Punchestown

  • 14:35 Setanta Sports 1 Offer Beginners Chase2m 4f

  • Winner €8,970 2nd €2,080 3rd €910 4th €520
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 9.60s
  • Off time: 14:38:15
14:35 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bright New Dawn (IRE) 5/4
2nd Dogora (FR) 13/8
3rd Talbot Road (IRE) 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 7/13213- MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Bright New Dawn (IRE) 252
Distance Winner
6 11-12 D T Hughes B J Cooper 5/42.25
2 8-00229 White, emerald green disc, grey sleeves, emerald green & grey check cap Butney Boy (IRE) 72
7 11-12 C A McBratney S W Flanagan 96 50/151.00
3 0-02U25 PURPLE & PINK DIAMONDS, purple cap, pink diamonds Dushybeag (IRE) 8
Distance Winner
6 11-12 M Hourigan B J Geraghty 10/111.00
4 140-370 Dark green, white triple diamond, white diamonds on sleeves, white cap, dark green diamond Forjoethepainter (IRE) 8
Distance Winner
8 11-12 A Mulholland Mr R J Jones 66/167.00
5 00-3092 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Formidableopponent (IRE) 15
6 11-12 N Meade M P Walsh 14/115.00
6 P-496F0 Royal blue, yellow cross of lorraine & sleeves, yellow star on cap Get More (IRE) 17
6 11-12 S Slevin S G McDermott (3) 66/167.00
7 3148-76 EMERALD GREEN & ROYAL BLUE CHECK, red sleeves, emerald green cap Kashline (IRE) 22
Course Winner
7 11-12 C Bowe K C Sexton (5) 28/129.00
8 72/4219- MAROON & WHITE CHECK, maroon sleeves, check cap Manor Court (IRE) 252
7 11-12 S J Mahon J L Cullen 66/167.00
9 25PUU8 Yellow, maroon inverted triangle, pink sleeves, maroon armlet, pink cap Monelissio (IRE) 14
6 11-12 P Casey K M Donoghue 66/167.00
11 1/5130- Black, yellow cross sashes, striped cap Talbot Road (IRE) 273
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 11-12 A L T Moore B M Cash 13/27.50
12 11233-F PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Dogora (FR) 15
Beaten Favourite
4 11-0 W P Mullins R Walsh 13/82.62
13 56 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE CHECK, royal blue sleeves, yellow & royal blue check cap Pairofbrowneyes (IRE) 41
4 11-0 Miss E Doyle M Darcy 66/167.00
Non runners
101/22125-Sizing Gold (IRE)611-12H de BromheadA E Lynch

Verdict

DOGORA, who has been placed three times at Grade level over hurdles, was expected to make a winning debut over fences at Gowran but fell at the second last when travelling well. He made plenty of errors previously and will obviously need to jump better but looks a nice recruit to chasing. He gets the age allowance from the high-class hurdler Bright New Dawn, runner-up to Champagne Fever in the Grade 1 Deloitte at Leopardstown in February, and along with his fitness advantage that may be enough to se him home. Sizing Gold has come up against some classy opponents over hurdles and beat Morning Assembly in a Leopardstown maiden last December. He's always been more likely to make a chaser and has to be respected. Formidableopponent made a bright start over fences at Gowran and is another to keep an eye on in an interesting race.