Today we send 7 runners to PUNCHESTOWN:
The beginners chase is the opening race of the day and we have two runners taking their chance. THE BIG LENSE a previous point to point winner makes his debut over the larger obstacles on the track, he has been schooling well at home and has the assistance of Davy Russell in the saddle. COUNT SIMON is a three time winner over hurdles and it would be great to see him victorious on his first attempt over the larger obstacles, he has Jack Kennedy in the saddle.
In the “Odds Boost Your Bets On The Ladbrokes App Steeplechase” both BARRA and FLAXEN FLARE go to post. The latter returned to action in winning ways in Killarney just short of a month ago and he goes back over fences today in what looks like a competitive chase. BARRA was running well on her latest outing, however a mistake three fences from home may have put pay to her winning chances. She has been in great form at home and Jack Kennedy rides.
We send two more to fly the flag in the “Bet Now With The Ladbrokes App Handicap Hurdle”. FALAK ran a promising race on his return to action in a competitive handicap at the Punchestown Festival. He has improved from that run and shouldn’t be far away, Jack Kennedy rides. POORMANS HILL switches back over hurdles today, he will love the trip and carries a first time tongue tie, Denis O’Regan rides.
Our last runner of the day is GUN MERCHANT, he ran with considerable promise when just denied on his debut in Tramore. He has come out of his race well and takes his chance with Lisa O’Neill in the saddle.