Punchestown

  • 12:35 I.N.H. Stallion Owners E.B.F. Maiden Hurdle2m 6f

  • Winner €8,970 2nd €2,080 3rd €910 4th €520
  • Going: Yielding
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 39.10s
  • Off time: 12:35:20
12:35 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Faugheen (IRE) 1/5
2nd Chute Hall (IRE) 4/1
3rd Oscar Chimes (IRE) 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 14-322 WHITE & BLACK DIABOLO, black stars on sleeves, quartered cap Chute Hall (IRE) 18
5 11-12 T Cooper B J Cooper 4/15.00
2 1-1 PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Faugheen (IRE) 190
Course Winner
5 11-12 W P Mullins R Walsh 1/51.20
3 F1-3 Light green, white sleeves, yellow cap Guiding George (IRE) 196
Beaten Favourite
5 11-12 t1 P J Gilligan A E Lynch 14/115.00
4 P1-5 ROYAL BLUE, red spots, royal blue sleeves, red spots on cap Highbrow Blue (IRE) 20
5 11-12 Michael C Griffin P F Mangan 20/121.00
5 U700P-4 ROYAL BLUE, emerald green seams, red cap Max Fine (IRE) 10
5 11-12 c Thomas J Farrell M P Burke (7) 33/134.00
7 985-648 ROYAL BLUE, white hoop & armlet, striped cap Oscar Chimes (IRE) 24
6 11-12 M T O'Donovan R P Treacy (7) 33/134.00
8 2F-47 LIGHT GREEN, red diamond, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Say It Again (IRE) 20
5 11-12 N G Hynds M Darcy 33/134.00
9 3242U-5 WHITE, orange panel, dark green sleeves, white cap Catalan Cruz (IRE) 189
8 11-5 t1 Paul P Moloney D J Casey 66/167.00
10 Emerald green & orange chevrons, emerald green sleeves, orange & emerald green quartered cap Nina's Witness (IRE)
9 11-5 Miss E Lalor Mr D Skehan (7) 66/167.00
11 312/F55- White, yellow star, emerald green sleeves & cap Nosey Box (IRE) 372
7 11-5 N C Kelly M A Enright 50/151.00
Non runners
6475367/Notification (IRE)911-12William CroninMr W T Cronin

Verdict

Chute Hall was just touched off by Rightdownthemiddle over the course and distance last month and the winning point-to-pointer looks certain to get into the action. Another winner between the flags, Guiding George, will have found Sligo's 2m2f too sharp when last seen in May and this looks much more to his liking. However, this looks destined for the champion trainer as FAUGHEEN, an easy winner of a point-to-point last year, made a spectacular start under Rules when slamming his field by 22l in a bumper here in May and could well be a future star.