Punchestown

  • 12:35 Go Racing In Kildare 2015 Membership Handicap Hurdle 2m

  • Winner €14,626 2nd €4,274 3rd €2,026 4th €674
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 57.60s
  • Off time: 12:36:27
12:35 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Pairofbrowneyes (IRE) 7/1
2nd Pivot Bridge 9/1
3rd Black Spot On (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0-11474 WHITE, black & royal blue hooped sleeves, black & royal blue striped cap Fosters Cross (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
12 11-7 T Mullins B J Cooper 125 20/121.00
2 94P-104 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Noah Webster (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
5 11-5 p A P O'Brien G N Fox (5) 123 8/19.00
3 108/08-2 Maroon, white star & sleeves, hooped cap Sir Ector (USA) 21
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-4 p1 J J Lambe R Walsh 122 10/34.33
4 2318-81 YELLOW, black spots, yellow sleeves, black star on cap Black Spot On (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
7 11-1 J Woods M W Bowes (5) 119 7/24.50
5 7050-00 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Rocky Wednesday (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
7 11-1 G Elliott Mr D J Benson (5) 119 25/126.00
6 472-612 Light green, emerald green stars, light green sleeves, emerald green stars on cap The Herds Garden 20
Distance Winner
5 11-1 N Meade Paul Carberry 119 10/111.00
7 51114-0 ROYAL BLUE, white sleeves, red & white quartered cap Sea Light (IRE) 200
Distance Winner
6 10-13 C Byrnes D N Russell 117 9/25.50
8 1-21585 Light blue, yellow hoop, emerald green cap Pivot Bridge 15
Distance Winner
6 10-12 A McGuinness D E Splaine (3) 116 9/110.00
9 6075-66 RED, black star, red cap, black stars Forty Foot Tom 165
Distance Winner
9 10-10 D Miley J J Burke (3) 114 20/121.00
10 568414- White & royal blue check, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap, pink stars Pairofbrowneyes (IRE) 252
5 10-10 Miss E Doyle M P Fogarty 114 7/18.00

Verdict

After a comfortable victory over this trip at Galway, Noah Webster has failed to stay over further in two subsequent starts and Ger Fox' claim should enable him to go close. Last year's November Handicap winner Sir Ector ran poorly in this season's renewal and went up 8lb for finishing runner-up over timber at Gowran last month. BLACK SPOT ON completed a double in testing ground in the spring and found similar conditions to his liking at Naas a fortnight ago where he returned to form. A 7lb rise doesn't look enough to prevent a quick follow up. The Herds Garden is a progressive novice making his handicap debut from a reasonable mark and can make his presence felt but the main threat may arrive in the shape of Sea Light, who completed a hat-trick at the backend of last year and was nowhere near his best on his final start here in April.