Punchestown

We had a good weekend of domestic runners after some excellent performances from our international raiders. Today we are over in Kildare for a competitive Punchestown card.

In the opening race we have SLANAGAIBNGOLEIR in the maiden hurdle. This will be only his second run and he ran well on debut so we will be hopeful of improvement. Luke Dempsey has been booked to ride. Present Soldier is currently first reserve but it doesn’t look like hes going to get in.

For the 4yo handicap hurdle we have LUDUS who got his head in front the last day and looks to be off a nice mark that we can work with. This looks like a competitive race where we have Davy Russell booked to ride.

JUMPING JET will be having her first run after a year off the track. She brings forward some very nice form. She will probably need the run after such a long time off and there are a few other nice fillies in this race. Jordan Gainford has been booked to ride.

For the colt and gelding maiden hurdle we have ABBEYDALE and JEEPYDOFF MEEL. Jeepydoff doesn’t show a lot at home but seems to do his best work on the track and has put in some nice performances. He will be qualified for handicaps after today and has Davy Russell in the saddle. Abbeydale showed a great turn around the last day to come home second and probably just needed a bit more experience. Hopefully he can get stuck in here as the favourite is starting to look exposed and Jordan Gainford is booked to ride.

Our last runner of the afternoon is SA FUREUR in the rated novice. He is trying to back up his win last time out where he won with a bit in hand. Rob James has been booked to ride and he claims a very valuable 7lbs.