Punchestown

  • 18:05 Naas Court Hotel And Il Fico Restaurant Handicap Hurdle 3m

  • Winner €13,000 2nd €3,799 3rd €1,799 4th €600
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 43.50s
  • Off time: 18:20:20
18:05 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Acapulco (IRE) 9/2
2nd Rogue Angel (IRE) 10/1
3rd Followmeuptocarlow (IRE) 5/1
4th Los Amigos (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 133333 PURPLE & PINK DIAMONDS, purple cap, pink diamonds Dushybeag (IRE) 18
6 11-9 M Hourigan S E Butler (5) 127 25/126.00
3 09400P MAROON, yellow inverted triangle, yellow chevrons on sleeves, black cap Powerstation (IRE) 39
Distance Winner
13 11-9 E O'Connell Mr J J King (7) 127 33/134.00
5 142331 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Call Rog (IRE) 25
Distance Winner
5 11-8 M F Morris M P Walsh 127 6/17.00
6 3080F7 Emerald green, white disc, hooped sleeves, emerald green cap, white spots Coole Avenue (IRE) 9
Distance Winner
9 11-8 t1 T Cooper Mr G M Mangan (7) 126 25/126.00
8 2/B-0021 PURPLE, white cap, purple diamond Acapulco (IRE) 35
Distance Winner
9 11-4 E J O'Grady B J Geraghty 122 9/25.50
9 13441 Orange, black triple diamond, hooped sleeves, orange cap, black spots Balnagon Boy (IRE) 79
Distance Winner
5 11-4 T Gibney A P Heskin 123 16/117.00
10 1-80579 YELLOW, red stars, yellow cap, red star Gala Dancer (IRE) 24
Distance Winner
8 11-3 b P Nolan Mr M N Doran (5) 121 25/126.00
12 1D-13P3 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Rogue Angel (IRE) 68
Distance Winner
5 11-3 t M F Morris D N Russell 122 10/111.00
13 121256 Royal blue, light blue star, white sleeves, royal blue stars, white cap, royal blue star Letherbelucky (IRE) 193
Course Winner
6 11-2 W P Mullins P Townend 120 16/117.00
14 342206 White & emerald green hoops, emerald green sleeves & cap Baresi (IRE) 18
Distance Winner
8 11-0 J Long P Carberry 118 16/117.00
15 432573 Royal blue & white stripes, red sleeves, emerald green cap Thynetocatcher (IRE) 18
Distance Winner
7 11-0 R J McGrath M A Enright (3) 118 16/117.00
16 2221U0 PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Sarabad (FR) 24
5 10-13 W P Mullins R Walsh 118 12/113.00
17 U4P227 BLACK & YELLOW STRIPES, yellow sleeves, red cap Fergiethelegend (IRE) 24
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-12 John G Carr Andrew J McNamara 116 25/126.00
18 442892 PINK, white hoop, royal blue cap Los Amigos (IRE) 9
6 10-11 B Potts Mr J E Flynn (7) 115 12/113.00
19 PP4P00 Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap Moville (IRE) 96
8 10-11 t M Brassil C Brassil (7) 115 33/134.00
21 164242 Purple, purple cap, yellow star Tabac Brun (FR) 35
6 10-11 p Miss E Doyle B T O'Connell 115 25/126.00
22 4P789P Maroon, white star and armlet, white cap Start Me Up (IRE) 24
Distance Winner
9 10-10 p C F Swan Miss J M Mangan (5) 114 20/121.00
23 P22417 Emerald green & mauve halved, slvs reversed, quartered cap Ancient Days (IRE) 25
6 10-8 J Queally D E Mullins 112 20/121.00
24 217S51 ROYAL BLUE & RED CHEVRONS, royal blue sleeves, red cap, royal blue star Followmeuptocarlow (IRE) 9
Course WinnerDistance Winner
10 10-7 t T Donohue Mr R Deegan (7) 111 5/16.00
26 055724 YELLOW, maroon stars, yellow & emerald green hooped sleeves & cap Forever Gold (IRE) 25
Distance Winner
6 10-5 E Cawley P T Enright 109 8/19.00
27 216103 ROYAL BLUE, yellow cross of lorraine, white sleeves, royal blue & yellow striped cap Miss Xian (IRE) 9
Distance Winner
6 10-5 F Flood B J Cooper 109 14/115.00
28 13P774 Yellow, red cross sashes, striped sleeves, royal blue cap A Decent Excuse (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
6 10-4 E M O'Sullivan A P Crowe 108 33/134.00
Non runners
180-1250Bat Masterson (IRE)511-10N MeadeMr D G Lavery129
435934UWhispering Hills (IRE)811-9D T HughesB J Cooper127
7122314Operating (IRE)611-8Mrs J HarringtonR M Power126
115/03486Queiros Bleu (FR)911-3H de BromheadA E Lynch121
2011-1422See Double You (IRE)1010-11J WoodsMr R M P McNally115
2542F-710Art Lord (IRE)710-6P CaseyA P Crowe110

Verdict

The former Aidan O'Brien-trained Acapulco won a shade cosily at Cork last month and, despite a 6lb higher mark, may be capable of reversing earlier Naas running with Miss Xian. Call Rog had no problem with the step up to 3m here last month and is another leading contender, but FOREVER GOLD might have a chance of reversing form with the latter on better terms. Edward Cawley's winning pointer is heading in the right direction and his low weight might be an advantage if the going gets any softer. Others to consider include Art Lord and Operating, though the latter needs to bounce back from a poor run in a Grade 2 here last month. Balnagon Boy is trying 3m for the first time while Letherbelucky may be in the handicapper's grip now but Followmeuptocarlow beat Los Amigos over track and trip nine days ago and could be thereabouts again.