Punchestown

  • 15:45 Follow Punchestown On Facebook Handicap Chase2m

  • Winner €14,625 2nd €4,275 3rd €2,025 4th €675
  • Going: Yielding, Good to Yielding in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 18.30s
  • Off time: 15:45:57
15:45 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tribes And Banner (IRE) 16/1
2nd Far Away So Close (IRE) 8/1
3rd Darenjan (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 123P42- MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Far Away So Close (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-10 h P Nolan Mr M N Doran (5) 136 8/19.00
2 265/12P- EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Shot From The Hip (GER) 283
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-7 E J O'Grady M P Walsh 133 14/115.00
3 2793F1- RED & PINK STRIPES, pink sleeves, black cap Darenjan (IRE) 37
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-3 b J J Hanlon Andrew J McNamara 129 14/115.00
4 1P/3PF1- Maroon, white star & armlet, white cap Toostrong (FR) 32
Nag me
6 11-0 t W P Mullins R Walsh 126 7/24.50
5 249191- Royal blue, emerald green cross of lorraine, emerald green seams on sleeves, yellow cap, emerald green star Carlowsantana (IRE) 40
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-13 S T Nolan I J McCarthy (3) 125 11/112.00
6 143147- MAROON, yellow stars, maroon sleeves, striped cap Miradane 62
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-11 t M F Morris M J Ferris 123 11/112.00
7 633234- ROYAL BLUE, yellow panel, striped sleeves & cap Tribes And Banner (IRE) 8
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-11 C F Swan J L Cullen 123 16/117.00
8 5/P400P- LIGHT GREEN & ORANGE DIAMONDS, orange sleeves, orange & white striped cap Peak Raider (IRE) 63
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-10 Ms Nina Carberry R C Colgan 122 25/126.00
9 35214P- YELLOW & PURPLE DIAMONDS, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, purple diamonds Protaras (USA) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-9 t N Meade D J Condon 121 9/110.00
10 3137P2- EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Absolutlyfantastic 34
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-8 H de Bromhead A E Lynch 120 7/24.50
11 162115- YELLOW, emerald green stars, yellow sleeves, striped cap Instant Impacked (IRE) 136
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-6 R Tyner N P Madden 118 14/115.00
12 428/22P- Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap Good Decision (IRE) 195
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-4 t C Roche A P Crowe 116 16/117.00
13 7F8811- RED, light blue stars, red sleeves, white cap, red star Paddy O Dee 38
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-4 pt P J Rothwell M A Enright (3) 116 12/113.00
14 769317- PURPLE & YELLOW CHECK, yellow sleeves, purple armlet, quartered cap Castle Genie (IRE) 40
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-10 P F Cashman A P Heskin 106 11/112.00

Verdict

PADDY O DEE beat today's rival Darenjan by a long way over fences at Galway in August and went up 9lb so Philip Rothwell has sent him over hurdles and he's obliged in his last two races. He has more to do here but is in such great shape that he's given the nod to complete a hat-trick. Darenjan has definitely improved and beat subsequent winner Uncle Tom Cobley easily at Ballinrobe last time though he was a long way behind Instant Impacked earlier and the latter must be considered despite a break since Christmas. Far Away So Close is the class act of the race but has only won once over fences and keeps climbing the weights. He was 10 lengths behind Carlowsantana in a strong Fairyhouse handicap last month and it's that winner who looks the main threat as he jumped superbly under Ian McCarthy whose 3lb claim is a massive bonus.