Punchestown

  • 14:55 Panoramic Restaurant Handicap Hurdle 2m

  • Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 26.60s
  • Off time: 15:01:01
14:55 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mr Eko (IRE) 9/1
2nd Grange (IRE) 5/4
3rd Mollys Captain (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 080-01 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Grange (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
5 11-11 E P Harty N P Madden 101 5/42.25
2 65511-0 EMERALD GREEN, white hoop, quartered cap Mr Eko (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
7 11-11 T Doyle R J Jones (3) 101 9/110.00
3 77/6098- Dark blue, white diamond, white diamonds on sleeves, white cap Driveheron (IRE) 250
5 11-9 Ms J Morgan Mr H D Dunne (7) 99 11/112.00
4 7189/0F- WHITE, emerald green panel, emerald green & pink quartered cap Couleur De La Loi (IRE) 402
Distance Winner
7 11-8 Michael G Cleary B T O'Connell 98 20/121.00
5 5P65 Maroon, white cross sashes, qtd cap Two Euro Luck (IRE) 15
5 11-6 M McDonagh A E Lynch 96 12/113.00
6 749/167 BLACK, white chevron, white & black halved sleeves, black & white hooped cap Andalucia Lady (IRE) 78
Distance Winner
8 11-4 Peter Fahey K C Sexton (7) 94 12/113.00
7 648747 BLACK, yellow spots, yellow sleeves, black cap Mollys Captain (IRE) 27
6 11-4 bt J P Dempsey P Carberry 94 8/19.00
8 700-06 EMERALD GREEN, orange stars, white cap, orange star Invincible Don (IRE) 32
4 10-12 J Morrison P F Mangan 91 14/115.00
9 7-76738 YELLOW & ROYAL BLUE CHEVRONS, yellow sleeves, quartered cap Silent Reaper (IRE) 43
Beaten Favourite
8 10-9 S Fahey B J Cooper 85 4/15.00
10 8005/7-P ROYAL BLUE, white hoop, royal blue & brown check cap Beneficial Banks (IRE) 24
10 10-4 C P Donoghue A P Crowe 80 20/121.00
11 P7000B- Black, white triple diamond, white diamonds on sleeves, white diamond on cap The Two Jays (IRE) 358
7 10-4 C P Donoghue T P Treacy 80 20/121.00

Verdict

GRANGE was raised 11lb after winning at Tipperary last month but at least arrives here in form, which is more than you can say about the majority of the five-year-old's rivals, and a follow-up looks on the cards. Mr Eko only beat one home on his reappearance at Fairyhouse but that was his first start since completing a double at Leopardstown in March and he makes more appeal than the maiden Two Euro Luck and Mollys Captain, who is now tried in blinkers. Andalucia Lady won over 2m at Roscommon in July but was a miler on the Flat so her chances of staying this much longer trip must be in doubt and Silent Reaper has disappointed at Ballinrobe since finishing third at Listowel.