Punchestown

  • 14:30 Irish Field Chase3m

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 16.50s
  • Off time: 14:30:02
14:30 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sizing Australia (IRE) 12/1
2nd Zest For Life (IRE) 13/2
3rd Star Neuville (FR) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 31633F EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Outlaw Pete (IRE) 2
Beaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 12-7 J Halley Mr Josh Halley (7) 118 5/23.50
2 1U04PF PURPLE, yellow chevron & cap Uncle Junior (IRE) 2
Course Winner
12 12-7 p W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 137 9/25.50
3 417330 Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap Freneys Well 44
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
13 11-12 t E Bolger Mr T P Ryan (7) 132 20/121.00
4 213652 Purple, orange seams, orange star on cap Shakervilz (FR) 44
Distance Winner
10 11-12 p W P Mullins E Mullins 134 5/16.00
5 4-046F5 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Sizing Australia (IRE) 44
Course Winner
11 11-12 p H de Bromhead A E Lynch 142 12/113.00
6 2P168-4 ORANGE, black diamond, hooped sleeves, quartered cap The Corby Glenn (IRE) 326
12 11-12 p1 Peter Maher Mr P Maher (7)(ex4) 98 33/134.00
7 860431 WHITE & ROYAL BLUE HOOPS, white & yellow hooped sleeves, royal blue cap Zest For Life (IRE) 4
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-12 E Bolger Mr Tim Donworth (7) 95 13/27.50
8 P50-305 ROYAL BLUE, red hoop, emerald green cap Dosco's Dream (IRE) 11
10 11-7 t James Wilkinson Mr L P Flynn (3) 50/151.00
9 060-395 Yellow, light blue star, striped sleeves, light blue star on cap Duers (IRE) 26
Course Winner
11 11-7 b1 G O'Leary B M Cash 116 50/151.00
10 U-5P776 Brown, black sleeves, red & yellow striped cap Glaczer Flyer (IRE) 25
12 11-7 t1 P M Quinlan Mr A E Kinirons (7) 40/141.00
11 U-P6343 ROYAL BLUE, red sash, royal blue cap Ma Chara (IRE) 4
Distance Winner
11 11-7 R P O'Keeffe Mr G L Murphy (7) 75 20/121.00
12 28634P Beige, beige cap, brown star O'Muircheartaigh (IRE) 2
Course WinnerDistance Winner
13 11-7 t G Keane Miss S O Oakes (7) 109 66/167.00
13 50536P YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Star Neuville (FR) 2
Distance Winner
7 11-7 E Bolger D E Mullins 131 9/25.50
14 425134 WHITE, red panel, red cap, white star Wiseoverbury (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
7 11-7 t V T Keane J L Cullen 33/134.00
15 714094 PURPLE & ORANGE HALVED, sleeves reversed, striped cap Love Rory (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
5 10-12 E Bolger A P Heskin 10/111.00

Verdict

Outlaw Pete won this last year, halting a run of victories by Freneys Well who had landed the previous three. The former, along with Uncle Junior, fell in the La Touche Cup over this banks course on Thursday when Star Neuville pulled up and all three get a quick opportunity to make amends. Sizing Australia was behind Outlaw Pete in the Cross Country handicap at Cheltenham but is much better off at the weights, though it's runner-up SHAKERVILZ who looks the one to be on after he produced his best effort to date in that event. Zest For Life was the easy winner of the opening race of this year's Festival on Tuesday but the opposition here is much tougher.