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

  • Winner €49,600 2nd €15,200 3rd €7,200 4th €2,400
  • Going: Soft to Heavy (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 57.30s
  • Off time: 18:40:31
18:40 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sir Des Champs (FR) 2/7
2nd Shop Dj (IRE) 18/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1-41P21 EMERALD GREEN Frisco Depot 23
8 11-10 D T Hughes B J Cooper 138 8/19.00
2 17-2115 Black, light green chevron & sleeves, quartered cap Mossey Joe (IRE) 312
Beaten Favourite
9 11-10 t D McNamara B J Geraghty 151 7/18.00
3 547F31 EMERALD GREEN, royal blue panel & sleeves, emerald green cap Ordinary Man (IRE) 9
7 11-10 W J Burke J R Barry 130 33/134.00
4 11-1111 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Sir Des Champs (FR) 40
6 11-10 W P Mullins D N Russell 162 2/71.29
5 414254 PURPLE, emerald green sleeves, orange cap, emerald green star Shop Dj (IRE) 14
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
7 11-3 t Peter Fahey A P Crowe 132 18/119.00


SIR DES CHAMPS continues to impress and looked a potential Gold Cup hope when easily landing the Jewson at Cheltenham. He's now unbeaten in seven starts over jumps and though he's never tackled this trip it looks as though it will suit him even better. The classy hunter Mossey Joe made a bright start over regulation fences and though his winning run came to an end at Down Royal in June he sprawled badly on landing at the third last and never recovered. He can do much better while Frisco Depot is a progressive novice who had Ordinary Man 5l behind when landing a Grade 2 at Limerick at the beginning of the month. Shop Dj hasn't done enough to suggest she can trouble the principals.