Punchestown

  • 18:45 Punchestown For Events Handicap Chase 3m

  • Winner €10,005 2nd €2,320 3rd €1,015 4th €581
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 12.90s
  • Off time: 18:46:01
18:45 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dont Back Down (IRE) 8/1
2nd Total Submission 9/1
3rd Give Us A Hand (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P0P6-68 Royal blue, yellow epaulettes, red & light green striped sleeves, light green & yellow hooped cap Campbonnais (FR) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-12 b J J Hanlon Andrew J McNamara 123 25/126.00
2 5P1PP-9 EMERALD GREEN, orange disc, white sleeves, orange cap For A Finish 23
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-8 b E Doyle B F Cawley (7) 119 12/113.00
3 U6159-8 White, emerald green disc, grey sleeves, emerald green & grey check cap Hidden Future (IRE) 23
Nag me
7 11-8 C A McBratney A E Lynch 119 16/117.00
4 36382-2 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Stonemaster (IRE) 18
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
8 11-8 D T Hughes R Walsh 119 Evs2.00
5 P31/72P- Beige, Grey sleeves and cap Total Submission 206
Nag me
8 11-7 pt J H Culloty D E Splaine (5) 118 9/110.00
7 60/395F- Yellow, light blue star, striped sleeves, light blue star on cap Duers (IRE) 32
Nag meCourse Winner
11 11-5 b G O'Leary B M Cash 116 16/117.00
8 5F/531-9 PINK, dark blue spots on sleeves, pink cap Jakros (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-5 N Meade P Townend 116 11/112.00
9 00728-4 LAVENDER, white sleeves, white cap, lavender hoop Good Fella (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
12 11-2 p P Mooney M F Mooney 113 16/117.00
10 57441P- Maroon, white star & armlet, white cap Dont Back Down (IRE) 40
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-1 b1 G Elliott D J Condon 112 8/19.00
11 24P0P-8 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE CHECK, white sleeves & cap Give Us A Hand (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
11 11-0 J A Berry R M Moran 111 20/121.00
12 47/PPF2- RED & DARK BLUE CHECK, dark blue sleeves, red cap, dark blue stars Big Dano (IRE) 241
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-12 P T Flavin B T O'Connell 109 12/113.00
14 67473-0 DARK BLUE, red panel, red & dark blue halved sleeves, red cap Kingsmoss (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-11 p J J Lambe Mr E J O'connell 108 16/117.00
15 04PP8-F Dark blue, orange braces, halved sleeves, orange spots on cap Healys Bar (IRE) 18
Nag me
9 10-5 p O McKiernan S J Crimin (7) 102 25/126.00
16 5P078-8 BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots Duroob 26
Nag meDistance Winner
11 9-10 P O Brady D J Casey 92 20/121.00
Non runners
649595-1Daring Article (IRE)711-6R TynerA P Crowe117
1323431-5Bruff (IRE)610-12M F MorrisM P Walsh109

Verdict

Daring Article hadn't shown much for a long time before beating STONEMASTER just over a length over the course and distance earlier this month. The runner-up is 3lb better off and with the much faster conditions in his favour he's expected to reverse the form and take this. Bruff, who finished fifth, was beaten a long way in that event but that was his first start since September and should get much closer on these terms. Big Dano likes quick ground as he showed with a fine run behind Island Peak at Clonmel and he's well enough treated to make his presence felt. Gordon Elliott tries Dont Back Down in blinkers after a poor run at Wexford and he'd have a chance on his earlier victory at Cork.