• 13:05 Madigans Bars Craddockstown Novice Chase 2m

  • Winner €25,675 2nd €7,505 3rd €3,555 4th €1,184
  • Going: Yielding
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 2.20s
  • Off time: 13:05:07
13:05 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Felix Yonger (IRE) 9/4
2nd Defy Logic (IRE) 10/11
3rd Passage Vendome (FR) 20/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 5218-11 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Shrapnel (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
7 11-7 t G Elliott B J Cooper 140 7/18.00
2 302621 Maroon, White star, armlets and cap Balnaslow (IRE) 24
Course and Distance Winner
6 11-4 W P Mullins Ms K Walsh 133 20/121.00
3 2/1122-1 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Defy Logic (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
6 11-4 h P Nolan M P Walsh 10/111.91
4 21125/1 Beige & black halved, black chevrons on sleeves, beige cap Felix Yonger (IRE) 190
Course WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-4 W P Mullins R Walsh 9/43.25
5 754-FP1 Dark blue, yellow star, yellow stars on sleeves, yellow star on cap Jim Will Fix It (IRE) 18
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-4 t S Roche M A Enright 128 20/121.00
6 12-P501 YELLOW, black stars, black sleeves, black star on cap Passage Vendome (FR) 38
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-4 W P Mullins D J Casey 135 20/121.00
7 265823 Red & white quartered, hooped sleeves, hooped cap Six Stone Ned (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
7 11-4 t N Meade N P Madden 130 33/134.00
8 422-615 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Sizing Machine (IRE) 80
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 11-4 H de Bromhead A E Lynch 130 16/117.00


A fine turnout with DEFY LOGIC taken to see off some very powerful opposition. Paul Nolan's charge, runner-up in two Grade 2's over hurdles, made a very impressive debut over fences at Naas when making all and can carry on the good work. Willie Mullins has three representatives with Ruby Walsh choosing Felix Yonger over Balnaslow and Passage Vendome. The former is definitely the class act of the trio and a very smart performer in the making though he's likely to be better over further. Shrapnel's two chase victories have been hard come by and he's penalised as a result and the remainder will need to raise their game to beat the principals.