Punchestown

  • 15:25 Goffs Supporting Irish Stud & Stable Staff Flat Race2m

  • Winner €6,775 2nd €2,101 3rd €1,002 4th €450
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 21.60s
  • Off time: 15:30:43
15:25 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Athenean (IRE) 5/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 5/5- Brown, white sleeves, brown chevrons, white & brown striped cap Cesar Du Gouet (FR) 258
5 11-7 Barry J Murphy Mr P W Mullins 20/121.00
2 0- MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Athenean (IRE) 207
4 11-4 N Meade Ms N Carberry 5/42.25
3 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Rhinestone (IRE)
4 11-4 t1 J P O'Brien Mr D O'Connor 4/61.67

Verdict

This should be a real tactical battle with three top riders in opposition. Patrick Mullins gets the ride on Cesar Du Gouet, though his mount was well beaten in a Leopardstown bumper last year and again in a point-to-point this March though both times attracting support. Nina Carberry is on board Athenean and Noel Meade's charge ran well enough on his debut in a huge field here in April to suggest he'll be winning soon. Derek O'Connor takes the ride on RHINESTONE for Joseph O'Brien and his mount, a son of Montjeu, should have more pace than his two rivals so gets the nod.