Punchestown

  • 14:35 I.N.H. Stallion Owners E.B.F. Maiden Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner €7,590 2nd €1,760 3rd €770 4th €440
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 13.60s
  • Off time: 14:36:36
14:35 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Noble Endeavor (IRE) 6/4
2nd Ttebbob (IRE) 20/1
3rd Spa Hill (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1632/42 Light blue, black star & sleeves, quartered cap Bless N'ject (IRE) 28
Nag me
9 11-12 W P Mullins R Walsh 10/34.33
2 014 MAROON & WHITE STRIPES, maroon cap, white hoop Noble Endeavor (IRE) 31
Nag me
5 11-10 G Elliott R C Colgan 6/42.50
3 136352 YELLOW, royal blue sash, check cap Spa Hill (IRE) 11
Nag me
5 11-10 J W Nicholson M A Enright 111 6/17.00
4 P-000 WHITE & YELLOW DIAMONDS, yellow sleeves, quartered cap Above The Ground (IRE) 25
Nag me
6 11-4 T Collins A P Crowe 50/151.00
5 0/U9488 Brown, light green cross sashes, yellow cap Fiscal Nomad (IRE) 20
Nag me
7 11-4 W Harney D E Splaine (3) 25/126.00
6 0-9353 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW HALVED, yellow diamonds on sleeves,blue cap,yellow diamonds Garri Rua (IRE) 32
Nag me
7 11-4 K Purcell B T O'Connell 10/111.00
7 0-6 RED, white spots, red sleeves, white cap, black hoop Rue Hill (IRE) 54
Nag me
7 11-4 D Hickey M P Fogarty 50/151.00
8 09 ROYAL BLUE, white seams, white cap Samanntom (IRE) 44
Nag me
6 11-4 A Fogarty P T Enright 50/151.00
9 474300 Purple, yellow stars, yellow sleeves, pink cap, yellow stars Thoonavolla (IRE) 27
Nag me
6 11-4 E Doyle M P Butler (3) 33/134.00
10 505 Black, black & pink check cap Upstager (IRE) 38
Nag me
6 11-4 t P J Colville P Townend 16/117.00
11 YELLOW, green sash, red cap Tides Out (IRE)
Nag me
5 11-2 b1 T M Walsh Ms K Walsh 33/134.00
12 90 Purple, black star & sleeves, white cap Ttebbob (IRE) 55
Nag me
5 11-2 h Mrs J Harrington R M Power 20/121.00
13 0-084 RED, royal blue diamond & sleeves, royal blue cap, red diamond Vision Du Coeur (FR) 17
Nag me
5 11-2 F Flood M P Walsh 10/111.00
14 FP WHITE, emerald green stars, emerald green sleeves, white stars, white cap, emerald green stars Mrs Mcquaid (IRE) 31
Nag me
7 10-11 h J J Hanlon B Hayes (5) 50/151.00
15 59428 PINK & GREY DIAMONDS, pink sleeves & cap Red Flight (IRE) 122
Nag me
5 10-9 t David Kelly B J Cooper 8/19.00

Verdict

Noble Endeavor gained a shock victory in a Leopardstown bumper before a fair effort on his hurdling debut at Fairyhouse. Bless N' Ject was attempting to concede 11lb to Pairofbrowneyes when beaten a neck at Fairyhouse but has a penalty for a bumper success almost three years ago. RED FLIGHT had Spa Hill nine lengths behind when they occupied the places in the race won by Gambling Girl at Gowran in October. The latter has made the greater progress but the former should again have his measure on the same terms and her light weight is a bonus in these conditions so she's given the nod.