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Punchestown Morgiana Hurdle Stats
Tue, Nov 20th, 2012

The Morgiana Hurdle is the first Grade 1 two mile hurdle of the Irish National Hunt Season. The race is run at Puncestown Racecourse in November as part of their Winter Festival. While a valuable prize in its own right it is also seen as a pointer to the  Cheltenham Festival Champion Hurdle later in the season.

Willie Mullins trained his first winner in the race in 2011 with the Ruby Walsh ridden Thousand Stars.The 2012 Morgiana Hurdle took place on Sunday 18th November and was won by Hurricane Fly:

Morgiana Hurdle Stats

  • Noel Meade has trained 3 of the last 9 winners (and 5 of the last 16)
  • Paul Carberry rode 6 winners of the race between 1998 and 2007
  • The last 5 winners were rated 160+
  • 8 of the last 10 winners were priced at 4-1 or less
  • 8 of the last 10 winners were aged betwen 5 and 7

 Morgiana Hurdle Winners 2002-2012

Date

Horse

Jockey

Trainer

Age

Weight

OR

Odds

2012

Hurricane Fly

Walsh, R

Mullins, W P

8

11-10

173

2-5

2011

Thousand Stars (FR)

Walsh, R

Mullins, W P

7

11-10

164

5-4

2010

Solwhit (FR)

Russell, D N

Byrnes, C

6

11-10

165

11-10

2009

Solwhit (FR)

Russell, D N

Byrnes, C

5

11-10

165

7-4

2008

Hardy Eustace (IRE)

Flood, P W

Hughes, D T

11

11-10

160

14-1

2007

Jazz Messenger (FR)

Carberry, P

Meade, N

7

11-10

155

4-1

2006

Iktitaf (IRE)

Carberry, P

Meade, N

5

11-10

150

5-4

2005

Brave Inca (IRE)

McCoy, A P

Murphy, C A

7

11-12

166

11-4

2004

Harchibald (FR)

Carberry, P

Meade, N

5

11-9

145

10-1

2003

Back In Front (IRE)

Geraghty, B J

OGrady, E J

6

11-11

151

4-5

2002

Limestone Lad (IRE)

Carberry, P

Bowe, J

10

12-0

164

8-11

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