Punchestown Festival 2023 racecard, tips and results – day 1 ultimate guide

The first of five fantastic days of action at Punchestown!

Appreciate It jumps a fence at Punchestown


The core Jumps season in Ireland concludes with the Punchestown Festival 2023 – and you’ve come to the right place for all your needs on the first day of the mega meet.

Energumene bids to complete the Cheltenham-Punchestown Champion Chase double for the second season in a row but faces fresh opposition from stablemates Blue Lord and Gentleman De Mee in Tuesday’s feature race.

Willie Mullins kicks off his quest to win all 12 Grade 1s at the meeting with Facile Vega being joined by Diverge and Il Etait Temps in the KPMG Champion Novice Hurdle before saddling Appreciate It, Classic Getaway, James Du Berlais and Sir Gerhard in the Dooley Insurance Group Champion Novice Chase.

Gordon Elliott will hope Shecouldbeanything kicks off the Festival in fine style by landing the first race on the card, the Listed Howden Insurance Brokers Mares Novice Hurdle, while the Grade B Killashee Hotel Handicap Hurdle looks competitive with 18 runners.

Good old Paddy’s put enough coins in the meter to live stream every race at the Punchestown Festival on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app, where you will also find the latest Punchestown odds.

Otherwise all the key information about the opening day of the Punchestown Festival 2023 is below.

Punchestown Festival 2023 racecard

Our snazzy Racecards page has details of the runners and riders, weights, odds and Timeform’s horse-by-horse analysis for every renewal on the Punchestown Festival schedule.

The following eight races take place at Punchestown on Tuesday, April 25:

3.40pm: Howden Insurance Brokers Mares Novice Hurdle (Listed)
4.15pm: Punchestown Champion Novice Hurdle (Grade 1)
4.50pm: Killashee Hotel Handicap Hurdle (Grade B)
5.25pm: William Hill Champion Chase (Grade 1)
5.55pm: Goffs Defender Bumper
6.30pm: Dooley Insurance Group Champion Novice Chase (Grade 1)
7.00pm: Kildare Hunt Club Cross Country Chase
7.35pm: Oak Lodge Landscapes Flat Race

Punchestown Festival 2023 results

If you’re looking for the winners and each-way placings from the Punchestown Festival 2023 in lightning-quick speed then why not check out our comprehensive Fast Results service.

We’ve also got Results from across the UK and Ireland and the rest of the world so you’re fully up to date with the winners and losers from every track.

Punchestown Festival 2023 tips

Paddy Power News is your home for top tips and best bets during the Punchestown Festival. Our superstar stable of pundits includes former jockeys Ruby Walsh and Mick Fitzgerald as well as top trader Frank Hickey.

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