A big day for us at Punchestown, but decent racing at Donny and Ludlow help build out the ticket. Loads of seconds lately, but the joy of multiples betting is to get all your winners at once…here’s hoping….
The Daily Yankee:
Duke Debarry, (1450 Doncaster), 4/1: Henderson yard does well at this track, often targeting the prevailing better ground. This runner makes a handicap debut and as a son of Presenting, should love the drying conditions at this trip. Most of the opposition have already shown their hands to the handicapper.
Alletrix, (1505 Punchestown), 7/2: Did us a huge favour at 10/1 when running away with Leopardstown handicap off a low weight. Is 21lbs worse off with Meri Devie on that run, which technically leaves her about 10lbs to find, but she won well, is progressive and may be the better suited of the pair to this longer trip.
Captain Buck’s, (1530 Ludlow), 10/3: Trainer Paul Nicholls is a meticulous planner. This prestigious amateur rider’s prize looks made for a well-weighted novice, and jockey Lorcan Williams was given a getting-to-know-you leg-up on this one last time. He went too soon that day and was overhauled, but this course should suit similarly aggressive tactics.
Eagle Lion, (1645 Punchestown), 5/2: Our big nap of the day. From a yard with an amazing record in the Cheltenham Final of this race. Needs to win here to get to Cheltenham and on the evidence of novice win at Punchestown could have been let in lightly off a mark of 131. Davy Russell in the saddle, say no more.
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