Today's racecards

Punchestown

  • 13:05 derekoneill.com Handicap Chase 2m

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 37.70s
  • Off time: 13:06:00
13:05 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Luke's Benefit (IRE) 2/1
2nd Itsuptoyou (IRE) 5/1
3rd Whats On The Menu (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 005490 Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Any Bets (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-12 t O McKiernan R C Colgan 114 18/119.00
2 44-8434 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE CHECK, white sleeves & cap Whats On The Menu (IRE) 23
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-11 J A Berry R Walsh 113 7/24.50
3 7-P0082 WHITE, royal blue stars, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap, white stars Luke's Benefit (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-7 t Denis Hogan B F Cawley (7) 109 2/13.00
4 35-50P0 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Down Under (IRE) 25
Nag me
5 10-13 F Flood M P Walsh 101 14/115.00
5 4/48395 White, red sash & sleeves, white cap, red spots Itsuptoyou (IRE) 61
Nag me
8 10-13 Mrs D Foster R M Power 101 5/16.00
6 6139-44 Yellow, black & yellow striped sleeves, black & yellow check cap Hidden Present (IRE) 15
Nag me
10 10-12 t Bernard Jones A E Lynch 100 7/24.50
7 39973U YELLOW, purple spots, purple & yellow halved sleeves, yellow & purple quartered cap Tequila Lord (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-7 M McCabe H D Dunne (7) 95 12/113.00
8 88-343P WHITE, red spots, maroon sleeves, royal blue chevrons, emerald green cap, yellow diamonds Rakamasi 8
Nag meDistance Winner
12 9-11 t M McElhone A P Heskin 85 12/113.00

Verdict

LUKE'S BENEFIT won this a year ago and followed up under a 12lb higher mark a week later. He's been running over hurdles this season but looks to have been primed for this following a very good effort at Fairyhouse a couple of weeks ago. Itsuptoyou is still a maiden and looking a few pounds high in the weights but Hidden Present is capable of going well after a fair reappearance at Navan a fortnight ago. Whats On The Menu was well beaten at Navan last time but his earlier run behind Mount Benbulben at Fairyhouse puts him in the picture.