Punchestown

  • 15:35 Old House, Kill Flat Race2m

  • Winner €5,865 2nd €1,360 3rd €595 4th €339
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 49.50s
  • Off time: 15:38:39
15:35 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Black Hercules (IRE) 4/7
2nd Cillian's Return (IRE) 10/1
3rd Princely Conn (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 P-PF Emerald green & red diamonds, em green slvs, em green cap, red diamond A Pint Ahead (IRE) 56
4 11-9 D Hassett Mr S Crawford (3) 33/134.00
2 1- Beige & black halved, black chevrons on sleeves, beige cap Black Hercules (IRE) 231
4 11-9 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 4/71.57
3 P RED, emerald green cross of lorraine, red sleeves, emerald green seams, white cap Cappacurry Zak (IRE) 217
4 11-9 L Young M P Burke (7) 66/167.00
4 EMERALD GREEN, grey braces & sleeves, hooped cap Captain Blonde (IRE)
4 11-9 G O'Leary Miss P Elvin (7) 50/151.00
5 43- GREY, pink seams, pink cap Cillian's Return (IRE) 280
4 11-9 W T Farrell Mr J J King (5) 10/111.00
6 8 WHITE, royal blue stars, royal blue armlet, royal blue star on cap Drive The Bus (IRE) 21
4 11-9 Denis Hogan Mr P J Cawley (7) 25/126.00
7 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Flame And Flower (IRE)
4 11-9 C O'Dwyer Mr P A King (7) 14/115.00
8 Dark blue, orange braces, halved sleeves, orange spots on cap Lean Araig (IRE)
4 11-9 O McKiernan Mr R P Quinlan (3) 20/121.00
9 9- RED & GREY QUARTERED, striped sleeves, purple cap Princely Conn (IRE) 250
4 11-9 T Mullins Mr D J Mullins (7) 20/121.00
10 21- CERISE Sucker Punch (IRE) 252
4 11-9 N Meade Ms N Carberry 5/23.50
11 Black, yellow sleeves, white & yellow striped cap Therealmick (IRE)
4 11-9 Martin J Hogan B F Cawley (7) 50/151.00
12 U Navy blue, white disc, black cap My Dancing Angel (IRE) 31
4 11-2 Mrs R Rooney A F O'Neill (7) 66/167.00

Verdict

With the exception of Cillian's Return, who showed promise in two runs at Leopardstown earlier this year, those with bumper form look moderate so this can be fought out by two two point-to-point winners Sucker Punch and BLACK HERCULES. The former, who cost connections £105,000 after comfortably scoring between the flags at Lisronagh in March, looks more of a chasing type than his rival, who was very impressive when defying a last-fence error to score easily at Dromohane in April and can make a successful debut for the champion trainer.