Punchestown

  • 17:15 equuslive.com Flat Race2m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 50.50s
  • Off time: 17:19:51
17:15 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Neck Or Nothing (GER) 16/1
2nd Flaming Dawn (IRE) 9/1
3rd Outlawed Tunes (IRE) 6/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 LIGHT GREEN, pink cap Bertie Rolph (IRE)
6 12-0 P Delaney Mr J J Slevin (7) 50/151.00
2 P- DARK BLUE, white sash, red cap, dark blue stars Flaming Dawn (IRE) 257
5 12-0 E J O'Grady Mr D J Mullins (7) 9/110.00
3 Light blue, dark blue hoop, white sleeves, dark blue diabolo, white & dark blue quartered cap Illtakeitfromhere (IRE)
5 12-0 P Nolan Mr B O'Neill (3) 11/43.75
4 P- ROYAL BLUE, emerald green sleeves, blue & white striped cap Kisha Lad (IRE) 326
6 12-0 K P Egan Mr J C Barry (7) 50/151.00
5 GREY & BLUE HALVED, crimson cap Liar Valley (IRE)
6 12-0 P Hughes Mr C Motherway (3) 25/126.00
6 EMERALD GREEN & RED HOOPS, emerald green cap, red spots O Lucky Them (IRE)
5 12-0 Mrs J Harrington Miss K Harrington (7) 8/19.00
7 1/ MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Outlawed Tunes (IRE) 557
6 12-0 h N Meade Ms N Carberry 6/42.50
8 RED & EMERALD GREEN QUARTERED, white sleeves & cap Neck Or Nothing (GER)
4 11-10 T Hogan Mr J J Burke (7) 16/117.00
9 DARK GREEN & RED CHECK, green slvs, green cap, red star Turf Fire
4 11-10 D K Weld R P McNamara 9/25.50
10 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE HOOPS, white sleeves, green cap, orange star Eskimo Belle (IRE)
6 11-7 P Byrne Mr P J Cawley (7) 50/151.00
11 ORANGE, black 'V', orange cap, black hoop Eskra (IRE)
5 11-7 Peter Maher Miss C M Woods (7) 33/134.00
12 Dark blue, white sash & sleeves, dark blue cap Littlegrace Lady (IRE)
5 11-7 S Fahey Mr M Fahey (3) 16/117.00
13 ORANGE, black star & stars on sleeves, white cap Res Ipsa Loquitur (IRE)
5 11-7 J F Levins Mr P Power (7) 25/126.00

Verdict

Noel Meade and Nina Carberry took this a year ago with one making his debut and this year's entry, Outlaws Tunes, has had the advantage of a run between the flags, where he could hardly have been more convincing. He'll be hard to beat if fit after his lay-off though the fast ground may not be ideal and TURF FIRE may be too quick for him. Dermot Weld's Singspiel gelding is out of a mare who won between 5f and a mile so he may just have too much basic speed for his rival. Illtakeitfromhere is out of a mare who won over 1m4f in France while O Lucky Them has a pedigree that points to jumping. Flaming Dawn was well supported on his point-to-point debut and was in touch when a bad mistake put paid to his chances.