Guinness Handicap Chase (Grade A) 2m 4f

  • (5yo+, 2m 4f, 15 runners)
  • Winner €60,000 2nd €19,000 3rd €9,000 4th €3,000 5th €2,000 6th €1,000
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 10.60s
  • Off time: 18:39:59
Full result
Result 18:40 Punchestown
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 11 Orpheus Valley 28/1
2nd 5 Competitive Edge ½ 5/1f
3rd 13 Pass The Hat 11/2


Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 20F-F1
EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Aupcharlie (IRE) 27
  • T:H De Bromhead
  • J:A E Lynch
  • Form: 20F-F1
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 147
  • Naps:
8 164 11-10 H De Bromhead A E Lynch 147 10/1
2 3UU0FP
Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap Colbert Station (IRE) 25
  • T:T M Walsh
  • J:M P Walsh
  • Form: 3UU0FP
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-9t
  • OR: 146
  • Naps:
10 163 11-9 t T M Walsh M P Walsh 146 16/1
3 1-3P20
Beige & black halved, black chevrons on sleeves, beige cap Grandioso (IRE) 67
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:Harry Derham
  • Form: 1-3P20
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-8t
  • OR: 145
  • Naps:
7 162 11-8 t P F Nicholls Harry Derham (3) 145 15/2
4 60P-9P
BEIGE, dark green diabolo on sleeves, black cap Lambro (IRE) 224
  • T:D T Hughes
  • J:R Loughran
  • Form: 60P-9P
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
9 157 11-3 D T Hughes R Loughran 140 33/1
5 7B222F
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Competitive Edge (IRE) 47
  • T:C O'Dwyer
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 7B222F
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 138
  • Naps:
7 155 11-1 C O'Dwyer A P McCoy 138 5/1f
6 68P53
MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Gift Of Dgab (IRE) 59
  • T:A J Martin
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 68P53
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-1t
  • OR: 138
  • Naps:
10 155 11-1 t A J Martin B J Geraghty 138 10/1
7 22/9-
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Wise Old Owl (IRE) 637
  • T:J E Kiely
  • J:G N Fox
  • Form: 22/9-
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
10 152 10-12 J E Kiely G N Fox (7) 135 14/1
8 715400
 Emerald green & orange hoops, red cap Shot From The Hip (GER) 124
  • T:E J O'Grady
  • J:Andrew J McNamara
  • Form: 715400
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-10t
  • OR: 133
  • Naps:
10 150 10-10 t E J O'Grady Andrew J McNamara 133 16/1
9 60-701
WHITE, RED braces, EMERALD GREEN and WHITE check sleeves, WHITE cap, RED star Hector's Choice (FR) 28
  • T:R Lee
  • J:J E Moore
  • Form: 60-701
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-9p1
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
10 149 10-9 p1 R Lee J E Moore 132 8/1
10 5266U6
Emerald green, yellow cross sashes, yellow cap, emerald green star Supreme Doc (IRE) 10
  • T:M T O'Donovan
  • J:P F Mangan
  • Form: 5266U6
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-9p
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
9 149 10-9 p M T O'Donovan P F Mangan 132 25/1
11 P-0B20
ROYAL BLUE, white cross of lorraine, white armlet, red cap, royal blue star Orpheus Valley (IRE) 87
  • T:T Gibney
  • J:A P Heskin
  • Form: P-0B20
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 10-5t
  • OR: 128
  • Naps:
11 145 10-5 t T Gibney A P Heskin 128 28/1
12 713140
PINK & WHITE STRIPES, red cap King Vuvuzela (IRE) 50
  • T:P Nolan
  • J:P Carberry
  • Form: 713140
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-4
  • OR: 127
  • Naps:
7 144 10-4 P Nolan P Carberry 127 13/2
13 915681
WHITE, cyclamen sash, cyclamen cap, white hoop Pass The Hat 59
  • T:A L T Moore
  • J:D J Casey
  • Form: 915681
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-4t
  • OR: 127
  • Naps:
7 144 10-4 t A L T Moore D J Casey 127 11/2
14 082P35
DARK BLUE, emerald green stars, dark blue sleeves, emerald green star on cap Beneficial Spirit (IRE) 19
  • T:P J Rothwell
  • J:M A Enright
  • Form: 082P35
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 9-13
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
11 139 9-13 P J Rothwell M A Enright 122 28/1
15 806140
Green, white cross sashes & cap Mitebeall Forluck 24
  • T:A L T Moore
  • J:R C Colgan
  • Form: 806140
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-10
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
6 136 9-10 A L T Moore R C Colgan 112 16/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Klepht (IRE)
  • T:T Mullins
  • J:D J Condon
8 10-1 T Mullins D J Condon 12/1
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In depth

