• 13:40 Florida Pearl Novice Chase 2m 6f

  • Winner €24,374 2nd €7,126 3rd €3,374 4th €1,126
  • Going: Soft to Heavy, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 1.10s
  • Off time: 13:40:26
13:40 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Back In Focus (IRE) 2/5


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 2118/21 Beige & black halved, black chevrons on sleeves, beige cap Back In Focus (IRE) 59
Distance Winner
7 11-3 W P Mullins R Walsh 2/51.40
3 1242-61 ROYAL BLUE & RED DIABOLO, red sleeves, quartered cap Farrells Fancy (IRE) 24
Distance Winner
8 11-3 T O'Brien T J Doyle 16/117.00
4 3413/0-1 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Sweeney Tunes 24
Distance Winner
6 11-3 P Nolan D N Russell 12/113.00
6 22133-1 EMERALD GREEN, red sleeves, check cap Lyreen Legend (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
5 11-2 D T Hughes B J Cooper 5/23.50
Non runners
1271111Pride Of The Artic (IRE)711-6Peter FaheyA D Leigh144
52321-12Tofino Bay (IRE)911-3D T HughesD N Russell134


BACK IN FOCUS, a Grade 2 winner over timber, was one of the most impressive winners of the season so far at Listowel, jumping superbly and sauntering home with his head in his chest. He's taking on much better rivals here but looks the type to follow until beaten. Pride Of The Artic has done superbly to win his last four over fences though a penalty for his narrow Grade 3 victory last time gives him something to do. Tofino Bay made a winning start over fences and it was no disgrace to be narrowly defeated by the prolific Baily Green at Cork and the winner could give the form a boost in the previous race. Lyreen Legend made an impressive start to his chasing career at Galway and there's much more to come from the progressive five-year-old so he's no forlorn hope in a fascinating contest.