Punchestown Update. Going, Jockey Changes And Non-Runners

Sun 3rd Feb 2013, 14:12

Going - Heavy. Weather - Overcast

Jockey Changes.

12.50 Anna Gannon 80th Birthday Maiden Hurdle

  • 10. Follow The Sign Non Runner

1.20 Racing UK Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle (Grade 2)

    1.50 Pertemps Handicap Hurdle (Qualifier)

    • 9. Fahamore Non Runner
    • 24. Katys Girl Non Runner
    • 25. Ardboe Abbey Non Runner

    2.20 Boylesports.com Tied Cottage Steeplechase (Grade 2)

      2.50 Glenfarclas P.P. Hogan Memorial Cross Country Steeplechase

      • 4. Another Jewel Non Runner
      • 12. Dom Fontenail Non Runner

      3.20 Dan Moore Memorial Handicap Steeplechase

        3.50 Michael Fitzpatrick Memorial Grand National Trial Handicap Steeplechase (Grade C)

        • 11. Spiker The Biker Non Runner

        4.20 ITM Promoting Irish Bloodstock (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.