We have quite a few less runners at Punchestown today compared to Fairyhouse yesterday, we have just 5 runners today.
We miss the first race and have DALLAS DES PICTONS in the second, a Novice Chase. This horse won a chase by 20 length two runs ago before coming 5th in Graded company last time. It’s a very small field which we hope will suit. We have put Jack Kennedy in the plate.
We skip another race before we go to the Qualified riders Handicap Chase. CHEB DE KERVINIOU showed us he has a lot of heart last time out being just beat on his stable debut. The step up to 3m 1f looks to really suit this horse. Paddy Mullins has been booked to ride. Much lower in the weights is FINAL LIST who we will also be claiming off through Luke McGuinness who takes off 7lbs.
The next is the feature race, the Grade 2 Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle. ANDY DUFRESNE makes his return after coming 2nd last time out in a Grade 2. It’s a nice race to bring him back after that last run and we hope he can return to winning form. Mark Walsh is onboard.
Finally we have SASSY YET CLASSY in the Mares Handicap Hurdle. This mare is top weight for this contest and may need the run. Jack Kennedy has been booked to ride.
We wish all our runners and riders the very best of luck and for a safe return.