Bibby Financial Services Handicap Chase 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, 15 runners)
  • Winner €16,250 2nd €4,750 3rd €2,250 4th €750
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 32.60s
  • Off time: 16:16:01
Full result
Result 16:15 Punchestown
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Twinlight 8/1
2nd 2 Far Away So Close 14/1
3rd 13 Barneys Honour nk 10/3f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 311124
Orange, beige chevrons on sleeves, beige cap Twinlight (FR) 46
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 311124
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 146
  • Naps:
6 164 11-10 W P Mullins R Walsh 146 8/1
2 4123P4
MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Far Away So Close (IRE) 24
  • T:P Nolan
  • J:D N Russell
  • Form: 4123P4
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-11h
  • OR: 133
  • Naps:
8 151 10-11 h P Nolan D N Russell 133 14/1
3 P-27FP4
EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Harpsy Cord (IRE) 47
  • T:J T R Dreaper
  • J:A E Lynch
  • Form: P-27FP4
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-11p1
  • OR: 133
  • Naps:
7 151 10-11 p1 J T R Dreaper A E Lynch 133 7/1
6 056233
RED, dark green hoop, white cap Lead Kindly Light (IRE) 23
  • T:S Byrne
  • J:A D Leigh
  • Form: 056233
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-6pt
  • OR: 128
  • Naps:
9 146 10-6 pt S Byrne A D Leigh 128 16/1
7 242214
White, Brown Star Nozic (FR) 62
  • T:Miss Z C Davison
  • J:Ms K Walsh
  • Form: 242214
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 10-4bt
  • OR: 126
  • Naps:
12 144 10-4 bt Miss Z C Davison Ms K Walsh 126 16/1
8 4-4239P
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Plan A (IRE) 130
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:N P Madden
  • Form: 4-4239P
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-2
  • OR: 124
  • Naps:
6 142 10-2 G Elliott N P Madden 124 10/1
10 367342
Maroon, white star and armlet, white cap Uncle Tom Cobley (IRE) 21
  • T:C O'Dwyer
  • J:D J Condon
  • Form: 367342
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-1t
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
9 141 10-1 t C O'Dwyer D J Condon 123 12/1
11 64U615
White, emerald green disc, grey sleeves, emerald green & grey check cap Hidden Future (IRE) 24
  • T:C A McBratney
  • J:P F Mangan
  • Form: 64U615
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-0t1
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
7 140 10-0 t1 C A McBratney P F Mangan 122 25/1
12 0U152U
LIGHT BLUE & MAROON HOOPS, blue sleeves, striped cap Mister First (FR) 20
  • T:R Hennessy
  • J:B J Cooper
  • Form: 0U152U
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
7 140 10-0 R Hennessy B J Cooper 122 16/1
13 121321
ROYAL BLUE, yellow chevron, yellow seams on sleeves, quartered cap Barneys Honour (IRE) 6
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:P Carberry
  • Form: 121321
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 9-12t
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
9 138 9-12 t G Elliott P Carberry 120 10/3f
14 128524
ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW STRIPES, yellow star on cap Beneficial Spirit (IRE) 25
  • T:P J Rothwell
  • J:A P Crowe
  • Form: 128524
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 9-12
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
10 138 9-12 P J Rothwell A P Crowe 120 20/1
15 4-58772
WHITE, cyclamen sash, cyclamen cap, white hoop Pass The Hat 24
  • T:A L T Moore
  • J:D J Casey
  • Form: 4-58772
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-12
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
6 138 9-12 A L T Moore D J Casey 120 11/2
16 3P8291
Emerald green, red stars, red star on cap A Fine Young Man (IRE) 25
  • T:M Hourigan
  • J:M A Enright
  • Form: 3P8291
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-11
  • OR: 119
  • Naps:
8 137 9-11 M Hourigan M A Enright (3) 119 13/2
17 44-5377
WHITE, black star, black stars on sleeves, black star on cap Mahrajaan (USA) 18
  • T:R P Burns
  • J:D E Splaine
  • Form: 44-5377
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 9-11
  • OR: 119
  • Naps:
10 137 9-11 R P Burns D E Splaine (5) 119 33/1
19 13F-618
Royal blue & yellow diabolo, yellow sleeves, royal blue & yellow quartered cap Deputy Consort (USA) 8
  • T:Miss C Cannon
  • J:A P Heskin
  • Form: 13F-618
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 9-10pt
  • OR: 104
  • Naps:
10 136 9-10 pt Miss C Cannon A P Heskin 104 66/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
4 315-049
De Valira (IRE) 23
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:J Morrissey
  • J:D G Lavery
  • Form: 315-049
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 10-8
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
11 108 J Morrissey D G Lavery 130 WD
5 2793F1
Darenjan (IRE) 21
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:J J Hanlon
  • J:D E Mullins
  • Form: 2793F1
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-6b
  • OR: 128
  • Naps:
10 106 b J J Hanlon D E Mullins 128 NR
9 143147
Miradane 46
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:M F Morris
  • J:M J Ferris
  • Form: 143147
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-1t
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
6 101 t M F Morris M J Ferris 123 NR
18 7F8811
Paddy O Dee 22
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:P J Rothwell
  • J:P T Enright
  • Form: 7F8811
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-10pt
  • OR: 116
  • Naps:
8 910 pt P J Rothwell P T Enright 116 NR

