Punchestown

  • 14:15 Dobbins & Madigans At Punchestown Hurdle 2m

  • Winner €55,250 2nd €17,000 3rd €8,500 4th €3,400
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 4.40s
  • Off time: 14:17:00
14:15 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Solwhit (FR) 11/10

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 11122-1 Emerald green,royal blue cross sashes,royal blue sleeves,yellow cap,green spots Donnas Palm (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-10 N Meade D J Condon 155 3/14.00
2 131162- MAUVE, white disc, white cap, mauve spots Solwhit (FR) 205
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-10 C Byrnes D N Russell 165 11/102.10
3 140/223- LIGHT BLUE & MAROON HOOPS, blue sleeves, striped cap Sublimity (FR) 294
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-10 t Robert Hennessy Andrew J McNamara 158 10/111.00
4 11139-1 Red, light blue sleeves, red spots, red cap Voler La Vedette (IRE) 32
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-5 C A Murphy P Townend 149 5/23.50

Verdict

Today's feature event and a case of deja vu for high-class hurdler SOLWHIT. He beat three rivals in testing ground to land this Grade 1 event on his return to action last year and a repeat looks to be the most likely outcome. Charles Byrnes' star has registered winning verdicts over Donnas Palm and Sublimity in the past and there is nothing under today's conditions to suggest either can reverse the form. That leaves Voler La Vedette, who has yet to win at the highest level but can boast some smart form nevertheless and after an effortless victory on her seasonal bow here last month, she could prove the one for the forecast.