Ryanair Novice Chase (Grade 1) 2m

  • (5yo+, 2m, Class 1, 9 runners)
  • Winner €61,999 2nd €19,000 3rd €9,000 4th €3,000 5th €2,000
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 31.80s
  • Off time: 18:50:36
Full result
Result 18:40 Punchestown
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Arvika Ligeonniere 7/2f
2nd 6 Oscars Well 6/1
3rd 8 Special Tiara 23 10/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 S31213
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Alderwood (IRE) 19
  • T:T Mullins
  • J:M P Walsh
  • Form: S31213
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 149
  • Naps:
9 164 11-10 T Mullins M P Walsh 149 5/1
2 1/111FP
PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Arvika Ligeonniere (FR) 44
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 1/111FP
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 153
  • Naps:
8 164 11-10 W P Mullins R Walsh 153 7/2f
3 11232P
Emerald green,orange star,emGreen sleeves,orange stars,green cap,orange stars Baily Green (IRE) 19
  • T:M F Morris
  • J:D J Casey
  • Form: 11232P
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-10t
  • OR: 158
  • Naps:
7 164 11-10 t M F Morris D J Casey 158 9/1
4 212411
EMERALD GREEN & RED STRIPED, red sleeves, quartered cap Benefficient (IRE) 42
  • T:A J Martin
  • J:B J Cooper
  • Form: 212411
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-10h
  • OR: 154
  • Naps:
7 164 11-10 h A J Martin B J Cooper 154 4/1
5 11-1516
EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Buckers Bridge (IRE) 25
  • T:H De Bromhead
  • J:A E Lynch
  • Form: 11-1516
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 141
  • Naps:
7 164 11-10 H De Bromhead A E Lynch 141 14/1
6 1F1225
Pink, black sash, pink cap Oscars Well (IRE) 25
  • T:Mrs J Harrington
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 1F1225
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-10t
  • OR: 146
  • Naps:
8 164 11-10 t Mrs J Harrington B J Geraghty 146 6/1
7 2-33U11
DARK BLUE, yellow diamond & sleeves, yellow cap, red diamond Realt Mor (IRE) 25
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:D J Condon
  • Form: 2-33U11
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 150
  • Naps:
8 164 11-10 G Elliott D J Condon 150 5/1
8 211251
Royal blue, white stars, red & white striped sleeves, white cap, royal blue stars Special Tiara 19
  • T:H De Bromhead
  • J:P T Enright
  • Form: 211251
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 152
  • Naps:
6 164 11-10 H De Bromhead P T Enright 152 10/1
10 145272
Brown, royal blue cross of lorraine, royal blue armlet, royal blue cap Dazzling Susie (IRE) 18
  • T:John F Phelan
  • J:D E Mullins
  • Form: 145272
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 134
  • Naps:
8 157 11-3 John F Phelan D E Mullins 134 50/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
9 133127
Texas Jack (IRE) 42
  • Nag Me
  • Course and Distance Winner
  • T:N Meade
  • J:P Carberry
  • Form: 133127
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 149
  • Naps:
7 1110 N Meade P Carberry 149 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Lucky William (IRE)
  • T:T Cooper
  • J:B J Geraghty
8 11-10 T Cooper B J Geraghty 4/1
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In depth

Verdict

Benefficient is clearly very tough and defied big odds to upset subsequently impressive Aintree winner Dynaste in the Jewson at Cheltenham having taken advantage of Arvika Ligeonniere's fall to beat Oscars Well in the Arkle at Leopardstown in January. Tony Martin's gelding had earlier finished well beaten behind Arvika Ligeonniere, Oscars Well and Baily Green in the Racing Post Chase at Leopardstown, however, though Willie Mullins' charge appears to have lost his confidence and the latter took little interest behind SPECIAL TIARA at Aintree having finished second to Simonsig at Cheltenham. We'll take Henry De Bromhead's six-year-old to continue the improvement he showed at Aintree by following up here. He was reversing running here in the autumn with Baily Green and, after just four starts over fences, should have plenty more to offer. Alderwood looks held on the form book but Realt Mor won a Grade 1 at Fairyhouse, when ahead of Oscars Well and Buckers Bridge, and can't be taken lightly.

Formwatch

Texas Jack (IRE) 11-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway on outside approaching 3 out, one pace before next, weakened last, 7th of 13, 15l behind Benefficient (11-4) at Cheltenham 2m 4f nov chs G2 (1) gs in Mar.

Arvika Ligeonniere (FR) 15-2 (11-7) Pressed leader on outside, lost place 4 out, weakened next, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Simonsig (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m nov chs G1 (1) sft in Mar, 7 ran.

Oscars Well (IRE) 7-2 (11-10) Tracked leaders, 3rd 4 out, ridden from next, no impression straight, 5th of 6, 9l behind Realt Mor (11-10) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f nov chs G1 (1) sft in Mar.

Special Tiara 28-1 (11-4) Led 1st until 5th, stayed close 2nd until before 3 out, went 2nd again after 2 out, closed on leader last, driven and stayed on under pressure to lead towards finish, won at Aintree 2m nov chs G1 (1) gd beating Overturn (11-4) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.

Baily Green (IRE) 5-2 (11-4) Chased leaders, mistake 1st, not fluent 3rd, lost place approaching 5th, jumped right and behind 8th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Special Tiara (11-4) at Aintree 2m nov chs G1 (1) gd, 6 ran.

Buckers Bridge (IRE) 15-2 (11-10) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden from 3 out, weakened from next, last of 6, 12l behind Realt Mor (11-10) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f nov chs G1 (1) sft in Mar.

Alderwood (IRE) 2-1fav (11-4) Chased leaders, not fluent 1st, jumped slowly next, pushed along after not fluent 8th, outpaced before 3 out, rallied from 2 out, went 3rd before last, stayed on flat, unable to get on terms with front pair, 3rd of 6, 4l behind Special Tiara (11-4) at Aintree 2m nov chs G1 (1) gd.

Benefficient (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Led 1st, headed 3 out, soon outpaced in 3rd, ridden and rallied on inside approaching last, regained lead soon after, stayed on well under pressure flat, won at Cheltenham 2m 4f nov chs G2 (1) gs in Mar beating Dynaste (11-4) by 3 1/2l, 13 ran.

Realt Mor (IRE) 10-1 (11-10) Made all, clear from 4th, reduced advantage 3 out, mistake and ridden 2 out, stayed on well from last, won at Fairyhouse 2m 4f nov chs G1 (1) sft in Mar beating Dedigout (11-10) by 2 1/2l, 6 ran.

Dazzling Susie (IRE) 6-4fav (11-4) Tracked leader, led 6th, soon clear, reduced lead from 6 out, ridden and joined into straight, headed 2 out, no impression and kept on same pace from last, 2nd of 5, 5l behind Bobbina (11-2) at Limerick 2m 3f Mares Hurdle (5yo+) gd.