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More Punchestown joy ahead
The Ted Walsh-trained Kildorrery can land his second course and distance success in the Punchestown Race And
Dine Handicap Chase at the County Kildare venue where racing this evening
begins at 5.45.
Successful in a beginners’ chase here in November, he has performed
consistently well in good company since and ran a big race when third to Impact
Factor at Fairyhouse last month, a race in which Dakota Moirette was pulled-up.
The Next Race Day June 12 Handicap Hurdle is probably more
competitive, and a chance is taken that Party
Playboy can overcome an absence of five months to win. He showed up well on
two handicap starts here late last year and might be better again over this
Pass The Ball is
back over fences for the first time since his novice chase win at Tipperary in
July 2017 but he was a winner on the Flat and a three-time winner over hurdles last
year and should be a player in the Thanks To Our Members Handicap Chase. This
is his first start in a handicap chase and interestingly he competes off a mark
10lbs lower than his current hurdle rating.
Champion owner Gigginstown House Stud are set to dominate the
Corinthian For Special Occasions Novice Chase and can land the spoils with the
classy Farclas which made a winning
start over fences at Down Royal early last week.
Authorized Art is
Willie Mullins’ latest French recruit to appear and is likely to be all the
rage in the opening Kildare Hunt Club Maiden Hurdle. Similarly, Run For Mary, a dual bumper winner,
will surely be up to making a winning return in the Host Your Event At
Punchestown Mares Maiden Hurdle while the point-to-point scorer Dlauro, which cost £410,000 at the sales,
can take the Punchestown On Instagram INH Flat Race.
Authorized Art; 6.15 Run For Mary; 6.45 Party Playboy; 7.15 Kildorrery (NAP);
7.45 Farclas; 8.15 Pass The Ball; 8.45 Dlauro.