Today's racecards

Punchestown

  • 15:20 Dan Moore Memorial Handicap Chase 2m

  • Winner €48,750 2nd €14,250 3rd €6,750 4th €2,250
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 28.30s
  • Off time: 15:27:01
15:20 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Lastoftheleaders (IRE) 12/1
2nd Alderwood (IRE) 9/2
3rd Pires 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 81236-1 BEIGE, dark green diabolo on sleeves, black cap Lambro (IRE) 271
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-10 W P Mullins R Walsh 142 2/13.00
2 4910F-6 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Quiscover Fontaine (FR) 37
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-9 W P Mullins A P McCoy 141 12/113.00
3 21F3U3 WHITE, black & royal blue hooped sleeves, black & royal blue striped cap Fosters Cross (IRE) 29
Nag meDistance Winner
11 11-6 t1 T Mullins B J Cooper 138 20/121.00
4 4P0-176 RED & EMERALD GREEN STRIPES, red sleeves, check cap Lastoftheleaders (IRE) 39
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
10 11-6 A L T Moore D N Russell 138 12/113.00
5 111-S31 Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap Alderwood (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-3 T Mullins M P Walsh 135 9/25.50
6 01-2113 DARK GREEN, red hollow box, red sleeves, dark green cap Pires 37
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-3 A J Martin P Townend 135 14/115.00
7 22-4123 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Far Away So Close (IRE) 39
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-2 h P Nolan M N Doran (5) 134 9/110.00
8 582105 RED, dark green hoop, white cap Lead Kindly Light (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-10 t S Byrne A D Leigh 128 20/121.00
9 1311/23 Light green, black diamond, diamonds on sleeves Coole River (IRE) 39
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
9 10-9 Miss E C Lavelle A E Lynch 127 11/26.50
10 10P-F1U PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Beeverstown (IRE) 28
Nag me
7 10-7 t J H Culloty R M Power 125 8/19.00
11 22-57P7 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE HOOPED, yellow cap, black star Ballyburke (IRE) 38
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-3 p P J Rothwell D J Casey 117 12/113.00

Verdict

The very useful hurdler Alderwood was having his third start over fences when beating Prima Vista on heavy ground at Navan after which his trainer said he wouldn't want to run him on such going again. Today's conditions are unlikely to be any better and he's passed over in favour of COOLE RIVER. Formerly a very useful hurdler with Jessica Harrington, he's had a couple of runs over fences for Emma Lavelle and looks well handicapped if able to transfer his hurdling form to fences. Lambro won at last year's Festival here and though not seen subsequently he's no doubt warming up for Cheltenham and should be nearing his peak. Far Away So Close and Lead Kindly Light are closely matched and both can get into the argument while Pires is a very consistent performer in all types of races and can never be left out of calculations. Fosters Cross is held by Pires on their run at Cork in October but Beeverstown could go well at a big price despite having failed to finish in three of his last four starts.