Verdict

Pass The Hat won at Leopardstown last month but is 8lb higher here. Competitive Edge was hampered and fell in the Grand Annual at Cheltenham but had only found one too good in his three previous starts and will be bidding for compensation here while Beneficial Spirit has the past form to figure. Gift Of Dgab has been in action over hurdles lately but is another who could figure while Grandioso has been quite highly tried over the last few months, though probably needs some help from the handicapper. HECTOR'S CHOICE took advantage of a tumbling mark to score at Wincanton at the start of the month. He was always going well and, only three pounds higher, could be primed for a follow-up. Aupcharlie was just beaten in a Grade 1 in 2012 and got back to winning ways at Clonmel but this is a lot more competitive.

Formwatch

Orpheus Valley (IRE) 14-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, mistake 7 out, ridden and no extra 2 out, weakened, 11th of 18, 34l behind Folsom Blue (10-1) at Punchestown 3m 4f Handicap Chase (Grade C) (5yo+) hvy in Feb.

Competitive Edge (IRE) 40-1 (10-12) Towards rear, hampered 5th, no headway when fell 4 out, in a race won by Savello (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Mar, 23 ran.

Pass The Hat 6-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders, close 3rd 3 out, disputed lead next, ridden to lead entering straight, joined at last, rallied to lead inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Leopardstown 2m 5f Handicap Chase (Grade B) (5yo+) sft in Mar beating Kylecrue (9-5) by 1l, 12 ran.

Aupcharlie (IRE) 11-10fav (11-8) Chased leader in 2nd, improved to lead 5 out, disputed from next, ridden before 2 out, kept on well to assert from before last, won at Clonmel 2m 4f chs hvy beating Miley Shah (11-8) by 4 1/2l, 6 ran.

King Vuvuzela (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Behind, mistake 5th, struggling 4 out, never dangerous, 10th of 19, 26l behind Present View (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m 4f (1) gs in Mar.

Grandioso (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Held up in mid-division on inside, steady headway 13th, weakening when hampered on bend before 3 out, 10th of 13, 34l behind Bally Legend (10-12) at Kempton 3m hcp chs G3 (1) sft in Feb.

Hector's Choice (FR) 6-1 (11-11) Tracked leaders, led 8th, ridden before last, kept on gamely, won at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs beating Al Alfa (11-6) by 2l, 10 ran.

Wise Old Owl (IRE) 9-1 (10-12) Slowly into stride and held up towards rear, slight mistake 6th, some progress from 3 out, 8th and ridden next, no impression and eased final furlong, 9th of 20, 34l behind Bob Lingo (10-3) at Galway 2m 6f hcp chs gd in Aug '12.

Lambro (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) Soon mid-division, a bit slow 8th and dropped towards rear, not a factor after, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by White Star Line (10-4) at Listowel 3m sft in Sep, 18 ran.

Gift Of Dgab (IRE) 7-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, ridden in 3rd 2 out, disputed lead briefly before last, headed at last, no extra in 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 3l behind Art Of Payroll (11-1) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-140 sft in Mar.

Beneficial Spirit (IRE) 7-1 (10-2) Held up in rear, progress on outer after 4 out, ridden in 8th next, 6th 2 out, no impression, 5th of 15, 18l behind Maguire's Glen (10-6) at Wexford 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 sft.

Supreme Doc (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) In rear, progress on outer 5 out, no impression in rear from before 2 out, kept on one pace, last of 6, 20l behind Toner D'Oudairies (11-8) at Cork 3m chs Grade 3 (1).

Mitebeall Forluck 8-1 (10-3) Took keen hold, soon mid-division, 8th 4 out, no extra from before straight, tailed off,, 10th of 13, well behind Some Tikket (11-3) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f nov hcp chs sft.

Shot From The Hip (GER) 33-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, 8th halfway, no impression and kept on same pace straight, 11th of 28, 29l behind Rockyaboya (10-3) at Leopardstown 3m hcp chs 0-145 sft in Dec.

Colbert Station (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) In touch went 2nd at 11th, left in lead after 16th (water), headed 18th, lost place 22nd (2nd bechers), tailed off when pulled up before 25th (2nd valentines), in a race won by Pineau De Re (10-6) at Aintree 4m 3f (1) gs, 40 ran.