Punchestown

  • 15:00 Weatherbys Ireland GSB Handicap Chase2m 6f

  • Winner €15,275 2nd €4,465 3rd €2,114 4th €706
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 13.50s
  • Off time: 15:01:47
15:00 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Glenquest (IRE) 5/2
2nd De Dodger (IRE) 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 71-1P02 YELLOW, large black spots, striped sleeves, yellow cap, black spots Caduceus (IRE) 41
Course WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-7 P Hughes T C Carroll (5) 128 4/15.00
2 715-258 MAROON & WHITE STRIPES, maroon cap, white hoop Dantes King (IRE) 37
7 11-5 t G Elliott B J Geraghty 126 9/25.50
3 8/0900U- PINK, white hoop, royal blue cap Telenor 267
9 11-5 t B Potts K M Donoghue (3) 126 14/115.00
4 04F113- EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap In Great Form (IRE) 308
7 11-0 F Flood M P Walsh 121 4/15.00
5 52/4463 Emerald green, purple star, diabolo on sleeves, purple star on cap Glenquest (IRE) 14
9 10-13 b T O'Brien P Townend 120 5/23.50
7 244U01- Royal blue, light blue chevron, light blue chevrons on sleeves, light blue star on cap De Dodger (IRE) 244
9 10-9 S Braddish N P Madden 116 11/26.50
8 47P/560 Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Healys Bar (IRE) 14
8 10-7 t O McKiernan R C Colgan 114 10/111.00
Non runners
6511-016Mr Eko (IRE)710-11T DoyleAndrew J McNamara118

Verdict

This will ride more like a 3m chase so stamina is an essential component to seek out and GLENQUEST fits the bill on the back of an excellent third to Torino Bay in the Troytown Chase last time. He mixes hurdles and chases effectively and a repeat of that latest effort could well be good enough off a fair mark. Caduceus has a 3m1f course success to his name and goes well on the heavy so he is a must for all shortlists despite having to give weight away to all rivals. Mr Eko and De Dodger may find their stamina stretched and the one to keep a really close eye on is In Great Form. Still open to improvement over fences, he really lived up to his name last winter when progressing dramatically in staying chases on heavy ground. He looks a most promising sort and would be worth a saver should the market suggest that he is ready to roll on his seasonal reappearance.