• 15:55 Dick Grainger Memorial Flat Race2m

  • Winner €5,865 2nd €1,445 3rd €680 4th €425
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 10.90s
  • Off time: 15:55:24
15:55 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Darwins Fox (FR) 12/1
2nd Bishops Walk (IRE) 13/8
3rd Steele's Rock (IRE) 10/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 3- YELLOW, black braces, black chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap Alhellal (IRE) 295
4 11-7 M Phelan M P Fogarty (5) 7/18.00
2 9- RED & GREY QUARTERED, striped sleeves, purple cap Baby Whizz (IRE) 208
4 11-7 T Mullins Mr P W Mullins 8/19.00
3 YELLOW, black sash, striped cap Bishops Walk (IRE)
4 11-7 T E Hyde Ms K Walsh 13/82.62
4 5 YELLOW & PURPLE QUARTERED, yellow sleeves, purple armlet, quartered cap Darwins Fox (FR) 189
Beaten Favourite
4 11-7 H de Bromhead Mr D Roche (5) 12/113.00
6 3 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Joe Smooth 31
Beaten Favourite
4 11-7 N Meade Ms N Carberry 9/25.50
7 U-23S ROYAL BLUE, yellow diamond, white sleeves, black cap Steele's Rock (IRE) 10
4 11-7 K Purcell Mr A T Duff (3) 10/111.00
8 6- ROYAL BLUE & EMERALD GREEN QUARTERED, green sleeves, hooped cap Stotan (IRE) 208
4 11-7 E J O'Grady Mr K E Power 8/19.00
9 MAROON, white cross of lorraine, halved sleeves, quartered cap Court Knee (IRE)
4 11-2 C O'Connell Mr J P McKeown (3) 40/141.00
10 White, white & royal blue hooped sleeves, royal blue cap Lady Sunshine (IRE)
4 11-2 J F O'Shea Mr R P Quinn (7) 40/141.00
11 54-3 BLACK, red spots, yellow sleeves & cap Quiet Thought (IRE) 189
4 11-2 D T Hughes Miss H Mooney (7) 8/19.00
Non runners
56-Follow The Script (IRE)411-7O McKiernanMr R P Quinlan


Quiet Thought was not beaten far when runner-up at Killarney in May and is worth noting. Baby Whizz and Stotan made their debuts here back in April and the betting should give a good indication of what is expected on their return to action. JOE SMOOTH had his first run, also at this track, only last month and showed up well before fading in the closing stages to finish third. He ran much better than the beaten distance of 18 lengths suggests given the winner was well clear of the field and has since won again. Noel Meade's charge gets the nod.