Punchestown

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

  • Winner €17,875 2nd €5,225 3rd €2,474 4th €826
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 54.30s
  • Off time: 15:40:07
15:40 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Master Oscar (IRE) 14/1
2nd Flatfoot Boogie (FR) 20/1
3rd Go Paddy Go (IRE) 16/1
4th Memories Of Milan (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 411300 WHITE, light blue sash, brown cap Flatfoot Boogie (FR) 10
9 11-12 N F Glynn B R Dalton 123 20/121.00
2 113016 BLACK, white sash, white stars on sleeves, striped cap The Winkler (IRE) 69
5 11-12 E Doyle M P Butler 123 28/129.00
3 107823 Emerald green & orange hoops, check sleeves, quartered cap Radmores Revenge 9
Distance Winner
11 11-11 p Mrs S Leech C Wallis (2) 122 50/151.00
4 41-577 YELLOW, red braces, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Beau Michael 18
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-10 pt A McGuinness D E Splaine 121 22/123.00
5 616897 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Nearly Nama'd (IRE) 52
6 11-10 h D T Hughes I J McCarthy 121 33/134.00
6 3406PU MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Sweeney Tunes 62
Distance Winner
8 11-10 b P Nolan C M Walsh (4) 121 40/141.00
7 7/1-18 ROYAL BLUE, red chevron & sleeves, white cap Aladdins Cave 10
10 11-7 p C A Murphy P D Kennedy (2) 118 14/115.00
8 15-16 Black, Red star, striped sleeves, Red cap Cracking Man (IRE) 274
6 11-7 t M O'Hare D A McCormack (2) 118 40/141.00
9 651114 ROYAL BLUE, white sleeves, red & white quartered cap Sea Light (IRE) 95
6 11-6 C Byrnes G N Fox (4) 117 7/24.50
10 688406 White, royal blue cross sashes, royal blue cap, white diamond Mister Benedictine 231
Distance Winner
11 11-5 pt B W Duke C Brassil (4) 116 25/126.00
11 F65643 WHITE & ROYAL BLUE STRIPES, royal blue armlet, royal blue star on cap On The Way Out (IRE) 17
Course and Distance Winner
11 11-5 J E Kiely Mr H Derham 116 40/141.00
12 352174 DARK BLUE, yellow diamond, yellow sleeves, dark blue diabolo, yellow cap, dark blue star Diyala (IRE) 138
5 11-3 ht G Elliott John Winston (4) 114 33/134.00
13 111650 White & red diabolo, hooped sleeves & cap Mrs Mac Veale (IRE) 32
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-3 R Murphy G Malone (4) 114 33/134.00
14 7451P Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap Sort It Out (IRE) 10
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 11-2 E P Harty R J Molloy 113 12/113.00
15 703-11 BLACK, white stars, red cap, white stars Maguire's Glen (IRE) 19
Distance Winner
6 11-1 Miss E Doyle K C Sexton (2) 112 7/18.00
16 35-741 PURPLE & WHITE HOOPS, white cap Master Oscar (IRE) 31
6 11-0 p C Roche J S McGarvey (2) 111 14/115.00
17 595U7P WHITE, maroon disc, maroon sleeves, striped cap Point The Toes (IRE) 13
9 11-0 pt Mark Fahey S E Butler (2) 111 40/141.00
18 21/071 DARK BLUE, white sash, red sleeves, dark blue armlet, dark blue & white quartered cap Ghareer (IRE) 10
Distance Winner
10 10-13 J Morrison B Hayes (2) 110 20/121.00
19 451403 Royal blue, yellow chevron, yellow chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue star Foot Soldier (IRE) 10
5 10-12 p C F Swan B F Cawley (4) 109 25/126.00
20 427861 EMERALD GREEN, white seams, check cap Holeinthewall Bar (IRE) 8
Distance Winner
6 10-12 M Hourigan S J Crimin (4) 109 25/126.00
21 7P-66 PINK, red cross of lorraine, red cap Memories Of Milan (IRE) 68
Distance Winner
8 10-11 J Queally M G Nolan 108 20/121.00
22 515750 White, royal blue cross sashes, quartered cap Asockastar (IRE) 10
6 10-10 P J Colville A Ring (4) 107 50/151.00
23 1-0086 WHITE & BLACK HOOPS, white cap, black star Bell Weir 17
Distance Winner
6 10-10 p E Doyle A F O'Neill (4) 107 33/134.00
24 242113 GREY AND PINK CHECK, grey sleeves and cap Go Paddy Go (IRE) 19
8 10-10 h J Grace M P Burke (4) 107 16/117.00
25 55221 YELLOW & PURPLE QUARTERED, yellow sleeves, purple armlet, quartered cap Highbrow Blue (IRE) 19
6 10-10 P Nolan S A Shortall (4) 107 3/14.00
Non runners
264-8277Chestnut Charlie (IRE)1210-8Peter MaherReserve 1105
2724-709Joseph Lister710-8Brian M McMahonReserve 2105
2810FF70Grove Field (IRE)710-8C A MurphyReserve 3105

Verdict

Beau Michael is only a pound higher than winning this at a big price 12 months ago. He's had a couple of runs on the Flat since finishing tailed off at Wexford and David Splaine will give him every assistance from the saddle again. Sea Light was fourth in a Grade B handicap at Leopardstown in January after completing a hat-trick and must go on the short-list while Maguire's Glen has won over this trip at Cork and Wexford recently and may still be improving. The mare Diyala makes her handicap debut while Highbrow Blue is lightly-raced, though had to be switched to fences to get off the mark under Rules. ALADDINS CAVE has won seven times on the Flat and three times over hurdles. He caught the eye behind Daneking at Fairyhouse 10 days ago on his first run since scoring at Galway last July and looks as though he's been aimed at this meeting.