Punchestown

  • 13:55 www.punchestown.com For Better Value Handicap Chase 2m 4f

  • Winner €10,006 2nd €2,320 3rd €1,015 4th €580
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 31.20s
  • Off time: 13:56:51
13:55 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Highdownhill (NZ) 7/2
2nd Harpsy Cord (IRE) 7/1
3rd Ardglen (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 03219P- EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Harpsy Cord (IRE) 210
6 11-12 J T R Dreaper A E Lynch 127 7/18.00
2 U6227-P RED, yellow cross of lorraine, black cap Tullintain (IRE) 182
Course and Distance Winner
9 11-9 R Tyner P T Enright 124 12/113.00
3 1F6UP-8 RED & WHITE STRIPES, red sleeves, white cap Leggy Lad (IRE) 24
Distance Winner
9 11-8 S McConville D N Russell 123 12/113.00
4 5071-42 Dark green, maroon disc, white cap Heavenly Brook (IRE) 38
8 11-6 N Henley Andrew J McNamara 121 7/18.00
5 30R633- LIGHT BLUE & DARK BLUE STRIPES, black & red striped cap Kakagh (IRE) 250
Distance Winner
8 11-6 W Harney B J Cooper 121 6/17.00
6 662/137- WHITE & ROYAL BLUE STRIPES, royal blue armlet, royal blue star on cap On The Way Out (IRE) 25
Beaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-6 J E Kiely T J Doyle 121 9/25.50
7 U70054 Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Any Bets (IRE) 51
Distance Winner
8 11-3 t O McKiernan S J Crimin (7) 118 20/121.00
8 12P347- DARK BLUE, yellow diamond, hooped cap Rubert (IRE) 211
9 11-1 t1 D Cullen E J O'connell 116 14/115.00
9 11238-3 WHITE, emerald green sash & sleeves, orange cap, white star Ardglen (IRE) 2
Distance Winner
8 10-7 p J J Hanlon B Hayes (5) 108 4/15.00
10 0-9B1P1 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Highdownhill (NZ) 19
Course WinnerDistance Winner
7 10-5 N Madden N P Madden 106 7/24.50

Verdict

Heavenly Brook has to be of interest in his first handicap after a comeback second over this trip at Navan. Highdownhill got off the mark over the larger obstacles over 3m1f here last month and will make a bold bid to follow up that victory off a 10lb higher mark but we like the look of ON THE WAY OUT off what may be a lenient rating. John Kiely's nine-year-old beat the useful Stonemaster over track and trip just over a year ago and won over 2m on the Flat last month - he's only run three times over fences. Harpsy Cord and Tullintain were both pulled up when last seen while Ardglen may struggle to reproduce his run in Sunday's Cork National after just 48 hours rest.