Today's racecards

Punchestown

  • 16:50 Avon Ri Corporate & Leisure Resort Chase 4m 1f

  • Winner €19,500 2nd €5,700 3rd €2,700 4th €900
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 8m 47.30s
  • Off time: 16:50:53
16:50 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Jacks Island (IRE) 25/1
2nd Keep On Track (IRE) 16/1
3rd Uncle Junior (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P1S6P6 Light Blue, large Dark Blue spots, Dark Blue cap Keep On Track (IRE) 85
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
7 12-3 E Bolger Mr B M Linehan (7) 106 16/117.00
2 602641 RED, BLACK star, striped sleeves, YELLOW cap, BLACK star Duke Of Lucca (IRE) 26
Nag me
9 11-12 bt P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 140 9/43.25
3 55341U LIGHT BLUE & MAROON HOOPS, blue sleeves, striped cap Mister First (FR) 33
Nag me
8 11-12 R Hennessy A E Lynch 122 25/126.00
4 644FPF Purple, light blue cross sashes, light blue sleeves, purple cap Bishopsfurze (IRE) 27
Nag meCourse Winner
9 11-7 W P Mullins S G McDermott 133 11/112.00
5 30-72U White & brown chevrons, striped cap Boxer Georg (IRE) 28
Nag me
12 11-7 W P Mullins E Mullins 122 20/121.00
6 4PB738 ORANGE, black 'V', orange cap, black hoop Classic Cut 25
Nag me
10 11-7 p Peter Maher Mr B O Walsh (7) 95 66/167.00
7 415728 Yellow, light blue star, striped sleeves, light blue star on cap Duers (IRE) 45
Nag meCourse Winner
12 11-7 A A Howard Mr S Clements (5) 110 25/126.00
8 87-7P0 ROYAL BLUE, emerald green stars, royal blue sleeves, emerald green stars on cap Dunroe Boy (IRE) 45
Nag meCourse Winner
9 11-7 p John G Carr I J McCarthy (3) 90 80/181.00
9 006485 Yellow, emerald green braces, emerald green cap Jacks Island (IRE) 20
Nag me
11 11-7 t J P Kenny G N Fox (7) 95 25/126.00
10 4U2112 Maroon, white hoop, maroon sleeves, white star on cap Long Strand (IRE) 32
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10 11-7 t Miss E McCutcheon Miss E McCutcheon (7) 106 20/121.00
11 3P476S Beige, beige cap, brown star Lydon House 82
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15 11-7 t Mrs G Callaghan Miss S O Oakes (7) 105 66/167.00
12 35PU23 Royal blue & yellow diamonds, royal blue sleeves & cap Nedzer's Return (IRE) 11
Nag me
12 11-7 t G Elliott Mr B Browne (7) 128 25/126.00
13 34P9-8 Beige, Red cap O'Muircheartaigh (IRE) 109
Nag meCourse Winner
14 11-7 pt Mrs G Callaghan R C Colgan 109 66/167.00
14 5444-5 Beige, white cap Parsons Pistol (IRE) 82
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12 11-7 t Mrs G Callaghan M J Ferris 127 33/134.00
15 U-2030 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Quantitativeeasing (IRE) 50
Nag meCourse Winner
9 11-7 E Bolger Ms N Carberry 146 7/24.50
16 29397 Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap Quiscover Fontaine (FR) 39
Nag meCourse Winner
10 11-7 p E Bolger M P Walsh 127 11/112.00
17 P-2P07 PURPLE, yellow chevron & cap Uncle Junior (IRE) 50
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
13 11-7 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 129 4/15.00
18 9-435P Dark blue, pink epaulettes, pink cap, dark blue star Wild Salmon (IRE) 120
Nag me
10 11-7 t William P Murphy B M Cash 83 66/167.00
19 725102 Royal blue, white panel, white sleeves, royal blue chevrons, royal blue & white striped cap Chestnut Friar (IRE) 10
Nag me
9 11-0 Martin Hassett S J Hassett (3) 75 40/141.00

Verdict

Several old favourites tackle these cross-country fences again including 2012 winner Uncle Junior, though he didn't get far last year and his trainer also runs Bishopsfurze and Boxer Georg. Philip Hobbs and Enda Bolger both know what it takes to win races like this. The former saddles Duke Of Lucca, who won a Listed handicap over conventional obstacles at Aintree last month, and he has to go on the short-list. But Bolger has three with Keep On Track heading the weights and Nina Carberry partnering Quantitativeeasing, who won a Grade 3 in his younger days but never figured in the cross-country chase at Cheltenham last time in which Duke Of Lucca finished fourth, Uncle Junior seventh and Quiscover Fontaine ninth. JACKS ISLAND may have a bit to find at the weights but has form over these fences and has always looked as though he'd be suited by a step up in trip. He had a nice pipe-opener over timber last month and should give supporters a run for their money.