Menorah given top weight

Last Updated: 22/04/14 1:52pm

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Menorah (right): Will carry top weight if lining up at Punchestown on Wednesday

Menorah (right): Will carry top weight if lining up at Punchestown on Wednesday

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Philip Hobbs’ Menorah has been given top weight of 11st 10lb for Wednesday week’s Guinness Handicap Chase at Punchestown.

Cork winner Toner D’Oudairies is scheduled to carry 11st 2lb while Road To Riches escapes a penalty for his recent Fairyhouse success and is on 10st 9lb.

Irish Grand National hero Shutthefrontdoor is entered in the Aon Novice Handicap Chase on Friday 2 May in which he has 11st 7lb. Spring Heeled is one pound lower with the weights headed by Gordon Elliott’s Don Cossack.

The largest field of the meeting so far with 83 entries is the Setanta Sports Hurdle over two miles five furlongs.

A rating of 152 means that Jonjo O’Neill’s Get Me Out Of Here will carry top weight if he lines up on Saturday week with David Pipe's Un Temps Pour Tout just two pounds better off on 11st 10lb.

Owner Barry Connell has earmarked Valmy Baie as his best chance of a winner during the meeting and he has 10st 1lb at this stage.

Noel O’Brien, Senior Handicapper with the Turf Club, said:  “The Setanta Sports Hurdle looks like a corker! The tough bit will be assessing the cut-off point with such massive entries.”

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