• 16:20 Louis Fitzgerald Hotel Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner €14,626 2nd €4,274 3rd €2,026 4th €674
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 56.30s
  • Off time: 16:20:23
16:20 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Le Vent D'Antan (FR) 3/1
2nd Emperor Of Exmoor (IRE) 16/1
3rd Cheltenian (FR) 3/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1-123 Red, emerald green disc, emerald green sleeves, red stars, red cap Carraig Mor (IRE) 69
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-12 A King Wayne Hutchinson 135 11/26.50
2 0-14P4 Light blue & pink chevrons, light blue sleeves, light blue cap, pink star Cheltenian (FR) 26
8 11-12 P J Hobbs R Johnson 141 3/14.00
3 43221 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE HOOPED, quartered cap Emperor Of Exmoor (IRE) 10
7 11-12 D T Hughes M A Enright 123 16/117.00
4 22114P EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Flaming Dawn (IRE) 31
6 11-12 E J O'Grady A P McCoy 131 25/126.00
5 7-3212 Black, Red Cross of Lorraine, Red cap Le Vent D'Antan (FR) 24
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 11-12 Miss E Doyle D N Russell 138 3/14.00
6 U-321 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Sizing Granite (IRE) 53
6 11-12 H de Bromhead A E Lynch 130 8/19.00
7 8214 Pink and Purple quartered, Pink sleeves, quartered cap Val De Ferbet (FR) 31
Beaten Favourite
5 11-12 W P Mullins R Walsh 9/110.00
8 31144 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Wounded Warrior (IRE) 10
5 11-12 N Meade P Carberry 130 10/111.00
9 211-43 DARK BLUE & WHITE DIAMONDS, white sleeves, red cap Medieval Chapel (FR) 87
6 11-6 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 122 14/115.00
10 212152 Royal blue, light blue star, white sleeves, royal blue stars, white cap, royal blue star Beluckyagain (IRE) 24
6 11-5 W P Mullins P Townend 132 14/115.00


Cheltenian has developed into a decent handicapper and was fourth in the betfair Hurdle at Newbury in February. He filled the same place behind Clondaw Kaempfer in a Grade 3 at Aintree and should give a good account. Medieval Chapel is unexposed while Val De Ferbet is sure to improve on his first run for Willie Mullins at Limerick. But stablemate BELUCKYAGAIN looks to have stronger claims having only found Adriana Des Mottes too strong in a Grade 1 novice event at Fairyhouse earlier this month. With her mares' allowance, she looks the one to beat as she was obviously suited by the step up in trip. Le Vent D'Antan was second to Lieutenant Colonel in a Grade 2 at Fairyhouse last time and is also worth a second look but Carraig Mor disappointed when odds-on for a Listed contest at Huntingdon in February and hasn't been seen since. Wounded Warrior may be best of the rest but 3m looks his trip.