Today's racecards

Punchestown

  • 13:15 Ballymore Christmas Fair & Family Fun November Festival Beginners Chase2m 4f

  • 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
1 111- EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Buckers Bridge (IRE) 188
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-12 H De Bromhead A E Lynch 1001
2 3692P-U Royal blue, yellow star, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Daring Article (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-12 R Tyner P T Enright 1001
3 32347P/ Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Healys Bar (IRE) 577
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-12 p O McKiernan R C Colgan 121 1001
4 7/8P-170 RED, black sleeves, emerald green cap, black star In The Well (IRE) 110
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-12 t1 Mrs A Busteed M J Ferris 1001
6 01/911- MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Sword Of Destiny (IRE) 360
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-12 N Meade D N Russell 1001
7 5-54FP0 MAROON, light blue chevron & armlet, maroon cap, light blue diamond Thawmetoesout (IRE) 17
Nag me
8 11-12 p J J Walsh Mr S Cavanagh (7) 1001
9 83F-4 Orange, beige chevrons on sleeves, beige cap Troll D'Oudairies (FR) 176
Nag me
5 11-10 M Brassil N P Madden 1001
10 1/8-900F EMERALD GREEN, red diamond & armlet, emerald green cap, red diamonds Majestic Benbulben (IRE) 17
Nag me
6 11-5 t A A Howard B M Cash 1001
Non runners
535-42U3Mackeys Forge (IRE)811-12D T HughesR Loughran119
82264-79Katnap (FR)511-10Mrs S A BramallJ L Cullen

Verdict

Buckers Bridge is sent over regulation fences for the first time having been unbeaten in a point-to-point and bumpers here and at Gowran. His latest success on this track came in what looked a very strong event and he's obviously an exciting prospect. SWORD OF DESTINY is another making his chasing debut and he's bred for the job. Noel Meade's grey beat a huge field in a maiden hurdle here a year ago before ending his campaign with an impressive success in a Grade 3 novice event at Cork in November. He can make a winning start as Mackeys Forge hasn't done as well as expected over fences though he's produced some decent efforts including behind the well-regarded Argocat at Limerick last time. Daring Article didn't get far on his chasing bow but should do better in time.