Punchestown For Events Handicap Chase 2m 6f

  • (5yo+, 2m 6f, 22 runners)
  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 47.70s
  • Off time: 18:51:48
Full result
Result 18:50 Punchestown
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 23 Close Review 12/1
2nd 5 For A Finish nse 25/1
3rd 18 Down Under nk 16/1
4th 19 Westhaven 14/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 3733PP/
Emerald green & black chevrons, quartered cap Merchant Royal (IRE) 446
  • T:Mrs S Dawson
  • J:B T O'Connell
  • Form: 3733PP/
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 116
  • Naps:
10 164 11-10 Mrs S Dawson B T O'Connell 116 25/1
2 0/06FP4-
WHITE, emerald green stars, yellow sleeves, maroon cap, white stars Armaramak (IRE) 43
  • T:S J Mahon
  • J:R C Colgan
  • Form: 0/06FP4-
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-9bt
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
10 163 11-9 bt S J Mahon R C Colgan 115 25/1
3 46075-6
RED, black star, red cap, black stars Forty Foot Tom 34
  • T:D Miley
  • J:Andrew J McNamara
  • Form: 46075-6
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
9 163 11-9 D Miley Andrew J McNamara 115 16/1
4 16813F-
DARK GREEN, grey epaulettes, striped cap Fiery Oscar (IRE) 38
  • T:R Sweeney
  • J:P D Kennedy
  • Form: 16813F-
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-8p
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
9 162 11-8 p R Sweeney P D Kennedy (5) 114 16/1
5 05320-7
EMERALD GREEN, orange disc, white sleeves, orange cap For A Finish 23
  • T:E Doyle
  • J:J J Burke
  • Form: 05320-7
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-8p
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
11 162 11-8 p E Doyle J J Burke (7) 114 25/1
6 54P1F-6
MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Ballysteen (IRE) 19
  • T:M F Morris
  • J:K C Sexton
  • Form: 54P1F-6
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 113
  • Naps:
8 161 11-7 M F Morris K C Sexton (5) 113 16/1
7 306794-
Emerald green & orange hooped, quartered cap Fever Pitch (IRE) 52
  • T:A L T Moore
  • J:D J Casey
  • Form: 306794-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-7t
  • OR: 113
  • Naps:
8 161 11-7 t A L T Moore D J Casey 113 14/1
8 0075-U0
Royal blue, white epaulettes, white diamond on cap Prince Of Milan (IRE) 13
  • T:A Slattery
  • J:D J Condon
  • Form: 0075-U0
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 113
  • Naps:
9 161 11-7 A Slattery D J Condon 113 25/1
9 6538/PP-
YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Bullock Harbour (IRE) 171
  • T:Mrs J Harrington
  • J:D E Mullins
  • Form: 6538/PP-
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 111
  • Naps:
10 159 11-5 Mrs J Harrington D E Mullins 111 20/1
10 F3616-P
BLACK & YELLOW DIABOLO, yellow chevrons on sleeves, black cap, yellow spots Fourth Class (IRE) 20
  • T:H De Bromhead
  • J:P T Enright
  • Form: F3616-P
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-5p
  • OR: 111
  • Naps:
10 159 11-5 p H De Bromhead P T Enright 111 33/1
11 77257-3
YELLOW, black chevron & chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap, black spots Kostar (FR) 19
  • T:I Madden
  • J:R M Power
  • Form: 77257-3
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 111
  • Naps:
7 159 11-5 I Madden R M Power 111 25/1
12 19/442-4
Maroon, white star & armlet, white cap Raise Hell (IRE) 20
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:P Townend
  • Form: 19/442-4
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-5h
  • OR: 111
  • Naps:
7 159 11-5 h W P Mullins P Townend 111 9/1
13 P07PF-2
EMERALD GREEN & YELLOW HOOPS, check cap Ross Na Righ (IRE) 24
  • T:D T Hughes
  • J:I J McCarthy
  • Form: P07PF-2
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
10 158 11-4 D T Hughes I J McCarthy (3) 110 14/1
14 09311-F
EMERALD GREEN & WHITE HOOPS, white sleeves, green armlet, orange cap Aces And Kings (IRE) 19
  • T:W Newman
  • J:A E Lynch
  • Form: 09311-F
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
10 157 11-3 W Newman A E Lynch 109 5/1
16 0PP7P-5
PURPLE, mauve disc, striped sleeves, black & orange hooped cap Miss Pepperpot (IRE) 23
  • T:F Flood
  • J:M A Enright
  • Form: 0PP7P-5
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 106
  • Naps:
10 154 11-0 F Flood M A Enright 106 20/1
17 U540P-3
White, emerald green disc, grey sleeves, emerald green & grey check cap Hidden Future (IRE) 20
  • T:C A McBratney
  • J:S W Flanagan
  • Form: U540P-3
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-13b
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
8 153 10-13 b C A McBratney S W Flanagan 105 20/1
18 2U4756-
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Down Under (IRE) 44
  • T:F Flood
  • J:M P Walsh
  • Form: 2U4756-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 104
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 F Flood M P Walsh 104 16/1
19 857P-U3
MAROON, white stars, striped cap Westhaven (IRE) 16
  • T:N Meade
  • J:P Carberry
  • Form: 857P-U3
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 104
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 N Meade P Carberry 104 14/1
20 7UP00-9
Emerald green and orange hoops, red cap Highdownhill (NZ) 29
  • T:N Madden
  • J:B R Dalton
  • Form: 7UP00-9
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-10
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
9 150 10-10 N Madden B R Dalton (3) 102 25/1
21 1/59012-
Emerald green, beige cross sashes & sleeves, emerald green cap Lord Alfie (IRE) 51
  • T:Miss E Doyle
  • J:A P Heskin
  • Form: 1/59012-
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-10
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
10 150 10-10 Miss E Doyle A P Heskin 102 7/2f
22 427124-
YELLOW, royal blue chevron, emerald green cap Old Supporter (IRE) 217
  • T:P McCreery
  • J:B Hayes
  • Form: 427124-
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-10
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
9 150 10-10 P McCreery B Hayes (5) 102 33/1
23 332P7-1
Yellow, emerald green cross sashes & sleeves, yellow cap Close Review (IRE) 17
  • T:R P Rath
  • J:M P Butler
  • Form: 332P7-1
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR: 99
  • Naps:
11 147 10-7 R P Rath M P Butler (3) 99 12/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
15 PF04-08
Bangonform (IRE) 23
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:D E Fitzgerald
  • J:D E Splaine
  • Form: PF04-08
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 106
  • Naps:
10 D E Fitzgerald D E Splaine 106 NR
24 76859-3
Glenwood For Ever (IRE) 18
  • Nag Me
  • T:M Cullinane
  • J:Reserve 2
  • Form: 76859-3
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-7t
  • OR: 99
  • Naps:
6 107 t M Cullinane Reserve 2 99 NR
25 35/473-3
Take A Shot (IRE) 24
  • Nag Me
  • T:F Flood
  • J:Reserve 3
  • Form: 35/473-3
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-3
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
10 103 F Flood Reserve 3 95 NR

