AGK Displays Craddockstown Novice Chase (Grade 2) 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 1, 4 runners)
  • Winner €26,026 2nd €7,625 3rd €3,625 4th €1,225
  • Going: Soft to Heavy, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 11.00s
  • Off time: 13:05:32
Full result
Result 13:05 Punchestown
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Twinlight 9/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 111111
Emerald green,orange star,emGreen sleeves,orange stars,green cap,orange stars Baily Green (IRE) 14
  • T:M F Morris
  • J:D J Casey
  • Form: 111111
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-10t
  • OR: 145
  • Naps:
6 164 11-10 t M F Morris D J Casey 145 9/2
2 35F-311
Orange, beige chevrons on sleeves, beige cap Twinlight (FR) 21
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 35F-311
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 144
  • Naps:
5 161 11-7 W P Mullins R Walsh 144 9/1
3 2231F-1
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Jenari (IRE) 20
  • T:Mrs J Harrington
  • J:M P Walsh
  • Form: 2231F-1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 Mrs J Harrington M P Walsh 140 9/2
4 23264-1
Pink, black sash, pink cap Oscars Well (IRE) 18
  • T:Mrs J Harrington
  • J:R M Power
  • Form: 23264-1
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 8/15f

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Days Hotel (IRE)
  • T:H De Bromhead
  • J:A E Lynch
6 11-4 H De Bromhead A E Lynch 5/2
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In depth

Verdict

A race which Sizing Europe and Realt Dubh have won in recent years has attracted a small but very select field. Baily Green has been a revelation and a great credit to the skills of Mouse Morris. His three recent Grade 3 victories mean he's heavily penalised and meets potentially top-class rivals. Twinlight has done most things right and is progressing very nicely as his victory over Argocat at Galway suggests. He'll no doubt improve again but is up against it with Jessica Harrington's pair Jenari and OSCARS WELL favoured by the conditions. The former, a Grade 2 novice hurdle winner, made a tremendous debut over fences to beat Dylan Ross in what looked a very strong beginners event at Naas but his stablemate, a dual Grade 1 winner over timber, was very impressive on his chasing bow here last month and could go right to the top of the chasing ladder.

Formwatch

Twinlight (FR) 15-8fav (11-0) Led, mistake and joined briefly 5 out, headed last, regained lead entering straight, ridden and kept on under pressure closing stages, won at Galway 2m 1f nov chs (1) in Oct beating Argocat (10-3) by 2l, 5 ran.

Baily Green (IRE) 5-4 (11-8) Close up, led and disputed for much, in front from 5 out, stayed on well from last, always holding the runner-up, won at Cork 2m 4f nov chs Grd 3 (1) beating Tofino Bay (11-0) by 1 1/2l, 3 ran.

Jenari (IRE) 9-2 (11-11) Held up, headway into 6th entering straight, 4th approaching last, ridden run-in and kept on well to lead closing stages, won at Naas 2m beg chs sft in Oct beating Dylan Ross (11-12) by 1 1/4l, 13 ran.

Oscars Well (IRE) 1-2fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, improved to lead after 3 out, went clear from 2 out, stayed on strongly run-in, easily, impressive, won at Punchestown 2m beg chs sft in Oct beating Darwins Fox (11-12) by 12l, 13 ran.