• 14:10 Visit punchestown.com For All Our Offers Juvenile Hurdle 2m

  • Winner €17,875 2nd €5,225 3rd €2,474 4th €826
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 18.70s
  • Off time: 14:13:14
14:10 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Diakali (FR) 1/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 08- RED & WHITE CHEVRONS, halved sleeves, striped cap Baby Jake (IRE) 22
4 10-10 J J Hanlon B Hayes 66/167.00
2 1 Purple, orange seams, orange star on cap Diakali (FR) 49
Distance Winner
4 10-10 W P Mullins P Townend 1/21.50
4 1 DARK BLUE, yellow diamond & sleeves, yellow cap, red diamond Flaxen Flare (IRE) 16
Distance Winner
4 10-10 G Elliott D J Condon 15/82.88
5 62 WHITE, black star, diabolo on sleeves, hooped cap Faanan Aldaar (IRE) 7
4 10-3 P J Rothwell B T O'Connell 14/115.00
Non runners
31Dogora (FR)410-10W P MullinsD J Casey


Flaxen Fare won a Nottingham handicap for Andrew Balding in October and beat a big field of hurdlers on his debut for Gordon Elliott at Leopardstown. There's more to come from him while the filly Faanan Aldaar was the only one to give the heavily supported Dalasiri a race at Cork and her allowance will help. Willie Mullins muddies the water by saddling French recruits Dogora and DIAKALI, both very impressive winners when odds-on for their respective debuts over timber. The latter gets the nod by virtue of being an entry in the Triumph Hurdle and he'll be shorter than 20/1 for Cheltenham if taking this easily.