The John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase is the second Grade 1 of the season over fences in Ireland.
Galopin Des Champs claimed last year’s renewal en route to victory in the Cheltenham Gold Cup and Willie Mullins’ stable star is set to kick off his campaign over the intermediate trip at Punchestown once again.
It looks far from a penalty kick, however, as Galopin Des Champs was beaten by Fastorslow in April’s season-ending Punchestown Gold Cup and Martin Brassil’s emerging force takes his place in the line-up.
You can run the rule over our John Durkan odds on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app, otherwise all the key details about this year’s renewal can be found below.
John Durkan 2023 date and start time
The John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase is set to take place at Punchestown on Sunday, November 26. The post time is set for 15:00. You can watch the race live on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app.
John Durkan 2023 runners and riders
Appreciate It (Mr P W Mullins)
Asterion Forlonge (Michael O’Sullivan)
Blue Lord (Daryl Jacob)
Fastorslow (JJ Slevin)
Galopin Des Champs (Paul Townend)
Stattler (Rachael Blackmore)
John Durkan 2023 betting
John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase odds are on paddypower.com and prices for the leading contenders can be seen on our snazzy widgets below.
Galopin Des Champs is the favourite with Paddy Power for the John Durkan as last season’s Cheltenham Gold Cup winner prepares to make his seasonal reappearance.
Fastorslow is next in our betting as the Punchestown Gold Cup winner bids to confirm the form of that victory on his first run of the campaign.
Blue Lord is also prominent in our market as the Grade 1 scorer bids to bounce back from sub-par displays at the spring festivals.
*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change
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