15:50 Punchestown Racecard - 10th February 2019
Richard Maher Memorial Rated Novice Chase
- 5YO plus, 6 Runners
- Winner £11,396, 2nd £3,533, 3rd £1,684, 4th £758, 5th £296
- Distance 2m
- Going Hurdle: gd to yielding; chase: yielding-gd to yielding in plcs; cross country gd-gd to yielding in plcs
Won Last Time Out
Ran Within 30 Days
Order By Odds
Mr D J McInerney
Ms M Flynn
10 yrs, 11-7
2 TipsWinner of two hurdle races, two NH flat races and a chase from 2m to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to soft - heavy. Fell at the 6th when 10-1 in the Group 3 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Klairon Davis Novice Chase at Navan over 2m 1f (yielding) in a Grade 3 chase won by Hardline in December last year on his latest outing.
J W Kennedy
6 yrs, 11-7
1 TipSuccessful in a hurdle race and a chase at 2m and 2m 5f on yielding and heavy ground. Won on his latest outing in a chase when 5-2fav at Down Royal over 2m (yielding) last month, beating Peacocks Secret by 1 1/2l.
|St Stephens Green D J Mullins Emmet Mullins 8 yrs, 11-7 132 Form: F90/1-15 He has won two hurdle races, a NH flat race and a chase from 2m to 2m 2f on ground varying from good to firm to yielding. Well beaten at 7-2 when fifth of 9 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 chase in the Group 3 Ballymore Irish EBF Novice Chase at Roscommon over 2m (good) in October last year.|
|Celtic Rising T Scudamore H de Bromhead 7 yrs, 11-3 44 Form: 96214-F Successful in a hurdle race and a point-to-point at 2m and 3m on soft and heavy ground. Fell 5 out when 11-4 at Limerick over 2m 2f (yielding - soft) in a chase won by Redhotfillypeppers in December last year on his chase debut.|
R M Power
Mrs J Harrington
7 yrs, 11-3
8 TipsA winner of a hurdle race at 2m on soft - heavy ground. Beaten 4l by Cilaos Emery when second of 17 at 10-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Gowran Park over 2m (soft) last month.
Riders Onthe Storm
B J Cooper
T J Taaffe
6 yrs, 11-3
1 TipA winner of a hurdle race at 2m on heavy ground. Third of 7 behind Hardline beaten 22l at 25-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 chase in the Group 1 Matchbook Betting Exchange Novice Chase at Limerick over 2m 4f (soft) in December last year.
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The Sportsman's Verdict
IMPACT FACTOR lost little in defeat in finishing second to the well-regarded Cilaos Emery at Gowran last time and a reproduction of that effort, now returning over the same trip, would see him go close on these terms. Recent Down Royal scorer Monatomic is no forlorn hope for a place, though the main danger may be Dr Mikey, who made all to win over 2m4f at Gowran in November before tumbling in Grade 3 company at Navan latest.