Punchestown

  • 16:45 Www.punchestown.com Handicap Chase 2m 4f

  • Winner €10,350 2nd €2,550 3rd €1,200 4th €750
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 4.00s
  • Off time: 16:45:38
16:45 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Duers (IRE) 7/2
2nd Old Si (IRE) 11/1
3rd Manhattan Boy (GER) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 250524 LIGHT GREEN, yellow stars, light green sleeves, yellow stars on cap Duers (IRE) 3
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-12 p P Magnier R Walsh 128 7/24.50
2 0/3P300- WHITE, red sleeves, white cap Bohemian Lass (IRE) 213
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-5 T Hogan J L Cullen 121 16/117.00
3 6F7210 YELLOW & PURPLE QUARTERED, yellow sleeves, purple armlet, quartered cap Norther Bay (FR) 31
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-5 E Griffin B J Geraghty 121 7/18.00
4 1P8F1U Emerald green & white diabolo, white diamond on cap Whats Up Gorden (IRE) 31
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-4 bt A Maguire P Carberry 120 7/24.50
5 P054-56 ROYAL BLUE,  red braces & chevrons on sleeves, red cap Old Si (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-3 b D T Hughes R Loughran 119 11/112.00
6 32-1949 White, black panel, hooped sleeves, striped cap Manhattan Boy (GER) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-2 E J O'Grady Andrew J McNamara 118 14/115.00
7 F9481-1 EMERALD GREEN, white diamonds on sleeves, emerald green cap, white diamond Clarkey (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-13 b C Roche A P Crowe 115 7/24.50
8 15U8F1- Light green & purple check, purple armlet, quartered cap Ard Agus Fada (IRE) 265
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-11 P J Rothwell D J Bates (7) 99 16/117.00
9 8110P2 LIGHT GREEN, pink star & cap Silence Speaks (IRE) 17
Nag me
9 9-11 D E Prendergast D J Condon 99 7/18.00

Verdict

Edward O'Grady has won this twice in recent years but today's representative Manhattan Boy appears to have little chance of overturning recent form with CLARKEY. Christy Roche's charge looked a very promising type early last year but failed to deliver. However, he's found his form with a vengeance on his two latest starts, at Limerick in March and on his reappearance at Listowel last month where he had Manhattan Boy over 30 lengths behind. Whats Up Gorden looks a big threat if staying on his feet as he scored on fast ground at Kilbeggan early last month and was there with every chance when unseating his rider at the second last at Listowel a few days later. Duers finished fifth in that latter race and has continued to run well but Norther Bay was a long way behind and will need to do much better.