In depth

Verdict

Fiery Oscar has won eight races but has jumped poorly on his last two starts and was a long way behind Lord Alfie at Wexford in April after several bad mistakes. The winner couldn't cope with a 4lb rise at Tramore and has been raised the same amount for this. ACES AND KINGS has hit the form of his life and followed an easy victory in a hunter chase at Tramore with an all-the-way success in a Kilbeggan handicap. He was clear when falling a long way out on a return visit and is taken to gain compensation. Westhaven's third behind Forever Gold at Roscommon was his first placed effort in 10 starts over fences but he's now on such a lowly mark that he could get into the frame again. Raise Hell has only shown moderate form over fences so far though he hasn't had much experience and is a likely improver while Ross Na Righ ran well behind Fennis Moll at Killarney and the winner was a bit unfortunate not to follow up at Tramore on Friday.

Formwatch

Bangonform (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Soon mid-division, reminders from 8th, 9th 4 out, no extra approaching straight, 8th of 17, well behind Some Hawk (11-6) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-116 in May.

Glenwood For Ever (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Towards rear and behind, steady headway to track leaders 4 out, 4th approaching straight, ridden when bad mistake 2 out and no impression, kept on one pace,, 3rd of 14, 7l behind Knockanarrigan (11-6) at Punchestown 3m hcp chs 0-109 gd in May.

Take A Shot (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, ridden to go 3rd and not fluent at last, kept on one pace run-in, 3rd of 14, 5l behind Fennis Moll (9-10) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp chs 0-109 in May.

Close Review (IRE) 8-1 (10-10) Held up, 9th before 7 out, improved travelling smoothly before straight, 2nd and challenged 2 out, soon led, in command when bad mistake last, stayed on well run-in,, won at Limerick 2m 3f hcp chs 0-109 in May beating Line View (11-3) by 5l, 11 ran.

For A Finish 20-1 (11-5) Soon mid-division, closer in 6th 4 out, 5th approaching straight, soon no extra, 7th of 17, well behind Some Hawk (11-6) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-116 in May.

