Punchestown

  • 19:55 www.irishracehorseowners.com Maiden Hurdle2m

  • Winner €7,246 2nd €1,680 3rd €734 4th €420
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 52.30s
  • Off time: 19:58:21
19:55 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Passage Vendome (FR) 2/1
2nd Buy Back Bob (IRE) 2/1
3rd Moiqen (IRE) 50/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 7437F-6 ROYAL BLUE, emerald green sleeves, blue & white striped cap Alasty (IRE) 23
6 11-12 K P Egan B M Cash 25/126.00
2 090P47- WHITE, black star, black stars on sleeves, white cap, black stars Battlemount (IRE) 97
5 11-12 S Byrne A D Leigh 79 28/129.00
3 33- DARK BLUE, pink cross of lorraine, pink cap Buy Back Bob (IRE) 212
5 11-12 A J Martin D J Casey 2/13.00
4 ORANGE, black star, striped sleeves & cap Celtic Fashion (IRE)
5 11-12 P Meany M P Butler (5) 66/167.00
5 354- Yellow, grey chevron & chevrons on sleeves, grey cap Centurian (IRE) 80
6 11-12 C A Murphy Andrew J McNamara 12/113.00
6 P- LIGHT GREEN, yellow sash & armlet, check cap Cloncallow (IRE) 110
5 11-12 t Ms J Morgan J L Cullen 50/151.00
7 BLACK & YELLOW HOOPS, black cap, yellow spots Doctor Wayward (IRE)
5 11-12 M V Manning K M Donoghue (3) 66/167.00
8 R White & mauve diamonds, white sleeves & cap In The Humour (IRE) 17
5 11-12 M Brassil M P Walsh 50/151.00
9 R05/807- DARK BLUE, yellow stars on sleeves, yellow star on cap Kastani Beach (IRE) 151
6 11-12 A K Wyse B T O'Connell 66/167.00
10 7 BLACK & YELLOW HOOPS, black cap, yellow spots Matsukaze (IRE) 17
5 11-12 A J Martin R Walsh 16/117.00
11 0009- EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE HOOPS, white sleeves, green cap, orange star Moiqen (IRE) 242
7 11-12 P Byrne M W Bowes (5) 50/151.00
12 0012-2 YELLOW, black stars, black sleeves, black star on cap Passage Vendome (FR) 29
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-12 W P Mullins E Mullins 2/13.00
13 77802- Royal blue, yellow chevron, yellow chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue star Ridayef (IRE) 11
5 11-12 M Halford P Carberry 105 16/117.00
14 0/05-7 Red & emerald green quartered, emerald green sleeves, emGreen cap, red stars Toca Deed (IRE) 19
5 11-12 Laurence Butler S W Flanagan 66/167.00
15 0-230- Pink, black triple diamond, black seams on sleeves, quartered cap Ansgar (IRE) 248
4 11-4 t Miss S J Harty M Darcy 14/115.00
16 White & royal blue diamonds, white sleeves, royal blue cap, white diamonds Bobbys Sparrow (IRE)
4 11-4 M Phelan R Loughran 33/134.00
17 0-34354 Royal blue, grey sash, halved sleeves, royal blue cap Mcmonagle (IRE) 63
4 11-4 W McCreery B R Dalton (5) 25/126.00
18 60- Royal blue, yellow sash, royal blue & white hooped cap Raydari (FR) 174
4 11-4 A J Martin B J Geraghty 20/121.00
19 2 EMERALD GREEN & RED QUARTERED, red sleeves, red & white striped cap Regal One (IRE) 20
4 11-4 J F O'Shea S G McDermott 7/18.00
20 0-0 RED & YELLOW CHEVRONS, red sleeves & cap Trans City (IRE) 7
4 11-4 J Nash A P Crowe 50/151.00
21 2744-9 GREEN & RED HOOPS, white cap Why But Why (USA) 17
4 11-4 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 108 12/113.00
22 6- Yellow, light blue hollow box, check sleeves & cap Xsquared (IRE) 28
4 11-4 Ms J Morgan D J Condon 50/151.00

Verdict

Buy Back Bob's close third to Rebel Fitz at Cork in August was a very good effort and he probably found soft ground against him on his only subsequent start over hurdles. Centurian has done well in bumpers despite not winning and his pedigree is all about jumping. Ridayef has produced one very good run on fast ground at Clonmel and all other starts have been on much softer going. Regal One made a very promising debut over hurdles at Clonmel where he may have won but for a mistake at the last. There's more to come from him but this looks another for Willie Mullins via PASSAGE VENDOME. A winning bumper of fast ground at Tramore, he's done well enough in both starts over hurdles to suggest he'll be winning soon and his trainer looks to have found the right opportunity.