Punchestown

  • 13:00 2014 Annual Membership 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 1.60s
  • Off time: 13:02:24
13:00 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Apache Jack (IRE) 5/4
2nd Shemshal (FR) 4/1
3rd Isle View (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 6/7319-3 DARK BLUE, yellow diamond & sleeves, yellow cap, red diamond Apache Jack (IRE) 37
Distance Winner
5 11-12 D T Hughes B J Cooper 5/42.25
2 White, red sash & sleeves, white cap, red spots Charles Magnes (FR)
7 11-12 h Mrs D Foster M P Walsh 50/151.00
3 1-36430 DARK BLUE, white epaulettes, striped sleeves & cap Coolfighter (GER) 17
5 11-12 A Mullins C O'Farrell 20/121.00
4 174/9 MAUVE & YELLOW HALVED, sleeves reversed, yellow star on cap Divine Rhapsody (IRE) 29
Course Winner
7 11-12 P J Rothwell K C Sexton (5) 7/18.00
5 1/8-07 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE STRIPES, royal blue sleeves, red cap, royal blue star Inch Rock (IRE) 59
5 11-12 A Kennedy S G McDermott 33/134.00
6 3/24-58 White, emerald green star, striped sleeves, white cap, emerald green diamonds Isle View (IRE) 24
5 11-12 Jason Cairns K M Donoghue 20/121.00
7 F-60 PINK, light blue sleeves, striped cap Master Frankie (IRE) 17
6 11-12 J F Robinson A E Lynch 50/151.00
8 P-F5 Maroon, yellow stars, yellow sleeves, qtd cap Oscar's Fancy (IRE) 200
6 11-12 T Cleary M J Bolger 50/151.00
9 70-204 RED & WHITE DIAMONDS, white sleeves, red cap Perrie Hill (IRE) 19
6 11-12 N Dooly J L Cullen 20/121.00
10 WHITE & RED DIAMONDS, white sleeves, white & yellow check cap Poseidon's Warrior (IRE)
6 11-12 N Dooly M F Mooney 40/141.00
11 7-6 White, emerald green disc, grey sleeves, emerald green & grey check cap Quickasyoucan (IRE) 37
5 11-12 C A McBratney S W Flanagan 16/117.00
12 62-1024 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Rough Justice (IRE) 18
5 11-12 W P Mullins D N Russell 7/24.50
13 034-5P EMERALD GREEN & PURPLE DIAMONDS, emerald green cap Rudolf (IRE) 18
5 11-12 t1 D T Hughes M Darcy 16/117.00
14 0U0- WHITE, red stars, red cap Scarvy Bridge (IRE) 228
6 11-12 G T Lynch R P Treacy (7) 66/167.00
15 34-57 Red, large white spots, white sleeves, red spots, white cap Shemshal (FR) 36
Beaten Favourite
5 11-12 A J Martin B J Geraghty 4/15.00
16 07 Red, dark green cross sashes, dark green cap, red star Vinnie Vitae (IRE) 24
5 11-12 T Doyle M P Burke (7) 50/151.00
17 06 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE HOOPS, white sleeves, green cap, orange star Springtown (IRE) 57
5 11-5 P Byrne M W Bowes (5) 66/167.00

Verdict

Winning point-to-pointer and bumper Rough Justice isn't one of his stable's leading lights over timber and should do better when sent chasing though this isn't the strongest of maidens. Shemshal ran quite well on his hurdling bow at Punchestown so it was a surprise to see him back in a bumper at Down Royal where he started favourite but ran poorly. Coolfighter, a regular winner on the Flat in Germany, had shown some potential before a very poor effort at Thurles which didn't look his form. APACHE JACK has been alternating between bumpers and hurdles but this should be his game now and his latest run, when attempting to concede weight at Down Royal and not beaten far, should be good enough for this.