A mouthwatering eight-race schedule featuring three Grade 1s kicks off the five-day fiesta that is the Punchestown Festival. It promises to be a mega week of racing to cap off a thrilling jumps season in Ireland – and here’s how to keep up to date thanks to Paddy Power.
You’ll find every single confirmed runner and rider for the first day of the Festival there, as well as details of each race, weights and latest odds.
Here’s a quick summary of the day’s big renewals before you check out our snazzy Racecards page.
The leading minimum-distance chasers take centre stage at 5.25pm in the Champion Chase. Ryanair Chase winner Allaho drop back in trip for a clash with Chaucun Pour Soi, looking to bounce back after a misfire at the Cheltenham Festival. Nube Negra and First Flow add extra spice to the race after crossing the Irish Sea.
There are just four runners in the Champion Novice Chase at 6.30pm but it’s probably the most anticipated match up of the week as Monkfish takes on Envoi Allen. Willie Mullins’ Monkfish extended his winning run with victory at Cheltenham while Envoi Allen’s unbeaten streak came to a shock end when falling in the Marsh Novices’ Chase on his first start for Henry de Bromhead’s yard.
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Make sure to keep our Racecards tab among your favourites for the latest information and key details you need to stay fully clued up.
You can watch all the racing from Punchestown for FREE thanks to Paddy’s generous live streaming service. All you have to do is log in to your Paddy Power account on the app or paddypower.com, select the race you want to watch and you’re away.
If you’ve had a punt or simply want to know the winner of a race in a flash then check out our ‘Fast Results‘ page for lightning-quick updates.
Punchestown Race Times Day One
15:40 – Have The Conversation Say Yes To Organ Donation Novice Handicap Hurdle
16:15 – eCOMM Merchant Solutions Champion Novice Hurdle (Grade 1)
16:50 – Killashee Hotel Handicap Hurdle (Grade B)
17:25 – William Hill Champion Chase (Grade 1)
17:55 – Goffs Land Rover Bumper
18:30 – Dooley Insurance Group Champion Novice Chase (Grade 1)
19:00 – Kildare Hunt Club Fr Sean Breen Memorial Chase For The Ladies Perpetual Cup
19:35 – Irish Field – We Are All About The Horse Flat Race
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