Punchestown

  • 12:25 sportinglife.com Beginners Chase2m 4f

  • Winner €9,660 2nd €2,239 3rd €980 4th €560
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 24.60s
  • Off time: 12:26:50
12:25 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Measureofmydreams (IRE) 11/8
2nd Mr Diablo (IRE) 3/1
3rd Arctic Skipper (IRE) 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 519-046 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap A Grey Matter (IRE) 12
7 11-12 M Brassil M P Walsh 25/126.00
2 480-075 WHITE, black stars, white sleeves & cap All The Chimneys (IRE) 12
7 11-12 W J Austin P E Corbett (5) 100/1101.00
3 12/21-82 White & red hoops, striped sleeves, hooped cap Arctic Skipper (IRE) 21
7 11-12 V Halley A E Lynch 2/13.00
4 233P-4P Pink & yellow hoops, yellow star on cap Ballycahane (IRE) 28
7 11-12 A L T Moore R C Colgan 20/121.00
5 206671/ Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap Concordin (IRE) 679
Distance Winner
8 11-12 R Tyner P T Enright 20/121.00
6 66/P174- BLACK & ORANGE HOOPS, orange sleeves, black cap, orange spots Drishogue Boy (IRE) 269
9 11-12 N Brett D G Hogan 66/167.00
7 2/7-P8P Emerald Green, Black stars Is That Marmalade (IRE) 21
6 11-12 t1 Arthur Goulding B Hayes 100/1101.00
8 13148-0 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Measureofmydreams (IRE) 252
8 11-12 W P Mullins B J Cooper 11/82.38
9 5-002F4 Royal blue & white chevrons, royal blue sleeves, quartered cap Mr Diablo (IRE) 12
Course Winner
7 11-12 J P Dempsey L P Dempsey (3) 130 3/14.00
10 23001/0 LIGHT GREEN, pink star & cap Peter From Paris (IRE) 217
10 11-12 D E Prendergast S J Hassett 66/167.00

Verdict

Willie Mullins has won three of the last five of these and MEASUREOFMYDREAMS can continue the sequence. Bred for chasing, he won a point–to-point and a bumper and scored twice over timber before finding pattern race company too much for him and this should be his game. Arctic Skipper is the most likely to take advantage if the selection doesn't come up to scratch as the winning point-to-pointer and hurdler made a promising start over fences when runner-up to the long odds-on Killultagh Vic at Fairyhouse where he jumped very well and stayed on strongly. Mr Diablo has to be considered for a place at least as he's come up against useful opposition in his three starts over fences and has performed with credit. Winning point-to-pointer Concordin was last seen in March 2014 when landing a handicap hurdle but Robert Tyner should have him ready for his debut over the bigger obstacles.