Racing At Punchestown Tomorrow (Pro/Am) Flat Race 2m
- (5-7yo, 2m, 6 runners)
- Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
- Going: Soft to Heavy, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 13.60s
- Off time: 15:55:05
|1st||2 Clondaw Court||2/5f|
|2nd||3 De Glebe Star||27||33/1|
Clarior Ex Obscuro (IRE)
|6||168 12-0||W M Roper||Mr J J King (7)||22/1|
Clondaw Court (IRE) 210
|5||168 12-0||W P Mullins||Mr P W Mullins||2/5f|
De Glebe Star (IRE) 6
|5||168 12-0 t||Miss F Slevin||Mr N T Slevin (7)||33/1|
Mister Hotelier (IRE) 245
|5||168 12-0||C A Murphy||Mr C Motherway (3)||7/2|
See It As It Is (IRE) 13
|5||168 12-0||J A Berry||A F O'Neill (7)||8/1|
Benefit Biddy (IRE) 19
|5||161 11-7||R Hackett||Miss J M Mangan (7)||14/1|
Maccas Lad (IRE)
||6||12-0||P O Brady||G N Fox||5/1|
This was won by Dunguib in 2008. Willie Mullins' last three bumper runners have been beaten, two of them at long odds-on, so potential supporters of CLONDAW COURT may tread warily. However, he won a point-to-point at Largy by no less than 15l in April and has to be the selection to halt the rot. Mister Hotelier has been a short-priced favourite on his two latest starts and though beaten his overall form is strong and he looks certain to pick up a race before long. He's the obvious danger if the selection doesn't come up to scratch, with recent Glenbane point winner Benefit Biddy a place prospect.
Clondaw Court (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) Alw pr, went on 2out, easily, won at Largy 3m ire ptp sft in Apr beating Dans Your Man (11-4) by 15l, 11 ran.
De Glebe Star (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, last of 5, 46l behind Champagne James (11-11) at Navan 2m N H flat.
Clarior Ex Obscuro (IRE) Morozov gelding out of Achates.
Mister Hotelier (IRE) 7-4fav (11-9) Settled in mid-division on inner, headway approaching straight, went 2nd 2f out, no impression on winner from over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 14, 6l behind Peace In The West (11-9) at Down Royal 2m N H flat sft in Mar.
Benefit Biddy (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Rcd 2nd/3rd, ld 2out, row, won at Glenbane 3m ire ptp gd in Oct beating Italian Dream (11-7) by 6l, 11 ran.
See It As It Is (IRE) 5-4 (12-0) Alw pr, cl up bef 2out, ev ch last, sl mstk, no ex late, 2nd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Elmbridge Squire (11-4) at Grennan 3m ire ptp gd.