Punchestown

  • 15:40 Kildare Hunt Club Fr Sean Breen Memorial Chase3m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 22.50s
  • Off time: 15:41:08
15:40 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Be Positive (IRE) 3/1
2nd Phar And Away (IRE) 9/1
3rd Commanchewardance (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 9445UP ORANGE, white epaulettes & sleeves, white star on cap Commanchewardance (IRE) 17
Distance Winner
8 11-12 Miss B A K Murphy Mr R James (7) 109 16/117.00
2 231-233 BLACK, white chevron & stars on sleeves, black cap, white star Kanesh (IRE) 23
Distance Winner
11 11-12 p Mrs D A Love Mr A Murphy (7) 97 9/110.00
3 208F45 PURPLE, white star & cap The Mull (IRE) 23
Distance Winner
10 11-12 W J McLernon Mr G M Mangan (7) 92 16/117.00
4 3-38148 Pink, light blue sleeves, royal blue cap, white spots Enniskillen (IRE) 37
Course and Distance Winner
9 11-7 pt Peter Maher Mr R P Quinlan (3) 20/121.00
5 B20 Emerald Green & Orange hoops, Royal Blue cap Fade Away (IRE) 23
6 11-7 E Bolger Mr B M Linehan (7) 14/115.00
6 FUP212 Blue, green slvs, black cap Finea (IRE) 16
Distance Winner
7 11-7 pt R K Watson Mr M Watson (7) 92 22/123.00
7 P0335-0 BLACK & BEIGE DIAMONDS, black sleeves, black cap, beige star Golden Moments (IRE) 51
Distance Winner
10 11-7 p1 A J McNamara Mr J C Barry (7) 100/1101.00
8 F-38530 ORANGE, black sleeves, orange & white quartered cap Linnel (IRE) 37
Distance Winner
9 11-7 t A L T Moore Mr Tim Donworth (7) 116 8/19.00
9 7682-3P YELLOW, black spots, yellow cap, white star Lord Hawkfield (IRE) 86
Distance Winner
8 11-7 h J P Dempsey Mr J T Carroll (3) 94 8/19.00
10 0P695P ROYAL BLUE, red sash, royal blue cap Ma Chara (IRE) 17
Distance Winner
12 11-7 R P O'Keeffe Mr G L Murphy (7) 72 16/117.00
11 P/4-2343 DARK BLUE, yellow cross of lorraine & sleeves, dark blue & red check cap Remarkable Man (IRE) 149
8 11-7 M J Phillips Mr J J Burke (7) 25/126.00
12 345PPP Tangerine, green 'v', qtd cap Sam Cavallaro (IRE) 7
Distance Winner
8 11-7 t D M Christie Mr B O'Neill (3) 33/134.00
13 557P04 Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap Stonesinmypocket (IRE) 17
8 11-7 J Halley Mr Josh Halley (7) 92 20/121.00
14 P0/2P BLACK, white diamond & diamonds on sleeves, red cap Bamba's Crown (IRE) 8
8 11-0 A A Howard Mr N McParlan (5) 50/151.00
15 665144 Maroon, white hoop, maroon sleeves, white star on cap Nhakira (IRE) 30
Distance Winner
9 11-0 p Miss E McCutcheon Miss E McCutcheon (7) 16/117.00
16 P2-769 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Be Positive (IRE) 23
5 10-12 h E Bolger Ms N Carberry 3/14.00
17 6-34455  Emerald green & orange hoops, red cap Phar And Away (IRE) 37
5 10-12 E Bolger Mr Derek O'Connor 9/110.00
18 1P67 DARK GREEN & PURPLE HALVED, sleeves reversed, red cap Wish Ye Didnt (IRE) 8
Distance Winner
5 10-5 E Bolger Mr T P Ryan (7) 12/113.00

Verdict

As ever this great fixture begins with a low-grade hunters event and once again Enda Bolger is very well represented. Nina Carberry rides Be Positive while Derek O'Connor is on board Phar And Away so neither will lack expertise in the saddle. Robbie McNamara's presence on board Remarkable Man will ensure support while Kanesh and Finea are consistent between the flags and can go well. LORD HAWKFIELD finished runner-up to Zest For Life a year ago and looks as though he's been primed for a repeat so is taken to go one better.