• 13:15 Punchestown.com Handicap Chase 2m

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 27.80s
  • Off time: 13:16:31
13:15 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Luke's Benefit (IRE) 7/2
2nd Kennoway (IRE) 4/1
3rd Beckwith Star (IRE) 14/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2105P1- ORANGE & PURPLE DIAMONDS, purple sleeves, purple cap, orange diamonds Solstice Knight (IRE) 274
Distance Winner
10 11-12 E J O'Grady P F Mangan 116 14/115.00
2 477-576 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap The Way We Were (IRE) 147
Distance Winner
7 11-12 t E J O'Grady M P Walsh 116 10/111.00
3 5P-2423 Orange, beige chevrons on sleeves, beige cap Troll D'oudairies (FR) 16
6 11-12 M Brassil R Walsh 116 11/43.75
4 0-2F651 WHITE, black braces, striped sleeves, check cap Art Lord (IRE) 10 (ex6)
Distance Winner
7 11-10 D Harvey K M Donoghue 108 7/18.00
5 01-5800 WHITE & YELLOW DIAMONDS, yellow sleeves, quartered cap Beckwith Star (IRE) 9
Distance Winner
8 11-8 H de Bromhead P T Enright 112 14/115.00
6 P70051 WHITE, royal blue stars, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap, white stars Luke's Benefit (IRE) 17
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-7 t Denis Hogan B F Cawley (7) 111 7/24.50
8 0-20503 Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap El Mondo (FR) 65
7 11-1 N Madden N P Madden 105 10/111.00
10 01-313U YELLOW, black sleeves, yellow cap, red spots Kennoway (IRE) 10
Distance Winner
7 10-12 t C O'Connell A E Lynch 102 4/15.00
11 683855 EMERALD GREEN, white star, striped sleeves, white cap, emerald green star Cheap As Chips (IRE) 18
Distance Winner
5 10-4 p P J Rothwell A Ring (7) 94 14/115.00
12 674-847 Grey, red cross sashes, red cap, grey star Reality Dose (IRE) 9
Distance Winner
9 10-0 p Miss E Doyle A P Heskin 90 16/117.00
Non runners
75361F5Araglen Lad (IRE)711-3J J LambeR C Colgan107
95R-847BWhats On The Menu (IRE)911-1J A BerryM P Fogarty105


LUKE'S BENEFIT has won this for the past two years and looks set for a hat-trick. He bounced back to winning ways over hurdles last time and, as Brian Crawley can claim 7lb, can race off a mark lower than a year ago. Art Lord has a 6lb penalty for his recent victory at Navan, his first chasing success on just his fifth start. He should go well along with Troll D'Oudairies, who is still a maiden but who went well for a long way at Navan last time. Solstice Knight hasn't been seen since landing a novices' handicap at Fairyhouse in April though that's rarely a problem for one from his yard while El Mondo has now dropped to a low enough mark to make his presence felt.