We kick off the weekend with 7 runners today at Punchestown.
In the first race, the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Chase, Felicidad is a non runner due to the going which means we just have one runner in MAKE MY HEART FLY. She has been a very consistent mare for connections and is having her fist run back after a winter break. She’ll come on plenty for the run today.
We then head to the Ladbrokes Handicap Chase with BATTLEOVERDOYEN. He was a Grade 2 winner back in October and clearly has talent but his form has tailed off slighlty and we’re hoping we can rekindle what he showed in the Autumn.
FESTIVAL D’EX and LETHAL STEPS both represent us in the Ladbrokes Committed To Safer Gambling Hurdle. Both horses have been off the track for a lengthy amount of time so it will be nice to see them start back and hopefully they run creditably for connections.
In Division 1 of the Ladbrokes Home Of The Odds Boost Maiden Hurdle we run PURDEY’S GIFT. This is only his second start over hurdles after a campaign on the flat and he took well to them when finishing second behind Light Brigade at Fairyhouse back in January. We’re hoping he can go one better today.
THE GREEK is a non runner in Division 2 of the Ladbrokes Home Of The Odds Boost Maiden Hurdle.
Our last runners of the day are in the Ladbrokes Play 1-2-Free On Football Handicap Hurdle when we take our chances with SANTANA PLESSIS and UNCLE HENRY. Both horses are having their fist run back after a winter break.