• 14:10 Follow Punchestown On Facebook Novice Handicap Hurdle 2m

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Soft to Heavy, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 19.90s
  • Off time: 14:12:23
14:10 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Grange (IRE) 7/4
2nd Hop In (IRE) 9/4
3rd Popmurphy 7/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 35465-2 RED, royal blue star, royal blue sleeves, white stars, maroon & white quartered cap Supreme Bob (IRE) 118
6 11-12 P Fenton B T O'Connell 109 11/112.00
2 0765-3 Dark blue, emerald green seams, white sleeves, red spots, emerald green cap Appletime (IRE) 35
5 11-11 T F Shaw I J McCarthy (3) 108 10/111.00
3 F52R9-9 ORANGE,black epaulettes, halved sleeves, orange cap Hair Oil Jimmy (IRE) 7
9 11-9 t1 T Foley Mr P T Foley (7) 106 12/113.00
4 7/23 Royal blue, emerald green chevron, emerald green armlet, emerald green & royal blue striped cap Popmurphy 33
6 11-9 bt Ross O'Sullivan Andrew J McNamara 106 7/18.00
5 080-012 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Grange (IRE) 11
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 11-8 E P Harty N P Madden 105 7/42.75
6 54709 BLACK, white cross of lorraine, hooped sleeves, royal blue cap Man of God (IRE) 7
4 11-5 b J Cullen J L Cullen 105 33/134.00
7 09002- Green, white cross sashes & cap Hop In (IRE) 322
5 10-11 A L T Moore D N Russell 94 9/43.25
8 57-00 ROYAL BLUE, white hoop, royal blue & brown check cap Gothen Niece (IRE) 21
8 10-3 C P Donoghue A P Crowe 86 11/112.00
9 4900/0P RED, white sleeves, red cap, black spots Ms Cabrita (IRE) 16
7 9-12 b1 Gerard Mullins D E Mullins 81 25/126.00


GRANGE can gain compensation for a narrow defeat by Mr Eko over the C&D a couple of weeks ago. Raised 11lb for his earlier victory at Tipperary, he still looked in need of the experience on what was only his sixth start and another 4lb rise shouldn't prove a problem. Supreme Bob made a very nice handicap debut when narrowly beaten by Khan Tengri at Tipperary and must go close here though a 7lb hike in the weights could prove his undoing. Popmurphy, a useful performer on the Flat, will be making his handicap debut from what could prove to be a lenient mark while Appletime is improving with each run and there was plenty to like about his latest effort at Fairyhouse. Hop In ended his first season over hurdles early with a fine effort over this C&D on New Year's Eve and he'll be winning soon.