Punchestown

  • 12:35 Festival Hospitality From 99 Beginners Chase2m 4f

  • Winner €8,280 2nd €1,920 3rd €840 4th €480
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 38.50s
  • Off time: 12:35:43
12:35 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Madam Bovary (IRE) 4/1
2nd Toon River (IRE) 4/1
3rd Toostrong (FR) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 903-15F Royal blue, white star, white chevrons on sleeves, white cap, royal blue star Carlos Fandango (IRE) 7
7 11-12 E Stanners Andrew J McNamara 12/113.00
2 P-45896 Emerald green, red stars, red star on cap Clear Hills (IRE) 6
6 11-12 M Hourigan A P Heskin 33/134.00
3 32-0990 WHITE, red triple diamond, red sleeves, white diamonds, red cap, white diamonds Gallant Oscar (IRE) 55
7 11-12 D P Quinn R Loughran 50/151.00
4 P/5604P Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Healys Bar (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
9 11-12 t O McKiernan M Darcy 111 25/126.00
5 713242 CERISE Johannisberger (IRE) 17
6 11-12 N Meade P Carberry 7/24.50
6 3-U6597 RED & WHITE STRIPES, red sleeves, white cap Kerrib Castle (IRE) 17
7 11-12 S McConville Mr M McConville (7) 50/151.00
7 10P-300 PINK & WHITE STRIPES, red cap King Vuvuzela (IRE) 12
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-12 P Nolan M N Doran (5) 16/117.00
8 12266-U GREY,dark blue chevron & cap Leading The Life (IRE) 7
10 11-12 Ms Eleanor Broderick A D Leigh 50/151.00
9 000-007 White, red sash & sleeves, white cap, red spots My Galway Man (IRE) 37
6 11-12 t Mrs D Foster K M Donoghue (3) 40/141.00
10 P92/P BLACK, red diamond & chevrons on sleeves, striped cap Pretty Floyd (IRE) 11
9 11-12 t1 Donncha Duggan D E Splaine (5) 66/167.00
11 FP-9 Dark blue, white cross sashes, red cap, dark blue diamond Rathlugh Boy (IRE) 17
7 11-12 Miss C Simpson A P Thornton 50/151.00
12 44-P00B WHITE & YELLOW DIAMONDS, yellow sleeves, quartered cap Shannon Spirit (IRE) 7
8 11-12 H de Bromhead A E Lynch 33/134.00
13 51/2-82P YELLOW & ROYAL BLUE STRIPES, white sleeves, red cap Toon River (IRE) 35
8 11-12 Miss M L Hallahan R J Jones (3) 123 4/15.00
14 41/1P- MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Toostrong (FR) 317
6 11-12 W P Mullins D N Russell 3/14.00
15 565351 WHITE, emerald green chevron, yellow sleeves & cap Chasing Shadows (IRE) 12
7 11-5 D T Hughes B J Cooper 10/111.00
16 102P-33 DARK BLUE, emerald green seams, white cap Madam Bovary (IRE) 17
Distance Winner
7 11-5 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 4/15.00

Verdict

TOOSTRONG won a bumper in France before making a successful debut over timber for Willie Mullins at Fairyhouse. He couldn't handle the step-up to Grade 2 company at Thurles but chasing should be his game and he can make a winning start. Johannisberger is the clear pick of those with experience over fences though mistakes have cost him dearly so far, as they did when runner-up behind He'llberemembered at Down Royal last time. If those problems are ironed out he'll take some beating and has the edge over Madam Bovary on that last run. Chasing Shadows didn't show much on her debut over fences on this C&D but reverted to hurdles to score at Tramore and should do better.