Today's racecards

Punchestown

  • 15:45 Buck House Novice Chase 2m 2f

  • Winner €17,875 2nd €5,225 3rd €2,474 4th €826
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 55.40s
  • Off time: 15:46:00
15:45 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Baily Green (IRE) 5/4
2nd Special Tiara 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 7-11111 Emerald green,orange star,emGreen sleeves,orange stars,green cap,orange stars Baily Green (IRE) 17
Nag me
6 11-8 t M F Morris D J Casey 142 5/42.25
2 0/0549- YELLOW, black sleeves, yellow cap, red spots Kennoway (IRE) 246
Nag me
6 11-1 Ms C O'Connell R C Colgan 40/141.00
3 521263 EMERALD GREEN & WHITE HOOPS, striped cap Sean Airgead (IRE) 5
Nag me
7 11-1 t M M McNiff P Townend 123 11/26.50
4 P-73521 YELLOW & PURPLE DIAMONDS, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, purple diamonds Protaras (USA) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-0 t N Meade P Carberry 7/24.50
5 2-2211 Royal blue, white stars, red & white striped sleeves, white cap, royal blue stars Special Tiara 24
Nag me
5 11-0 H De Bromhead A E Lynch 11/43.75
6 13544F Royal blue, light blue spots, brown cap, emerald green spots Shabra Charity (IRE) 12
Nag me
7 10-12 t P O Brady A P Heskin 118 25/126.00

Verdict

This looks an intriguing contest with Baily Green chasing a six-timer and attempting to concede weight to some promising rivals. Mouse Morris' charge has jumped superbly to win his last four starts over the bigger obstacles and had the pace to score over hurdles at Killarney last month. He could hardly have won a Grade 3 more easily last time but the penalty gives him plenty to do against PROTARAS and Special Tiara. The former gets the nod as he looked a real natural when beating what looked a decent field at Gowran last time though Special Tiara could prove something special as he beat that useful yardstick Plan A on his chasing bow at Ballinrobe last month.