Punchestown

  • 17:40 Representatives Supporting Kildare GAA Flat Race2m

  • Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 52.70s
  • Off time: 17:40:52
17:40 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mr Diablo (IRE) 13/2
2nd Sir Scorpion (IRE) 9/4
3rd Blueberry Hill (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 76-S Yellow, emerald green diamond, hooped sleeves, emerald green cap, yellow spots Balinaboola Prince (IRE) 11
5 12-0 A Mullins Mr P G Murphy (3) 50/151.00
2 50/540- PINK, white hoop, royal blue cap Blueberry Hill (IRE) 260
Beaten Favourite
5 12-0 J T R Dreaper Mr S Clements (5) 20/121.00
3 5/00-5 BLACK, pink hollow box, pink cap Derryfadda (IRE) 11
5 12-0 t1 N Madden Miss A B O'Connor (7) 33/134.00
4 330/922- EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Draco 26
5 12-0 h A P O'Brien Miss S O'Brien (7) 5/23.50
5 YELLOW & RED DIAMONDS, red diamond on cap Giants In The Sky
5 12-0 D E Fitzgerald Ms N Carberry 12/113.00
6 WHITE & ORANGE DIAMONDS, white sleeves, white cap, orange diamond Highest Benefit (IRE)
5 12-0 W J Austin Mr R J Kiely (5) 33/134.00
7 EMERALD GREEN, black sash, emerald green cap, black spots Longhousecross (IRE)
5 12-0 Paul Duggan Mr J J Burke (7) 12/113.00
8 8- Pink, chocolate hooped slvs, pink cap Maighnealta (IRE) 61
5 12-0 D McDonogh Mr D J O'Leary (7) 25/126.00
9 657- Royal blue & white chevrons, royal blue sleeves, quartered cap Mr Diablo (IRE) 118
5 12-0 h J P Dempsey Ms K Walsh 13/27.50
10 7- WHITE, orange disc & spots on sleeves, white cap, orange spots Oldcourt (IRE) 51
5 12-0 David Kelly Mr P A King (7) 33/134.00
11 PP25F3- WHITE, emerald green sleeves, yellow cap Real Man Of War (IRE) 20
5 12-0 R P Rath N M Kelly (7) 16/117.00
12 2- RED & GREY QUARTERED, striped sleeves, purple cap Sir Scorpion (IRE) 27
5 12-0 T Mullins Mr D J Mullins (7) 9/43.25
13 3- Maroon, White triple diamond, striped cap Tornado Watch (IRE) 25
5 12-0 M Cullinane Mr J J King (5) 20/121.00
14 2- Orange & black chevrons, striped cap Belle Indigo (IRE) 215
5 11-7 L Byrne Mr P A O'Sullivan (7) 14/115.00
15 PPP- EMERALD GREEN, red diamond, hooped sleeves & cap Jesse's Oscar (IRE) 69
5 11-7 D Budds Miss J M Mangan (3) 16/117.00
16 0- ROYAL BLUE, emerald green sleeves, blue & white striped cap Orchidsforallison (IRE) 36
5 11-7 K P Egan Mr J C Barry (7) 66/167.00

Verdict

Draco has done well enough to suggest Aidan O'Brien will get a race out of him, though he may have to wait until sent over hurdles. Real Man Of War didn't show much between the flags but ran well at Limerick last month and is likely to make further progress. Sir Scorpion was beaten by a 50/1 chance on his debut at Fairyhouse but had an odds-on chance behind so the form could be decent while Tornado Watch did very well to chase home two much better-fancied rivals at Ballinrobe. BELLE INDIGO made her debut at Limerick in October and produced a very encouraging performance, chasing home Voluptueux with subsequent winners in third and fourth. Hopefully she'll be ready after her break and her rider's claim can help her go one better.