Punchestown

  • 18:10 www.motivatechallenge.com Chase2m 2f

  • Winner €13,000 2nd €3,800 3rd €1,800 4th €600
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 44.30s
  • Off time: 18:13:58
18:10 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Archie Boy (IRE) 5/2
2nd Skip Two (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 152P7-3 DARK BLUE, yellow seams, red cap Schelm (GER) 10
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-6 R O'Leary D J Casey 140 15/28.50
2 46F/7-62 LIGHT TAN, red hoop, black sleeves, red hoop, red cap Aran Concerto (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-2 N Meade P Carberry 140 11/43.75
3 PF52-24 Black, pink stars, pink sleeves, white cap, black stars Archie Boy (IRE) 10
Nag me
9 11-2 p P W Flynn D N Russell 145 5/23.50
4 2BP/0-24 BLACK, yellow spots, yellow star on cap Skip Two (IRE) 11
Nag me
10 11-2 D E Fitzgerald B M Cash 130 20/121.00
5 2F92-00 Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Whatuthink (IRE) 18
Nag me
9 11-2 O McKiernan T J Doyle 138 11/43.75
6 0/F461-P ROYAL BLUE, orange hoop, hooped sleeves, check cap Dundrum (IRE) 7
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 10-13 Mrs J Harrington B J Geraghty 127 6/17.00

Verdict

Schelm won this a year ago and has a penalty to carry which makes things difficult against ARAN CONCERTO and Archie Boy. All three ran behind Psycho at Killarney 10 days ago with Aran Concerto did best in second place. He was receiving 10lb from both of today's rivals but had enough in hand to confirm the placings and take this. Dundrum looked promising when beating a big field easily at Down Royal in February and never recovered from a bad mistake at the first when pulled up here last week. He can do better than that and has the scope to give his more experienced rivals a fright.