Down Under (IRE) 16-1 (9-13) Mid-division, 13th halfway, ridden and no impression in 9th entering straight, left 6th at last and kept on one pace, 6th of 22, 26l behind Usuel Smurfer (11-2) at Fairyhouse 2m 6f hcp chs 0-135 in Apr.

Westhaven (IRE) 14-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, 5th 3 out, soon ridden, moderate 4th 2 out, 3rd before last, kept on one paced from last, 3rd of 9, 8l behind Forever Gold (10-7) at Roscommon 2m 5f hcp chs 0-123 sft in May.

Aces And Kings (IRE) 3-1 (10-13) Prominent, led after 4th, about 5L clear when fell 5 out, in a race won by Raajih (11-10) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-123 gd in May, 10 ran.

Forty Foot Tom 33-1 (9-12) Soon prominent, on terms 4th, led 4 out, slightly hampered by loose horse early straight, headed 2 out, no extra approaching last, 6th of 16, 23l behind Mallowney (11-4) at Punchestown 2m hcp chs in May.

Ross Na Righ (IRE) 20-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, 5th approaching straight, closed 3 out, 3rd next, chased winner in 2nd approaching last, no impression and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 14, 4 1/2l behind Fennis Moll (9-10) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp chs 0-109 in May.

Fiery Oscar (IRE) 9-2fav (11-5) Mistake 1st, towards rear, fell 6 out, in a race won by Baresi (11-9) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp chs gs in Apr, 12 ran.

Ballysteen (IRE) 5-1 (11-1) Soon mid-division, slightly slow 2nd and 3rd, pushed along briefly after next, reminder after 5th, impeded by faller 5 out, ridden along from 4 out, no extra from next, 6th of 10, 49l behind Raajih (11-10) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-123 gd in May.

Highdownhill (NZ) 25-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, closer in 9th before straight, chasing leaders when bad mistake 2 out, no impression after, 9th of 15, 31l behind Knockanarrigan (11-5) at Fairyhouse 3m 1f hcp chs 0-102 gf in May.

Lord Alfie (IRE) 6-4fav (12-1) Led, headed 7th, ridden in 2nd before 2 out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 16, 3l behind Preswell Lad (11-4) at Tramore 2m 6f hcp chs 0-95 in Apr.

Kostar (FR) 28-1 (11-12) In rear, some progress 6th, soon chased leaders, no impression from before straight, moderate 3rd at last, kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Nearly Nama'd (11-12) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f beg chs gd in May.

Prince Of Milan (IRE) 9-1 (11-4) Disputed lead early, soon led, headed from 3rd, mistake 8th, weakened approaching 5 out, no extra from 3 out, tailed off, 13th of 18, well behind Mallards In Flight (10-4) at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl 80-95 in May.

Fever Pitch (IRE) 12-1 (11-1) Held up in rear, slight mistake 10th and ridden along in last, some progress 3 out, left moderate 5th 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Notimetoserve (9-13) at Tramore 2m 6f in Apr.

Fourth Class (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, slight mistake 4th, ridden and no impression 4 out, weakened and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Prince Rudi (11-2) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 in May, 9 ran.

Hidden Future (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Mistake 1st, held up in rear, headway on inside tracking leading trio before 3 out, left in 3rd at the last, no impression, 3rd of 6, 12l behind Hold Em Cowboy (11-3) at Perth 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in May.

Old Supporter (IRE) 7-1 (10-11) Led and clear with 2nd, reduced advantage 6 out, slight mistake and headed 3 out, ridden in 2nd before 2 out, no extra in 4th before last, kept on same pace, 4th of 14, 7l behind Keep On Track (10-7) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 in Oct.

Raise Hell (IRE) 10-3fav (11-9) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, 2nd after 3 out, ridden entering straight, no extra in 3rd 2 out, kept on one pace, dropped to 4th run-in, 4th of 9, 26l behind Prince Rudi (11-2) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 in May.

Merchant Royal (IRE) 50-1 (12-0) Chased leaders to 16th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Salsify (12-0) at Cheltenham 3m 2f hts chs (2) sft in Mar '13, 23 ran.

Armaramak (IRE) 20-1 (11-8) Chased leaders, 3rd 4 out, pushed along and no impression in 5th 2 out, left 4th after last, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 11l behind Imperial Joey (9-10) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f hcp chs 0-123 gd in Apr.

Bullock Harbour (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Soon mid-division, not fluent 6th, soon towards rear and pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Oscars Business (10-7) at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 in Dec, 15 ran.

Miss Pepperpot (IRE) 20-1 (9-10) Prominent, lost place 6 out and under pressure, 5th 3 out, soon no impression, kept on one pace, 5th of 15, 13l behind Your Busy (10-10) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp chs in May.