Today's racecards

Punchestown

  • 15:55 Glenfarclas P.P. Hogan Memorial Cross Country Chase3m

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 25.30s
  • Off time: 15:59:23
15:55 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Scotsirish (IRE) 4/9
2nd Garde Champetre (FR) 3/1
3rd Tally Em Up (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 212-521 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Garde Champetre (FR) 58
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
13 12-0 E Bolger Miss N Carberry 156 3/14.00
2 363144 LIGHT GREEN, pink spots, light green sleeves, quartered cap Scotsirish (IRE) 40
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 12-0 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 154 4/91.44
3 334466 RED, white stars, red sleeves, white seams, red cap, white star Jacks Island (IRE) 10
Nag me
9 11-11 t J P Kenny A P Heskin (5) 101 25/126.00
4 5PFP-9P EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Can't Buy Time (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-4 p E Bolger N P Madden 126 16/117.00
5 6F-6548 Red, white star, white cap, red spots De Danu (IRE) 41
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-4 J Fox Mr N T Slevin (7) 77 66/167.00
6 P09/29-3 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Heads Onthe Ground (IRE) 276
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
15 11-4 t E Bolger Miss A B O'Connor (7) 131 20/121.00
7 67-31F7 YELLOW, black spots, yellow cap, white star Lord Hawkfield (IRE) 56
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-4 p1 J P Dempsey K Whelan 66/167.00
8 3-45760 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE CHECK, white sleeves, royal blue cap, white star Sartorious (IRE) 91
Nag meDistance Winner
12 11-4 S M Duffy I J McCarthy (5) 86 66/167.00
9 2F071P Pink, royal blue stars, pink sleeves, white cap Derrinlanna (IRE) 45
Nag me
8 10-11 Peter Fahey A D Leigh 25/126.00
10 08-32P3 DARK BLUE, white stars on sleeves, white cap, dark blue stars Tally Em Up (IRE) 17
Nag me
9 10-11 t P J Rothwell D J Bates (5) 125 12/113.00

Verdict

Enda Bolger has won this four times in the past five years including twice with Garde Champetre and once with Heads Onthe Ground. Those veterans of these banks fences have proved themselves very difficult to beat but SCOTSIRISH should have their measure this time. Willie Mullins' charge, who beat Tally Em Up and Jacks Island on his debut in this sphere in the Risk Of Thunder here in November, would have gone very close to winning the Glenfarclas at Cheltenham the following month but for taking the wrong course in that farcical event. Garde Champetre went on to win that contest but was very fortunate and old age appears to be catching up with him at last.