Punchestown Handicap Hurdle 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, 18 runners)
  • Winner €14,626 2nd €4,274 3rd €2,026 4th €674
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 58.60s
  • Off time: 20:25:00
Full result
Result 20:20 Punchestown
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Desertmore Stream 9/1
2nd 14 Casimir Road 2 8/1
3rd 6 Rupert Lamb 11/4f
4th 18 Decade Player s.h 33/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 2520/00-
WHITE, red sash, red & white check sleeves & cap Kalann (IRE) 24
  • T:Miss S J Harty
  • J:G O'Sullivan
  • Form: 2520/00-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
7 164 11-10 Miss S J Harty G O'Sullivan (7) 132 33/1
2 F2212-0
MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Desertmore Stream (IRE) 24
  • T:P Fenton
  • J:B T O'Connell
  • Form: F2212-0
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-1h
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
6 155 11-1 h P Fenton B T O'Connell 123 9/1
3 69/1-8
MAUVE Paddy The Celeb (IRE) 33
  • T:M Halford
  • J:Andrew J McNamara
  • Form: 69/1-8
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0h
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
8 154 11-0 h M Halford Andrew J McNamara 122 22/1
4 2/F240-U
EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Absolutlyfantastic 18
  • T:H De Bromhead
  • J:A E Lynch
  • Form: 2/F240-U
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 H De Bromhead A E Lynch 120 25/1
5 21312-P
White, red cross sashes & sleeves, white cap, red star Bridgequarter Girl (IRE) 34
  • T:J E Kiely
  • J:P Townend
  • Form: 21312-P
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 J E Kiely P Townend 120 12/1
6 F1/1FF-P
PURPLE, yellow chevron & cap Rupert Lamb 34
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: F1/1FF-P
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 119
  • Naps:
8 151 10-11 W P Mullins R Walsh 119 11/4f
7 6/21F39-
RED, black stars, black sleeves, white cap, red stars Honourable Emperor (IRE) 222
  • T:N Meade
  • J:P Carberry
  • Form: 6/21F39-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-10
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
5 150 10-10 N Meade P Carberry 118 33/1
8 071/18-0
ROYAL BLUE, red chevron & sleeves, white cap Aladdins Cave 35
  • T:C A Murphy
  • J:R M Power
  • Form: 071/18-0
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-9p
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
10 149 10-9 p C A Murphy R M Power 117 16/1
9 0101-21
Light blue, yellow hoop, emerald green cap Pivot Bridge 24
  • T:A McGuinness
  • J:D E Splaine
  • Form: 0101-21
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
6 149 10-9 A McGuinness D E Splaine (3) 117 5/1
10 1650-U2
White & red diabolo, hooped sleeves & cap Mrs Mac Veale (IRE) 8
  • T:R Murphy
  • J:K C Sexton
  • Form: 1650-U2
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-8
  • OR: 116
  • Naps:
9 148 10-8 R Murphy K C Sexton (5) 116 14/1
11 F625-7
EMERALD GREEN, yellow star, yellow stars on sleeves, white cap, yellow star Ryansbrook (IRE) 24
  • T:C A Murphy
  • J:M J Bolger
  • Form: F625-7
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-8
  • OR: 116
  • Naps:
6 148 10-8 C A Murphy M J Bolger 116 50/1
12 924079-
Pink, pink cap, orange star Sports Line (IRE) 245
  • T:John F O'Neill
  • J:S G McDermott
  • Form: 924079-
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 10-6t
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
11 146 10-6 t John F O'Neill S G McDermott 114 40/1
13 4/77010-
YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Director's Forum (IRE) 171
  • T:Mrs J Harrington
  • J:D E Mullins
  • Form: 4/77010-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-2t1
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
6 142 10-2 t1 Mrs J Harrington D E Mullins 110 16/1
14 0/0003-6
YELLOW & ROYAL BLUE STRIPES, maroon sleeves, white cap Casimir Road (IRE) 24
  • T:S Ryan
  • J:M A Enright
  • Form: 0/0003-6
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-1t
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
6 141 10-1 t S Ryan M A Enright 109 8/1
15 00369-3
YELLOW, maroon stars, yellow & emerald green hooped sleeves & cap Oscar Buzz (IRE) 34
  • T:E Cawley
  • J:P T Enright
  • Form: 00369-3
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-1t
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
7 141 10-1 t E Cawley P T Enright 109 4/1
16 8009/32-
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Park Ranger (IRE) 213
  • T:C Roche
  • J:A P Crowe
  • Form: 8009/32-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-12b
  • OR: 106
  • Naps:
8 138 9-12 b C Roche A P Crowe 106 33/1
17 346155-
GREEN & RED HOOPS, white cap Sin Miedo (IRE) 4
  • T:Mrs J Harrington
  • J:A D Leigh
  • Form: 346155-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-11
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
4 137 9-11 Mrs J Harrington A D Leigh 112 50/1
18 P0702-P
WHITE & BLACK HOOPS, white cap, black star Decade Player (IRE) 34
  • T:P J Rothwell
  • J:A Ring
  • Form: P0702-P
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-10
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
6 136 9-10 P J Rothwell A Ring (7) 102 33/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Rawnaq (IRE)
  • T:Matthew J Smith
  • J:K M Smith
6 10-10 Matthew J Smith K M Smith 7/1
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In depth

