Today's racecards

Punchestown

  • 15:40 Glenfarclas P.P. Hogan Memorial Cross Country Chase3m

  • Winner €6,210 2nd €1,440 3rd €630 4th €360
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 1.10s
  • Off time: 15:46:34
15:40 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Love Rory (IRE) 2/1
2nd Big Shu (IRE) 10/3
3rd Quiscover Fontaine (FR) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 F74211- RED & WHITE HALVED, emerald green sleeves, white cap Big Shu (IRE) 283
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 12-0 t Peter Maher P Carberry 136 10/34.33
2 81U-644 White & red diabolo, qtd cap Bishopsfurze (IRE) 10
Nag meCourse Winner
9 11-11 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 136 7/24.50
3 9631U3 PURPLE & ORANGE HALVED, sleeves reversed, striped cap Love Rory (IRE) 32
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-11 E Bolger Miss N Carberry 117 2/13.00
4 174-214 WHITE, royal blue stars, red cap A Stray Shot (IRE) 37
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-4 G M O'Neill Ms K Walsh 25/126.00
5 P3-3P6B ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW DIABOLO, royal blue sleeves, quartered cap Benefit Night (IRE) 214
Nag meDistance Winner
14 11-4 t D W O'Sullivan J L Cullen 105 33/134.00
6 60/4244- WHITE, emerald green star, striped sleeves, yellow cap Chestnut Charlie (IRE) 337
Nag me
12 11-4 p Peter Maher A E Lynch 10/111.00
7 4368-4P EMERALD GREEN, white sash, emerald green cap, white spots Classic Cut 14
Nag me
10 11-4 p Peter Maher R T Dunne 97 50/151.00
8 3058-87 ROYAL BLUE, red hoop, emerald green cap Dosco's Dream (IRE) 37
Nag me
11 11-4 pt James Wilkinson Mr L P Flynn (3) 66/167.00
9 5P2415 Yellow, light blue star, striped sleeves, light blue star on cap Duers (IRE) 36
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
12 11-4 A A Howard B M Cash 113 14/115.00
10 F-06U00 Yellow, emerald green braces, emerald green cap Jacks Island (IRE) 3
Nag me
11 11-4 J P Kenny B T O'Connell 99 33/134.00
11 F-1P334 Maroon, white hoop, maroon sleeves, white star on cap Long Strand (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-4 t Miss E McCutcheon Miss E McCutcheon (7) 106 20/121.00
12 37682-3 YELLOW, black spots, yellow cap, white star Lord Hawkfield (IRE) 253
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-4 p J P Dempsey D N Russell 94 16/117.00
13 11P3F3 Royal blue & yellow diamonds, royal blue sleeves & cap Nedzer's Return (IRE) 49
Nag meDistance Winner
12 11-4 t G Elliott K M Donoghue 137 14/115.00
14 850F-29 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Quiscover Fontaine (FR) 79
Nag meCourse Winner
10 11-4 E Bolger Mr B M Linehan (7) 133 12/113.00
15 P3557P Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap Stonesinmypocket (IRE) 28
Nag me
8 11-4 J Halley Mr Josh Halley (7) 92 33/134.00
16 867251 Royal blue, white panel, white sleeves, royal blue chevrons, royal blue & white striped cap Chestnut Friar (IRE) 63
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-11 t1 Martin Hassett S J Hassett (3) 75 50/151.00

Verdict

BIG SHU, runner-up in this a year ago, is probably the best cross-country horse around at present though this trip is definitely on the short side. His victories in the championship races here and at Cheltenham last spring obviously set the standard though those events will be his target again. Love Rory has a victory over these unique obstacles to his credit though he was receiving 7lb from Sizing Australia and only beat him a head. Long Strand was a long way behind in third and hardly looks capable of reversing the form. Bishopsfurze has been a smart hurdler and chaser in his day but has lost his form and been relegated to the cross-country. He would have to be the main threat if taking to the course. Quiscover Fontaine has won seven races in his career and is warming up for another crack at the Grand National.