2007 Punchestown Winners

Cheltenham, UNITED KINGDOM: The jockey Ruby Walsh rides horse Kauto Star after winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup steeplechase race in the annual Cheltenham Race Festival at Cheltenham race course, in Gloucestershire, west of England, 16 March 2007. (CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)
For a full list of all the 2007 Punchestown winners, visit our 2007 National Hunt Festival winners page.

Kerrygold Champion Chase, opening feature race

Arthur Moore-trained Mansony took the €200,000 Kerrygold Champion Chase just over a length ahead of Justified, in an exciting Punchestown Grade 1 win. Third position went to the UK’s Steel Band (odds 40/1), and fourth position went to River City (odds 7/2).

Punchestown Guinness Gold Cup, Wednesday’s feature race

The €250,000 Punchestown Guinness Gold Cup went to Neptunes Collonges, trained by UK-based Paul Nicholls and ridden by Ruby Walsh. Second position went to Kingscliff, third went to In Compliance and fourth was secured by Racing Demon.

Champion Stayers Hurdle, Thursday feature race

Refinement, trained by Jonjo O’Neill and ridden by Tony McCoy, won the Champion Stayers Hurdle ahead of Powerstation. Third position went to United (GER) and fourth was taken by Essex.

ACC Bank Champion Hurdle, Friday feature race

Harry Rogers-trained Silent Oscar (odds 20/1) won the race, with Robbie Power in the saddle. Macs Joy took second position, third went to Hardy Eustace and fourth went to Callows Lake.

Other 2007 Punchestown Winners

Land Rover Champion Novice Hurdle

The 2007 Land Rover Champion Novice Hurdle saw a dramatic victory for Glencove Marina, trained by Willie Mullins and ridden by Ruby Walsh. At the last hurdle, front runner Catch Me fell, allowing Glencove Marina to take the race. Glencove Marina’s odds for novice chasing for 2008 look to be very favourable.

Champion Bumper

Under ever-popular jockey Nina Carberry and trained by Noel Meade, Mick The Man took the Grade 1 Champion Bumper by two lengths against Woodbine Willie. For Nina Carberry, this represented a first National Hunt Grade 1 win.

vcbet.com Champion Novice Hurdle

The Grade 1 vcbet.com Champion Novice Hurdle for 2007 was taken by Edward O’Grady-trained Clopf, only a neck against Holly Tree, ridden by Barry Geraghty. Owned by Dr Massini, the six-year-old Clopf is placed at odds of about 25/1 for the 2008 Champion Hurdle.

Ellier Developments Champion Novice Chase

The Ellier Developments Champion Novice Chase ended with some high drama, as Aces Four crashed out at the final fence, allowing Offshore Account – trained by Charlie Swan and jockeyed by Denis O’Regan – to secure the win.

Champion Four-Year-Old Hurdle

The UK-trained Punjabi and favourite for the race at odds of 6/4 took the 2-mile Champion Four-Year-Old Hurdle for Nicky Henderson and Mick Fitzgerald. Second position went to Financial Reward, third went to Bahrain Storm and fourth went to Katies Tutor.

Swordlestown Cup

Another Promise prevailed in the Swordlestown Cup for Ferdy Murphy and Graham Lee.

We’ll be waiting to see if any of the Punchestown winners can do it again. Check our Punchestown Festival betting tips before placing your bets.