Punchestown Update. Going, Jockey Changes And Non-Runners

Sun 18th Nov 2012, 11:45

Going - Heavy (Soft To Heavy in Places). Weather - Overcast

Jockey Changes.

12.35 I.N.H. Stallion Owners European Breeders Fund Maiden Hurdle

    1.05 AGK Displays Craddockstown Novice Steeplechase (Grade 2)

      1.40 Florida Pearl Novice Steeplechase (Grade 2)

      • 1. Pride Of the Artic Non Runner
      • 4. Sweeney TunesD N Russell
      • 5. Tofino Bay Non Runner

      2.15 Dobbins & Madigans @ Punchestown Morgiana Hurdle (Grade 1)

      • 4. Unaccompanied Non Runner

      2.45 RSM Farrell Grant Sparks Supporting Longford GAA Handicap Hurdle (Rated 80-109)

        3.20 Punchestown On TG4 At 9.20 Next Saturday Handicap Hurdle (Rated 0-140)

        • 9. Clashnabrook Non Runner

        3.50 Dick Grainger Memorial (Pro/Am) Flat Race

          GRAND NATIONAL - The Northern Challenge

          The Sue Smith-trained Auroras Encore was the last northern-trained horse to win the Grand National back in 2013 but recent victories for that part of the country have been thin on the ground since the likes of Lucius, Rubstic and Hallo Dandy in the late 70s early 80’s showed that steeplechasing was in a healthy state north of the Watford Gap with the likes of Gordon W Richards, Denys Smith, Arthur Stephenson, Peter Easterby and Jimmy Fitzgerald capable of holding their own against their southern and Irish counterparts.

          THE IRISH TIMES