Punchestown

  • 15:40 Martinstown Opportunity Series Final Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f

  • Winner €17,550 2nd €5,130 3rd €2,430 4th €811
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 13.50s
  • Off time: 15:40:36
15:40 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st= Beau Michael 25/1
2nd= Hazariban (IRE) 10/1
3rd= The Crafty Butcher (IRE) 9/1
4th= Brian Who (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 531 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Never Enough Time (IRE) 34
5 11-10 T Foley J S McGarvey (4) 121 14/115.00
2 04-P164 YELLOW, red braces, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Beau Michael 10
Course WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-9 pt A McGuinness D E Splaine (2) 120 25/126.00
3 057311 Grey, pink cross sashes, white sleeves, pink stars, grey cap, pink stars Chavoy (FR) 17
Distance Winner
8 11-9 Ferdy Murphy T Kelly (2) 120 14/115.00
5 2F12PF DARK GREEN, white sleeves, red cap, white star Days Ahead (IRE) 4
Beaten Favourite
6 11-8 p E Doyle Mr M N Doran (2) 119 25/126.00
6 250631 Emerald green & orange stripes, emerald green sleeves, emerald green & white striped cap The Crafty Butcher (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
6 11-5 t M Hourigan S E Butler (4) 116 9/110.00
7 625258 ROYAL BLUE, yellow hoop & armlet, white cap Total Excitement (IRE) 159
11 11-5 p T Cooper C Brassil (4) 116 33/134.00
9 146353 LIGHT BLUE & DARK BLUE STRIPES, black & red striped cap Treat Yourself (IRE) 24
6 11-3 A L T Moore G Malone (4) 114 14/115.00
10 725521 YELLOW, maroon stars, yellow & emerald green hooped sleeves & cap Brian Who (IRE) 23
Distance Winner
6 11-2 E Cawley K M Donoghue 113 7/18.00
11 940032 Maroon, dark green chevron, white sleeves, emerald green cap Chino Valdes (IRE) 15
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 11-2 v1 Mrs J Harrington M J Bolger 113 14/115.00
12 10/21-F0 DARK BLUE, light blue star, light blue stars on sleeves, light blue cap, dark blue star Clonsilla Fath (IRE) 22
8 11-2 D Broad P E Corbett (4) 113 40/141.00
13 300093 PINK & EMERALD GREEN QUARTERED, check sleeves & cap First Impressions (IRE) 15
7 11-2 p Michael Mulvany J C Tobin (4) 113 25/126.00
14 P12266 RED, white hoop, white sleeves, pink cap Kilmainham (IRE) 24
5 11-2 F Flood P D Kennedy (2) 113 25/126.00
15 99-0212 WHITE, black panel, halved sleeves, quartered cap Rawnaq (IRE) 9
Beaten Favourite
6 11-2 Matthew J Smith K M Smith (4) 113 10/111.00
16 923567 BLACK & YELLOW QUARTERED, black sleeves, emerald green seams, yellow cap, black star Questions Answered (IRE) 88
Distance Winner
8 11-1 E McNamara Mr R J Jones 112 8/19.00
17 52F1-26 EMERALD GREEN & YELLOW HOOPS, check cap Ross Na Righ (IRE) 308
Distance Winner
9 11-1 D T Hughes M A Enright 112 25/126.00
18 P/42F-71 WHITE, black braces, striped sleeves, check cap Art Lord (IRE) 18
7 10-13 P Casey M W Bowes (2) 110 20/121.00
19 49P-0F6 YELLOW & RED CHEVRONS, hooped cap Elysian Rock 90
Course Winner
9 10-12 t M F Morris B F Cawley (4) 109 25/126.00
20 921-PP4 EMERALD GREEN, orange stars, emerald green sleeves, red cap, white star King High (IRE) 249
Distance Winner
9 10-12 E Doyle A F O'Neill (4) 109 33/134.00
21 418-815 YELLOW, white sleeves, red cap Seader (USA) 37
8 10-12 J J Lambe L A McKenna (4) 109 25/126.00
22 1-5735 Red, yellow stars, check sleeves, yellow spots on cap Dave's Stamper (IRE) 20
6 10-11 t1 Shane Nolan S A Shortall (4) 108 25/126.00
23 109092 Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Happy New Year (IRE) 23
Course and Distance Winner
9 10-11 p O McKiernan S J Crimin (4) 108 14/115.00
24 413 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Hartside (GER) 90
Course Winner
4 10-6 N Meade S J Gray 114 14/115.00
25 324621 PURPLE, yellow chevron & sleeves, quartered cap Hazariban (IRE) 18
Distance Winner
4 10-5 t S Fahey K C Sexton (4) 113 10/111.00
26 043B15- Dark blue & light blue quartered, diabolo on sleeves, light blue cap Prosperity Square (IRE) 643
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 10-11 C O'Dwyer Mr D G Lavery (4) 108 33/134.00
27 01-2782 Royal blue, light blue chevron, light blue chevrons on sleeves, light blue star on cap De Dodger (IRE) 24
Distance Winner
10 10-11 S Braddish Reserve 2 (2) 108 14/115.00
Non runners
4709355Owennacurra Milan (IRE)811-9Miss M L HallahanT C Carroll120
80-22108Sir Ector (USA)611-4J J LambeMr D G Lavery115
28172503Speed Dial810-10P HughesReserve 3107

Verdict

Never Enough Time has steadily made progress and landed a Cork maiden in good style, though this is a very tough ask. Ferdy Murphy is a rare visitor these days so the presence of Chavoy, who has thrived since arriving at West Witton from France, suggests he means business. Brian Who was gaining only his second victory when scoring at Fairyhouse but he's been running well all winter and an 8lb rise shouldn't prevent another big effort. Rawnaq has definitely improved recently and followed a cracking run over this track and trip with a close second on the Flat at Leopardstown. Art Lord was a surprise but convincing winner of a Navan maiden but a chance is taken with the four-year-old HAZARIBAN. He's been progressing with every run and there was much to like about his comfortable victory in an all-aged handicap at Navan earlier this month.