Punchestown

  • 16:20 Louis Fitzgerald Hotel Hurdle2m

  • Winner:
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 50.00s
  • Off time: 16:20:21
16:20 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Gimli's Rock (IRE) 10/1
2nd Doctor Deejay (IRE) 7/1
3rd Final Approach 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 421802 WHITE, red stars, white sleeves, red diamond on cap Are You The One (IRE) 39
Distance Winner
4 11-7 p1 K Purcell B J Geraghty 114 25/126.00
2 231203 BLACK, orange epaulettes, diabolo on sleeves, black cap, orange diamonds Doctor Deejay (IRE) 15
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 11-7 t W P Mullins P Townend 127 7/18.00
3 1 DARK BLUE, white diabolo on sleeves, dark blue cap Final Approach 24
4 11-7 W P Mullins D J Casey 9/25.50
4 B3144 Red, emerald green star,emGreen slvs,black armlet,black & green quartered cap Gimli's Rock (IRE) 24
Course and Distance Winner
4 11-7 b Mrs J Harrington T P Treacy 10/111.00
5 0421 RED, royal blue chevron, red cap Jerry's Agent (IRE) 17
Distance Winner
4 11-7 p1 L Walshe P T Enright (3) 33/134.00
6 256413 Yellow, Orange star, Maroon cap King's Counsel (IRE) 7
Distance Winner
4 11-7 b1 J Hetherton S W Flanagan 108 33/134.00
7 1232 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Kotkidy (FR) 114
4 11-7 H de Bromhead A E Lynch 12/113.00
8 3210 White, purple hollow box & sleeves, quartered cap Ned Of The Hill (IRE) 35
Distance Winner
4 11-7 p Miss M A Doran Mr M J Doran (7) 120 25/126.00
9 146 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Politeo (FR) 15
Distance Winner
4 11-7 P Nolan A P Cawley 114 25/126.00
10 22614 Dark green, white epaulettes, white star on cap Son Amix (FR) 35
Distance Winner
4 11-7 T Cooper B J Cooper (7) 134 5/23.50
11 221 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Sounds of Jupiter (IRE) 80
Distance Winner
4 11-7 C Byrnes D N Russell 9/25.50
12 B00 LIGHT GREEN & DARK GREEN CHECK, light green sleeves, orange cap Bluebell Rock (IRE) 18
4 11-0 bt N Meade P Carberry 40/141.00
13 7 WHITE & PURPLE CHEVRONS, quartered cap Calle Aneto (IRE) 200
4 11-0 M J Phillips T J Doyle 50/151.00
14 9B55 YELLOW, royal blue hoop & armlet, white cap, royal blue star Morning Time (IRE) 18
4 11-0 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 25/126.00
15 2265-41 PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Sublime Talent (IRE) 8
4 11-0 t D K Weld D T Evans 33/134.00
16 9 Red, white cap Suffren (USA) 87
4 11-0 E J O'Grady P F Mangan (7) 33/134.00
17 763 LIGHT BLUE & MAROON HOOPS, blue sleeves, striped cap Time Machine (UAE) 8
4 11-0 Robert Hennessy R C Colgan 107 12/113.00
18 7 MAUVE & YELLOW HALVED, sleeves reversed, yellow star on cap Ma Ani (USA) 4
4 10-9 P J Rothwell S W Jackson 89 50/151.00

Verdict

SON AMIX arrived from France with a big reputation and started a short-priced favourite on his debut for new connections at Thurles in January but ran a shocker behind Politeo. He quickly put that behind him with an easy success at Navan before an excellent run in the Fred Winter at Cheltenham behind Sanctuaire. Politeo hasn't quite gone on from his debut success and is firmly held by Doctor Deejay on their recent run behind Fingal Rock at Fairyhouse. Doctor Deejay's trainer Willie Mullins is also represented by Final Approach, a useful performer on the flat and a very easy winner of a maiden at Downpatrick on his hurdling debut. Dermot Weld's hurdling newcomer Sublime Talent, a winner at Limerick last week, is one to keep an eye on as is while Kotkidy, who had some useful form in France last season.