Limerick

  • 16:20 PricewaterhouseCoopers Chase 2m 3f 120y

  • Winner €18,850 2nd €5,510 3rd €2,610 4th €870
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 47.10s
  • Off time: 16:21:05
16:20 Limerick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Far Away So Close (IRE) 1/5

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
3 841389 Maroon, white star and armlet, white cap Far Away So Close (IRE) 24
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-5 h P Nolan D N Russell 134 1/51.20
4 015/5-00 MAROON, dark blue epaulettes & cap New Phase (IRE) 22
Nag me
9 10-10 A J McNamara S G McDermott 7/24.50
Non runners
112411P-Benefficient (IRE)711-12A J MartinR Walsh157
2141222-Tofino Bay (IRE)1011-10D T HughesD N Russell149
57-P0133Rockshandy (IRE)710-10P NevilleMiss M M McElligott113

Verdict

BENEFFICIENT, winner of the Jewson at Cheltenham, looked as though he'd had enough for the season when pulling up at the Punchestown Festival but a recent run on the Flat will have sharpened him up and he should be ready for this. He has to concede 2lb to the classy stayer Tofino Bay, runner-up over much further in the National Hunt Chase at Cheltenham and the Champion Novice Chase at Punchestown, and should be capable of doing so over this trip. Far Away So Close has fitness on his side but has a lot to find and a place looks the best he can hope for.