Punchestown

  • 14:30 Blue Square Bet Beginners Chase2m 4f

  • Winner €8,970 2nd €2,080 3rd €910 4th €520
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 28.40s
  • Off time: 14:32:09
14:30 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mikael D'haguenet (FR) 8/13
2nd Lord Windermere (IRE) 9/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 110-975 Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap Competitive Edge (IRE) 29
Nag meCourse Winner
5 11-12 C O'Dwyer A P Crowe 33/134.00
2 410633 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Dingaling (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-12 M Hourigan M P Walsh 20/121.00
5 11418-2 PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Lord Windermere (IRE) 28
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-12 J H Culloty T J Doyle 9/43.25
6 12P5-02 PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Mikael D'haguenet (FR) 22
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-12 W P Mullins P Townend 147 8/131.62
7 1245-33 White & black halved, sleeves reversed, black cap Prima Vista 15
Nag me
7 11-12 N Meade N P Madden 8/19.00
8 41102P- DARK BLUE, emerald green seams, white cap Madam Bovary (IRE) 245
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-5 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 16/117.00
Non runners
382-5730Fine Presentation (IRE)511-12M HouriganAndrew J McNamara
434-317Hansupfordetroit (IRE)711-12A A HowardN J O'Shea

Verdict

It's hard to believe that MIKAEL D'HAGUENET has yet to oblige over the larger obstacles in seven attempts but he has twice had a race at his mercy before messing up the final fence, including an awful mistake here last month. He does not look likely to reach the lofty heights once anticipated but remains a talented sort and is given another chance. Lord Windermere has been Jim Culloty's standard bearer and looks to have a future over fences based on a good effort behind Dylan Ross at Navan last time, not beaten at all far. He seems sure to pay his way over fences but all wins to date have come over 2m and the Mullins inmate is preferred at this trip. Madam Bovary looks a useful chasing recruit on her first start for Jessica Harrington, whilst Prima Vista and Dingaling have place claims.