Craddockstown Novice Chase

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Craddockstown Novice Chase
Grade 2 race
Location Punchestown
Co. Kildare, Ireland
Race type Chase
Sponsor Ryans Clearing
Website Punchestown
Race information
Distance 2 miles (3,219 metres)
Surface Turf
Track Right-handed
Qualification Four-years-old and up
Weight 10 st 10 lb (4yo);
11 st 4 lb (5yo+)
7 lb for mares
Purse 44,500 (2016)
1st: €26,255
Craddockstown Novice Chase
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Identity Thief Ordinary World Attribution

The Craddockstown Novice Chase is a Grade 2 National Hunt novice chase in Ireland which is open to horses aged four years or older. It is run at Punchestown over a distance of about 2 miles (3,219 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in November.

For a period the event was classed at Grade 3 level. It was promoted to Grade 2 status in 2003. The race is currently sponsored by Ryans Cleaning.

Winners since 1995[edit]

1995 Arctic Weather 6 Tom Rudd Michael O'Brien
1996 Jeffell 6 Francis Woods Arthur Moore
1997 Bavard Jet [1] 5 Ken Whelan Enda Bolger
1998 Ollimar 6 Tommy Treacy Jim Dreaper
1999 Go Roger Go 7 Barry Geraghty Edward O'Grady
2000 Limestone Lad 8 Barry Cash James Bowe
2001 Moscow Flyer 7 Barry Geraghty Jessica Harrington
2002 Petersham [2] 5 Danny Howard Michael O'Brien
2003 Anxious Moments 8 David Casey Charlie Swan
2004 Sir Oj 7 Paul Carberry Noel Meade
2005 Justified 6 Shay Barry Dusty Sheehy
2006 Blueberry Boy 7 Andrew Lynch Paul Stafford
2007 Escrea 8 John Cullen Paul Nolan
2008 Northern Alliance 7 Paul Carberry Tony Martin
2009 Sizing Europe 7 Andrew Lynch Henry de Bromhead
2010 Realt Dubh 6 Davy Condon Noel Meade
2011 Days Hotel 6 Andrew Lynch Henry de Bromhead
2012 Twinlight 5 Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins
2013 Felix Yonger 7 Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins
2014 Chancol 5 Paul Carberry Noel Meade
2015 Sizing John 5 Johnny Burke Henry de Bromhead
2016 Identity Thief 6 Bryan Cooper Henry de Bromhead

1 The 1997 running took place at Cork.
2 The 2002 edition was held at Wexford.

See also[edit]