Punchestown

  • 15:20 10 Admission All Non Festival Racedays Maiden Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 15:20:35
15:20 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Apache Stronghold (IRE) 5/4
2nd Clonard Lad (IRE) 8/1
3rd The Job Is Right 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 7-0322P EMERALD GREEN & WHITE HOOPS, white sleeves, green armlet, orange cap Aces And Kings (IRE) 94
9 11-12 W Newman K M Donoghue 108 33/134.00
2 133- CERISE Apache Stronghold (IRE) 175
5 11-12 N Meade D J Condon 5/42.25
3 P2-00B0 Light blue, royal blue hoop, hooped sleeves & cap Banned In Bhutan (IRE) 36
6 11-12 A Murray B M Cash 66/167.00
4 38213/2 Orange, black panel, striped sleeves, black cap Clonard Lad (IRE) 31
Beaten Favourite
8 11-12 W P Mullins R Walsh 8/19.00
5 FPP-P Royal blue, orange triple diamond, striped sleeves, quartered cap Danny K (IRE) 165
5 11-12 K P Egan J S McGarvey (5) 100/1101.00
6 64167-2 DARK GREEN & BEIGE CHEVRONS, dark green sleeves, beige cap, dark green star Inishturk Lad 18
5 11-12 Edmond Kent R Loughran 20/121.00
7 F-00 RED & YELLOW DIAMONDS, red sleeves, striped cap Keepaspotforme (IRE) 13
6 11-12 D E Fitzgerald M J Ferris 100/1101.00
8 4 YELLOW, maroon stars, yellow & emerald green hooped sleeves & cap Little Wing Man (IRE) 4
5 11-12 t E Cawley M P Fogarty 66/167.00
9 FPP- YELLOW, maroon stars, yellow & emerald green hooped sleeves & cap Never Said That (IRE) 221
5 11-12 E Cawley R M Moran 100/1101.00
10 69- Tangerine, green 'v', qtd cap No More Vino (IRE) 348
5 11-12 R K Watson A E Lynch 66/167.00
11 023-122 LIGHT GREEN & DARK GREEN DIABOLO, light green cap The Job Is Right 26
Beaten Favourite
5 11-12 M Hourigan B J Geraghty 9/25.50
12 21223C- MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Thunder And Roses (IRE) 227
Beaten Favourite
5 11-12 D T Hughes D N Russell 121 5/23.50
13 22-2453 WHITE, royal blue spots Courage (IRE) 13
Beaten Favourite
4 11-7 C F Swan D J Casey 109 20/121.00
14 EMERALD GREEN, orange check sleeves & cap Gold Not Silver (IRE) 215
4 11-7 A B Joyce A P Heskin 66/167.00
15 9-P9 LIGHT BLUE, red star & sleeves, white cap, red star High Bay (IRE) 19
4 11-7 E Griffin Mr E J O'connell 66/167.00
16 1 Maroon, white star & armlet, white cap Hologram 155
4 11-7 G Elliott R C Colgan 16/117.00
17 9-97 Black, purple sash, purple sleeves, black seams, black & purple quartered cap One Cool Boy (IRE) 16
4 11-7 h J J Hanlon B Hayes (5) 33/134.00
18 P0 Royal blue, red epaulettes, red armlet, red cap, royal blue star Endless Days (IRE) 12
7 11-5 Charles P Keegan S E Butler (5) 100/1101.00
19 0500 RED, dark blue epaulettes, dark blue spots on cap Katie Lu (IRE) 19
7 11-5 Thomas J Farrell I J McCarthy (3) 66/167.00
20 50-60 Pink, royal blue stars, pink sleeves, white cap Lotus Lily (IRE) 8
6 11-5 Peter Fahey A D Leigh 50/151.00
21 0 Emerald Green, Black star, Yellow sleeves, Black cap Posh Frock (IRE) 12
4 11-0 t1 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 33/134.00

Verdict

The ground will play an important part here as many of the runners are untested on going this quick. Apache Stronghold wasn't beaten far in a Grade 1 bumper here in April but faces these conditions for the first time on his hurdling debut. The Job Is Right went to Listowel with a favourite's chance after a close second to Indevan here but found Mireya just too strong. It was still a good effort and he must be on the shortlist but Thunder And Roses, who definitely has the form for this, has never run on anything but ground with plenty of give and has a long absence to overcome. Hologram is related to some useful winners and made a very impressive for David Elsworth at Wincanton in May after which he was purchased by Gigginstown. Now with Gordon Elliott, he looks to have a bright future but could just find the experience of CLONARD LAD too much for him as Willie Mullins' charge appeared to run out of steam over 3m at Listowel, his first start since 2010.