Today's racecards

Punchestown

  • 16:55 Punchestown Handicap Chase 3m

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Yielding, Good to Yielding in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 33.00s
  • Off time: 16:55:14
16:55 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Daring Article (IRE) 13/2
2nd Stonemaster (IRE) 10/3
3rd Spiker The Biker (IRE) 16/1
4th Loughnagall (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 32140P- LIGHT BLUE, white sleeves, emerald green & yellow quartered cap Agus A Vic (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
12 11-12 p P Martin D G Lavery (5) 116 20/121.00
2 021/321- Yellow, pink sash, pink & yellow quartered cap Loughnagall (IRE) 260
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-12 A Murray R M Power 116 12/113.00
4 036382- MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Stonemaster (IRE) 37
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-10 D T Hughes R Walsh 114 10/34.33
5 1P11P7- Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap Highdownhill (NZ) 130
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-8 N Madden N P Madden 112 16/117.00
7 523431- EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Bruff (IRE) 229
Nag me
6 11-5 M F Morris M P Walsh 109 10/111.00
8 U49595- Royal blue, yellow star, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Daring Article (IRE) 40
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-5 t1 R Tyner A P Crowe 109 13/27.50
9 1P503P- YELLOW, black chevron & chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap, black spots Weslife (IRE) 14
Nag me
8 11-0 I Madden M J Bolger (3) 104 25/126.00
10 604PP8- Dark blue, orange braces, halved sleeves, orange spots on cap Healys Bar (IRE) 70
Nag me
9 10-13 p O McKiernan S J Crimin (7) 103 20/121.00
11 P/062B3- Red & emerald green chevrons, white sleeves, red stars, royal blue cap, white star Shellys Creek (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-12 p F Flood P Townend 102 8/19.00
12 P0P88-2 Emerald green, yellow cross sashes, yellow armlet, emerald green cap, yellow stars Captain Luke (IRE) 8
Nag me
9 10-9 G T Lynch P F Mangan 99 14/115.00
13 5/628PP- PURPLE, white star & cap The Mull (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-8 W J McLernon R C Colgan 98 25/126.00
14 62P/0P9- Emerald green, white chevron, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap, white star The Baler (IRE) 34
Nag meCourse Winner
7 10-7 p J P Dempsey D J Casey 97 20/121.00
15 P772P0- BLACK, white sash & sleeves, white cap, red spots What A Island (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-4 t V T O'Brien A P Heskin 94 16/117.00
16 52283F- WHITE & RED CHEVRONS, striped cap Spiker The Biker (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-2 pt Miss F Slevin D E Splaine (5) 92 16/117.00
17 85P671- YELLOW, emerald green cross of lorraine, yellow & white quartered cap Dont Tell De Purty 32
Nag meCourse Winner
7 10-0 t A A Howard M A Enright (3) 90 13/27.50
18 6F6UP4- SCARLET, green hoop on body & sleeves, scarlet cap Lusiad (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 9-13 p Patrick Rooney A E Lynch 89 20/121.00
19 772227- BLACK, white stars Western Star (IRE) 205
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
9 9-12 A A Howard D J Condon 88 11/112.00
20 U509P3- ROYAL BLUE, yellow stars, white sleeves, red cap Too Late To Sell (IRE) 22
Nag me
7 9-10 F Flood D E Mullins 85 18/119.00
Non runners
3600728-Good Fella (IRE)1211-10P MooneyM F Mooney114
62PF2U-2Pigeon Creek (IRE)711-7D E FitzgeraldP D Kennedy111

Verdict

STONEMASTER doesn't have as much experience over fences as most of these and is still a maiden but he's 19lb lower than over hurdles and the booking of Ruby Walsh suggests Dessie Hughes means business. He's handed the vote though Bruff was in such good form when last seen in the autumn that he would be an obvious threat if ready for action. Dont Tell De Purty had dropped to a very lowly mark when scoring at Gowran and with just a 4lb rise to contend with has to be on the short-list along with Pigeon Creek, who started favourite in that race but unseated his rider. Loughnagall hasn't had much racing for his age but could hardly have won a beginners' chase more easily when last seen at Kilbeggan in August while Captain Luke was having only his third start over fences on that track earlier this month when headed right on the line by Prince Of Forwards.