Today's racecards

Punchestown

  • 16:30 Agnelli Motor Park Jeep Cherokee Supporting Kildare GAA Beginners Chase2m

  • Winner €8,280 2nd €1,920 3rd €840 4th €480
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 9.50s
  • Off time: 16:30:15
16:30 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Howwoulduno (IRE) 6/1
2nd Steps To Freedom (IRE) 4/7

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 42288-4 WHITE, yellow panel, quartered cap Butney Rock 12
Nag me
7 11-12 C A McBratney Mr N McParlan (5) 16/117.00
2 2F424-R Royal blue, white hoop, white sleeves, yellow cap Howwoulduno (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-12 L Lennon Andrew J McNamara 122 6/17.00
3 5/68070- White & red quartered, white & black hooped sleeves, royal blue cap Sarabad (FR) 121
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-12 C A McBratney B R Dalton (3) 116 9/110.00
5 5/52233- Emerald green, yellow chevron and sleeves, purple cap Sizing India (IRE) 203
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-12 t J T R Dreaper A E Lynch 10/111.00
6 22220-3 EMERALD GREEN, black sash & sleeves, green cap Steps To Freedom (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-12 t Mrs J Harrington R M Power 131 4/71.57
7 443847- RED & EMERALD GREEN HALVED, emerald green cap, red spots Tynaghs Trooper (IRE) 20
Nag me
8 11-12 P J Rothwell B T O'Connell 92 33/134.00
8 785563- BLACK, yellow braces, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Down Time (USA) 20
Nag me
4 10-8 J J Hanlon B Hayes (5) 12/113.00
Non runners
4U/321-9Sizing Granite (IRE)611-12H De BromheadA E Lynch

Verdict

This has been won by some smart performers, including Sizing Europe in 2009. Sizing Granite may never match his stablemate's illustrious career but he's done well over hurdles and was always likely to do better when sent over the bigger obstacles. Sizing India, in the same ownership, is another bred for chasing and has had the benefit of a run over fences at Wexford in October. Howwoulduno has shown real ability but also some temperament and is best watched after refusing to jump off at Down Royal last week. STEPS TO FREEDOM will be a warm order and can hardly be opposed after his run behind Jezki and Hurricane Fly in the Champion Hurdle at the Festival here. He's had three starts over fences and finished runner-up at short odds in each so punters should be wary though he's impossible to oppose.