• 15:20 RSM Farrell Grant Sparks Longford GAA Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Yielding
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 6.70s
  • Off time: 15:21:10
15:20 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Presenting Beara (IRE) 10/1
2nd More Madness (IRE) 8/1
3rd Killeen Elegance (IRE) 33/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P6PPP-P Dark blue, light green cross of lorraine, light green armlet, quartered cap Ample Appeal (IRE) 54
7 11-12 P J Rothwell Mr D P Howard (7) 109 33/134.00
2 F36-93P ROYAL BLUE & WHITE DIAMONDS, hooped cap Battling Boru (IRE) 46
Distance Winner
7 11-12 A Mullins D J Casey 109 12/113.00
5 243-332 PINK, white hoop, royal blue cap Lord Of Isenay (FR) 16
7 11-7 J T R Dreaper Mr J E Flynn (7) 104 11/43.75
6 860-P70 WHITE, royal blue stars, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap, white stars Luke's Benefit (IRE) 20
Course Winner
11 11-7 t Denis Hogan D G Hogan 104 20/121.00
7 9-65785 Yellow, royal blue hoop, royal blue seams on sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow stars Presenting Beara (IRE) 20
5 11-7 C A Murphy B Hayes (5) 104 10/111.00
8 F279R0- ROYAL BLUE & GREY HALVED, sleeves reversed, yellow cap Mini Vic (IRE) 211
9 11-4 Miss E Doyle M P Burke (7) 101 25/126.00
9 4940 PURPLE & WHITE HOOPS, white cap Castle Lantern (IRE) 63
5 11-1 C Roche M P Walsh 98 8/19.00
10 004U13 EMERALD GREEN, yellow star, white sleeves & cap More Madness (IRE) 14
6 11-1 p1 T O'Brien A E Lynch 98 8/19.00
11 713962 Royal blue, dark blue sash, dark blue stars on sleeves, royal blue cap, dark blue stars Wells China (IRE) 22
7 10-13 b L Byrne M J Ferris 96 5/16.00
12 09U2F1- RED & WHITE QUARTERED, halved sleeves, red cap All Honours (IRE) 218
7 10-9 p P J Rothwell B J Cooper 92 6/17.00
13 107/9 PINK, black epaulettes, halved sleeves, striped cap Regal Athlete (IRE) 31
9 10-7 L Whitmore M A Enright 90 10/111.00
14 800-0 YELLOW, black sleeves, yellow cap, red spots Killeen Elegance (IRE) 16
6 10-0 C O'Connell P F Mangan 83 33/134.00
15 50-6009 Pink, royal blue stars, pink sleeves, white cap Lotus Lily (IRE) 7
6 10-0 p1 Peter Fahey A D Leigh 83 16/117.00
17 053065 YELLOW, white sleeves & cap Brian The Warrior (IRE) 22
6 9-11 D McDonogh N P Madden 80 10/111.00
18 00P9P6 Emerald green & light green check, light green sleeves, emerald green stars, emerald green & light green check cap Gortmore Express (IRE) 7
6 9-11 bt John O'Shaughnessy S J Gray (3) 80 14/115.00
Non runners
35-00041Sullane Chief (IRE)511-12P C O'ConnorC M Walsh109
44210-9PMic Milano (IRE)611-8J P RyanD E Splaine105
1600-7900Manuka King (IRE)69-13F FloodS J Crimin82


Luke's Benefit won a handicap at Thurles in February but has run so poorly subsequently that he's now back on a lower mark so don't be shocked by a much better run. SULLANE CHIEF had shown his first sign of ability at Gowran last month so it shouldn't have been a surprise when he went to Cork and gained an impressive victory. The assessor was certainly impressed, handing him a 14lb rise, but there's more to come and he can follow up. More Madness was beaten 22l and should get closer without reversing the form while All Honours looked progressive when scoring at Tramore in April though he hasn't been seen since. Lord Of Isenay has been making progress and though no match for The King Of Brega at Down Royal that was only his sixth start and he should improve again. Wells China came close to doubling his winning tally at Wexford last month and looks best of the remainder.