Punchestown

  • 15:40 Festival Free Upgrade Offer Ends Today Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f

  • Winner €5,174 2nd €1,200 3rd €526 4th €300
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 20.00s
  • Off time: 15:40:14
15:40 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Duty Dance (IRE) 16/1
2nd Sarah Battle (IRE) 7/1
3rd Bennys Girl (IRE) 20/1
4th Jacks Island (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 7-000P0 ROYAL BLUE, yellow chevron, yellow chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap County Champions (IRE) 38
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6 11-10 t1 R Tyner P T Enright 93 8/19.00
2 06U006 Yellow, emerald green braces, emerald green cap Jacks Island (IRE) 17
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11 11-10 p J P Kenny G N Fox (7) 93 14/115.00
3 900 EMERALD GREEN Kind Offer (IRE) 49
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6 11-8 D T Hughes G B Noonan (7) 91 14/115.00
4 07-5587 BLACK & EMERALD GREEN DIAMONDS, white sleeves & cap Bennys Girl (IRE) 76
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6 11-7 N Henley Mr B J Foley (7) 90 20/121.00
5 2F1-80P RED & WHITE QUARTERED, halved sleeves, red cap All Honours (IRE) 49
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8 11-6 p P J Rothwell B T O'Connell 89 20/121.00
6 67609P WHITE, black stars, white sleeves & cap Grey Chimneys (IRE) 53
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6 11-6 W J Austin J S McGarvey (5) 89 25/126.00
7 98818 YELLOW, royal blue triple diamond, diabolo on sleeves, royal blue cap Misty Lady (IRE) 20
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5 11-6 J Cullen J L Cullen 91 10/111.00
8 477-317 Beige, black epaulettes, black chevrons on sleeves, hooped cap Pestal And Mortar (IRE) 177
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9 11-5 F G Hand M J Bolger 88 14/115.00
9 0-F9005 RED, white cross of lorraine & sleeves, red cap Seven Acres (IRE) 28
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5 11-5 P Nolan M P Fogarty 90 10/111.00
10 000 WHITE, emerald green star, striped sleeves, white cap, emerald green stars Oscar Sam (IRE) 18
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5 11-4 J P Dempsey L P Dempsey (7) 89 20/121.00
11 982320 Red, royal blue chevron & sleeves, red cap Caitlin Brook (IRE) 20
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7 11-3 t S Ryan S A Shortall (7) 86 12/113.00
12 0/2-1034 Salmon pink, dark green hoop on body, slvs & cap Sarah Battle (IRE) 49
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9 11-3 Gerard Quirk A F O'Neill (7) 86 7/18.00
13 26300/6 ROYAL BLUE & LIGHT GREEN HOOPS, royal blue sleeves & cap Fantastic Bob (IRE) 20
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7 11-2 A Leahy A P Crowe 85 7/18.00
14 8PP77U ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW DIAMONDS, royal blue sleeves, striped cap Volkis O'blue (FR) 44
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9 11-2 b A Slattery M Darcy 85 20/121.00
15 52727-0 ROYAL BLUE, white seams, white cap Lucky Pigeon (IRE) 28
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7 11-1 pt A Fogarty M P Burke (7) 84 25/126.00
16 9509F8 WHITE, red triple diamond, halved sleeves, quartered cap Merry In Moscow (IRE) 44
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10 11-1 bt E M O'Sullivan P D Kennedy (5) 84 25/126.00
18 0-000 Yellow & royal blue chevrons, royal blue star on cap Catcher On Themoon (IRE) 74
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6 11-0 P J Rothwell A Ring (7) 83 16/117.00
19 36245-4 Emerald green, yellow epaulettes & sleeves, yellow cap, emerald green diamond Tillargon 14
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7 11-0 A Mulholland B J Cooper 83 9/25.50
20 08-6B00 RED & LIGHT BLUE QUARTERED, light blue sleeves, red armlet, quartered cap Brave Glen (IRE) 74
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7 10-13 t1 C P Donoghue B R Dalton (3) 82 33/134.00
21 694P/0-0 BLACK, white sash & sleeves, red cap, white star Moneyteigue Lad (IRE) 38
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10 10-13 pt P M Pierce S W Flanagan 82 33/134.00
22 344UF8 ROYAL BLUE, yellow spots Duty Dance (IRE) 50
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9 10-11 pt Daniel Howard D J Howard 80 16/117.00
24 1-7P008 BROWN, orange epaulettes & sleeves, brown cap, orange star Claiming Benefits (IRE) 44
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6 11-10 h R O'Leary M P Walsh 93 20/121.00
Non runners
1734-9566Preswell Lad (IRE)1111-1M ButlerM P Butler84
2357/P65-0Beneficial Banks (IRE)1210-11C P DonoghueReserve 180
25493785Down Time (USA)410-6J J HanlonReserve 390

Verdict

Misty Lady created a real shock when landing a Fairyhouse handicap from today's rival Caitlin Brook but couldn't cope with a 7lb rise in the weights at Thurles and the runner-up can take her revenge. It was very fast ground when Pestal And Mortar gained her only success at Wexford in July and she has very different conditions to contend with. SARAH BATTLE has as good a chance as any in an open contest. She landed a Clonmel handicap in May on soft ground and has only had four subsequent runs, showing that she could score again when a close fourth to Mini Vic at Tramore on New Year's Day. Tillargon was having his first start for over a year when fourth to Gold Not Silver at Down Royal a couple of weeks ago and that should have brought him on enough to get involved.