Irish Daily Mirror Novice Hurdle
Grade 1, Punchestown 16:55
€100,000 added,
4yo, 3m,
Class 1   
Wednesday 1st May 2019

The opening Grade 1 on day two of the Punchestown Festival is the Irish Daily Mirror Novice Hurdle in which the Henry de Bromhead-trained Albert Bartlett Novice Hurdle winner Minella Indo tops the field. 

Minella Indo
© Caroline Norris
Minella Indo

A total of 46 entries were received for the €100,000 three-mile hurdle which includes the first three horses home from the Albert Bartlett Novice Hurdle where Minella Indo beat Commander Of Fleet and Allaho, while British representation comes in the shape of Ask BenEmitomand Geordie B
“Minella Indo has been great since Cheltenham,” de Bromhead said. “Our view going to Cheltenham was that wherever Allaho would finish that we wouldn’t be too far away. We felt our horse would improve from Clonmel but to a degree it was still a pleasant surprise. If he could go to Punchestown and do something similar it would be amazing.”

Irish Daily Mirror Novice Hurdle (Grade 1)
€100,000 added, 4yo plus, 3m, Class 1
46 entries

Irish Daily Mirror Novice Hurdle


Year Horse Age/Wt Owner Trainer Jockey SP
2018 Next Destination 6-11-10 Malcolm C Denmark Willie Mullins Paul Townend 5/4F
2017 Champagne Classic 6-11-10 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott Bryan Cooper 14/1
2016 Bellshill 6-11-10 Andrea & Graham Wylie Willie Mullins Ruby Walsh 2/1 Fav
2015 Killultagh Vic 6-11-10 Mrs R Boyd, Mrs M J Willie Mullins Paul Townend 8/1
Armstrong, J B Anderson
2014 Beat That 6-11-10 Michael Buckley Nicky Henderson GB Barry Geraghty 11/8 Fav
2013 Morning Assembly 6-11-10 Clipper Logistics Ltd Pat Fahy Davy Condon 14/1
2012 Marasonnien 6-11-10 Susannah Ricci Willie Mullins Paul Townend 12/1
2011 Askanna 6-11-01 John Asple Colin Bowe Mr Barry O’Neill 33/1
2010 Rigour Back Bob 5-11-07 Gaticoma Syndicate Edward O’Grady Barry Geraghty 6/1
2009 The Midnight Club 8-11-06 C C R Racing Syndicate Willie Mullins Emmet Mullins 7/4Fav
2008 Got Attitude 5-11-05 David Reid Scott Jessica Harrington Barry Geraghty 16/1

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