Punchestown

  • 17:35 Www.thetote.com Hurdle 2m 4f

  • Winner:
  • Going: Good (Cross Country - Good to Firm, Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 50.80s
  • Off time: 17:35:02
17:35 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dorset Square (IRE) 9/1
2nd Deutschland (USA) 9/1
3rd Montana Slim (IRE) 20/1
4th Bahrain Storm (IRE) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 115640 YELLOW & PURPLE HOOPS, black sleeves & cap Bahrain Storm (IRE) 36
Distance Winner
7 11-10 b P J Flynn S J Gray (3) 145 25/126.00
2 124522 Maroon, ltBlue sleeves, maroon & grey striped cap Farringdon 21
Course Winner
7 11-2 Mrs P Dobbs J M Maguire 137 14/115.00
3 7-14132 Red body, green diamonds, dark green arms, green cap, dark green quartered Radium (FR) 36
5 11-2 N J Henderson R M Power 137 12/113.00
4 241017 ROYAL BLUE, white stars, white sleeves, royal blue stars, orange cap Moville (IRE) 18
5 10-12 p M Brassil R Loughran 133 14/115.00
5 1-11208 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE HOOPS, white sleeves, white cap, royal blue stars Tawaagg 18
6 10-12 W P Mullins C O'Farrell (5) 133 16/117.00
6 1310P7 Black, Red star, striped sleeves, Red cap Montana Slim (IRE) 37
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-11 M O'Hare A E Lynch 132 20/121.00
7 127104 MAROON, white triple diamond, maroon sleeves, white seams, white cap, maroon diamond Lucky At Last (IRE) 34
Distance Winner
8 10-10 P Martin A P Thornton (3) 131 25/126.00
8 453300 DARK GREEN, maroon diamond & stars on sleeves, dark green cap Rocco's Hall (IRE) 37
Distance Winner
8 10-9 E J O'Grady P F Mangan (7) 130 33/134.00
9 57125P ORANGE, black star, diabolo on sleeves, white & black hooped cap Time Electric (IRE) 37
Distance Winner
8 10-9 T Mullins N P Madden 130 20/121.00
10 5-31118 RED, white stars, black sleeves & cap Beroni (IRE) 93
Beaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-7 W P Mullins E Mullins (3) 128 14/115.00
11 3-41230 DARK BLUE & WHITE HOOPS, white chevrons on sleeves, striped cap Deutschland (USA) 38
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
7 10-6 W P Mullins D J Condon 127 9/110.00
12 P001U1 RED & BLACK HOOPS, yellow sleeves, red cap Hampshire Express (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
7 10-6 W P Mullins A P Cawley 127 20/121.00
13 03550P Yellow, Red Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves, Yellow armlets, Emerald Green cap Silk Affair (IRE) 37
Distance Winner
5 10-6 M G Quinlan P T Enright (3) 127 22/123.00
14 3B/93F2 ROYAL BLUE, emerald green triple diamond,royal blue cap, emerald green diamonds C'est Ca 18
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
6 10-4 W P Mullins P Townend 125 4/15.00
15 586096 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Silverhand (IRE) 16
Course Winner
6 10-4 N Meade P Carberry 125 13/27.50
16 F0-8000 WHITE, RED chevrons on sleeves, RED cap Sky Hall (IRE) 4
7 10-4 p1 N Meade Ms N Carberry 125 33/134.00
17 101018 ROYAL BLUE & RED CHEVRONS, royal blue sleeves, striped cap Clicksnmortar (IRE) 184
Distance Winner
6 10-3 E J O'Grady M P Walsh 124 33/134.00
18 37P256 EMERALD GREEN Grangeclare Gold (IRE) 116
7 9-13 D T Hughes I J McCarthy (3) 120 25/126.00
19 003121 BLACK, yellow stars, yellow sleeves, black stars, yellow cap, black stars Dorset Square (IRE) 63
Distance Winner
6 9-12 W P Mullins Ms K Walsh 119 9/110.00
20 19-312 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Prince Of Fire (GER) 87
Beaten Favourite
5 9-10 C F Swan D J Casey 117 9/25.50
21 8-57F08 YELLOW, light blue triple diamond, light blue diamonds on sleeves, yellow cap, light blue diamonds Siege Of Ennis (IRE) 3
6 9-10 b E P Harty B J Cooper (7) 114 25/126.00
Non runners
2275360/2Captain Cole (IRE)79-10P CaseyO Casey108

Verdict

There have been plenty of shocks in this over the years but Willie Mullins won it a year ago with the fancied Sesanta and is mob-handed today. DEUTSCHLAND was racing in novice chases a year ago and won one here over two miles in May. He's since been kept to the flat and over hurdles and though well beaten when favourite for the Coral Cup at Cheltenham he's better than that run suggested. He could prove the pick of the Mullins sextet and beat off a strong challenge from Nicky Henderson's progressive Radium, who produced his best effort to date when runner-up to Pause And Clause in the Martin Pipe at Cheltenham. Farringdon was beaten four lengths when conceding 10lbs to Beroni here in December and there is no real reason why the placings should be reversed even on this faster ground. Edward O'Grady's front-runner Clicksnmortar will set a merry gallop and if the going remains on the fast side could take some catching.