Punchestown

  • 16:55 Breakfast With Hector On 2FM Handicap Chase 3m 6f

  • Winner €16,250 2nd €4,750 3rd €2,250 4th €750
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 8m 50.60s
  • Off time: 16:55:00
16:55 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Goonyella (IRE) 13/2
2nd Vesper Bell (IRE) 7/1
3rd Wise Oscar (IRE) 8/1
4th Silver By Nature 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 10710/P Yellow & black chevrons, yellow sleeves, hooped cap Silver By Nature 69
11 11-10 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 144 16/117.00
2 0F-6850 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Quiscover Fontaine (FR) 20
Course Winner
9 11-4 p1 W P Mullins D J Casey 138 20/121.00
3 52-2137 PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Vesper Bell (IRE) 43
Course Winner
7 11-4 W P Mullins R Walsh 138 7/18.00
5 421315 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Panther Claw (IRE) 25
Course Winner
7 10-10 P Nolan D N Russell 130 7/24.50
6 108041 Brown & orange chevrons, orange sleeves, orange cap, brown diamond Novarov (GER) 48
7 10-8 J F O'Shea S G McDermott 128 10/111.00
7 11133P EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Goonyella (IRE) 25
6 10-7 J T R Dreaper Mr J E Flynn (7) 127 13/27.50
8 4546P3 Maroon, White star, armlets and cap Tillahow (IRE) 6
Course Winner
6 10-6 t M F Morris M A Enright (3) 126 20/121.00
9 14-058P BLACK & YELLOW STRIPES, yellow spots on cap Paddy Pub (IRE) 25
Course Winner
10 10-5 K Purcell B T O'Connell 125 25/126.00
10 13801P White, royal blue panel, striped sleeves, royal blue star on cap Seriatim (IRE) 23
Course Winner
8 10-3 R T J Wilson D R Fox (7) 123 33/134.00
11 826P-8U DARK GREEN, royal blue seams, white & royal blue quartered cap Another Palm (IRE) 23
8 10-2 N Meade Paul Carberry 122 20/121.00
12 7F4636 RED & WHITE STRIPES, red sleeves, white cap Leggy Lad (IRE) 24
10 10-2 p1 S McConville Mr E J O'connell 122 25/126.00
13 11-113B PINK, light blue sleeves, striped cap Mr Goodenough (IRE) 39
Course Winner
9 10-1 t J F Robinson A E Lynch 121 6/17.00
14 32315P EMERALD GREEN, white star, white stars on sleeves, hooped cap Ballinahow Lady (IRE) 23
8 10-0 D M O'Brien P Townend 120 20/121.00
16 575273 LIGHT BLUE & DARK BLUE STRIPES, black & red striped cap Kakagh (IRE) 24
9 9-12 p1 W Harney R C Colgan 118 16/117.00
17 241FFR Maroon, white star and armlets, blue cap Carry Each Other (IRE) 24
7 9-11 b M F Morris S J Hassett (3) 117 33/134.00
18 35PP04 Emerald green & orange hooped, quartered cap In Great Form (IRE) 24
8 9-11 F Flood A P Crowe 117 12/113.00
19 209655 RED, black spots, red sleeves, black cap, red spots Willies Girl (IRE) 17
9 9-10 b D Miley A P Heskin 114 33/134.00
20 26169P RED, yellow cross of lorraine, black cap Oscars Business (IRE) 39
9 9-10 t R Tyner P T Enright 113 25/126.00
21 882114 Light blue, dark blue disc, halved sleeves, white & dark blue quartered cap Wise Oscar (IRE) 39
Beaten Favourite
9 9-10 D T Hughes B J Cooper 113 8/19.00
Non runners
423F-71UTreacle (IRE)1211-3T J TaaffeB J Geraghty137
1597U0P4Saddlers Storm (IRE)119-13A J MartinS A Shortall119

Verdict

It doesn't get any easier for punters, nor for the horses as this 3m6f will take some getting in these conditions. Treacle has failed to get round in the last two Grand Nationals and was well beaten in this two years ago but he's won some good races and is definitely on the short-list. Vesper Bell, runner-up in a Grade 1 hurdle here last April, hasn't had much experience over fences but is doing well and there should be more to come as there should be from PANTHER CLAW, who ran a fine race in the Irish National and looks the one to be on. That was only the seventh run over fences from Paul Nolan's charge and he would have finished much closer but for a bad mistake at the third last fence. Useful hurdler Novarov made a winning debut over fences at Gowran last month but may not have the experience for such a tough event.