Today's racecards

Punchestown

  • 12:45 Book New Years Eve Panoramic Restaurant Beginners Chase2m

  • Winner €8,280 2nd €1,920 3rd €840 4th €480
  • Going: Soft, Soft/Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 218/230- YELLOW & PURPLE QUARTERED, yellow sleeves, purple armlet, quartered cap Darwins Fox (FR) 204
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-12 H De Bromhead A E Lynch 1001
2 5PP770 Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Happy New Year (IRE) 6
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8 11-12 O McKiernan M Darcy 98 1001
3 2/070- RED, black star, red cap, black stars Hi Big Man (IRE) 284
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8 11-12 D Miley A P Heskin 1001
4 323264- Pink, black sash, pink cap Oscars Well (IRE) 205
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
7 11-12 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 1001
5 0/0826F- Dark green, light blue cross sashes, white cap, yellow spots Paddy The Stout (IRE) 206
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7 11-12 Lady J Fowler M J Bolger (3) 1001
6 1426-B0 PURPLE, yellow spots, pink sleeves, purple & yellow striped cap Popaflora 6
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6 11-12 P J Rothwell B T O'Connell 1001
7 B5805-6 ROYAL BLUE, orange cross of lorraine, orange cap Schinkel (IRE) 172
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-12 D T Hughes B J Cooper 1001
8 P1-086 Dark blue, red sleeves, check cap Unoccupied 9
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6 11-12 E O'Grady M J Ferris 1001
9 631650 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE DIABOLO, halved sleeves, royal blue cap Willowhill Warrior (IRE) 45
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7 11-12 t T O'Callaghan P F Mangan (3) 104 1001
10 051154- WHITE, cyclamen sash, cyclamen cap, white hoop Pass The Hat 228
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-11 A L T Moore B M Cash 1001
11 P264-42 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Plan A (IRE) 37
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-11 G Elliott M P Walsh 1001
12 75P078 YELLOW, red stars, striped sleeves & cap Star Select (IRE) 9
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5 11-11 E O'Grady P T Enright 1001
13 80544-F Yellow, royal blue chevron, yellow cap Tales Of Milan (IRE) 17
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5 11-11 D T Hughes M A Enright (5) 1001

Verdict

The chasing debut of OSCARS WELL has been long awaited. Jessica Harrington's charge won two Grade 1's over hurdles in his novice season and though not quite able to repeat those victories at the highest level last season he was placed three times and only faded from the last in the Champion Hurdle. He's been found a nice opportunity to make a winning start though the useful and versatile Plan A will ensure he gets a test. Gordon Elliott's charge appears to have been around for an age but he's a tough competitor and jumped well when runner-up to Special Tiara on his debut over fences at Ballinrobe last month. Darwins Fox looks a smart prospect having won a Listed contest over hurdles and been placed in a Grade 2. His dam is from a fine family of jumpers in France and Henry De Bromhead does very well with similar types.