Punchestown

  • 16:55 bragbet.com Handicap Hurdle 2m

  • Winner €32,500 2nd €9,500 3rd €4,500 4th €1,500
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 57.80s
  • Off time: 16:56:27
16:55 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cool Macavity (IRE) 9/1
2nd City Slicker (IRE) 20/1
3rd Stocktons Wing (IRE) 9/1
4th The Game Changer (IRE) 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 11016P Emerald Green & Orange hoops, Royal Blue cap City Slicker (IRE) 23
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-8 W P Mullins P Townend 138 20/121.00
2 154-140 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Ally Cascade (IRE) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-4 t1 N Meade G N Fox (7) 134 25/126.00
3 31 Beige & black halved, black chevrons on sleeves, beige cap Lucky Bridle (IRE) 152
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-2 h W P Mullins R Walsh 132 4/15.00
4 134480 Purple, orange seams, orange cap Massini's Trap (IRE) 3
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-1 t J Nash J S McGarvey (5) 131 25/126.00
5 7-11340 PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Diplomat (USA) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-0 D K Weld R M Power 130 16/117.00
6 3-11529 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Gallant Tipp (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-0 E J O'Grady A P McCoy 130 16/117.00
7 316028 Maroon, white star and armlet, white cap The Game Changer (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-0 h C F Swan D N Russell 130 13/27.50
8 18-461P  Emerald green & orange hoops, red cap Waxies Dargle 23
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-0 N Meade P Carberry 130 20/121.00
9 10-0228 Emerald green & mauve halved, slvs reversed, quartered cap Cairdin (IRE) 24
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 10-13 v Ms M Mullins Andrew J McNamara 129 33/134.00
10 41-8346 ORANGE, black panel, hooped cap Dalasiri (IRE) 46
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 10-13 p1 Miss S J Harty T Scudamore 129 20/121.00
11 221P6-5 Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap Stocktons Wing (IRE) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-12 C O'Brien M P Walsh 128 9/110.00
12 131144 Pink, Royal Blue cap Cool Macavity (IRE) 191
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-7 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 123 9/110.00
13 701613 Red & black hoops, red sleeves, black star on cap Glen Beg (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-7 p Miss E Doyle K C Sexton (5) 123 10/111.00
14 600705 MAROON, WHITE star and armlets, ROYAL BLUE cap Rocky Wednesday (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-7 G Elliott L P Dempsey (7) 123 20/121.00
15 7P2-F24 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Absolutlyfantastic 191
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-5 t H de Bromhead A E Lynch 121 20/121.00
16 584334 EMERALD GREEN, red hoop, red armlet, red cap Star Of Aragon (IRE) 58
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-4 b J Nash T E Doran (7) 120 20/121.00
17 7260 EMERALD GREEN, orange hoop & armlet, striped cap To Choose (IRE) 9
Nag me
5 10-2 T Gibney A P Heskin 118 50/151.00
18 451 MAROON & WHITE STRIPES, maroon cap, white hoop Sea Beat 80
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-13 A L T Moore R C Colgan 125 13/27.50

Verdict

The shortest price winner of this in the last ten years has been 10/1. A P McCoy rides Gallant Tipp, who couldn't handle Grade 2 company at Fairyhouse while City Slicker has also been well beaten at that level in his last two races. Lucky Bridle hasn't been done any favours in the handicap after beating Shield at Thurles but GLEN BEG ran very well behind Court Minstrel at Aintree and is handed the vote. She would be a strong selection if there is any more rain which would greatly enhance her chances. Cool Macavity's credentials don't looks strong enough but Diplomat had a recent run on the Flat and his stable can do little wrong at present.