• 16:20 Punchestown For Events Beginners Chase2m 4f

  • Winner €8,280 2nd €1,920 3rd €840 4th €480
  • Going: Yielding, Good to Yielding in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 20.80s
  • Off time: 16:21:43
16:20 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Felix Yonger (IRE) 9/10
2nd White Star Line (IRE) 10/3
3rd Operating (IRE) 8/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P9/P8FP- Emerald green,orange star,emGreen sleeves,orange stars,green cap,orange stars Baily Dusk (IRE) 189
7 11-12 t M F Morris D J Casey 92 50/151.00
2 P/435P4- MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Best Served Cold 25
Distance Winner
7 11-12 b M Hourigan A P Heskin 121 20/121.00
3 06/1834- YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Black Benny (IRE) 40
8 11-12 t J P Broderick D E Mullins 16/117.00
4 1422/07- ROYAL BLUE, yellow triple diamond, royal blue sleeves, red diamonds, white cap, emerald green diamond Datokepe (IRE) 40
9 11-12 D T Hughes R Loughran 33/134.00
5 125978- Light blue, red cross sashes, striped cap Dr Linzi (IRE) 32
7 11-12 N Lawlor M P Walsh 50/151.00
7 021125/ Beige & black halved, black chevrons on sleeves, beige cap Felix Yonger (IRE) 379
Beaten Favourite
7 11-12 W P Mullins R Walsh 9/101.90
8 652P38- LIGHT BLUE, red sleeves, light blue cap, emerald green spots Finea (IRE) 25
6 11-12 pt F Flood Mr M Watson (7) 50/151.00
9 566630/ BLACK, orange stars, orange sleeves, black stars, orange cap, black star Gaire Geal (IRE) 692
9 11-12 Mrs A Dooley Mr D J Byrne (7) 50/151.00
10 134360- ROYAL BLUE & WHITE DIABOLO, white sleeves, white star on cap Golanbrook (IRE) 14
Course WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-12 b T Foley Andrew J McNamara 20/121.00
11 317113- Emerald green, red hoop, hooped sleeves, red star on cap Heaney (IRE) 204
Beaten Favourite
6 11-12 T J Taaffe P Townend 14/115.00
12 550P0- Purple, white star, white sleeves, purple stars, white cap, purple stars Jamies Benefit (IRE) 25
6 11-12 t N Meade D J Condon 50/151.00
13 122314- White, white & black striped sleeves, striped cap Operating (IRE) 41
Course WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-12 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 8/19.00
14 06/3130- EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Urhavinalaugh (IRE) 184
6 11-12 N Madden N P Madden 33/134.00
15 22P323- DARK BLUE, pink cross of lorraine, pink cap White Star Line (IRE) 60
9 11-12 D T Hughes M A Enright (3) 130 10/34.33
16 61/1353- RED, black spots, white sleeves, dark blue cap Pageboy (IRE) 69
5 11-5 D Wachman J L Cullen 8/19.00
Non runners
6369/6P2-Drop Anchor (IRE)1011-12E CawleyR M Moran
170/11733-Sizing Rio (IRE)511-5H de BromheadA E Lynch


This is usually a strong contest and was won by Sizing Europe in 2009 and Arvika Ligeonniaire last year. This renewal promises to be just as intriguing with the chasing debut of FELIX YONGER a highlight. Willie Mullins' charge, runner-up to Simonsig in last year's Neptune Investment Hurdle at Cheltenham, hasn't been seen since the following month's Festival here and his debut over fences has been long awaited. Sizing Rio is another possible star over the bigger obstacles as he's won a Grade 3 over timber despite always looking like a chaser. Pageboy is a rare jumper for David Wachman and the son of Galileo has some fine form over timber while the likes of Golanbrook, Best Served Cold and White Star Line already have experience over fences without having the scope of the newcomers.