The Daily Yankee:
Park Paddocks, (1540 Punchestown), 8/1: our eye was immediately drawn to well handicapped mare Lareena who should be better in this ground. But she is asked to give weight to the improving 4yo Park Paddocks and that might be too much. This will be Paddocks’ first handicap, and a mark of 119 may not capture his rapid rate of progress.
Three Stars, (1615 Punchestown), 11/1: This should be run at a right clip with UK trailblazer Speredek no lost cause. The prize can stay at home though with the De Bromhead trained Three Stars. Only 4lb higher than when the only horse to give yesterday’s winner Patrick’s Park a race at Leopardstown, and 3lb lower than when the leading Irish horse in a decent 5th in the Grand Annual at Cheltenham. Looks set to go very close.
Glenloe, (1805 Punchestown), 6/1: went desperately close to a Cheltenham win when touched off in the Pertemps final. Has often looked like this better ground will help and is due a big win. Holds A Great View on Cheltenham running although that mercurial contender can always pull a big run out of the bag. Still Glenloe can confirm the form under Barry Geraghty.
Glens Harmony, (1915 Punchestown), 4/1: the least experienced but most promising hurdler in the field. Has one easy win at Thurles over jumps, but that could be all she needs as for this. She is a full sister to Glens Melody who famously scooped the mares hurdle after the notorious demise of Annie Power.
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