• 14:05 Punchestown Christmas Market 3-y-o Hurdle2m

  • Winner €9,660 2nd €2,380 3rd €1,120 4th €699
  • Going: Soft to Heavy, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 12.60s
  • Off time: 14:09:14
14:05 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Silas Mariner (IRE) 9/4
2nd Accidental Outlaw (IRE) 11/4
3rd Days Ahead (IRE) 9/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 3121 DARK GREEN, white sleeves, red cap, white star Days Ahead (IRE) 42
Distance Winner
3 11-6 p E Doyle D N Russell 9/43.25
2 41 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Accidental Outlaw (IRE) 31
Course and Distance Winner
3 11-3 C O'Brien M P Walsh 11/43.75
3 3331 Yellow & black halved, sleeves reversed, black cap Silas Mariner (IRE) 13
Distance Winner
3 11-3 p Miss S J Harty M Darcy 9/43.25
4 20 YELLOW, emerald green star & chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Caracal 8
3 10-10 G Elliott M J Ferris 18/119.00
5 60 PINK, black diamond, black star on cap King Of Aran (IRE) 8
3 10-10 M J Grassick D J Casey 14/115.00
6 RED & EMERALD GREEN DIAMONDS, striped sleeves, red cap My Point Exactly 19
3 10-10 A Oliver A D Leigh (3) 33/134.00
7 BLACK & YELLOW QUARTERED, diabolo on sleeves, check cap Purple Land (USA) 24
3 10-10 E M O'Sullivan P Townend 12/113.00
8 YELLOW, purple spots, red sleeves, yellow stars, yellow & red hooped cap Daybreak Skies (IRE) 24
3 10-5 J C McConnell B Browne (7) 50/151.00
9 Emerald green, white slvs, orange cap, green star Fammi Sognare (IRE) 63
3 10-5 A Mullins D E Mullins 14/115.00
10 08 WHITE, royal blue stars, check sleeves, white cap, royal blue star Gorgeous Annie (IRE) 23
3 10-5 t John G Carr R M Power 66/167.00
11 ROYAL BLUE, yellow seams, yellow cap, royal blue star Instant Pur (IRE) 33
3 10-5 P M Quinlan N J O'Shea (3) 50/151.00
12 EMERALD GREEN & WHITE HOOPED, red & white quartered cap Violinist (IRE)
3 10-5 J F O'Shea R C Colgan 33/134.00


Fammi Sognare won a couple of races on the Flat this summer and could make a hurdler while Purple Land, who proved very disappointing for Jim Bolger, may be woken up by a change of surroundings and is an interesting newcomer. Days Ahead has done most things right since turning to hurdling and his quick jumping will always stand him in good stead though the concession of 3lb to ACCIDENTAL OUTLAW may prove too much to handle. Charles O'Brien's charge put the experience of a fair Clonmel debut to good use when comfortably scoring over this C&D a month ago and looks capable of further progress. Silas Mariner was behind Days Ahead at Gowran but took advantage of very heavy ground at Cork subsequently and conditions will be in his favour here.