Horse Racing Tips: A 5/1 play leads the way at Punchestown today

The Racing Post tipster likes Ashdale Bob in the 14:15.

Punchestown Racing Tips

12:45 – Three Card Brag
13:15 – Clonmeen
13:45 – Hey Whatever
14:15 – Ashdale Bob
14:45 – Harry Alonzo
15:15 – The Big Cloud (NAP)
15:45 – Instant Tendance

*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.

12:45 – Three Card Brag

An intriguing rematch between THREE CARD BRAG and Montys Star, second and third respectively behind Corbetts Cross on their respective chase debuts early this month at Fairyhouse. The longer trip could suit the latter more but Gordon Elliott’s charge gets the nod. Fakiera and Digby look likely to be fighting it out for third.

13:15 – Clonmeen

Not that strong a contest and perhaps CLONMEEN can follow up a recent Down Royal win over the trip, although Chosen Diamond will be a serious threat if avoiding the costly error he made at Clonmel. Top-weight Where It All Began has yet to convince in his jumping but now has Jack Kennedy aboard and cheekpieces fitted so could improve.

13:45 – Hey Whatever

The Willie Mullins-trained Storm Heart is respected as a 1m4f Flat winner in France. However, the hurdling experience gained by HEY WHATEVER at Fairyhouse could be crucial. He has an edge over fourth-placed Superbolt. Once-raced hurdling newcomer Collaborative is potentially interesting.

14:15 – Ashdale Bob

Hard to know what to make of a race contested by four horses who ran over fences last time. Naas faller Sir Gerhard and Troytown seventh Thedevilscoachman have to be taken seriously, but ASHDALE BOB is a specialist hurdler who could be hard to beat if fully primed for his first run after a break.

    14:45 – Harry Alonzo

    Quite a competitive handicap with recent winners Cafe Con Leche and Extrapolation obvious players, while Dancing Jeremy has to be respected on recent C&D form. However, it could pay to take a chance on the long-absent HARRY ALONZO who could prove to be well treated on handicap debut and should handle the conditions.

    15:15 – The Big Cloud (NAP)

    This looks like a good opportunity for THE BIG CLOUD (nap) who found one too good when well-supported at Clonmel last time. He has the beating of Always Enchanting and Perfect Pupil on that running. The veteran Dontdooddson is a place possibility. Another Red Cat is a potential dark horse in his first handicap.

    15:45 – Instant Tendance

    A mares’ bumper which may not take too much winning and INSTANT TENDANCE could be the one if reproducing her recent third in a decent Navan mares maiden hurdle. Place claims are held by the likes of Lady Bluebird and East Side, while Shaving is surely better than her debut effort, and The Diddler could go well at a price.

    Punchestown Racing Tips

    12:45 – Three Card Brag
    13:15 – Clonmeen
    13:45 – Hey Whatever
    14:15 – Ashdale Bob
    14:45 – Harry Alonzo
    15:15 – The Big Cloud (NAP)
    15:45 – Instant Tendance

    *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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