Punchestown

  • 15:40 KFM Hunters Chase For The Bishopscourt Cup2m 4f

  • Winner €6,210 2nd €1,440 3rd €630 4th €360
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 59.60s
  • Off time: 15:43:47
15:40 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Johnies Star (IRE) 14/1
2nd Norwich Flyer (IRE) 11/2
3rd Enniskillen (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 7/71-540 ROYAL BLUE, red cross of lorraine & sleeves, quartered cap Alright Benny (IRE) 326
10 11-11 J R Robinson Mr D J Foster (7) 12/113.00
2 0-B3742 PINK, brown epaulettes & armlets, quartered cap Barnbougle Dunes (IRE) 33
9 11-11 p1 M J Gilhooly A J Clifford (7) 16/117.00
3 004PP6 Pink, light blue slvs, light blue cap, pink spots Cool Warrior (IRE) 48
Course and Distance Winner
12 11-11 t J F Robinson Mr L P Flynn (3) 81 8/19.00
4 FP4346 Pink, light blue sleeves, royal blue cap, white spots Enniskillen (IRE) 3
8 11-11 pt Peter Maher Mr G M Mangan (7) 9/25.50
5 80PPUF Primrose, blue collar & cuffs, hooped slvs, blue cap Fictionandfriction (IRE) 19
8 11-11 P McCreery Miss E H Lyons (7) 33/134.00
6 PF2 RED, emerald green inverted triangle, emerald green spots on cap Its Sorted (IRE) 26
9 11-11 p1 A Murray Mr D Skehan (7) 16/117.00
7 0001P-6 MAROON, white stars, white sleeves, maroon stars, white cap Johnies Star (IRE) 341
9 11-11 pt Peter Maher Mr B F Brabazon (7) 14/115.00
8 FP-PP White & red chevrons, red diamond on cap Kilrainy Boy (IRE) 83
7 11-11 t1 A A Howard Mr J J King (7) 33/134.00
9 P63466 Royal blue, red sleeves, red & royal blue quartered cap Norwich Flyer (IRE) 19
10 11-11 pt Miss F Slevin Mr N T Slevin (7) 95 11/26.50
10 919PP2 YELLOW, royal blue chevron, emerald green cap Old Supporter (IRE) 19
8 11-11 P McCreery N M Kelly (7) 8/19.00
11 P3-8415 Royal blue, white braces, white sleeves, royal blue spots, purple cap, white star Satorie (IRE) 26
9 11-11 p1 N Madden Mr N O'Rourke (7) 12/113.00
12 P1P20F/ Emerald green, yellow cross sashes, yellow cap, red spots Shin A Vee (IRE) 771
Course and Distance Winner
10 11-11 D Cullen Mr Derek O'Connor 7/24.50
13 7-PF53P Royal blue, white braces, white sleeves, royal blue spots, pink cap, royal blue stars The Begrudger (IRE) 19
9 11-11 N Madden Mr T A Dolan (7) 10/111.00
14 F6PP/9-6 EMERALD GREEN, red sash, yellow sleeves, emerald green cap Fiso On Friday (IRE) 19
12 11-4 T F Shaw Mr S R Byrne (7) 18/119.00
15 F ROYAL BLUE, red braces & sleeves, striped cap Book Of Excuses (IRE) 41
5 11-3 Shane Nolan Mr T N Bennett (7) 33/134.00
Non runners
16008U4PIsola Wild (IRE)510-10D CullenMr P Power

Verdict

This is confined to horses owned by members of the Kildare Hunt and form over regulation fences counts for little. Cool Warrior, who won this in 2010, was well beaten a year ago and has shown virtually nothing since. SHIN A VEE was a 50/1 chance when landing this in 2009 and was narrowly beaten by Cool Warrior three years ago and has hardly raced subsequently. He has the benefit of Derek O'Connor in the saddle and is taken to come out on top again. Satorie finished fifth a year ago but went well later and scored at Ballingarry last summer. A recent run should have put him straight and he could provide the main threat. Barnbougle Dunes hasn't had much luck in the race having fallen last year and being brought down in 2011 but arrives in decent form having finished runner-up in a point three weeks ago. Alright Benny has had several attempts at this without looking as though he could succeed.