Follow Punchestown On Facebook Novice Handicap Hurdle (80-109) 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, 9 runners)
  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Soft to Heavy, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 19.90s
  • Off time: 14:12:23
Full result
Result 14:10 Punchestown
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Grange 7/4f
2nd 7 Hop In 9/4
3rd 4 Popmurphy 7/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 35465-2
RED, royal blue star, royal blue sleeves, white stars, maroon & white quartered cap Supreme Bob (IRE) 118
  • T:P Fenton
  • J:B T O'Connell
  • Form: 35465-2
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 P Fenton B T O'Connell 109 11/1
2 0765-3
Dark blue, emerald green seams, white sleeves, red spots, emerald green cap Appletime (IRE) 35
  • T:T F Shaw
  • J:I J McCarthy
  • Form: 0765-3
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 108
  • Naps:
5 165 11-11 T F Shaw I J McCarthy (3) 108 10/1
3 F52R9-9
ORANGE,black epaulettes, halved sleeves, orange cap Hair Oil Jimmy (IRE) 7
  • T:T Foley
  • J:Mr P T Foley
  • Form: F52R9-9
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-9t1
  • OR: 106
  • Naps:
9 163 11-9 t1 T Foley Mr P T Foley (7) 106 12/1
4 7/23
Royal blue, emerald green chevron, emerald green armlet, emerald green & royal blue striped cap Popmurphy 33
  • T:Ross O'sullivan
  • J:Andrew J McNamara
  • Form: 7/23
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-9bt
  • OR: 106
  • Naps:
6 163 11-9 bt Ross O'sullivan Andrew J McNamara 106 7/1
5 080-012
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Grange (IRE) 11
  • T:E P Harty
  • J:N P Madden
  • Form: 080-012
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
5 162 11-8 E P Harty N P Madden 105 7/4f
6 54709
BLACK, white cross of lorraine, hooped sleeves, royal blue cap Man of God (IRE) 7
  • T:J Cullen
  • J:J L Cullen
  • Form: 54709
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-5b
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
4 159 11-5 b J Cullen J L Cullen 105 33/1
7 09002-
Green, white cross sashes & cap Hop In (IRE) 322
  • T:A L T Moore
  • J:D N Russell
  • Form: 09002-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 94
  • Naps:
5 151 10-11 A L T Moore D N Russell 94 9/4
8 57-00
ROYAL BLUE, white hoop, royal blue & brown check cap Gothen Niece (IRE) 21
  • T:C P Donoghue
  • J:A P Crowe
  • Form: 57-00
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-3
  • OR: 86
  • Naps:
8 143 10-3 C P Donoghue A P Crowe 86 11/1
9 4900/0P
RED, white sleeves, red cap, black spots Ms Cabrita (IRE) 16
  • T:Gerard Mullins
  • J:D E Mullins
  • Form: 4900/0P
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-12b1
  • OR: 81
  • Naps:
7 138 9-12 b1 Gerard Mullins D E Mullins 81 25/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Citizenship
  • T:Mrs J Harrington
  • J:R M Power
5 11-7 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 12/1
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In depth

Verdict

GRANGE can gain compensation for a narrow defeat by Mr Eko over the C&D a couple of weeks ago. Raised 11lb for his earlier victory at Tipperary, he still looked in need of the experience on what was only his sixth start and another 4lb rise shouldn't prove a problem. Supreme Bob made a very nice handicap debut when narrowly beaten by Khan Tengri at Tipperary and must go close here though a 7lb hike in the weights could prove his undoing. Popmurphy, a useful performer on the Flat, will be making his handicap debut from what could prove to be a lenient mark while Appletime is improving with each run and there was plenty to like about his latest effort at Fairyhouse. Hop In ended his first season over hurdles early with a fine effort over this C&D on New Year's Eve and he'll be winning soon.

Formwatch

Grange (IRE) 5-4fav (11-11) Waited with towards rear, progress under pressure into 4th approaching straight, soon 3rd, went in pursuit of winner from before last, stayed on well run-in, just failed, 2nd of 11, shd behind Mr Eko (11-8) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl 80-102 hvy.

Hop In (IRE) 11-2 (10-13) Mid-division, headway into 4th 4 out, ridden in 2nd 2 out, no impression leader entering straight, kept on from last, pressed winner closing stages, 2nd of 13, 1l behind Sorted (11-10) at Punchestown 2m cond hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Dec.

Popmurphy 5-1 (11-12) Always prominent, no impression under pressure from before last where not fluent, kept on same pace, 3rd of 15, 16l behind Miriam's Dream (11-4) at Roscommon 2m mdn hdl hvy in Oct.

Man of God (IRE) 16-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, no extra and dropped to rear early straight, weakened, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Worldor (11-1) at Naas 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23.

Ms Cabrita (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) Always towards rear, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Chu Chu Thomas (11-7) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-95, 17 ran.

Hair Oil Jimmy (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Led early, headed after 2nd and modeeate 4th halfway, no extra from 3 out, weakened, 9th of 14, well behind Rory O'Moore (11-12) at Naas 2m mdn hdl.

Gothen Niece (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Towards rear, never a factor, kept on one pace, 10th of 15, 43l behind Marshim (11-2) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Oct.

Appletime (IRE) 8-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, moderate 5th approaching straight, closed to challenge from 2 out, 3rd and no impression last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 16, 6l behind Benevolent (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl in Oct.

Supreme Bob (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Waited with in mid-division, progress going well from 4 out, left disputing lead from 2 out, every chance run-in, headed closing stages, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Khan Tengri (10-5) at Tipperary 2m hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Jul.