Punchestown

  • 16:15 Buck House Novice Chase 2m 2f

  • Winner €18,525 2nd €5,700 3rd €2,850 4th €1,140
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 34.40s
  • Off time: 16:18:40
16:15 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Loosen My Load (IRE) 1/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2145-11 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Loosen My Load (IRE) 27
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-5 H De Bromhead A E Lynch 1/41.25
2 1-F1P13 White & black chevrons, black & white quartered cap Strongpoint (IRE) 11
Nag me
6 11-5 t P Griffin A Tinkler 124 20/121.00
3 140-6U1 EMERALD GREEN, yellow diamonds on sleeves, striped cap Darceys Dancer (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-1 b N Meade P Carberry 6/17.00
4 F72105 YELLOW & PURPLE QUARTERED, yellow sleeves, purple armlet, quartered cap Norther Bay (FR) 1
Nag me
7 11-1 E Griffin B J Geraghty 121 11/112.00
Non runners
58S-0544Seeability (IRE)711-1P O BradyJ L Cullen

Verdict

Sizing Europe landed this a year ago for the same owners/trainer/jockey combination as today's likely winner LOOSEN MY LOAD. Henry De Bromhead's charge, a Grade 2 winning hurdler, will no doubt be bidding to emulate the exploits of his illustrious stablemate later in the season and he has jumped superbly to score impressively on both starts over fences here and at Listowel. Darceys Dancer was 20 lengths behind Loosen My Load here in May but has improved subsequently and won nicely at Gowran last time. Strongpoint has won two of his four starts over the bigger obstacles and would have won another but for falling at Kilbeggan in May while Norther Bay will appreciate the fast ground after a poor run on softer going at Listowel.