Today's racecards

Punchestown

  • 17:30 Boylesports.com Champion Chase 2m

  • Winner €124,000 2nd €38,000 3rd €18,000 4th €6,000
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 5.90s
  • Off time: 17:30:30
17:30 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sizing Europe (IRE) 7/1
2nd Ballynagour (IRE) 7/1
3rd Savello (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2528F2 Emerald green,orange star,emGreen sleeves,orange stars,green cap,orange stars Baily Green (IRE) 31
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-12 t M F Morris D J Casey 152 8/19.00
2 P18-P13 Beige & emerald green check, beige sleeves, check cap Ballynagour (IRE) 25
Nag me
8 11-12 t D Pipe T Scudamore 154 7/18.00
4 213222 Emerald green & mauve halved, slvs reversed, quartered cap Hidden Cyclone (IRE) 47
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-12 p J J Hanlon Andrew J McNamara 160 10/34.33
5 14-2413 Dark green & beige quartered, hooped sleeves, check cap Module (FR) 48
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-12 T R George B J Geraghty 163 7/24.50
6 1-34391 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Savello (IRE) 46
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-12 h A J Martin D N Russell 152 14/115.00
7 22-1244 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Sizing Europe (IRE) 48
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
12 11-12 p H De Bromhead A E Lynch 160 7/18.00
8 4U-12U2 Dark Green, Maroon stars, Maroon cap Somersby (IRE) 48
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-12 p M R Channon A P McCoy 164 4/15.00
10 1-11332 Orange, beige chevrons on sleeves, beige cap Twinlight (FR) 23
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-12 W P Mullins R Walsh 157 8/19.00
Non runners
33-23410Days Hotel (IRE)911-12H De BromheadP Carberry154
91-4212FTurban (FR)711-12W P MullinsP Townend151

Verdict

Twinlight put two shocking performances behind him when chasing home stablemate Arvika Ligeonniere at Fairyhouse when Turban fell at the first. Ruby Walsh has opted to ride him and he should get into the frame though SOMERSBY has to be the form pick. Mick Channon's charge only runs at the very highest level and has finished behind Sire De Grugy in his last three starts though the fact that he's unseated his rider twice recently is a bit of a concern. Hidden Cyclone is another high-class performer who chased home the classy Dynaste in the Ryanair though that's over 2m5f which may prove to be more like his trip. Module was only a neck behind the selection in the Champion Chase with the veteran Sizing Europe around 4l further back but don't be surprised by a big effort from the latter, who won the race in 2012.