• 16:55 Irish Daily Mirror Novice Hurdle 3m

  • Winner €55,800 2nd €17,100 3rd €8,100 4th €2,700
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 5.10s
  • Off time: 16:57:25
16:55 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Beat That (IRE) 11/8
2nd Don Poli (IRE) 11/4
3rd Lots Of Memories (IRE) 7/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 9-3123 DARK BLUE, yellow diamond & sleeves, yellow cap, red diamond Apache Jack (IRE) 47
Course Winner
6 11-10 D T Hughes A P McCoy 145 8/19.00
2 26-121 White, black cap Beat That (IRE) 26
Distance Winner
6 11-10 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 151 11/82.38
3 515432 Emerald green, red inverted triangle, halved sleeves, black cap Captainofthefleet (IRE) 31
7 11-10 E O'Connell Andrew J McNamara 123 100/1101.00
4 2143P1 WHITE, emerald green stars, white sleeves, quartered cap Lots Of Memories (IRE) 10
Course WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-10 P G Fahey S E Butler 144 7/18.00
5 12318 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Shanahan's Turn (IRE) 49
Distance Winner
6 11-10 H de Bromhead A E Lynch 135 25/126.00
6 41221F MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Thunder And Roses (IRE) 10
6 11-10 D T Hughes B T O'Connell 135 40/141.00
7 2-2111 Maroon, white star and armlet, white cap Don Poli (IRE) 47
Distance Winner
5 11-9 W P Mullins R Walsh 153 11/43.75
8 169534 MAROON, pink sleeves, white cap Draycott Place (IRE) 24
Distance Winner
5 11-9 J P Ryan D N Russell 124 100/1101.00
9 12531 Maroon, white star and armlets, blue cap Very Wood (FR) 47
Course WinnerDistance Winner
5 11-9 p N Meade P Carberry 150 9/25.50


Beat That left previous form behind when stepping up to 3m1f at Aintree but the form of that race doesn't look as strong as VERY WOOD's victory in the Albert Bartlett at Cheltenham. Noel Meade's charge outstayed some very smart novices and the form has already been franked. It's difficult to see third Apache Jack reversing the placings here, though Dessie Hughes' six-year-old has place claims again. Don Poli won over 3m at Clonmel in February, when Captainofthefleet was only fourth, and completed his hat-trick in a conditionals' race at Cheltenham. He's on the upgrade but this a very tough heat. Lots Of Memories won easily at Fairyhouse 10 days ago after a break and could also go well and this trip should suit Shanahan's Turn, though he has a bit to find on the form book.