derekoneill.com Handicap Chase (0-116) 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, 8 runners)
  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 37.70s
  • Off time: 13:06:00
Full result
Result 13:05 Punchestown
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Luke's Benefit 2/1f
2nd 5 Itsuptoyou ¾ 5/1
3rd 2 Whats On The Menu ½ 7/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 005490
Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Any Bets (IRE) 25
  • T:O McKiernan
  • J:R C Colgan
  • Form: 005490
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12t
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 t O McKiernan R C Colgan 114 18/1
2 44-8434
ROYAL BLUE & WHITE CHECK, white sleeves & cap Whats On The Menu (IRE) 23
  • T:J A Berry
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 44-8434
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 113
  • Naps:
8 165 11-11 J A Berry R Walsh 113 7/2
3 7-P0082
WHITE, royal blue stars, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap, white stars Luke's Benefit (IRE) 16
  • T:Denis Hogan
  • J:B F Cawley
  • Form: 7-P0082
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-7t
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
10 161 11-7 t Denis Hogan B F Cawley (7) 109 2/1f
4 35-50P0
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Down Under (IRE) 25
  • T:F Flood
  • J:M P Walsh
  • Form: 35-50P0
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 101
  • Naps:
5 153 10-13 F Flood M P Walsh 101 14/1
5 4/48395
White, red sash & sleeves, white cap, red spots Itsuptoyou (IRE) 61
  • T:Mrs D Foster
  • J:R M Power
  • Form: 4/48395
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 101
  • Naps:
8 153 10-13 Mrs D Foster R M Power 101 5/1
6 6139-44
Yellow, black & yellow striped sleeves, black & yellow check cap Hidden Present (IRE) 15
  • T:Bernard Jones
  • J:A E Lynch
  • Form: 6139-44
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-12t
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
10 152 10-12 t Bernard Jones A E Lynch 100 7/2
7 39973U
YELLOW, purple spots, purple & yellow halved sleeves, yellow & purple quartered cap Tequila Lord (IRE) 25
  • T:M McCabe
  • J:H D Dunne
  • Form: 39973U
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
10 147 10-7 M McCabe H D Dunne (7) 95 12/1
8 88-343P
WHITE, red spots, maroon sleeves, royal blue chevrons, emerald green cap, yellow diamonds Rakamasi 8
  • T:M McElhone
  • J:A P Heskin
  • Form: 88-343P
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 9-11t
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
12 137 9-11 t M McElhone A P Heskin 85 12/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Luke's Benefit (IRE)
  • T:Denis Hogan
  • J:D G Hogan
9 10-9 Denis Hogan D G Hogan 7/4
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In depth

Verdict

LUKE'S BENEFIT won this a year ago and followed up under a 12lb higher mark a week later. He's been running over hurdles this season but looks to have been primed for this following a very good effort at Fairyhouse a couple of weeks ago. Itsuptoyou is still a maiden and looking a few pounds high in the weights but Hidden Present is capable of going well after a fair reappearance at Navan a fortnight ago. Whats On The Menu was well beaten at Navan last time but his earlier run behind Mount Benbulben at Fairyhouse puts him in the picture.

Formwatch

Luke's Benefit (IRE) 6-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, improved to lead after 3 out, soon ridden and strongly pressed, headed inside final furlong, kept on close home, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Speed Dial (10-7) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-109 sft.

Itsuptoyou (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Prominent, led from 4th, ridden entering straight, headed before last, soon no impression, 5th of 10, 17l behind Mr Goodenough (11-9) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 sft in Oct.

Whats On The Menu (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Led and disputed, led from 9th, headed after 4 out, moderate 3rd 2 out, no impression, 4th of 8, 45l behind The Westener Boy (11-11) at Navan 3m beg chase hvy.

Hidden Present (IRE) 14-1 (10-1) Soon led, tended to jump right, joined 5 out, headed from next, no extra and kept on same pace approaching last, 4th of 15, 7l behind Sole Witness (11-6) at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 hvy.

Tequila Lord (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Mistake and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Ros Brin (11-2) at Clonmel 2m beg chs, 15 ran.

Down Under (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Rear of mid-division, no threat from 4 out, completely tailed off, 13th of 15, well behind Fever Pitch (11-8) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116.

Any Bets (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Always behind, 11th of 15, well behind Fever Pitch (11-8) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116.

Rakamasi 7-1 (9-8) Settled towards rear, some headway on inner 5 out and 5th 3 out, soon ridden and no extra, pulled up before last, in a race won by Noras Fancy (11-6) at Thurles 2m 2f hcp chs 0-116 hvy, 9 ran.