Punchestown and Cork

Today we head off to Punchestown with 7 runners.

SHANNON ROYALE has first time cheek pieces in this maiden hurdle over 2m5f. This looks a very hot race but he has had two starts this season and should be fit and ready for the task at hand. Jack Kennedy has been booked to ride.

BOB CIGAR has put in some good form figures without getting his head in front. This is his first start of the season and he will have a good weight to carry in this handicap. Jack Kennedy has been booked to ride.

For the Listed mares hurdle we have SHECOULDBEANYTHING. This filly has climbed the ranks and deserves to hunt more black type here. She is in good form and should go well with Jack in the saddle.

For the Grade 2 we have IMAGINE, this horse is by far the youngest of the field so he will have a big task to take on these seasoned horses. He already has a win under his belt and Jack kennedy has been booked to ride.

For the handicap hurdle we have DUFFLE COAT and STUZZIKINI. Stuzzikini was a winner the last day and this horse has been so consistent all season and is the pick of Jack Kennedy. Duffle Coat gets first time cheekpieces to try and bring him back to winning ways after a year off the track, Sam Ewing rides.

Finally in the bumper we have PRENDS GARDE A TOI who was second in a point to point but is a very good looking horse. This looks a hot one and we have Harry Swan booked to ride and claiming 5lbs.

Over in Cork we have TACTICAL AFFAIR in the opener. He looks a smart horse and he was third last time out. He should progress with racing and Jordan Gainford has been booked to ride.

STAFFORDSHIRE KNOT has his debut in the maiden hurdle. He is probably in need of the run but we hope he can be promising on debut with Jordan Gainford booked to ride.

CALDWELL DIAMOND goes in the handicap hurdle. He has had a long break and others will have race fitness on their side. He has a nice mark and we claim off him with Danny Gilligan.

In the mares beginners chase we have HALKA DU TABERT and JUMPING JET. Halka returns after a break and is in good form. She will be ridden by Jordan. Jumping jet makes a quick return to the track and will have Danny claiming 5lbs off her.

EMBITTERED and RIAAN go in the handicap chase. Riaan made a very impressive start to chasing and was 4th last time out in novice company where his jumping let him down. Danny Gilliagn has been booked to ride and claims 5. Embittered is having his first start for the team and we hope for a nice run where we claim 7lb with Carl Millar.