Punchestown For Value Beginners Chase 2m 4f
- (4yo+, 2m 4f, 14 runners)
- Winner €8,280 2nd €1,920 3rd €840 4th €480
- Going: Soft, Soft/Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 28.90s
- Off time: 13:05:53
|3rd||1 Byerley Bear||12||4/1|
Byerley Bear (IRE) 20
|6||166 11-12||H De Bromhead||A E Lynch||4/1|
Cadogan (FR) 258
|11||166 11-12||J T R Dreaper||E J O'connell||20/1|
Harley Road (IRE) 42
|8||166 11-12||P Stafford||K M Donoghue (3)||100/1|
Itdosnot Botherme (IRE) 24
|7||166 11-12||O McKiernan||R C Colgan||50/1|
Lascalahall (IRE) 7
|6||166 11-12||F Flood||M P Walsh||33/1|
Medical Card (IRE) 15
|7||166 11-12||N Meade||P Carberry||3/1|
Molly's Boy 7
|10||166 11-12||E Cawley||P T Enright||20/1|
Raptor (FR) 20
|6||166 11-12||W P Mullins||P Townend||6/4f|
Skorcher (IRE) 198
|7||166 11-12 t||W P Mullins||E Mullins||11/2|
Spot The Boss (IRE) 6
|7||166 11-12||O McKiernan||T J Doyle||33/1|
|6||166 11-12||D T Hughes||R Loughran||25/1|
Blue Dynasty (USA) 6
|5||165 11-11||J Morrison||P F Mangan (3)||66/1|
|6||159 11-5||M Kidd||R J Jones (5)||66/1|
Miss Miyagi (IRE) 23
|7||159 11-5||P Stafford||C D Maxwell (5)||66/1|
||8||1112||I McCaghy||K H Clarke||NR|
||6||11-12||D T Hughes||D N Russell||9/4|
Raptor and Skorcher represent the in-form Willie Mullins team here. The former, who won over hurdles here in January, will have come on for his opening run over fences at Wexford and looks capable of much better. That experience may just enable him to overcome his stablemate who makes his chasing bow and hasn't been seen since May. BYERLEY BEAR made a promising chasing debut at Gowran and may have beaten the useful Donnas Palm at Wexford but for falling at the last and compensation awaits providing he is no worse for the experience. Medical Card looks a big threat as he produced a fine effort on his debut over fences at Down Royal and looks certain to win races before too long.
Star Of Hollywood (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) Ww rr, prog 5th, ld 7th, jnd 10th, ld 3out, row to hold late chall, won at Durrow 3m ire ptp gs in Feb beating Noble Witness (12-0) by 2 1/2l, 10 ran.
Raptor (FR) 10-3 (11-12) Reduced visibility, led, headed 4 out, 6th next, soon no impression, 6th of 13, 34l behind Donnas Palm (11-12) at Wexford 2m 3f beg chs sft in Oct.
Cadogan (FR) 14-1 (11-12) Prominent, 3rd 3 out, ridden in 2nd entering straight, soon no impression, 6th of 16, 24l behind Shirley Casper (11-7) at Naas 2m beg chase sft in Mar.
Byerley Bear (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Reduced visibility, tracked leaders, close up 4 out, every chance when fell last, in a race won by Donnas Palm (11-12) at Wexford 2m 3f beg chs sft in Oct, 13 ran.
Medical Card (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Always prominent, 2nd halfway, challenged approaching 2 out, no impression on winner from last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 15, 3l behind Four Commanders (11-11) at Down Royal 2m 4f beg chs sft.
Skorcher (IRE) 16-1 (11-11) Mid-division, no impression from before 2 out, 15th of 24, well behind Kerb Appeal (11-8) at Punchestown 3m hcp hdl 88-130 gs in May.
Molly's Boy 33-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, some headway into 8th on outer 3 out, no impression from next, 9th of 18, 44l behind Lambro (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f beg chs.
Talab 20-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division for most, never a factor, 10th of 18, well behind Bog Warrior (11-12) at Navan 2m beg chs.
Blue Dynasty (USA) 66-1 (11-12) Always behind, 14th of 18, 40l behind Jenari (11-7) at Limerick 2m cond mdn hdl sft.
Lascalahall (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 8th halfway, no extra from 3 out, weakened, 15th of 18, well behind Lambro (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f beg chs.
Itdosnot Botherme (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Mid-division, dropped towards rear halfway, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Cross Appeal (11-10) at Punchestown 2m 4f beg chs hvy in Oct, 9 ran.
Spot The Boss (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Whipped around and lost ground start, towards rear, some headway into moderate 9th 3 out, kept on one pace, 7th of 18, 45l behind Bog Warrior (11-12) at Navan 2m beg chs.
Ishlana 6-1 (12-0) Pr & disp til wknd 5out, sn rr, last of 7, 22l behind Butlers Storm (12-0) at Largy 3m ire ptp gd in Apr.
Harley Road (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Ld early but wknd early to rr bef 1/2 way, pu 2out, in a race won by Battlehill (12-0) at Taylorstown 3m ire ptp sft in Oct, 7 ran.
Miss Miyagi (IRE) 50-1 (10-8) Towards rear for most, never a factor, tailed off, 15th of 17, well behind A Little Swifter (10-8) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Oct.