Punchestown

  • 13:45 Kildare Now Maiden Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner €8,316 2nd €2,579 3rd €1,228 4th €553
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 12.30s
  • Off time: 13:48:03
13:45 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Burrows Saint (FR) 4/5
2nd Flawless Escape 7/2
3rd Jetez (IRE) 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 0 Royal blue, orange cross sashes, orange sleeves, yellow cap A Long Day (IRE) 19
4 11-7 t1 M Brassil R A Doyle (5) 66/167.00
2 9074P0 Black, purple seams, black sleeves, striped cap Alfred Eile (IRE) 7
4 11-7 J Nash C A Landers (7) 80/181.00
3 0 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE CHECK, royal blue sleeves, yellow & royal blue check cap Ballinabearna 13
4 11-7 R Tyner P F Mangan 66/167.00
4 62/2742- PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Burrows Saint (FR) 352
4 11-7 W P Mullins R Walsh 4/51.80
5 0 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE HOOPED, Emerald Green cap, white star Cracking Up (IRE) 14
4 11-7 Francis J Flood L P Dempsey 80/181.00
6 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Crown Of Thorns
4 11-7 N Meade J M Moore 33/134.00
7 0 PINK, black panel, pink cap Daring Decree (IRE) 13
4 11-7 Norman Lee B Hayes 66/167.00
8 Maroon, white star & armlet, white cap Desir Du Large (FR)
4 11-7 M F Morris J W Kennedy 33/134.00
9 90-7 YELLOW & WHITE DIABOLO, yellow sleeves, emerald green cap Dundeedy Lad (FR) 20
4 11-7 R Tyner P T Enright 66/167.00
10 3 Maroon, grey cross sashes, light green sleeves, yellow cap, light green star Eamon High (IRE) 20
4 11-7 H De Bromhead A E Lynch 12/113.00
11 5 Black, pink stars, white sleeves & cap First Class Return (IRE) 19
4 11-7 M F Morris Andrew Ring (3) 50/151.00
12 2-1 Royal blue, light green star & sleeves, light green star on cap Flawless Escape 54
4 11-7 G Elliott R Loughran 7/24.50
14 0-44 Orange, black star , black & orange hooped sleeves, orange cap, black star Jetez (IRE) 13
4 11-7 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 9/110.00
15 3- Maroon, white star and armlets, blue cap Kamil (GER) 238
4 11-7 N Meade S W Flanagan 33/134.00
16 P-9 EMERALD GREEN & YELLOW HOOPS, white sleeves, white & yellow check cap Meldrum Way (IRE) 19
4 11-7 G J Power B J Foley (5) 100/1101.00
17 50 MAROON, white cross of lorraine & chevrons on sleeves, maroon cap Royal Presenting (IRE) 20
4 11-7 S K Ryder P D Kennedy (3) 100/1101.00
18 34-5 Maroon, white star, white armlets, yellow cap Sir Carno (FR) 13
4 11-7 G Elliott D N Russell 10/111.00
19 - EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Triplicate (IRE) 458
4 11-7 t1 J P O'Brien M P Walsh 12/113.00
20 - Emerald green, royal blue star, royal blue stars on sleeves, royal blue star on cap Siempre Amigos (IRE) 25
4 11-0 G P Cromwell G N Fox 50/151.00
Non runners
137-Fortune Street (FR)411-7P NolanK C Sexton

Verdict

Gigginstown have four entries, three of them newcomers under Rules, so Sir Carno may prove best of them as he will have found the minimum too short on his hurdling bow at Cork. Burrows Saint had half-a-dozen runs in France, the last two over fences, and looks a chaser in the making, but Flawless Escape should have no problems making the transition to hurdles after an impressive bumper victory at Roscommon. EAMON HIGH made a fine start to his career when just failing to find extra in the closing stages on heavy ground at Wexford. He'll have come on markedly for the run and will take some beating. Joseph O'Brien could have another smart prospect on his hands in Triplicate, who won two out of three in the summer of last year when trained at Ballydoyle.