Punchestown

  • 19:40 Visit Punchestown.com Maiden Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner:
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 6.00s
  • Off time: 19:41:22
19:40 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cottage Oak (IRE) 11/4
2nd Quantum Theory (IRE) 16/1
3rd Dumitas (FR) 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 LIGHT BLUE & YELLOW CHECK, yellow sleeves, check cap Ballygill T Rex (IRE)
5 11-12 A Sexton M J Bolger (3) 50/151.00
2 0/ ROYAL BLUE & LIGHT BLUE DIABOLO, royal blue sleeves, white cap Be Humble (IRE) 407
7 11-12 P Fenton B T O'Connell (3) 40/141.00
3 Pink, purple spots, purple cap Call Me In An Hour (IRE)
5 11-12 T J Taaffe A P Cawley 33/134.00
4 11095/2 DARK BLUE, yellow diamond & sleeves, yellow cap, red diamond Cottage Oak (IRE) 23
Beaten Favourite
7 11-12 N Meade P Carberry 11/43.75
5 5P9U-P0 Red, white star, white cap, red spots De Danu (IRE) 20
7 11-12 t1 A A Howard R C Colgan 50/151.00
6 4/1517- White, emerald green disc, grey sleeves, emerald green & grey check cap Dumitas (FR) 170
6 11-12 C A McBratney E J O'connell (5) 9/110.00
7 21/ Red & white hoops, royal blue sleeves, emerald green cap Forever Man (IRE) 836
7 11-12 t1 Patrick J Hassett A E Lynch 20/121.00
8 FP1/80-9 Yellow, em green braces, yellow cap Foursalive (IRE) 19
6 11-12 J P Kenny B J Cooper (7) 50/151.00
9 564-57 YELLOW, purple chevron, quartered cap Kenaleck (GER) 8
6 11-12 Mrs J Harrington B J Geraghty 20/121.00
10 7000/80- EMERALD GREEN, black panel, quartered cap Kingcove (IRE) 254
7 11-12 H Rogers L Mcniff (5) 50/151.00
11 P/9 Emerald green, royal blue chevrons on sleeves, em green cap, royal blue star Like A Comet (IRE) 16
7 11-12 D T Hughes P W Flood 25/126.00
12 0/0000-0 ROYAL BLUE & BLACK DIAMONDS,black slvs,blue diamonds,black cap,blue diamonds Milltown Boy (IRE) 12
7 11-12 Ms H P Markham B M Cash 50/151.00
13 0 RED, black seams, striped sleeves & cap Pride Of The Artic (IRE) 9
5 11-12 J P Fahey Mr J A Fahey (7) 50/151.00
14 3/FP36-4 Red, dark blue sash, dark blue star on cap Quantum Theory (IRE) 23
6 11-12 Miss E Doyle M M O'Connor (3) 16/117.00
15 84934-0 YELLOW & ROYAL BLUE STRIPES, maroon sleeves, white cap Realignment (IRE) 12
5 11-12 t S Ryan S J Gray (3) 50/151.00
16 0-0 Black, yellow cross of lorraine, red sleeves, red cap, yellow star Saddlers Charm (IRE) 19
5 11-12 P J Rothwell S W Jackson 50/151.00
17 5/517F-2 ROYAL BLUE, yellow disc, yellow diamonds on sleeves, quartered cap Theatre Festival (IRE) 16
Distance Winner
8 11-12 t A L T Moore P Townend 107 5/23.50
18 44564- EMERALD GREEN, red panel, red star on cap Vintage Rally (IRE) 189
5 11-12 J J Hanlon J L Cullen 33/134.00
19 030- GREY, maroon triple diamond & seams on sleeves, grey cap, maroon diamonds What An Article (IRE) 33
5 11-12 Mrs J Harrington A D Leigh 20/121.00
20 33470-4 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Winds Of War (IRE) 12
6 11-12 p1 M F Morris D N Russell 105 4/15.00
21 PP7/P- White, Red braces, Black cap Andshewas (IRE) 49
7 11-7 t1 A A Howard S G McDermott 50/151.00
22 P524-58 WHITE & RED CHEVRONS, striped cap Blue Magneto (IRE) 19
8 11-7 t Miss F Slevin Mr N T Slevin (7) 50/151.00
23 F63-61U YELLOW, black disc, black spots on sleeves, yellow cap, black spots False Messenger (IRE) 10
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 11-7 M Hourigan A P Heskin (5) 8/19.00
24 880- Red & black chevrons, red sleeves, black cap, red star Red Rockscene (IRE) 34
7 11-7 Patrick J F Gillespie R J Molloy (3) 33/134.00
25 00000-0 WHITE, emerald green stars on sleeves, emerald green stars on cap Woodfield Queen (IRE) 11
6 11-7 J Fox K M Donoghue (7) 50/151.00
Non runners
2679-Touch Of Gold (IRE)611-12Mark J DoyleReserve 1
27654/03-1Truckers Banquet (IRE)711-12J J ManganReserve 2
282P/21-Havoohapin (IRE)711-12R D LeeReserve 3

Verdict

COTTAGE OAK is a consistent type and can get the better of Theatre Festival and False Messenger. The last named had not been asked a serious question when losing his rider last time, after winning well previously. He can go well, a remark that also applies to Theatre Festival, a Gowran Park bumper winner, who was second on his re-appearance and should be fitter for that run. Dual bumper winner Cottage Oak also ran well on his seasonal debut, his first outing for four months. He stayed on to good effect that day to be a close second, and this extra half a mile looks sure to suit and Cottage Oak can collect.