Today's racecards

Punchestown

  • 18:40 Guinness Handicap Chase 2m 4f

  • Winner €60,000 2nd €19,000 3rd €9,000 4th €3,000
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 10.60s
  • Off time: 18:39:59
18:40 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Orpheus Valley (IRE) 28/1
2nd Competitive Edge (IRE) 5/1
3rd Pass The Hat 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 20F-F1 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Aupcharlie (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-10 H De Bromhead A E Lynch 147 10/111.00
2 3UU0FP Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap Colbert Station (IRE) 25
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-9 t T M Walsh M P Walsh 146 16/117.00
3 1-3P20 Beige & black halved, black chevrons on sleeves, beige cap Grandioso (IRE) 67
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-8 t P F Nicholls Harry Derham (3) 145 15/28.50
4 60P-9P BEIGE, dark green diabolo on sleeves, black cap Lambro (IRE) 224
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-3 D T Hughes R Loughran 140 33/134.00
5 7B222F EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Competitive Edge (IRE) 47
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-1 C O'Dwyer A P McCoy 138 5/16.00
6 68P53 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Gift Of Dgab (IRE) 59
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-1 t A J Martin B J Geraghty 138 10/111.00
7 22/9- EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Wise Old Owl (IRE) 637
Nag me
10 10-12 J E Kiely G N Fox (7) 135 14/115.00
8 715400  Emerald green & orange hoops, red cap Shot From The Hip (GER) 124
Nag meCourse Winner
10 10-10 t E J O'Grady Andrew J McNamara 133 16/117.00
9 60-701 WHITE, RED braces, EMERALD GREEN and WHITE check sleeves, WHITE cap, RED star Hector's Choice (FR) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-9 p1 R Lee J E Moore 132 8/19.00
10 5266U6 Emerald green, yellow cross sashes, yellow cap, emerald green star Supreme Doc (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-9 p M T O'Donovan P F Mangan 132 25/126.00
11 P-0B20 ROYAL BLUE, white cross of lorraine, white armlet, red cap, royal blue star Orpheus Valley (IRE) 87
Nag me
11 10-5 t T Gibney A P Heskin 128 28/129.00
12 713140 PINK & WHITE STRIPES, red cap King Vuvuzela (IRE) 50
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-4 P Nolan P Carberry 127 13/27.50
13 915681 WHITE, cyclamen sash, cyclamen cap, white hoop Pass The Hat 59
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-4 t A L T Moore D J Casey 127 11/26.50
14 082P35 DARK BLUE, emerald green stars, dark blue sleeves, emerald green star on cap Beneficial Spirit (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
11 9-13 P J Rothwell M A Enright 122 28/129.00
15 806140 Green, white cross sashes & cap Mitebeall Forluck 24
Nag me
6 9-10 A L T Moore R C Colgan 112 16/117.00

Verdict

Pass The Hat won at Leopardstown last month but is 8lb higher here. Competitive Edge was hampered and fell in the Grand Annual at Cheltenham but had only found one too good in his three previous starts and will be bidding for compensation here while Beneficial Spirit has the past form to figure. Gift Of Dgab has been in action over hurdles lately but is another who could figure while Grandioso has been quite highly tried over the last few months, though probably needs some help from the handicapper. HECTOR'S CHOICE took advantage of a tumbling mark to score at Wincanton at the start of the month. He was always going well and, only three pounds higher, could be primed for a follow-up. Aupcharlie was just beaten in a Grade 1 in 2012 and got back to winning ways at Clonmel but this is a lot more competitive.