Punchestown

  • 15:15 Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Hurdle 2m

  • Winner €6,555 2nd €1,520 3rd €664 4th €380
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 2.50s
  • Off time: 15:15:25
15:15 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Koshere King (IRE) 14/1
2nd Korean (FR) 9/2
3rd Jossestown Lad (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 4940-02 WHITE, emerald green hoop, emerald green seams on sleeves, hooped cap Well Insured (IRE) 18
6 11-11 D J Barry S E Butler 94 4/15.00
3 632143 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE CHEVRONS, orange sleeves, emerald green chevrons, orange cap, emerald green star Korean (FR) 18
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
9 11-10 p Miss S J Harty D A McCormack 93 9/25.50
4 90-0756 DARK BLUE, white seams, white spots on cap Jossestown Lad (IRE) 15
6 11-7 C O'Dwyer B R Dalton (2) 90 6/17.00
5 U-26795 YELLOW, purple spots, purple & yellow halved sleeves, yellow & purple quartered cap Tequila Lord (IRE) 51
8 11-6 M McCabe J M Moore (4) 89 11/26.50
6 0-8800 PURPLE, yellow sleeves, check cap Epic Hero (IRE) 41
5 11-5 F Flood A J Fox (4) 88 20/121.00
7 970 Red, white diamond, white sleeves, red spots, red cap Rendezvous Bay (IRE) 18
6 11-5 A J Martin Garry Lavery (2) 88 16/117.00
8 80-06 Yellow, red cross sashes, red armlet, yellow cap D I Y Lawyer (IRE) 41
5 11-4 M Brassil T C Carroll 87 8/19.00
9 0-905 EMERALD GREEN, white hoop, quartered cap Mr Eko (IRE) 18
5 11-4 T Doyle M P Burke 87 10/111.00
10 7-069 WHITE, royal blue stars, check sleeves, white cap, royal blue star Turnonthegas (IRE) 230
7 11-2 John G Carr B Browne (4) 85 20/121.00
11 0-0004P PURPLE, yellow sleeves, check cap Double Feature (IRE) 75
4 11-0 F Flood D J Bates 86 25/126.00
12 060/00P ROYAL BLUE, white triple diamond & sleeves, royal blue cap Koshere King (IRE) 54
6 11-0 E U Hales P D Kennedy 83 14/115.00
13 0521P/P Black, Red star, striped sleeves, Red cap Clearly Now (IRE) 52
12 10-12 M O'Hare M W Bowes 81 7/18.00
Non runners
110-2080Barney King (IRE)611-11John G CarrB F Cawley94

Verdict

WELL INSURED is still a maiden after 10 starts over timber but produced his best run to date when beaten a head by Owenacurra Milan at Cork earlier this month. He had the much more consistent Korean four lengths back in third that day and should confirm the form and take this, though he rarely runs the same race twice. Jossetown Lad ran poorly over 2m4f at Clonmel last time and is better judged on a close fifth behind Le Reveur over today's trip there in October when Tequila Lord was well behind. Barney King has plenty of weight and has yet to prove he acts on this ground while it would take a leap of faith to fancy Rendezvous Bay as he's been beaten out of sight in three maiden starts.