Colreevy tears up script in Champion Novice Chase at Punchestown

By: Greg Wood Wednesday 28 April 2021
  • Monkfish’s unbeaten record over fences comes to an end
  • Chacun Pour Soi takes William Hill Champion Chase

Colreevy brought her racing career to a close with a flourish at Punchestown on Tuesday evening, making all the running to win the Champion Novice Chase and confound the pre-race billing of a decisive head-to-head between Monkfish and Envoi Allen, the top-rated novices in Ireland this season.

Colreevy set off at 7-1 in a four-runner field but was soon settled in the lead by Danny Mullins and produced a series of excellent jumps to end Monkfish’s unbeaten record over fences by eight lengths. A mistake three out left Paul Townend and Monkfish struggling to close the gap, while Envoi Allen, a faller when odds-on for the Marsh Novice Chase at Cheltenham last month, was beaten when Rachael Blackmore pulled him up before jumping the second-last.

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