In depth

Verdict

Twinlight has been holding his own in much better company this season and top weight shouldn't prevent another prominent showing from Willie Mullins' talented course and distance winner. Lead Kindly Light and Uncle Tom Cobley have been thereabouts of late while Barneys Honour arrives in terrific form having won again at Wexford six days ago. Darenjan, A Fine Young Man and Paddy O Dee are others coming off the back of recent victories but this may be too competitive for Zoe Davison's veteran Nozic nowadays while Plan A has an absence to overcome. Miradane and Beneficial Spirit certainly shouldn't be ignored but HARPSY CORD is long overdue another success and showed signs of a revival at Gowran last month under a big weight. He's preferred to Far Away So Close and gets a tentative vote.

Formwatch

De Valira (IRE) 33-1 (10-5) Reluctant at start, in rear, ridden in 11th 3 out, no extra, 9th of 22, 7l behind Captain Arceus (10-9) at Fairyhouse 2m ext hcp hdl.

Darenjan (IRE) 11-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway into 3rd 4 out, 2nd next, improved to lead entering straight, ridden and kept on well from before last, stretched clear run-in, won at Thurles 2m hcp chs gd beating Uncle Tom Cobley (10-13) by 8l, 9 ran.

Miradane 14-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, 4th 4 out, no impression from next, behind when mistake last, last of 7, well behind Dedigout (11-2) at Naas 2m 4f nov chs Grd 3 (1) sft in Mar.

Paddy O Dee 3-1fav (10-13) Made all, clear travelling well 3 out, stayed on strongly from last, not extended, won at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-109 gd beating World Citizen (9-12) by 6l, 8 ran.

Twinlight (FR) 3-1 (11-10) Held up in rear, closer in 4th 3 out, soon ridden, went moderate 3rd 2 out, soon no extra, dropped to 4th run-in, 4th of 7, 18l behind Dedigout (11-2) at Naas 2m 4f nov chs Grd 3 (1) sft in Mar.

Far Away So Close (IRE) 9-1 (11-7) Chased clear leader in 3rd, moderate 4th early straight, kept on one pace without threatening, 4th of 10, 12l behind Carlowsantana (10-1) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f nov chs.

Barneys Honour (IRE) 5-2fav (11-5) Mid-division, pushed along into 7th after 4 out, ridden in 5th 2 out, stayed on to challenge approaching last, upsides when left in lead last, kept on well run-in, won at Wexford 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 sft beating Paco Jack (10-7) by 4l, 14 ran.

Pass The Hat 3-1fav (10-6) Towards rear, left moderate 6th 2 out, ridden and headway to go 3rd before last, 2nd run-in and kept on without troubling winner, 2nd of 10, 7l behind Carlowsantana (10-1) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f nov chs.

Lead Kindly Light (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Held up in last, ridden in last from 3 out, went moderate 3rd 2 out, kept on one paced, 3rd of 4, 11l behind Foildubh (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f chs Grd 2 (1).

Beneficial Spirit (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Waited with towards rear, headway in 7th approaching straight, ridden into 3rd before last, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 4th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Byerley Babe (11-0) at Cork 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-140 in Mar.

Mister First (FR) 25-1 (10-0) In rear, blundered and unseated rider 14th, in a race won by Triolo D'Alene (10-7) at Aintree 2m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) gs, 29 ran.

Uncle Tom Cobley (IRE) 3-1fav (10-13) Chased leader, led before 5th, clear 6 out, bad mistake 3 out and reduced advantage, ridden and headed entering straight, no impression winner before last, 2nd of 9, 8l behind Darenjan (10-13) at Thurles 2m hcp chs gd.

Hidden Future (IRE) 12-1 (10-11) Towards rear, some headway into moderate 3rd 2 out, soon no extra and dropped to 5th before last, 5th of 10, 14l behind Carlowsantana (10-1) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f nov chs.

Harpsy Cord (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Prominent throughout, in front into straight, headed and no impression from 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 14, 7l behind Competitive Edge (10-10) at Gowran Park 2m 2f hcp chs hvy in Mar.

Nozic (FR) 6-1 (11-5) Held up in last trio, steady headway 8th, chasing leaders when hit 4 out, went 3rd and pressed leaders 3 out, no extra next, 4th of 9, 18l behind Olympian Boy (10-4) at Sandown 2m hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Feb.

Plan A (IRE) 7-1 (11-11) Soon mid-division, no extra from 5 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Sole Witness (11-6) at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 hvy in Dec, 15 ran.

Deputy Consort (USA) 12-1 (11-7) Held up behind, pushed along before 5 out, never dangerous, last of 8, well behind Jack The Gent (11-12) at Kelso 2m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs.

A Fine Young Man (IRE) 7-2fav (11-9) Soon led, joined before 2 out, soon in front again and stayed on well run-in to draw clear, won at Cork 2m beg chs in Mar beating Stradbally (11-7) by 4l, 13 ran.

Mahrajaan (USA) 14-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, dropped to 8th before straight, soon no impression, 7th of 11, 13l behind Caheronaun (10-10) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp chs gd.