Punchestown

  • 13:45 Follow Punchestown On Facebook Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner €13,000 2nd €3,799 3rd €1,799 4th €600
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 14.00s
  • Off time: 13:45:15
13:45 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Boston Bob (IRE) 8/11
2nd Un Beau Matin (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P/2411- DARK BLUE, red panel, red & dark blue halved sleeves, red cap Ballybogey (IRE) 256
7 11-12 J J Lambe R C Colgan 123 25/126.00
2 3F56-4F MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Un Beau Matin (IRE) 37
Course Winner
5 11-12 G Elliott D N Russell 135 6/17.00
3 12/11FF- Beige & black halved, black chevrons on sleeves, beige cap Boston Bob (IRE) 252
Distance Winner
8 11-4 W P Mullins R Walsh 151 8/111.73
4 35031-6 Light blue, royal blue cross sashes, quartered cap Klepht (IRE) 153
Course and Distance Winner
8 11-4 t T Mullins M P Fogarty 14/115.00
5 3163/04- YELLOW & LIGHT GREEN DIABOLO, yellow sleeves, quartered cap Mourad (IRE) 569
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-4 W P Mullins P Townend 156 5/23.50
6 0P/7124- Maroon, white star and armlet, white cap Rivage D'Or (FR) 423
8 11-4 D T Hughes B J Cooper 130 16/117.00
7 P-00800 Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Whodoyouthink (IRE) 3
Course WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-4 O McKiernan M P Walsh 123 33/134.00

Verdict

Boston Bob is making his way back after his two falls in the spring in championship races at Cheltenham and here. He may have won the RSA at Cheltenham but for a last-fence tumble and Ruby Walsh has chosen him over MOURAD. But the latter is a high-class staying hurdler who generally just falls short of top grade and, though he hasn't run since the French Champion Hurdle of last year, he should be ready to do himself justice and gets the nod. Rivage D'Or is another useful chaser making his way back after a long absence while both Ballybogey and Un Beau Matin are penalised and face stiff tasks. Klepht has never raced over hurdles though he did land the Grade A Guiness Handicap Chase at the Festival here in April.