Punchestown

  • 17:30 Irish Daily Mirror Novice Hurdle 3m

  • Winner €59,000 2nd €19,000 3rd €9,000 4th €4,000
  • Going: Yielding
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 2.00s
  • Off time: 17:31:21
17:30 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Minella Indo (IRE) 5/1
2nd Allaho (FR) 11/4
3rd Carefully Selected (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2-413 Red, white sash, royal blue cap Allaho (FR) 47
Distance Winner
5 11-10 W P Mullins R Walsh 144 11/43.75
2 6/14199 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Cap York (FR) 24
Course and Distance Winner
7 11-10 b1 N Meade D F O'Regan 139 66/167.00
3 1/1123-1 ROYAL BLUE & EMERALD GREEN DIAMONDS, emerald green sleeves, striped cap Carefully Selected (IRE) 45
Distance Winner
7 11-10 W P Mullins P Townend 9/25.50
4 41-21P4 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE STRIPES, white sleeves, striped cap Castlebawn West (IRE) 24
6 11-10 W P Mullins D E Mullins 135 25/126.00
5 11-1412 Maroon, white star & armlet, white cap Commander Of Fleet (IRE) 47
Beaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
5 11-10 G Elliott J W Kennedy 149 3/14.00
6 213203 Maroon, white star and armlets, blue cap Defi Bleu (FR) 47
6 11-10 G Elliott D N Russell 140 12/113.00
7 146140 CERISE First Approach (IRE) 47
Distance Winner
6 11-10 p N Meade S W Flanagan 136 33/134.00
9 112211 Light blue, purple stars, purple star on cap Go Another One (IRE) 7
Distance Winner
7 11-10 t J C McConnell R Johnson 140 18/119.00
10 13-321 MAROON, yellow stars, maroon sleeves, striped cap Minella Indo (IRE) 47
Distance Winner
6 11-10 H De Bromhead Rachael Blackmore 152 5/16.00
11 3-F2F1 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap School Boy Hours (IRE) 41
6 11-10 N Meade M P Walsh 135 25/126.00
12 114 Pink & white halved, black sleeves, black cap, pink star Walk Away (IRE) 26
Distance Winner
6 11-10 H De Bromhead R M Power 140 12/113.00
13 5-11U79 PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Salsaretta (FR) 10
6 11-3 h W P Mullins D J Mullins 135 33/134.00
Non runners
8212317Gallant John Joe (IRE)611-10O McKiernanB Browne138

Verdict

The first three home from the Albert Bartlett at Cheltenham feature again. MINELLA INDO (NAP) had been beaten by Allaho in a Grade 3 at Clonmel in February but reversed the form in no uncertain terms at The Festival, always travelling well at the head of affairs and coming home strongly. A slow early gallop probably didn't help runner-up Commander Of Fleet but he had every chance and never really looked like pegging back the winner. Carefully Selected, placed in Grade 1 bumpers here and at Cheltenham last spring, reappeared with a simple task in a Limerick maiden hurdle in March and there's every prospect of him making a top-class staying hurdler while Defi Bleu is back over what will be his preferred trip after a very good run in the Martin Pipe.