Today's racecards

Punchestown

  • 14:50 Glenfarclas P.P. Hogan Memorial Cross Country Chase3m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 34.60s
  • Off time: 14:56:06
14:50 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Arabella Boy (IRE) 9/2
2nd Big Shu (IRE) 25/1
3rd Long Strand (IRE) 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 B2-P41U Royal blue, white cross sashes, check cap Arabella Boy (IRE) 51
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 12-0 E Bolger Ms N Carberry 132 9/25.50
2 P-06F22 DARK BLUE, yellow striped sleeves, dark blue cap Bostons Angel (IRE) 51
Nag meDistance Winner
9 12-0 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 144 4/15.00
3 6461U0 PURPLE, yellow chevron & cap Uncle Junior (IRE) 38
Nag meCourse Winner
12 12-0 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 137 5/23.50
5 18B1-F7 RED & WHITE HALVED, emerald green sleeves, white cap Big Shu (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-11 t Peter Maher B M Cash 25/126.00
6 548229 Yellow, emerald green braces, emerald green cap Jacks Island (IRE) 31
Nag me
10 11-11 J P Kenny Mr J J Walsh (7) 101 33/134.00
7 691616 Maroon, white hoop, maroon sleeves, white star on cap Long Strand (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-11 t D P Nagle Miss E McCutcheon (7) 106 33/134.00
8 7-12136 Purple, orange seams, orange star on cap Shakervilz (FR) 51
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-11 W P Mullins E Mullins 134 14/115.00
9 344-046 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Sizing Australia (IRE) 79
Nag meCourse Winner
11 11-11 p H De Bromhead A E Lynch 123 16/117.00
10 458968 Emerald green, red stars, red star on cap Clear Hills (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-4 M Hourigan A P Heskin 33/134.00
11 F0-PP2P Red & emerald green check, white sleeves, maroon cap De Danu (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-4 t J Fox R C Colgan 77 50/151.00
13 13220/D MAROON, white hoop, maroon sleeves, maroon cap, white spots Lord Nellerie (FR) 78
Nag meDistance Winner
14 11-4 D P Nagle Miss E A Lalor (5) 104 33/134.00
14 002/8P-0 YELLOW & ROYAL BLUE HOOPS, yellow sleeves, emerald green cap Moka De L'Isle (FR) 25
Nag me
13 11-4 Mrs S A Bramall J L Cullen 122 50/151.00
15 409682 YELLOW, black spots, black star on cap Paco Jack (IRE) 22
Nag meCourse Winner
9 11-4 t P J Rothwell P Townend 121 16/117.00
16 760600- ROYAL BLUE & WHITE CHECK, white sleeves, royal blue cap, white star Sartorious (IRE) 283
Nag meDistance Winner
13 11-4 S M Duffy I J McCarthy (3) 86 66/167.00
17 112714 PURPLE & ORANGE HALVED, sleeves reversed, striped cap Love Rory (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-7 E Bolger N P Madden 3/14.00
Non runners
4476P48Another Jewel (IRE)1111-11D P MurphyB J Cooper100
124-65F5PDom Fontenail (FR)1411-4M BrassilMr R Kavanagh102

Verdict

The 2011 RSA Chase winner Bostons Angel hasn't won a race subsequently. That was his third successive Grade 1 victory and he's clear on official ratings though these cross country events are a law unto themselves and he was beaten fairly and squarely by ARABELLA BOY over the track and trip on similar going in November. Like the winner, he travelled to Cheltenham for the Glenfarclas a month later and ran a superb race when runner-up to Outlaw Pete to whom he was conceding 13lb. Arabella Boy was just starting to make ground when unshipping Nina Carberry at the sixth-last that day and though there looks very little between the pair again it's the latter who is just handed the vote. Uncle Junior also came to grief at the same obstacle at Cheltenham having won very easily there earlier so he has to be a threat but stablemate Shakerviltz is held by the selection on their earlier run here. The selections's stablemate Love Rory is making his debut over the track but has won between the flags, though he's very young for this kind of race and looks one for the future.