Morgiana Hurdle Preview: Tips, Betting Offers and Odds, 2.00 at Punchestown, Saturday 16th November 2019
Won by a number of champions over the years, Punchestown’s Morgiana Hurdle is one of the top early season Irish contests. Here we take a look at the best odds and offers and provide our betting tips for this top class event.
This 2m Grade 1 Hurdle was first run at Punchestown in 1988 and now offers more than €50,000 for the winner.
Morgiana Hurdle Tips
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Morgiana Hurdle Previous Winners
- 2018 – Sharjah – jockey Paul Townend, trainer Willie Mullins
- 2017 – Faugheen – jockey Paul Townend, trainer Willie Mullins
- 2016 – Nichols Canyon – jockey Ruby Walsh, trainer Willie Mullins
- 2015 – Nichols Canyon – jockey David Mullins, trainer Willie Mullins
- 2014 – Hurricane Fly – jockey Ruby Walsh, trainer Willie Mullins
- 2013 – Hurricane Fly – jockey Ruby Walsh, trainer Willie Mullins
- 2012 – Hurricane Fly – jockey Ruby Walsh, trainer Willie Mullins
- 2011 – Thousand Stars – jockey Ruby Walsh, trainer Willie Mullins
- 2010 – Solwhit – jockey Davy Russell, trainer Charles Byrnes
- 2009 – Solwhit – jockey Davy Russell, trainer Charles Byrnes
- 2008 – Hardy Eustace – jockey Paddy Flood, trainer Dessie Hughes
- 2007 – Jazz Messenger – jockey Paul Carberry, trainer Noel Meade
- 2006 – Iktihaf – jockey Paul Carberry, trainer Noel Meade
Morgiana Hurdle History
Inaugurated in 1988, this contest has undergone a number of changes over the years, in terms of both its Grade and distance. Initially a Listed class contest run over 2m4f, its distance was cut to 2m2f in 1992 before being dropped a further 2f to its present 2m trip in 1995. The class of performer attracted to the contest has also saw a rise in classification, with Grade 2 being conferred upon the event in 1994 and a further rise to Grade 1 level arriving in 2006.
There have been a number of multiple winners since the races inception, with Cockney Lad, Grabel and Solwhit all winning twice. That total was topped by Limestone Lad and the mighty Hurricane Fly who both landed a hat-trick of successes.
It is Hurricane Fly who must go down as the most talented winner on the roll of honour here. The son of the Arc winner Montjeu recorded a record setting 22 Grade 1 victories in his career including two Champion Hurdles and five Irish Champion Hurdles.
Champion Irish trainer on multiple occasions, Willie Mullins has won this race a remarkable eight years in succession between 2011 and 2018. Having also sent out the winner in 1993, his nine wins make him the most successful trainer in the history of the race, well ahead of fellow Irishman Noel Meade who is next in line.
Meade and Mullins share the distinction of having saddled the joint youngest winners here, with both Mullins’, Padashpan (1993) and Meade’s, Nomadic (1998), being four years old at the time of their wins. Dual Champion Hurdle winner, Hardy Eustace (2008) was the oldest winner as of 2015, being 11 when coming home in front.
Six is the benchmark total amongst the jockeys. Paul Carberry partnered four of Meade’s six winners to victory and also won back to back editions aboard the ever-popular Limestone Lad in 2001 and 2002.