Today's racecards

Punchestown

  • 16:15 Bibby Financial Services Handicap Chase2m

  • Winner €16,250 2nd €4,750 3rd €2,250 4th €750
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 32.60s
  • Off time: 16:16:01
16:15 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Twinlight (FR) 8/1
2nd Far Away So Close (IRE) 14/1
3rd Barneys Honour (IRE) 10/3

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 311124 Orange, beige chevrons on sleeves, beige cap Twinlight (FR) 46
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-10 W P Mullins R Walsh 146 8/19.00
2 4123P4 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Far Away So Close (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-11 h P Nolan D N Russell 133 14/115.00
3 P-27FP4 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Harpsy Cord (IRE) 47
Nag me
7 10-11 p1 J T R Dreaper A E Lynch 133 7/18.00
6 056233 RED, dark green hoop, white cap Lead Kindly Light (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-6 pt S Byrne A D Leigh 128 16/117.00
7 242214 White, Brown Star Nozic (FR) 62
Nag meDistance Winner
12 10-4 bt Miss Z C Davison Ms K Walsh 126 16/117.00
8 4-4239P EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Plan A (IRE) 130
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-2 G Elliott N P Madden 124 10/111.00
10 367342 Maroon, white star and armlet, white cap Uncle Tom Cobley (IRE) 21
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
9 10-1 t C O'Dwyer D J Condon 123 12/113.00
11 64U615 White, emerald green disc, grey sleeves, emerald green & grey check cap Hidden Future (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-0 t1 C A McBratney P F Mangan 122 25/126.00
12 0U152U LIGHT BLUE & MAROON HOOPS, blue sleeves, striped cap Mister First (FR) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-0 R Hennessy B J Cooper 122 16/117.00
13 121321 ROYAL BLUE, yellow chevron, yellow seams on sleeves, quartered cap Barneys Honour (IRE) 6
Nag meDistance Winner
9 9-12 t G Elliott P Carberry 120 10/34.33
14 128524 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW STRIPES, yellow star on cap Beneficial Spirit (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
10 9-12 P J Rothwell A P Crowe 120 20/121.00
15 4-58772 WHITE, cyclamen sash, cyclamen cap, white hoop Pass The Hat 24
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 9-12 A L T Moore D J Casey 120 11/26.50
16 3P8291 Emerald green, red stars, red star on cap A Fine Young Man (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-11 M Hourigan M A Enright (3) 119 13/27.50
17 44-5377 WHITE, black star, black stars on sleeves, black star on cap Mahrajaan (USA) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
10 9-11 R P Burns D E Splaine (5) 119 33/134.00
19 13F-618 Royal blue & yellow diabolo, yellow sleeves, royal blue & yellow quartered cap Deputy Consort (USA) 8
Nag meDistance Winner
10 9-10 pt Miss C Cannon A P Heskin 104 66/167.00
Non runners
4315-049De Valira (IRE)1110-8J MorrisseyD G Lavery130
52793F1Darenjan (IRE)1010-6J J HanlonD E Mullins128
9143147Miradane610-1M F MorrisM J Ferris123
187F8811Paddy O Dee89-10P J RothwellP T Enright116

Verdict

Twinlight has been holding his own in much better company this season and top weight shouldn't prevent another prominent showing from Willie Mullins' talented course and distance winner. Lead Kindly Light and Uncle Tom Cobley have been thereabouts of late while Barneys Honour arrives in terrific form having won again at Wexford six days ago. Darenjan, A Fine Young Man and Paddy O Dee are others coming off the back of recent victories but this may be too competitive for Zoe Davison's veteran Nozic nowadays while Plan A has an absence to overcome. Miradane and Beneficial Spirit certainly shouldn't be ignored but HARPSY CORD is long overdue another success and showed signs of a revival at Gowran last month under a big weight. He's preferred to Far Away So Close and gets a tentative vote.