Punchestown

  • 16:50 Avon Ri Corporate & Leisure Resort Chase For The La Touche Cup4m 1f

  • Winner €19,500 2nd €5,700 3rd €2,700 4th €900
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 10m 5.60s
  • Off time: 16:54:02
16:50 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Big Shu (IRE) 9/2
2nd Another Jewel (IRE) 25/1
3rd Bostons Angel (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P41U17 Royal blue, white cross sashes, check cap Arabella Boy (IRE) 42
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
8 12-3 E Bolger Mr Derek O'Connor 132 9/25.50
2 1-F7421 RED & WHITE HALVED, emerald green sleeves, white cap Big Shu (IRE) 42
Course Winner
8 12-3 t Peter Maher B M Cash 136 9/25.50
3 R31633 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Outlaw Pete (IRE) 42
Course Winner
9 12-3 J Halley Mr Josh Halley (7) 118 9/25.50
4 61U04P PURPLE, yellow chevron & cap Uncle Junior (IRE) 42
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
12 12-3 p1 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 137 7/18.00
5 1-802P7 Yellow, emerald green hoop, yellow sleeves, striped cap Doctor Woodfield (IRE) 106
12 11-12 p C Ross A E Lynch 104 50/151.00
6 476P48 ORANGE & EMERALD GREEN CHECK, white & emerald green hooped sleeves, white cap Another Jewel (IRE) 132
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-7 p D P Murphy B J Cooper 100 25/126.00
7 6F2264 DARK BLUE, yellow striped sleeves, dark blue cap Bostons Angel (IRE) 42
9 11-7 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 142 9/25.50
8 633121 Maroon, white hoop, maroon sleeves, white star on cap Long Strand (IRE) 18
9 11-7 t D P Nagle Miss E McCutcheon (7) 106 14/115.00
9 42-U0P9 Emerald green, white sash, white stars on sleeves, emerald green cap Lydon House 132
14 11-7 B T Murphy J L Cullen 109 40/141.00
10 528634 Beige, beige cap, brown star O'Muircheartaigh (IRE) 46
Course Winner
13 11-7 t1 G Keane Miss S O Oakes (7) 109 66/167.00
11 P-B6PPP Purple, yellow triple diamond & sleeves, yellow cap Potters Wall (IRE) 12
9 11-7 R K Watson Mr M Watson (7) 66/167.00
12 3-97U0P YELLOW, purple star, purple cap, yellow star Saddlers Storm (IRE) 42
11 11-7 A J Martin P Carberry 119 16/117.00
13 9P65P4 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE CHEVRONS, emerald green sleeves, white cap Some Target (IRE) 23
Course Winner
9 11-7 D M Christie Mr D G Lavery (5) 132 33/134.00
14 352283 WHITE & RED CHEVRONS, striped cap Spiker The Biker (IRE) 16
9 11-7 bt Miss F Slevin Mr N T Slevin (7) 92 33/134.00
15 650536 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Star Neuville (FR) 75
7 11-7 E Bolger D E Mullins 131 8/19.00
16 385-P85 Royal blue, yellow cross of lorraine & sleeves, yellow star on cap Wizards Dust 46
11 11-7 p S Slevin P T Enright 90 50/151.00
17 570-112 WHITE, royal blue stars, red cap Givemeabuzz (IRE) 24
8 11-0 G M O'Neill Andrew J McNamara 85 25/126.00

Verdict

Big Shu won the cross-country chase at Cheltenham last month but was meeting many of today's rivals on better terms. Peter Maher's charge may struggle to stage an encore as he was receiving 3lb when beaten by Arabella Boy over 3m here in February. Bostons Angel is closely tied in with a few of these but the feeling persists that this trip stretches his stamina. Uncle Junior won this last year, just holding off veteran Lydon House with Long Strand behind. He has a chance again and Arabella Boy and OUTLAW PETE both failed to complete that day. But Josh Halley's stayer had just hit the front when falling five out and he's had another good season which he can top it by landing this, though Star Neuville is capable of running a big race and winning pointer Givemeabuzz may surprise a few on his first try over the trip.