Orchid Transport Mares Novice Hurdle 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, 6 runners)
  • Winner €14,625 2nd €4,275 3rd €2,025 4th €675
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 37.50s
  • Off time: 19:18:53
Full result
Result 19:15 Punchestown
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 7 Upsie 9/10f
2nd 6 Twigline 11/4

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 210431
BLACK & PINK DIAMONDS, black sleeves, pink cap, black diamond Bobbina (IRE) 18
  • T:B R Hamilton
  • J:D G Lavery
  • Form: 210431
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 126
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 B R Hamilton D G Lavery (5) 126 10/1
2 3211
Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap Speckled Wood (IRE) 49
  • T:C Roche
  • J:A P Crowe
  • Form: 3211
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
5 161 11-7 C Roche A P Crowe 125 4/1
3 064104
WHITE, purple diamond, purple spots on sleeves & cap Curvacious (IRE) 39
  • T:E Stanners
  • J:D E Splaine
  • Form: 064104
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 119
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 E Stanners D E Splaine (5) 119 25/1
6 51/1F2
RED, royal blue sleeves, red cap, royal blue star Twigline (FR) 39
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:P Townend
  • Form: 51/1F2
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 W P Mullins P Townend 130 11/4
7 11-1
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Upsie (FR) 60
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 11-1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 W P Mullins R Walsh 9/10f
8 317P
Brown & orange chevrons, orange sleeves, orange cap, brown diamond Money Spider (IRE) 39
  • T:J F O'Shea
  • J:S G McDermott
  • Form: 317P
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-8
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 148 10-8 J F O'Shea S G McDermott 33/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
4 5131-71
Kates Benefit (IRE) 19
  • Nag Me
  • Course Winner
  • Distance Winner
  • T:D Budds
  • J:D N Russell
  • Form: 5131-71
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 114 D Budds D N Russell NR
5 0U1
The Conker Club (IRE) 28
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:W Harney
  • J:B J Cooper
  • Form: 0U1
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 114 W Harney B J Cooper NR

In depth

Verdict

TWIGLINE was only headed close home in a Grade 3 at Limerick last month. Curvacious was back in fourth and Money Spider pulled up after her saddle slipped. That looks the best form on offer in this and Willie Mullins' mare should take all the beating, though the yard also run the unbeaten Upsie who overcame trouble in-running to win a shade cosily at Naas in February. Kates Benefit shot clear at Navan last time and is another with scope but Bobbina and Speckled Wood need to improve again on respective wins at Limerick and Clonmel. The Conker Club was still a little green when scoring at the latter track four weeks ago but this is a big step up in class.

Formwatch

Kates Benefit (IRE) 13-8fav (11-7) Soon led, jumped a little right at times, went on approaching 2 out, soon ridden to go further clear, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Navan 2m mdn hdl beating Wipe Your Eye (10-11) by 15l, 17 ran.

The Conker Club (IRE) 18-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, led 5th, went on from before 2 out, drifted a bit away from rail closing stages, kept on well, won at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl in Mar beating Coolnagorna Giggs (11-4) by 2 1/4l, 15 ran.

Upsie (FR) 4-7fav (11-4) Tracked leaders on inner, in 3rd, hampered 3 out, switched to outer after 2 out, led before last where mistake, kept on well run-in, comfortably, won at Naas 2m mdn hdl in Feb beating Aerlite Supreme (11-12) by 4l, 17 ran.

Twigline (FR) Evensfav (10-12) Waited with behind leaders, went in pursuit of winner straight, closed and challenged last, gained narrow lead run-in, not match winner and headed closing stages, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Missunited (11-2) at Limerick 2m mrs nov hdl G3 (1) hvy in Mar.

Speckled Wood (IRE) 7-4fav (11-5) Settled behind leaders, moderate 4th halfway, 3rd from before 4 out, closed before straight, ridden entering straight, stayed on to challenge last, soon led, kept on well run-in, won at Clonmel 2m Mares Handicap Hurdle (80-116) (4yo+) hvy in Mar beating Lead Kindly Light (10-13) by 4l, 11 ran.

Bobbina (IRE) 9-4 (11-2) Raced 4th of the 5, slight mistake 4th, closer order in 3rd from before 4 out, 2nd approaching straight, soon on terms and led 2 out, stayed on strongly to draw clear run-in, easily, won at Limerick 2m 3f Mares Hurdle (5yo+) gd beating Dazzling Susie (11-4) by 5l, 5 ran.

Curvacious (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Led and disputed, headed before straight, soon no extra and kept on same pace, 4th of 6, 14l behind Missunited (11-2) at Limerick 2m mrs nov hdl G3 (1) hvy in Mar.

Money Spider (IRE) 25-1 (10-0) Held up and keen hold, saddle slipped after 3rd and pulled up before next, in a race won by Missunited (11-2) at Limerick 2m mrs nov hdl G3 (1) hvy in Mar, 6 ran.