Punchestown

  • 14:00 Dobbins Food Hall Maiden Hurdle2m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 56.10s
  • Off time: 14:02:33
14:00 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st City Slicker (IRE) 13/8
2nd Asitsohappens (IRE) 14/1
3rd Grand Jesture (IRE) 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 314/4- Red, royal blue hoop, red sleeves, white cap Alexandr Nevsky 370
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-12 T J Taaffe P Townend 14/115.00
2 5-53140- ROYAL BLUE & RED CHEVRONS, royal blue sleeves, red cap, royal blue star All About Alfie (IRE) 248
5 11-12 T Donohue Mr R Deegan (7) 33/134.00
3 64/1642- EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, check cap Aonvarr (IRE) 35
Beaten Favourite
7 11-12 W J Lanigan N P Madden 104 8/19.00
4 F/55233- Red & white chevrons, black sleeves, white seams, red cap, white star Asitsohappens (IRE) 22
5 11-12 M McCabe B M Cash 14/115.00
5 F/ YELLOW, maroon stars, yellow & emerald green hooped sleeves & cap Backinyourbox (IRE) 560
6 11-12 E Cawley Mr R J Jones (3) 50/151.00
6 P0-0 Yellow, dark green braces, dark green & yellow hooped sleeves, black cap Belmont Exit (IRE) 7
6 11-12 Ross O'Sullivan M W Bowes (5) 50/151.00
7 4 PURPLE & WHITE HOOPS, white cap Castle Lantern (IRE) 8
5 11-12 C Roche A P Crowe 20/121.00
8 41423- EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap City Slicker (IRE) 54
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 11-12 W P Mullins R Walsh 119 13/82.62
9 RED & EMERALD GREEN HALVED, emerald green cap, red spots Doing Da Dance (IRE)
6 11-12 P J Rothwell A Ring (7) 40/141.00
10 27/3- DARK BLUE & WHITE DIABOLO, hooped sleeves & cap Eligible (FR) 181
5 11-12 N Meade D J Condon 5/16.00
11 1/344- EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Grand Jesture (IRE) 16
Course and Distance Winner
5 11-12 H de Bromhead A E Lynch 5/23.50
12 00F/ ROYAL BLUE, white hoop, royal blue & brown check cap Justourluck (IRE) 673
8 11-12 C P Donoghue J S McGarvey (7) 66/167.00
13 FP/816- Maroon, yellow seams, maroon sleeves, striped cap Railway Icon (IRE) 216
Distance Winner
6 11-12 David Kelly D E Mullins 16/117.00
14 00-4 WHITE, red stars, red cap Theboss On Thehill (IRE) 11
5 11-12 G T Lynch J P Kerse (7) 25/126.00
15 7- LIGHT BLUE & DARK BLUE STRIPES, black & red striped cap Try It Sometime (IRE) 41
5 11-12 F Flood A P Heskin 25/126.00
16 0- ROYAL BLUE, yellow panel, white sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow star Drumlosh Sallie (IRE) 41
5 11-5 John G Carr P D Kennedy (5) 66/167.00
17 20060- ROYAL BLUE, white seams, white cap La Femme Blanche (IRE) 135
7 11-5 J P Fogarty R M Moran 50/151.00
18 Light blue & pink hoops, light blue sleeves, hooped cap Lady Bowood (IRE)
9 11-5 S T Nolan I J McCarthy (3) 66/167.00
19 70- ROYAL BLUE & EMERALD GREEN DIAMONDS, emerald green sleeves, hooped cap Sweet Vic (IRE) 19
5 11-5 t P J Rothwell A D Leigh 40/141.00
20 0/800- Emerald green, white stars, white sleeves, em green cap, white stars Twilight Solace (IRE) 19
5 11-5 V T O'Brien J L Cullen 66/167.00
21 7-9 Orange, Emerald Green chevron, White cap Green Dragon (FR) 9
4 11-4 A J Martin Andrew J McNamara 25/126.00
22 Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap Join The Clan (IRE)
4 11-4 E Bolger M P Walsh 22/123.00
23 31200-8 WHITE, red epaulettes, striped sleeves, white cap, red spots Phantom Of Plenty (IRE) 10
4 11-4 W McCreery K M Donoghue (3) 25/126.00
24 646140 ORANGE, black star & stars on sleeves, white cap Shukhov (IRE) 8
4 11-4 T Kodama B T O'Connell 25/126.00
25 56189-0 ORANGE, black star, hooped sleeves, red cap, black star Windsor Pride (IRE) 13
4 11-4 W McCreery R C Colgan 33/134.00
Non runners
2648-What Present (IRE)611-12T MullinsReserve 1
27P-Milan Breeze (IRE)611-12Miss A MooneyReserve 2
2860-Zambezi Tiger (IRE)411-4P GriffinReserve 3

Verdict

A huge field for this but CITY SLICKER is likely to start a short-priced favourite and will be very difficult to beat despite recent setbacks. He's been beaten at long odds-on for his two most recent starts at Navan and though not looking exactly in love with the game it's possible the very testing ground has been against him. Henry De Bromhead has his horses in good form and Grand Jesture, a winning bumper on this track, should do well over hurdles but Alexandr Nevsky is likely to need this after a year off since a disappointing hurdling debut at Sligo. Eligible showed a bit of promise for Tim Vaughan in the UK and will be better for his opening run for Noel Meade at Navan in November.