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Sunday 10 February horse racing tips - Harrington's 2/1 chance can Impact bookies' profits with Punchestown win

Brian Healy 9 Feb 2019
Punchestown are racing on Sunday.

Brian Healy gives his race-by-race selections and best bets across all seven of Sunday's races at Punchestown in Ireland.

Punchestown in Ireland is the only meeting to look forward to on Sunday as the equine flu crisis continues to wreak havoc on domestic fixtures, and a seven-race card at the Irish venue goes to post at 1.45pm.

The feature race of the afternoon is the BoyleSports Grand National Trial, which gets underway at 4.20pm, while there is also Listed action on the card.

Punchestown (jumps) - 1.45 - 4.50pm (7 races)

1:45 - P.P. Hogan Memorial Cross Country Chase (5yo+) 3m1f
2:20 - I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF Novice Hurdle (Listed Race) (4yo+) 2m
2:50 - Punchestown Festival Ticket Deal Discount Maiden Hurdle (4yo+) 2m4f
3:20 - David Trundley Artist At Punchestown Handicap Hurdle (4yo+ 80-109) 3m
3:50 - Richard Maher Memorial Rated Novice Chase (5yo+) 2m
4:20 - BoyleSports Grand National Trial Handicap Chase (Grade B) (5yo+) 3m4½f
4:50 - Punchestown Festival 30th April To 4th May (Pro/Am) INH Flat Race (5-7yo) 2m 

Brian Healy looks ahead to Sunday’s racecard in Ireland, and he gives his race-by-race selections for all seven of the day’s contests.

SUNDAY 10 FEBRUARY NAP SELECTION




1:45 - P.P. Hogan Memorial Cross Country Chase (5yo+) 3m1f


Josies Orders has a good record in these events, but BALLYCASEY (5/2, Ladbrokes) appeared to take well to this discipline when finishing fifth on his first try around a cross-country course, and Willie Mullins’ charge can build on the experience to go close here.

The Presenting gelding isn’t the force of old despite managing to make the frame in Graded company last campaign on more than one occasion; but there was plenty to like about his debut fifth in this sphere when finishing eight lengths’ fifth behind Fact Of The Matter although he was no match for the winner.

He finished just over six lengths behind Josies Orders, who finished third; but he is expected to build on that first run in this sphere and it would be no surprise to see the Mullins runner firmly in the mix over this shorter trip. 

2:20 - I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF Novice Hurdle (Listed Race) (4yo+) 2m


TINTANGLE (8/1, Unibet) can get back on the scoresheet having posted a creditable third behind a smart sort in Honeysuckle at Fairyhouse last month.

Gordon Elliott’s charge was a Thurles winner back in November, beating Sassy Diva who has won since along with the fourth horse home who has also posted a subsequent success. Subsequently third to Aramon at Leopardstown in a Grade One, she possibly found the extra quarter-mile stretching her when finishing third latest behind Honeysuckle.

Dropping back in trip and racing in first-time cheekpieces here, the Yeats mare could find a jolt of improvement in this easier grade, and she can get back on the scoresheet.


2:50 - Punchestown Festival Ticket Deal Discount Maiden Hurdle (4yo+) 2m4f


DISCORDANTLY (5/1, William Hill) has stepped up markedly on his debut over hurdles where he might have needed the run and experience, and Jessica Harrington’s charge has finished third on each of his last two starts at Cork and Navan respectively.

The Salutino gelding has bumped into Fakir D’Oudairies and Moratorium in those outings, finishing just over two lengths adrift of the latter. That winner has struck again since, while he also had Saturdat scorer Emily Moon behind him. 

He could have much more to offer, and while this looks a strong contest, he could find the necessary improvement to get off the mark here with Robbie Power taking over in the saddle.

3:20 - David Trundley Artist At Punchestown Handicap Hurdle (4yo+ 80-109) 3m


GLOBAL RACING (4/1, William Hill) lost his way for John ‘Shark’ Hanlon, going the wrong way following a brief return to form with a near-miss runner-up effort at Limerick back in July 2017; but the Hard Spun gelding has posted two solid efforts for new handler Gavin Cromwell, winning at this venue in January and then finishing third behind Eight And Bob at Fairyhouse latest.

The six-year old has found a jolt of improvement since he was stepped up to this trip, and he could bounce back to winning form from just 2lbs higher in the weights. 

This doesn’t look the strongest of contests, and most of his rivals arrive having something to prove; but given his recent form he looks capable of posting a big effort here, and he ought to remain competitive with Ger Fox taking over from a claimer and the likelihood of a strong pace to chase after.


3:50 - Richard Maher Memorial Rated Novice Chase (5yo+) 2m


IMPACT FACTOR (2/1, William Hill) has shown race-by-race improvement over the larger obstacles, finishing third to Paloma Blue at Leopardstown over the Christmas period and then twice finding only one too strong in subsequent outings at Fairyhouse and Gowran Park respectively.

The latter of those runs saw the Flemensfirth gelding bump into Cilaos Emery, beaten four lengths; that form has been boosted since by the fourth horse home winning next time out.

Jessica Harrington’s charge is very well treated on these terms, receiving 4lbs from last-time winner Monatomic despite being rated 10lb higher; he ought to go close here if continuing his race-to-race progression, and he can open his account here.

4:20 - BoyleSports Grand National Trial Handicap Chase (Grade B) (5yo+) 3m4½f


SOME NECK (6/1, Coral) was an early casualty in the recent Theystes Chase, departing the race at the eighth fence; but Willie Mullins’ charge is given another chance having won the time before at this venue when beating Blow By Blow.

The Yeats gelding appeared to win a shade cosily, adding to his earlier success over the larger obstacles at Gowran Park on his chase debut the previous February when beating Up For Review.

His jumping hasn’t always been perfect, but it was far too early to tell if he would have been a factor in the Theystes Chase latest, and the Grade Two winner could be worth siding with from the same mark and with Ruby Walsh taking over in the plate for this assignment.

Assuming he’s none the worse for that fall last time out then he can go close here.


4:50 - Punchestown Festival 30th April To 4th May (Pro/Am) INH Flat Race (5-7yo) 2m 


The finale to Sunday’s racecard can go to BATTLE OF MIDWAY (3/1, Unibet) who just failed to get off the mark on his debut at Fairyhouse on New Years’ Day when beaten only a half-length behind Castle Oliver.

Noel Meade’s Mahler gelding struggled in the point-to-point sphere prior to his switch to this yard, failing to complete twice; he had looked the likeliest winner on debut before being caught late by the eventual winner and runner-up.

That was his first outing in seven months, and likely to strip fitter for that return to action then he ought to find some improvement from that effort to do better here. That debut run arguably sets the standard for his rivals to match, and likely to progress then he could prove hard to beat.


SUNDAY 10 FEBRUARY HORSE RACING TIPS - PUNCHESTOWN


1:45 - BALLYCASEY (5/2, Ladbrokes

2:20 - TINTANGLE (8/1, Unibet)

2:50 - DISCORDANTLY (5/1, William Hill)

3:20 - GLOBAL RACING (4/1, William Hill)

3:50 - IMPACT FACTOR (2/1, William Hill)

4:20 - SOME NECK (6/1, Coral)

4:50 - BATTLE OF MIDWAY (3/1, Unibet


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