Punchestown

  • 14:45 Crystal Cup Trial Risk Of Thunder Chase3m

  • Winner €8,280 2nd €1,920 3rd €840 4th €480
  • Going: Soft to Heavy, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 19.50s
  • Off time: 14:47:10
14:45 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Arabella Boy (IRE) 3/1
2nd Bostons Angel (IRE) 3/1
3rd Shakervilz (FR) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 29P112 BLACK, yellow stars, yellow sleeves, black stars, yellow cap, black stars Bundle Of Fun (IRE) 13
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
9 12-0 W P Mullins E Mullins 118 5/16.00
2 FP7-121 Purple, orange seams, orange star on cap Shakervilz (FR) 57
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-9 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 135 7/24.50
3 2PB2-P4 Royal blue, white cross sashes, check cap Arabella Boy (IRE) 16
Nag me
7 11-4 E Bolger Miss N Carberry 132 3/14.00
4 36P-06F DARK BLUE, yellow striped sleeves, dark blue cap Bostons Angel (IRE) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-4 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 145 3/14.00
5 PP-P40P Emerald green, white star & sleeves, emerald green cap Exit Legs It (IRE) 34
Nag me
6 11-4 p1 Peter Maher B M Cash 50/151.00
6 3/1745P- YELLOW, royal blue sash & sleeves, yellow cap Its Only A Mist (IRE) 216
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-4 Shane Joyce P T Enright 40/141.00
7 6496-P5 Yellow, emerald green braces, emerald green cap Jacks Island (IRE) 2
Nag me
9 11-4 J P Kenny Mr J J Walsh (7) 101 8/19.00
8 903-666 MAROON, white hoop, maroon sleeves, white cap Long Strand (IRE) 6
Nag me
8 11-4 t D P Nagle J L Cullen 109 20/121.00
9 313220/ Maroon, white hoop, maroon sleeves, white star on cap Lord Nellerie (FR) 613
Nag meDistance Winner
13 11-4 D P Nagle Miss E McCutcheon (7) 104 20/121.00
10 3F42-U0 Emerald green, white sash, white stars on sleeves, emerald green cap Lydon House 166
Nag meDistance Winner
13 11-4 Shane Joyce Mr J J Slevin (7) 109 14/115.00
11 4-24604 WHITE & RED CHEVRONS, striped cap Spiker The Biker (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-4 bt Miss F Slevin Mr N T Slevin (7) 97 33/134.00
12 55/1 WHITE, royal blue stars, red cap A Stray Shot (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-2 G M O'Neill Mr B S Carey (7) 33/134.00
13 884P-45 Emerald green, red stars, red star on cap Clear Hills (IRE) 30
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-2 M Hourigan A P Heskin 20/121.00
14 P/5700-2 MAROON, emerald green striped sleeves, quartered cap Im Cool Too (IRE) 41
Nag me
5 11-2 Mrs D A Love Mr C M Murphy (7) 33/134.00

Verdict

Last year's RSA Chase winner BOSTONS ANGEL is in a completely different class to these and in the hope that the unique cross country track galvanises him back to form he earns the vote despite the fact that it's some time since he showed any real dash. Willie Mullins runs the in-form pair Bundle Of Fun, a fine runner-up to Raz De Maree on his hat-trick attempt at Cork, and Shakervilz, a Grade 2 winning novice over regulation fences who will have no problems staying the trip. They are also making their debuts on the track but Arabella Boy finished runner-up to Outlaw Pete in a similar event here in April and his trainer has an outstanding record in these races. Lydon House was beaten a short-head by Uncle Junior in the La Touche here in April but that was over 4m1f and this could prove too short.