• 18:40 Growise Champion Novice Chase 3m 1f

  • Winner:
  • Going: Good (Cross Country: Good to Firm, Good in places)
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 35.50s
  • Off time: 18:40:34
18:40 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Kempes (IRE) 9/1
2nd China Rock (IRE) 5/1
3rd The Midnight Club (IRE) 7/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 314544 YELLOW & RED CHEVRONS, hooped cap China Rock (IRE) 33
7 11-10 M F Morris N P Madden 138 5/16.00
2 F/F3411 ROYAL BLUE & EMERALD GREEN HALVED, sleeves reversed, yellow cap Jadanli (IRE) 16
8 11-10 P J Gilligan A E Lynch 148 9/110.00
3 F2211P EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Kempes (IRE) 16
7 11-10 W P Mullins A P McCoy 144 9/110.00
4 2144F4 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW CHECK, hooped sleeves, blue cap, yellow star Lenabane (IRE) 11
Course Winner
8 11-10 D T Hughes R Loughran 141 9/110.00
5 43111F Emerald green & red quartered, emerald green sleeves, em green cap, red star Saddlers Storm (IRE) 15
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 11-10 A J Martin D N Russell 128 8/19.00
6 14F313 BLACK, white epaulettes, white chevrons on sleeves, black cap The Midnight Club (IRE) 33
Course Winner
9 11-10 W P Mullins E Mullins 140 7/24.50
7 F66F23 ORANGE, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue cap, orange spots Whatuthink (IRE) 15
8 11-10 O McKiernan B J Geraghty 143 12/113.00
8 21FF1F YELLOW, red chevron, red armlet, red star on cap Zaarito (IRE) 16
Course Winner
8 11-10 C A Murphy D J Condon 150 5/23.50


Jadanli was a surprise winner of a very eventful Grade 1 Powers Gold Cup at Fairyhouse when ZAARITO, who has thrown away numerous winning opportunities, fell for the fifth time in his last nine starts. The pair were upsides at the third last when Colm Murphy's charge departed the scene but the testing conditions probably favoured the winner while Kempes made too many mistakes and eventually pulled up. The latter's stablemate The Midnight Club hasn't quite hit the heights expected of him over fences and a third place in the Jewsons at Cheltenham doesn't look good enough though he just about holds fourth-placed China Rock on that form. Whatuthink ran a cracking race when third in the Irish National when favourite Saddlers Storm fell while travelling nicely but he's well held by Zaarito on earlier Naas running and hopefully the latter can stay on his feet and show just what a useful performer he is.