Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle tips and runner-by-runner guide to Punchestown 12.10 on Sunday

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Impaire Et Passe is Willie Mullin’s sole representative in the Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle as the Closutton handler seeks a record-extending ninth win in the race.

The Simon Munir & Isaac Souede-owned gelding was an 18l winner on debut over flights and will bid to confirm his Cheltenham Festival credentials in Sunday’s 12:10 at Punchestown.


Just four other horses go to post and the principal threats to Impaire Et Passe appear to be course-and-distance winner The Model Kingdom and Shecouldbeanything for Gordon Elliott.

Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle odds can be found on the Paddy Power website, Paddy Power app or via our snazzy betting widgets, otherwise Timeform’s horse-by-horse guide to the runners and betting tips from the racing boffins are below.

Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle runners

Hey Johnny

Trainer: Thomas Mullins Jockey: Rachael Blackmore Age: 6 Weight: 11st 4lbs

Latest win in hurdle at Clonmel in October. Pulled up early in straight in handicap hurdle at Gowran (16f, heavy, 11/4) just over 7 weeks ago. Out of his depth in this.


Impaire Et Passe

Trainer: W. P. Mullins Jockey: P. Townend Age: 5 Weight: 11st 4lbs

Easily won only start in bumpers for Y. Fouin at Nancy last March before changing hands for €155,000. Looked potentially out of the top drawer when justifying strong support on hurdling debut at Naas last month and can take this step up in grade in his stride.


C’est Rien

Trainer: Thomas Mullins Jockey: Jack Foley Age: 6 Weight: 10st 11lbs

Modest hurdler. Hooded for 1st time, seventh of 11 in bumper at this course (18f, heavy, 20/1) 15 days ago. Faces a major struggle back over hurdles today.



Trainer: Gordon Elliott Jockey: Jordan Colin Gainford Age: 6 Weight: 10st 11lbs

Made a winning start in bumpers at Limerick in November and repeated that feat on hurdling debut there 19 days ago (20f, heavy, 6/4) despite still showing signs of inexperience. Looks sure to improve.


The Model Kingdom

Trainer: Noel Meade Jockey: B. J. Cooper Age: 6 Weight: 10st 11lbs

Useful hurdler. 3 wins from 5 runs this season. Respectable 7¼ lengths third of 7 to Liberty Dance in listed hurdle at Thurles (15.5f, good to soft, 5/4) 4 weeks ago, paying the price for sweeping around the field as the pace was lifting. Tongue strap on 1st time.


Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle tips

Timeform: IMPAIRE ET PASSE rocketed towards the head of the betting in a few Cheltenham Festival races when he bolted up on hurdling debut at Naas last month and with significant improvement a distinct possibility, Willie Mullins’ charge is expected to take this step up in grade in his stride. Shecouldbeanything also boasts a perfect record under Rules so far but she may have to settle for silver today ahead of The Model Kingdom.

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