Punchestown

  • 15:10 punchestown.com Mares Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner €13,000 2nd €3,800 3rd €1,800 4th €600
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 12.60s
  • Off time: 15:10:03
15:10 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Upsie (FR) 5/4
2nd Urticaire (FR) 9/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 1/11-144 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Upsie (FR) 32
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-3 W P Mullins R Walsh 142 5/42.25
3 P7-2160 EMERALD GREEN, white star, white stars on sleeves, hooped cap Ballinahow Lady (IRE) 54
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-11 D M O'Brien J L Cullen 115 14/115.00
4 203-122 YELLOW, royal blue hoop & armlet, white cap, royal blue star Burn And Turn (IRE) 174
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 10-11 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 128 7/18.00
5 3P7324 EMERALD GREEN, red diamond, hooped sleeves & cap Kates Benefit (IRE) 34
Nag meCourse Winner
8 10-11 D Budds D E Mullins 117 9/25.50
6 3110-70 BROWN, red sash & cap Nouveau Moulin (IRE) 28
Nag me
7 10-11 J P O'Keeffe Mr J J Burke (7) 33/134.00
7 1211-15 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Urticaire (FR) 52
Nag me
6 10-11 W P Mullins B J Cooper 9/43.25
Non runners
14-1111Layla Joan (IRE)611-3G ElliottP Carberry125

Verdict

UPSIE was unbeaten in her first five starts but hasn't done as well as expected when stepped into Grade 3 company over today's trip. She gets another chance to shine in this lesser class and should return to winning ways. Her stablemate Urticaire, a prolific winner in minor company in France, easily landed a Navan maiden on her debut for Willie Mullins but found Grade 3 company and an extra half mile beyond her at Leopardstown. Layla Joan was hardly out of a canter to beat the useful Fine Rightly at Ayr and will relish the testing ground better than most. Burn And Turn began her chasing career in April and did very well. That's where her future lies and she has a long absence to overcome. Kates Benefit has also been chasing without much success and has a bit to find on her return to hurdling.