Verdict

RUPERT LAMB is rated 26lb lower over hurdles than fences and comes here on a confidence-restoring mission. He'd improved out of all recognition before his latest mishaps so looks handicapped to take this. Pivot Bridge gained a surprise victory over tonight's rival Desertmore Stream at Fairyhouse but has proved that to be no fluke with two fine subsequent runs. However, the runner-up is 17lb better off for three lengths and should have no problem reversing the form. Mrs Mac Veale completed a hat-trick in the autumn and showed she was not finished yet with a cracking effort from her new mark at Ballinrobe last month. Bridgequarter Girl was progressing nicely until stopped in her tracks by a bad mistake here last month and she'll be a threat if the ground dries out.

Formwatch

Desertmore Stream (IRE) 5-1fav (10-9) Tracked leaders, not fluent 4 out, almost on terms 3 out, no extra next, 10th of 15, 16l behind Pivot Bridge (9-7) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp hdl in May.

Casimir Road (IRE) 16-1 (9-10) Soon mid-division, progress to chase leaders approaching straight, soon squeezed for room, kept on same pace under pressure from before 2 out, 6th of 15, 7l behind Pivot Bridge (9-7) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp hdl in May.

Rupert Lamb 14-1 (11-10) Slight mistake 1st, never a factor, eased 5 out, pulled up 4 out, in a race won by Mallowney (11-4) at Punchestown 2m hcp chs in May, 16 ran.

Decade Player (IRE) 28-1 (9-3) Led, joined 4th, headed and weakened 4 out, pulled up 2 out, in a race won by Mallowney (11-4) at Punchestown 2m hcp chs in May, 16 ran.

Pivot Bridge 9-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders on inner, almost on terms 3 out, led travelling smoothly before 2 out, ridden out and stayed on well run-in, won at Killarney 2m 1f hcp hdl in May beating The Game Changer (10-12) by 2 3/4l, 15 ran.

Park Ranger (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Mid-division, reminders after 4 out and headway next, 3rd 2 out and ridden to go 2nd before last, kept on under pressure run-in without troubling winner, 2nd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Somethingwonderful (11-12) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl gd in Oct.

Paddy The Celeb (IRE) 28-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, pushed along in moderate 8th after 2 out, no extra, kept on one pace run-in, 8th of 13, 30l behind Arctic Fire (11-12) at Punchestown 2m nh nov hdl in May.

Oscar Buzz (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Held up, soon towards rear, 18th and headway from before 3 out, chased leaders approaching straight, soon moderate 2nd, moderate 3rd before last, no impression and kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 25, 2 1/2l behind Macnicholson (11-11) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl 88-123 in May.

Mrs Mac Veale (IRE) 20-1 (9-8) Held up in rear, progress into 5th on outer 4 out, ridden along next, 5th 2 out, went 2nd at last, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 4l behind Kilcarry Bridge (9-10) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl gd in May.

Aladdins Cave 14-1 (11-5) Mid-division, badly hampered 4th, progress in 9th before 3 out, 6th 3 out, ridden and no extra 2 out, weakened, 13th of 25, 50l behind Master Oscar (10-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f in Apr.

Honourable Emperor (IRE) 7-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, moderate 6th after 3 out, soon no impression, 9th of 14, 24l behind Liberty's Gift (10-11) at Tipperary 2m hcp hdl gd in Oct.

Sin Miedo (IRE) 11-1 (10-1) Tracked leaders and 4th halfway, pushed along when not fluent 3 out, no extra approaching next where left moderate 5th, weakened,, 5th of 9, well behind Wooly Tom (10-11) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl in Jan.

Bridgequarter Girl (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division, under pressure from 4 out, bad mistake next, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Morga (10-10) at Punchestown 2m mrs nov hdl in May, 13 ran.

Kalann (IRE) 9-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, moderate 5th 4 out, soon ridden and weakened from next, 12th of 13, 43l behind Pink Coat (9-10) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl in Nov.

Ryansbrook (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Rear of mid-division, jumped a little right 4th, 14th after 5th, pushed along and progress into mid-division straight, soon no impression, moderate 7th at last, kept on same pace run-in, 7th of 18, 18l behind Bentelimar (11-12) at Killarney 2m 1f mdn hdl in May.

Sports Line (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Prominent, ridden in 2nd 3 out, weakened quickly before next, soon behind, last of 9, well behind Muzak (11-4) at Sligo 2m 1f hcp chs hvy in Oct.

Director's Forum (IRE) 13-2 (10-13) Soon mid-division, not fluent 4 out, pushed along and weakened from before straight, tailed off, last of 16, well behind Hop In (10-8) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23 in Dec.

Absolutlyfantastic 12-1 (10-2) Led until bad mistake 4th and unseated rider,, in a race won by Art Of Logistics (11-4) at Punchestown 2m hcp chs gd in May, 8 ran.