Today's racecards

Punchestown

  • 15:10 Boylesports Free Wifi Coming To Our Shops Tied Cottage Chase 2m

  • Winner €26,000 2nd €7,600 3rd €3,600 4th €1,200
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 7.70s
  • Off time: 15:11:52
15:10 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Arvika Ligeonniere (FR) 2/7

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 FP1-113 PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Arvika Ligeonniere (FR) 37
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-12 W P Mullins R Walsh 157 2/71.29
2 2513-U3 Royal blue, white stars, red & white striped sleeves, white cap, royal blue stars Special Tiara 77
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-12 H De Bromhead D N Russell 153 10/111.00
3 42-1115 Maroon, white star and armlet, white cap Rathlin 15
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-10 t M F Morris M A Enright 157 10/111.00
4 111221 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Toner D'Oudairies (FR) 27
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-7 pt G Elliott B J Cooper 150 6/17.00

Verdict

ARVIKA LIGEONNIERE has won six times over fences, three at Grade 1 level, and has to be the selection despite a less than convincing run behind Benefficient and Hidden Cyclone in the Dial-A-Bet at Leopardstown. He looked better over 2m4f at Clonmel earlier when Toner D'Oudairies was beaten 3l but he's still in the Champion Chase as well as the Ryanair and Gold Cup at Cheltenham. Rathlin had Hidden Cyclone 6l behind at Naas in July but that was over 2m6f and this looks too short. Special Tiara was 33l behind the selection on heavy ground over this course and distance last April though that came too soon after he gained a shock victory over a top field of two-milers on good going in the Grade 1 Maghull at Aintree.