Not sure what to make of Punchestown day 1 other than to say some added public comment explaining the fiasco would have been well advised.
We head back to Punchestown for our nap hoping for better luck.
We have backed perpetual outsider Man Of Plenty on several occasions this season and he rarely lets us down. He can arrive going well but generally looks one paced at the finish.
This track may suit his exaggerated waiting tactics and as a race constrained to conditional jockeys the fact that conditional Sean Houlihan has been in the saddle several times on this horse already can only help.
Fifth in the Imperial Cup last time was a great effort on ground too soft for him.
Its a long journey for trainer Sophie Leech and hopefully it can pay off.
Recommendation: Man Of Plenty, (1540 Punchestown), 1pt each way, 22/1 1/4 odds top 5, Bet365.
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