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14:50 Punchestown Racecard - 13th January 2019

14:50 Punchestown
Sky Bet Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle (Grade 2)
  • 5YO plus, 6 Runners
  • Winner £26,256, 2nd £8,455, 3rd £4,005, 4th £1,780, 5th £890, 6th £445
  • Distance 2m
  • Going Good-good to yielding in places on chase course
Race Conditions
Course Winner
Distance Winner
Horse Form
Won Last Time Out
Ran Within 30 Days
Order By Odds
# Runner
Silk
1
Felix Desjy D N Russell G Elliott 6 yrs, 11-2 18 Form: 65-1752
2 Tips
He has won a hurdle race, two NH flat races and a point-to-point from 2m to 3m on soft and yielding ground. Beaten 3 1/2l by Salsaretta when second of 5 at 7-4 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Limerick over 2m 4f (soft - heavy) in December last year.
Silk
2
Harrie R Walsh W P Mullins 7 yrs, 11-2 31 Form: 2/2-1
1 Tip
Won on his latest outing in a maiden hurdle race when 4-5fav at Tramore over 2m 5f (heavy) in December last year, beating Buck's Billionaire by 1/2l.
Silk
3
Jan Maat Rachael Blackmore H de Bromhead 6 yrs, 11-2 17 Form: 26-2126 A winner of a hurdle race at 2m on good ground. Finished 8l behind Jetez when sixth of 17 at 4-1fav on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Leopardstown over 2m (good - yielding) in December last year.
Silk
4
Jetez R M Power Mrs J Harrington 6 yrs, 11-2 17 Form: 4-15421
2 Tips
Successful in two hurdle races at 2m on good and good - yielding ground. A winner at 11-1 in a hurdle race at Leopardstown over 2m (good - yielding) on his latest outing in December last year, beating Cut The Mustard by 3l.
Silk
5
Swordsman J W Kennedy G Elliott 5 yrs, 11-0 12 Form: 6-21
1 Tip
A winner at 3-1 in a maiden hurdle race at Fairyhouse over 2m 4f (good) on his latest outing earlier this month, beating Westport Lady by 12l.
Silk
6
Buildmeupbuttercup P Townend W P Mullins 5 yrs, 10-7 36 Form: 1215-1
2 Tips
She has won a hurdle race and two NH flat races from 1m 6f to 2m on ground varying from good to soft. A winner at 2-1 in a maiden hurdle race at Navan over 2m (good) on her latest outing in December last year, beating Dancing On My Own by 1/2l.
View Race Verdict And 8 Tips
Newspaper Tips
Silk Nap Tips Tipsters Odds
Buildmeupbuttercup
2 Tips
2 Tips
  • POSTDATA
  • The Irish Sun
Felix Desjy
2 Tips
2 Tips
  • TOPSPEED
  • POSTDATA
Jetez
2 Tips
2 Tips
  • Sam Walker RP Ratings (IRE)
  • Alan Sweetman SPOTLIGHT
Harrie
1 Tip
1 Tip
  • Mercury Daily Post
Swordsman
1 Tip
1 Tip
  • Garry Owen Daily Record
The Sportsman's Verdict
Willie Mullins has an excellent record in this contest, winning seven of the last 10 renewals, and the Closutton maestro has two big chances this time around with Buildmeupbuttercup and HARRIE. The former was a smart bumper performer last season for Mick Channon and won a 29-runner maiden on her hurdling debut/first outing for this stable last month. She receives the mares' allowance and makes plenty of appeal, but slight preference is for her stablemate, who travelled and jumped with real purpose when winning his maiden hurdle over 2m5f at Tramore, two assets that will stand him in great stead now dropping back in distance. The French import also moves as though he will improve for this switch to a faster surface. Leopardstown handicap winner Jetez has a definite chance, while Swordsman might prove best of the Gigginstown trio.
The Sportsman's Prediction
Silk Pos Runner
1st Harrie
2nd Jetez
3rd Buildmeupbuttercup
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