Punchestown

  • 12:05 Luna Bar Supporting Cavan GAA 3-Y-O Hurdle2m

  • Winner €9,239 2nd €2,865 3rd €1,365 4th €615
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 12.60s
  • Off time: 12:06:45
12:05 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mitchouka (FR) 1/4
2nd Famous Milly (IRE) 14/1
3rd Cosy Club (IRE) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 21 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Mitchouka (FR) 11
Distance Winner
3 11-7 G Elliott D N Russell 1/41.25
2 713-72 YELLOW & ROYAL BLUE HOOPS, yellow sleeves, emerald green cap Signifiant (FR) 152
3 11-7 Mrs S A Bramall Andrew Ring (3) 8/19.00
3 48 PURPLE, white sleeves, purple cap, white star A Place Apart (IRE) 25
3 11-0 G P Cromwell B Browne (5) 33/134.00
4 Pink, royal blue cross sashes, royal blue cap Callthebarman (IRE)
3 11-0 G P Cromwell G N Fox 50/151.00
5 4 Emerald green, yellow triple diamond, yellow diamond on cap Cosy Club (IRE) 10
3 11-0 A Keatley L P Dempsey 25/126.00
6 0 ORANGE, emerald green epaulettes, striped sleeves, emerald green cap Erquy (FR) 11
3 11-0 A Mullins D E Mullins 100/1101.00
7 - Black & grey quartered, halved sleeves, quartered cap Go Guarantor 36
3 11-0 A Oliver M A Enright 40/141.00
8 - Maroon & white stripes, white stars on sleeves, yellow cap Havelock (IRE) 106
3 11-0 Peter Fahey R Loughran 50/151.00
9 4153 DARK BLUE & EMERALD GREEN HOOPS, quartered cap Minnie Dahill (IRE) 13
Distance Winner
3 11-0 T M Walsh R Walsh 7/18.00
10 - EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap North Carolina (IRE) 474
3 11-0 J P O'Brien M P Walsh 14/115.00
11 - Grey, mauve diamond & sleeves, grey cap Famous Milly (IRE) 21
3 10-7 t1 G P Cromwell A E Lynch 14/115.00

Verdict

Signifiant, a winner over hurdles in France in April, finished runner-up at Clairefontaine in June and looks a nice acquisition for Sue Bramall. Minnie Dahill hasn't done as well as expected since landing a Down Royal maiden in September and had a run on the Flat to sharpen her up a fortnight ago. Joseph O'Brien won this last year with Landofhopeandglory and North Carolina, a son of Galileo, is one to note after just one run for Aidan O'Brien last year. Gavin Cromwell has three entries with the filly Famous Milly, rated 78 after landing a strong Listowel handicap on heavy going, possible the best though this can be left to MITCHOUKA. Gordon Elliott's charge was headed on the line when making his hurdling debut at Thurles and showed the benefit with a facile victory at Fairyhouse and it will take a big performance to lower his colours.