Glenquest's jumping lands the spoils

By Michael Graham

Sun 9th Dec 2012, 15:20
Glenquest and Paul Townend jump the last
Glenquest and Paul Townend jump the last
(Healy Racing Photos)
Jumping is the name of the game and as well as De Dodger was travelling before two out, a better jump from under pressure leader Glenquest proved to be the difference in the two mile six handicap chase at Punchestown.

Glenquest’s front-running effort in the Troytown two weeks ago yielded a third place finish there, but his work today from the head of affairs saw him pick up a nice pot of over 15,000 euro.

After jumping the second last, Paul Townend was able to drive Terence O'Brien's charge clear to win by two and three parts of a length and justify 5/2 favouritism.

Townend said: “When the other one came to me it helped him battle. His jumping is a big plus.”

< De Dodger (11/2) had to settle for second with Niall Madden in the plate. Seven runners went to post. There was a further 11 lengths back to In Great Form at 4/1.

(Additional reporting by Alan Magee)

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