Today's racecards

Punchestown

  • 15:10 Ballymore Christmas Fair & Family Fun November Festival Beginners Chase2m 4f

  • Winner €8,280 2nd €1,920 3rd €840 4th €480
  • Going: Yielding to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 14.50s
  • Off time: 15:13:05
15:10 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Morning Assembly (IRE) 2/1
2nd Si C'etait Vrai (FR) 7/2
3rd Clonbanan Lad (IRE) 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P0F9F/7- Dark blue, yellow star, yellow stars on sleeves, yellow star on cap Balaic Storm (IRE) 354
Nag me
9 11-12 S Roche M Darcy 100/1101.00
2 15447-2 Dark blue, dark blue & orange hooped sleeves, orange cap, dark blue star Clonbanan Lad (IRE) 41
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-12 H De Bromhead A E Lynch 13/27.50
3 29111/F WHITE, red striped sleeves, hooped cap Corbally Ghost (IRE) 2
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-12 N Meade P Townend 5/16.00
4 323148- EMERALD GREEN & ROYAL BLUE CHECK, red sleeves, emerald green cap Kashline (IRE) 223
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-12 C Bowe M P Fogarty 33/134.00
5 13/21F1- Grey, grey & black check cap Morning Assembly (IRE) 189
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-12 P A Fahy R Walsh 2/13.00
6 22314-3 White, white & black striped sleeves, striped cap Operating (IRE) 172
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-12 Mrs J Harrington B J Geraghty 7/18.00
7 72113B- BLACK & YELLOW DIABOLO, black sleeves, yellow cap Our Vinnie (IRE) 229
Nag me
6 11-12 C Byrnes R J Jones (3) 6/17.00
8 501230- MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Si C'etait Vrai (FR) 186
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-12 D T Hughes D N Russell 137 7/24.50
9 423310- EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Call Rog (IRE) 188
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-10 M F Morris M P Walsh 20/121.00
10 0/29-909 Light blue, black diamond, black diamonds on sleeves, black diamond on cap Darwins Theory (IRE) 45
Nag me
5 11-10 t J Queally Andrew J McNamara 66/167.00

Verdict

Clonbanan Lad had strong form in bumpers and over hurdles and made a very encouraging debut over fences behind the potentially useful Owega Star at Listowel with a couple of well regarded types behind. He'll have learnt plenty from that and will take some beating. However, MORNING ASSEMBLY has always looked as though he would make a high-class chaser and turns to the bigger obstacles after his victory in a Grade 1 novices' hurdle at the Festival here in April. Pat Fahy will have him ready and Ruby Walsh can steer the six-year-old to a winning start. Corbally Ghost didn't get far at Galway on Monday, his first start for almost two years, and though Operating made a pleasing start over fences behind Felix Yonger here in May, he's held by Clonbanan Lad on hurdles form. Dual Grade 3 winning hurdler Our Vinnie looks a cracking recruit to chasing as does Si C'etait Vrai.