• 14:15 StanJames.com Morgiana Hurdle 2m

  • Winner €48,000 2nd €15,200 3rd €7,200 4th €2,400
  • Going: Yielding
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 56.30s
  • Off time: 14:17:37
14:15 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hurricane Fly (IRE) 1/16
2nd Marito (GER) 14/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1/11111- ROYAL BLUE, emerald green triple diamond,royal blue cap, emerald green diamonds Hurricane Fly (IRE) 205
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-10 W P Mullins R Walsh 175 1/161.06
2 2/113F2- Pink, light green spots, pink sleeves, Emerald green cap Marito (GER) 206
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-10 W P Mullins Ms K Walsh 138 14/115.00
3 2P6-402 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Midnight Game 42
Distance Winner
6 11-10 W P Mullins B J Cooper 141 14/115.00
4 F1332-5 PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Mikael D'haguenet (FR) 3
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-10 W P Mullins D J Casey 147 16/117.00
5 244114 RED, emerald green sash & sleeves, black cap Akatara (IRE) 128
6 11-3 M J Bowe B Hayes 106 50/151.00


The great champion HURRICANE FLY won this on his comeback a year ago though it was no easy matter as Go Native, one of just two rivals, was close up when falling at the last. He'll be a little ring-rusty and three of today's four rivals are stablemates and the other, Akatara, is rated 69lb lower. Mikael D'haguenet can no longer be described as enigmatic and not for the first time has had his chasing career aborted to revert to hurdling. Marito is likely to be back chasing after this and Midnight Game was beaten 34l by the champion in the Champion Hurdle on this track in April.