• 18:40 Growise Champion Novice Chase 3m 1f

  • Winner €55,800 2nd €17,100 3rd €8,100 4th €2,700
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 20.40s
  • Off time: 18:40:30
18:40 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Carlingford Lough (IRE) 7/2
2nd Ballycasey (IRE) 3/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 13-114F Pink, light green spots, pink sleeves, red cap Ballycasey (IRE) 9
Beaten Favourite
7 11-10 W P Mullins R Walsh 155 3/14.00
2 1221U6 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Carlingford Lough (IRE) 48
8 11-10 J E Kiely A P McCoy 150 7/24.50
3 1212F2 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Don Cossack (GER) 25
7 11-10 t G Elliott B J Geraghty 152 4/15.00
5 F1-1123 Grey, grey & black check cap Morning Assembly (IRE) 48
Course Winner
7 11-10 P A Fahy D N Russell 153 7/42.75
6 131U1U Maroon, white star and armlet, white cap Mozoltov 9
Course Winner
8 11-10 W P Mullins P Townend 150 12/113.00
Non runners
4231220Letter Of Credit (IRE)911-10J J ManganP F Mangan135
7124-11FDjakadam (FR)511-1W P MullinsR Walsh147


Ballycasey beat Don Cossack at Leopardstown then didn't quite get home in the RSA Chase at Cheltenham. He was going strongly when falling at the second last at Fairyhouse last time and will be fancied to make amends. His stablemates Mozoltov and DJAKADAM both also failed to finish on their latest starts and it's the latter, who is only a five-year-old and gets plenty of allowances, who gets the nod as he looked very smart when beating Bright New Dawn at Leopardstown and was going well when falling at Cheltenham. Carlingford Lough had Morning Assembly just behind in the Grade 1 Topaz at Leopardstown in December and can confirm the form without troubling the selection.