Today's racecards

Punchestown

  • 13:50 Boylesports.com Tied Cottage Chase 2m

  • Winner €26,000 2nd €7,600 3rd €3,599 4th €1,199
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 3.80s
  • Off time: 13:50:11
13:50 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Golden Silver (FR) 3/1
2nd Big Zeb (IRE) 4/6

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1411-11 PURPLE, yellow spots, purple sleeves, yellow spots on cap Big Zeb (IRE) 32
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-12 C A Murphy B J Geraghty 174 4/61.67
2 11-2121 RED, white hooped sleeves, red cap, white spots Golden Silver (FR) 14
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-12 W P Mullins P Townend 166 3/14.00
3 1113-22 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Sizing Europe (IRE) 85
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-12 H De Bromhead A E Lynch 160 4/15.00
4 627-353 LIGHT GREEN, pink spots, light green sleeves, quartered cap Scotsirish (IRE) 32
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
10 11-10 W P Mullins D J Condon 157 25/126.00
5 P-80258 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Changing Course (IRE) 79
Nag me
9 11-4 b H De Bromhead M Darcy 119 150/1151.00

Verdict

Golden Silver must be sick of seeing the rear end of BIG ZEB - the champion chaser has beaten him four times in the past year including in this a year ago. There's no reason for a form reversal and Colm Murphy's star should take this before heading to Cheltenham to defend his title. Golden Silver could still prove second best as he looked in top form when landing a Grade 2 at Fairyhouse two weeks ago and was seven lengths in front of Sizing Europe when landing the Boylesports.com Champion Chase here in April with Scotsirish a similar distance away.