Punchestown

Today we head to Kildare for another great card from Punchestown.

Starting off the day SHECOULDBEANYTHING takes a leap forward in class as she takes in the boys in the Grade 2 Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle over two miles. This will be a very competitive race where we get a fillies allowance and get Jordan Gainford in the saddle.

The maiden hurdle thankfully divides allowing us to have three in one and two in the other. For Division I we have CLODDERS DREAM, IDEAL VERT and FRUIT BLOSSOM. Clodders Dream ran ok on debut but will need to do better here and he has Jordan Gainford in the saddle. IDEAL VERT gets a first time tongue tie as his last run was too bad to be true. The head gear should help and he has Davy Russell in the saddle. Finally Fruit Blossom a full sister to Country Queen who is also on the yard has her first run for us. She is also for lease so hopefully she can run well for Kevin Murphy who claims 7lbs.

For the second division of the maiden hurdle we have SA FUREUR and STUZZIKINI. Sa Fureur improved the last day and ran well on debut over hurdles so has every chance to improve again especially with Davy Russell in the saddle. Seamus Cronin gets the jock up on Stuzzikini who ran ok the last day in Leopardstown but may provide more successful when moved to handicap company.

For the mares handicap hurdle we have GETAWAY GOLDIE who has been solid in these quarters this season. This could be an open race where she has a good mark, Sam Ewing takes the ride.

MINELLA CROONER goes in the feature race of the day, the Grade 3 novices chase over 2m3f. It looks a proper contest where hopefully we can go well. Crooner battled on well the last day to get the better of I am Maximus at Fairyhouse but this is a slight step back in trip. Davy Russell has been booked to ride.

Finally in the QR handicap chase we have FAKIERA who goes off top weight. He looks to have hit a nice string of form now and is hopefully well placed here with Jamie Codd booked to ride