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  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Soft, Soft/Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 32.80s
  • Off time: 14:21:38
14:20 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Clonbanan Lad (IRE) 8/11
2nd Operating (IRE) 13/8
3rd Courtly Conduct (IRE) 20/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 700 Green, tartan slvs & cap Black Streak (IRE) 18
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5 11-12 J F Brennan C D Maxwell (3) 66/167.00
2 U11107- Dark blue, dark blue & orange hooped sleeves, orange cap, dark blue star Clonbanan Lad (IRE) 189
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6 11-12 H de Bromhead A E Lynch 8/111.73
3 2P-8 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap College Boy (IRE) 51
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5 11-12 C O'Dwyer B R Dalton (5) 33/134.00
4 92662/ DARK BLUE & YELLOW QUARTERED, quartered cap Courtly Conduct (IRE) 1039
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7 11-12 W M Roper M Darcy 20/121.00
5 54/32-09 WHITE, red triple diamond, red sleeves, white diamonds, red cap, white diamonds Gallant Oscar (IRE) 13
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6 11-12 D P Quinn J R Barry 33/134.00
6 904-7 Red, white diamond, white sleeves, red spots, red cap Jumbo John (IRE) 18
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6 11-12 Lady J Fowler R M Power 20/121.00
7 70 BLACK & YELLOW HOOPS, black cap, yellow spots Matsukaze (IRE) 154
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5 11-12 A J Martin B J Cooper 33/134.00
8 WHITE & ORANGE DIAMONDS, white sleeves, white cap, orange diamond Merton View (IRE)
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5 11-12 W J Austin D G Hogan 50/151.00
9 22-1 White, white & black striped sleeves, striped cap Operating (IRE) 175
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5 11-12 Mrs J Harrington B J Geraghty 13/82.62
10 30-0 Black, yellow cross sashes, black cap, yellow star All Seasons (IRE) 178
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4 11-8 P J Rothwell A Ring (7) 66/167.00
11 F538 LIGHT BLUE, royal blue sash, light blue cap, royal blue star Summers King (IRE) 8
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4 11-8 t P Carey R M Moran 50/151.00
12 5 Purple, pink stars, pink & purple hooped sleeves, pink cap, purple stars Twotwentyyards (IRE) 24
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4 11-8 L Byrne J L Cullen 40/141.00
13 0-22310 DARK BLUE, yellow disc, maroon sleeves, dark blue & maroon quartered cap Dani Catalonia (IRE) 43
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6 11-5 W P Mullins R Walsh 10/111.00
14 6570 RED, black panel, emerald green sleeves, black cap, yellow spots Kickhams Rakti (IRE) 6
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5 11-5 W McCreery B M Cash 50/151.00


After landing a point-to-point at Boulta in November, Clonbanan Lad completed a double in bumpers before failing in the championship bumpers at Cheltenham and here. He's had a break and changed stables but looks a nice prospect. Dani Catalonia won a Tramore bumper in heavy ground in August but ran poorly on his hurdling debut at Listowel last month. He'll need to do much better here and it's OPERATING who is handed the vote. Jessica Harrington's charge did well to win a bumper here in May as his pedigree is all about jumping. He'll stay further in time but this looks a decent opportunity to make a winning start over timber. Jumbo John ran well here in February but disappointed when fancied on his reappearance at Fairyhouse.