Punchestown

  • 13:45 Follow Us On Facebook Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner €10,005 2nd €2,320 3rd €1,015 4th €580
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 20.50s
  • Off time: 13:45:38
13:45 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Call The Police (IRE) 8/11
2nd Heavenly Blues (GER) 14/1
3rd Jayo (FR) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 384-116 Dark Blue, Yellow chevron, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Abbey Lane (IRE) 21
Course Winner
6 11-9 G Elliott K M Donoghue (5) 122 25/126.00
2 P/114-2 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE HOOPS, white sleeves, white cap, royal blue stars Call The Police (IRE) 38
8 11-6 W P Mullins P Townend 130 8/111.73
3 0/14-P Black, red chevron, white sleeves & cap King Of Ardcarne (IRE) 90
8 11-6 E Griffin B J Geraghty 130 33/134.00
4 21-1627 YELLOW, emerald green stars, yellow sleeves, striped cap Pay The Bounty 48
Distance Winner
8 11-6 t R Tyner P T Enright 115 25/126.00
5 U2-PP1P LIGHT BLUE, brown spots, brown sleeves, check cap Across The Bay (IRE) 19
Distance Winner
7 11-2 N Meade P Carberry 129 8/19.00
6 1227/0-6 WHITE, emerald green star, striped sleeves, yellow cap Chestnut Charlie (IRE) 83
9 11-2 Jason Cairns I J McCarthy (5) 50/151.00
7 4/241-FF MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Clan Tara (IRE) 41
Distance Winner
9 11-2 t P Nolan D N Russell 125 5/16.00
8 6135/49 YELLOW, green sash, red cap Heavenly Blues (GER) 17
9 11-2 T M Walsh Ms K Walsh 128 14/115.00
9 206F-38 EMERALD GREEN & YELLOW STRIPES, emerald green sleeves, yellow star on cap Jayo (FR) 38
Beaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-2 W P Mullins E Mullins 130 7/18.00
10 2-12237 EMERALD GREEN & WHITE HOOPED, red & white quartered cap Leblon (IRE) 49
5 11-2 p J F O'Shea S G McDermott 127 16/117.00

Verdict

Willie Mullins is represented by Jayo and CALL THE POLICE with the latter looking to have the edge. Jayo hasn't run over hurdles since 2008 and hasn't done as well as expected over fences but the selection returned from an absence to run a fine race behind stable companion Final Approach in a very strong extended handicap at Leopardstown last month and, as that was his first start for the yard, looks certain to have come on for the run. Across The Bay pulled up twice over fences before beating Son Amix over three miles at Leopardstown on his return to hurdling. He failed to finish again back over the bigger obstacles at Gowran and this is likely to be his game in the immediate future. Clan Tara is another who has found chasing a problem and has fallen on his last two starts. A Grade 2 winning hurdler, he's capable of mounting a big challenge and will love the testing conditions as will Leblon, though the latter has shown her best form over the minimum trip.