Punchestown Festival 2023 going and weather forecast for today’s races

Amateur meteorology isn't for everyone...



If you’re planning to have a punt on any of today’s races at the Punchestown Festival, you’d be smart to do your research before committing to a selection.

One crucial area that is worth looking into is the all-important ground conditions and weather forecast as a bit of extra juice in the ground could ruin a horse’s chances or play right into their hooves.

But before you panic about having to do a spot of amateur meteorology, we’ve done the hard work for you. That’ll save you the hassle of digging out the weather vane from the back of the cupboard…

Despite taking place during the height of spring, the five-day meeting looks set to be a chilly affair – and you’ll probably have to wrap up warm if you’re heading to the County Kildare track.

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

Otherwise all the key information about the going and weather forecast for the opening day of the Punchestown Festival 2023 is below.

Punchestown Festival 2023 going

The latest inspection on Friday, April 28 at 07:58 has the official going at Punchestown Racecourse as Good to Yielding.

Punchestown Festival 2023 weather forecast

The outlook for the fourth day of the Punchestown Festival 2023 is positive as racegoers are in for a dry day. You might not even need to wrap up warm because the mercury is tipped to reach a high of 14 degrees centigrade at around 17:00.

Punchestown Festival 2023 racecard

The following eight races take place at Punchestown on Friday, April 28:

3.40pm: Stanley Asphalt Hunters Chase for the Bishopscourt Cup
4.15pm: EMS Copiers Novice Handicap Chase (Grade A)
4.50pm: Hanlon Concrete Irish EBF Mares Chase (Grade 2)
5.25pm: Paddy Power Champion Hurdle (Grade 1)
6.00pm: Alanna Homes Champion Novice Hurdle (Grade 1)
6.35pm: Irish Daily Star Champion Hunters Chase
7.10pm: SalesSense International Novice Hurdle
7.45pm: Avison Young INH Flat Race

The following eight races take place at Punchestown on Saturday, April 29:

2.35pm: Donohue Solutions Cross Country Chase
3.10pm: Colm Quinn BMW Handicap Chase
3.50pm: Coolmore N.H. Sires Mogul Irish EBF Mares Champion Hurdle (Grade 1)
4.25pm: Palmerstown House Pat Taaffe Handicap Chase (Grade B)
5.00pm: Ballymore Champion Four Year Old Hurdle (Grade 1)
5.30pm: Fitzwilliam Sports Handicap Hurdle (Grade B)
6.05pm: Lawlors Hotel (Pro Am) Flat Race
6.40pm: Carry an Organ Donor Card Punchestown Charity Race

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