Quality Star Best For Racing Coverage Chase Entries at Punchestown
· Festival winner Carlingford Lough to make seasonal debut
· Alderwood in the mix
· Gigginstown Go for Four in a Row
The Star Best For Racing Coverage Chase at Punchestown next Thursday (16th October) has attracted a quality field of nine runners at this morning’s (Thursday 9th October) entry stage. Among the entries are the exciting Punchestown Festival winner Carlingford Lough who will make his seasonal debut in the race, the Tom Mullins trained Alderwood, Kerry National winner Your Busy and last year’s runner up Roi Du Mee.
Looking forward to the return of Carlingford Lough trainer John Kiely said “The horse is back with us about six weeks having spent the summer at home in Martinstown. The plan is to run next week provided the ground suits and he is ready. He has done well over the summer and we are looking forward to getting back”.
Four of the previous six runnings of the race have been claimed by the Gigginstown House Stud operation who once again have a strong hand in this year’s contest with last year’s runner up Roi Du Mee and Don Cossack who finished fourth behind Carlingford Lough in the Grade 1 Growise Chase at the Punchestown festival.
Henry de Bromhead is represented by Home Farm and Loosen My Load while Seefood is entered for the Dessie Hughes stable. 2011 Grade 1 Durkan Chase winner Rubi Light lines up for trainer Robbie Hennessy.
The Grade 3 two mile seven furlong chase worth €32,000 will carry the Irish Daily Star banner for the seventh year and previous winners include War of Attrition and China Rock who subsequently are both winners of the prestigious Punchestown Gold Cup.
The Punchestown season gets underway Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th October with the first race going to post at 2.15 each day. Admission on both days will be €12 or €8 for students and seniors. All under 14’s race for free. For further information please visit www.punchestown.com
The 2014 Star Best For Racing Coverage Chase:
|5.||Loosen My Load|
|6.||Roi Du Mee|