made a highly satisfactory hurdling debut behind the progressive Bless N'Ject over 3m here last month and, with that experience behind him, the four-times Flat winner should go one better. Cape Glory looks a big threat as he's been staying on strongly at the finish over the minimum trip in strong maidens and this should bring out the best in him. Equity Swap produced a better effort at Ballinrobe last time and there should be more to come as he scored twice on the level and improved with experience. Morney Wing made a very promising debut over timber behind Authorization at Naas in January so it was a surprise to see him sent into bumpers for his next two starts while Whatsforuwontgobyu made an encouraging start to his career in a bumper on this track and his pedigree suggests he'll do well at this game.