Today's racecards

Punchestown

  • 12:25 10 Admission Handicap Chase 2m 6f

  • Winner €10,006 2nd €2,320 3rd €1,015 4th €580
  • Going: Soft to Heavy, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 17.60s
  • Off time: 12:28:09
12:25 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tarquinius (FR) 6/4
2nd His Highness (IRE) 10/1
3rd Mister First (FR) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2135-63 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Gates Of Rome (IRE) 16
Nag me
8 11-12 C A Murphy D N Russell 128 4/15.00
2 96-F243 LIGHT BLUE & MAROON HOOPS, blue sleeves, striped cap Mister First (FR) 10
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-5 R Hennessy A E Lynch 121 6/17.00
3 2347P/5 Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Healys Bar (IRE) 17
Nag me
8 11-3 pt O McKiernan T J Doyle 119 10/111.00
4 2P8P47 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Double Seven (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-0 M Brassil M P Walsh 116 20/121.00
5 6P/B244 YELLOW, red hoop, yellow sleeves, check cap His Highness (IRE) 47
Nag me
9 10-12 M f O'dowd A P Thornton 114 10/111.00
6 P41-522 ORANGE, white epaulettes & sleeves, white star on cap Commanchewardance (IRE) 148
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 10-9 D P Murphy P Townend 111 6/17.00
7 02P332 YELLOW, red chevron, hooped sleeves & cap Tarquinius (FR) 6
Nag me
9 9-12 bt G Elliott D J Condon 100 6/42.50
8 356F-98 YELLOW, black chevron & chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap, black spots Sea Master (IRE) 14
Nag me
8 9-11 I Madden D E Mullins 99 20/121.00
9 1-0089B EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Take A Shot (IRE) 7
Nag me
8 9-10 F Flood N P Madden 98 16/117.00

Verdict

Colm Murphy has won this twice in recent years so Gates Of Rome has to be considered despite a big weight as he's generally competed at a higher level. Mister First was in cracking form earlier in the year but hasn't been able to take advantage of a lenient mark over hurdles on his latest starts. The hunter-chaser Commanchewardance went well on his two starts under Rules in the summer and, as he's only six, should make further progress and win his share though on this occasion TARQUINIUS may just have his measure. Gordon Elliott's charge has only won twice over fences but he's consistent enough at this level and arrives in decent form having been narrowly beaten over hurdles at Navan on Sunday.