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

18:40 Punchestown
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 11 Orpheus Valley (IRE) T Gibney 11 10-5 t A P Heskin 28/1
SP 28/1 Made all, ridden entering straight, kept on from before last, strongly pressed closing stages run-in
2nd ½ 5 Competitive Edge (IRE) C O'Dwyer 7 11-1 A P McCoy 5/1f
SP 5/1f Mid-division, slight mistake 7 out, progress into 6th 5 out, soon reminders, 5th and mistake 3 out, ridden entering straight, stayed on into 2nd before last, kept on to press winner closing stages run-in opened 7/1
3rd 13 Pass The Hat A L T Moore 7 10-4 t D J Casey 11/2
SP 11/2 Chased leaders, mistake 2nd, 4th halfway, ridden in 6th 4 out, kept on under pressure, 3rd before last, no impression on leaders run-in opened 6/1
4th 1 Aupcharlie (IRE) H De Bromhead 8 11-10 A E Lynch 10/1
SP 10/1 Chased leaders, 5th halfway, 9th and ridden 4 out, no impression when slight mistake 2 out, kept on run-in, 4th close home opened 8/1
5th ½ 12 King Vuvuzela (IRE) P Nolan 7 10-4 P Carberry 13/2
SP 13/2 Held up towards rear, mistake 6th, ridden into 10th and no impression entering straight, kept on run-in
6th 3 Grandioso (IRE) P F Nicholls 7 11-8 t Harry Derham (3) 15/2
SP 15/2 Chased leader, 3rd halfway, ridden entering straight, 2nd 2 out, no extra before last opened 8/1
7th 9 Hector's Choice (FR) R Lee 10 10-9 p1 J E Moore 8/1
SP 8/1 Chased leaders, improved to 2nd before halfway, ridden entering straight, no extra 2 out opened 15/2
8th 7 Wise Old Owl (IRE) J E Kiely 10 10-12 G N Fox (7) 14/1
SP 14/1 Held up ridden, progress into 8th 4 out, ridden and no impression entering straight opened 12/1
9th 4 Lambro (IRE) D T Hughes 9 11-3 R Loughran 33/1
SP 33/1 Mid-division, ridden and no impression before 4 out, 12th entering straight, kept on one pace
10th 6 Gift Of Dgab (IRE) A J Martin 10 11-1 t B J Geraghty 10/1
SP 10/1 Chased leaders, slight mistake 5th, 6th halfway, ridden 4 out, no extra entering straight opened 8/1
11th 7 14 Beneficial Spirit (IRE) P J Rothwell 11 9-13 M A Enright 28/1
SP 28/1 Held up towards rear, progress into 9th before 4 out, mistake 4 out, soon ridden and no extra
12th 7 10 Supreme Doc (IRE) M T O'Donovan 9 10-9 p P F Mangan 25/1
SP 25/1 Mid-division, progress into 4th 4 out, ridden in 5th entering straight, no extra 2 out
13th 26 15 Mitebeall Forluck A L T Moore 6 9-10 R C Colgan 16/1
SP 16/1 Always towards rear, ridden and no extra before 4 out, weakened and tailed off
14th 8 Shot From The Hip (GER) E J O'Grady 10 10-10 t Andrew J McNamara 16/1
SP 16/1 Mid-division best, towards rear halfway, weakened before 4 out, tailed off
PU 2 Colbert Station (IRE) T M Walsh 10 11-9 t M P Walsh 16/1
SP 16/1 Mid-division, slow 7th, ridden 6 out, weakened after 5 out, pulled up before 4 out

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £39.00 Tote Place £10.30 £1.80 £2.30 Straight Forecast £166.54 Exacta £336.20

Placepot €109.80

Analysis

Tom Gibney: "It's just nice to be coming to these big meetings. I didn't know if he was fit enough as he had an injury and I had only had him back in for five weeks. He got a knock when second at Navan and I shouldn't have run him back here after that. It was a race against time to get him here"