Today's racecards

Punchestown

  • 12:40 Festival Hospitality From 99 Beginners Chase2m 4f

  • Winner €8,280 2nd €1,920 3rd €840 4th €480
  • Going: Soft to Heavy (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 9.00s
  • Off time: 12:40:25
12:40 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mullaghanoe River (IRE) 2/1
2nd Si C'etait Vrai (FR) 10/11
3rd On The Shannon (IRE) 50/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 329/4-55 Maroon, white star and armlet, white cap Ballysteen (IRE) 62
Nag me
8 11-12 M F Morris K C Sexton (5) 16/117.00
2 PP-99 ROYAL BLUE, yellow cross of lorraine & sleeves, royal blue cap Bills Official (IRE) 21
Nag me
8 11-12 Patrick Rooney C D Maxwell (3) 66/167.00
3 4PP053/ Pink & black diamonds, pink sleeves, black cap, pink diamond Budwiser (IRE) 657
Nag me
9 11-12 P W Flynn R P McNally 40/141.00
4 5724P-U YELLOW, maroon stars, yellow & emerald green hooped sleeves & cap Forever Gold (IRE) 10
Nag me
7 11-12 E Cawley P T Enright 25/126.00
5 51-572F CERISE Mullaghanoe River (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-12 N Meade P Carberry 2/13.00
6 60P8-09 Dark blue, orange braces, halved sleeves, orange spots on cap On The Shannon (IRE) 35
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6 11-12 O McKiernan R C Colgan 50/151.00
7 230-242 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Si C'etait Vrai (FR) 14
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-12 D T Hughes B J Cooper 137 10/111.91
8 2611P/F- EMERALD GREEN, pink diamond & sleeves, white cap The Bosses Cousin (IRE) 317
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9 11-12 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 9/25.50
9 7646-00 DARK BLUE & LIGHT BLUE HALVED, dark blue sleeves, quartered cap Flemankor (IRE) 53
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10 11-5 F G Hand M J Bolger 50/151.00
10 231P-98 WHITE, royal blue stars, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap, white stars Missie Ella (IRE) 90
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6 11-5 Denis Hogan D G Hogan 50/151.00
11 231-6P5 White & royal blue chevrons, white sleeves, royal blue cap Ravensdale Lady (IRE) 10
Nag me
8 11-5 M M McNiff C D Timmons (5) 33/134.00

Verdict

Mullaghanoe River has been making steady progress over fences and might have won at Down Royal on St Stephens Day but for falling at the second last. His previous second to Sizing Gold at Navan puts him right in the picture here. Si C'Etait Vrai has been taking on some smart performers and made Djakadam pull out the stops at Leopardstown. The winner's trainer, Willie Mullins, is represented by THE BOSSES COUSIN, who fell when travelling smoothly on his chasing bow at Thurles in February. He'll need to improve against useful rivals but looks the type to do so and gets the nod.