Punchestown

  • 14:45 Musgrave SuperValu Supporting Kildare GAA Maiden Hurdle3m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 5.10s
  • Off time: 14:46:09
14:45 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bless N'ject (IRE) 5/2
2nd Star Power (IRE) 9/2
3rd Bold Conquest (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0-F LIGHT BLUE, dark blue cross of lorraine & sleeves, quartered cap About Time Thomas (IRE) 8
5 11-12 J M Burke F J Hayes (7) 100/1101.00
2 9- ROYAL BLUE, grey striped sleeves, grey cap Balmont Flyer (IRE) 57
6 11-12 Ms J Morgan Andrew J McNamara 14/115.00
3 4/40- WHITE & RED DIAMONDS, white sleeves, royal blue seams, emerald green cap, red spots Beechview Boy (IRE) 153
6 11-12 C A McBratney B R Dalton (3) 50/151.00
4 32/4266- Light blue, black star & sleeves, quartered cap Bless N'ject (IRE) 72
9 11-12 W P Mullins P Townend 5/23.50
5 0730-8 RED, green sleeves, pink cap Bold Conquest (IRE) 11
6 11-12 D T Hughes G B Noonan (7) 104 8/19.00
6 414750- Light blue, yellow star, yellow cap, light blue diamonds Classic Jewel (IRE) 38
Distance Winner
7 11-12 Ronald Curran Mr E P O'Brien (7) 66/167.00
7 0PP998- BLACK, yellow braces, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Danesfort 14
6 11-12 p1 J J Hanlon B Hayes (5) 50/151.00
8 8-7 WHITE & RED DIAMONDS, white sleeves, white & yellow check cap Expert Opinion (IRE) 11
5 11-12 N Dooly S W Flanagan 50/151.00
9 P10029- Dark blue, white chevrons on sleeves, white cap Festival Opera (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
6 11-12 J P Dempsey A E Lynch 12/113.00
11 40525P- Black & emerald green quartered, yellow sleeves, black & emerald green quartered cap Hackets Folly (IRE) 44
Distance Winner
6 11-12 p William P Murphy B M Cash 104 8/19.00
12 0 YELLOW, black diamond, yellow cap, black diamonds Hi Chap (IRE) 11
6 11-12 Mrs John B Ross D E Splaine (3) 50/151.00
13 100P/95- EMERALD GREEN, red sleeves, hooped cap Maya Quest (IRE) 156
9 11-12 p1 M Fitzsimons D J Condon 88 33/134.00
14 007- EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Pay No Heed (IRE) 14
5 11-12 T M Walsh M P Walsh 25/126.00
15 8418/9 YELLOW, royal blue braces & diamonds on sleeves, royal blue cap Railway Tommy (IRE) 5
Course Winner
6 11-12 Peter Fahey A D Leigh 16/117.00
16 5P4642- EMERALD GREEN & PURPLE DIAMONDS, emerald green cap Rudolf (IRE) 22
Beaten Favourite
6 11-12 t D T Hughes R Loughran 102 9/25.50
17 80FP7-U ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW DIABOLO, royal blue sleeves, quartered cap Saddlers Job (IRE) 11
7 11-12 bt D W O'Sullivan Mr E J O'connell 100/1101.00
19 21711-0 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Star Power (IRE) 30
7 11-12 h D McDonogh D N Russell 9/25.50
20 3-P Yellow, emerald green diamond & diamonds on sleeves,yellow cap,emGreen diamond The Bright Cherry (IRE) 15
6 11-12 T Gibney A P Heskin 33/134.00
Non runners
106S8086-Glenfane (IRE)611-12M M RiceA P Thornton
188R8-Slygufftou (IRE)511-12M McCullaghJ L Cullen

Verdict

Willie Mullins won this last year but Bless N'Ject has looked very moderate though he's probably been crying out for this longer trip. Hacketts Folly ran poorly in a Clonmel handicap last time after showing a bit of promise so a chance is taken on the newcomer STAR POWER. Des McDonagh's charge won three races over 2m on the Flat last summer for Jim Bolger, who still owns him, and this trip should prove ideal on his hurdling debut. Rudolf showed some promise at Navan in January and though beaten when odds-on at Kilbeggan subsequently he may have found the trip too short.