Punchestown racing tips on Saturday – Today’s Irish racing best bets over the sticks
Punchestown racing tips on Saturday over the sticks
Just one meeting heads to post in Ireland on Saturday where there is action over the sticks and our tipping team pick out their Punchestown racing tips on Saturday over the sticks.
Punters and fans of Irish racing have just one meeting to take in on Saturday where there is racing over the sticks at Punchestown which features Grade Two action amongst its’ seven races that will go to post.
Our tipping team has looked over the day’s racecard in Ireland over jumps and highlight their Punchestown racing tips on Saturday and best bets on the card.
PUNCHESTOWN RACING TIPS ON SATURDAY – TODAY’S IRISH RACING BEST BETS
12:38 Punchestown – BetVictor Casino Novice Chase (Grade 2) (4yo+) 2m1f
CAPE GENTLEMAN arrives here on a hat-trick of wins and the Champs Elysees gelding can oblige punters by collecting for shrewd Emmet Mullins.
A winner both on the flat and over hurdles which include a Grade Two at Kempton back in February he ended his summer with a good third at Galway in the Galway Hurdle where he was beaten just two lengths by Saldier and he’s continued his good spell following a break and switching to chasing where he is 2-2.
Those wins have come at the expense of reopposing Buddy Rich over course and distance and Run Wild Fred when taking a Grade Three at Cork more recently over further and with further progress expected he should go close here with the drop back in trip and the ground both unlikely to be a problem.
1:48 Punchestown – Extra Places Every Day At BetVictor Rated Novice Hurdle (4yo+) 2m
PURPLE MOUNTAIN won twice in bumpers last campaign and has continued in similar vein since switching to hurdles this term where she is unbeaten in two starts; Willie Mullins’ charge can add a third win to her tally here and maintain her perfect record over obstacles.
The Beat Hollow mare has won at Galway and Tipperary latterly, impressively running out a six lengths’ victor over Bonarc and and she likely would have won anyway despite the leader taking a fall at the last to hand her the victory.
She is likely to have more to offer after just two starts over timber and given her smart bumper form suggests better is still to come she ought to make her presence felt again here.
2:23 Punchestown – Lengthen The Odds With BetVictor Maiden Hurdle (4yo) 2m3½f
NOBLE BIRTH makes his hurdles debut here having shown some fair form in bumpers and Gordon Elliott’s charge can make a winning transition.
The Nathaniel gelding has found only one too good in three of his five starts to date in bumpers, the latest coming at Listowel on his reappearance following six months off the track.
He didn’t match that level next time at Galway when beaten eleven lengths into third behind Da Capo Glory but he remains one to be positive about switching to hurdles and he can give a good account with Davy Russell up.
2:58 Punchestown – Conway Piling Handicap Hurdle (4yo+ 80-109) 3m
GLENQUIN CASTLE goes from strength to strength over both fences and hurdles and the Getaway gelding can continue his winning streak here with further progress not ruled out.
Martin Brassil’s charge has won his last two over the smaller obstacles, most recently at Galway when beating reopposing Humps And Bumps by just over one length but doing the job readily and while he has a bit more on his plate on revised terms to repeat the feat he may yet have more to come.
He doesn’t do a lot in front which is perhaps a blessing as it makes the handicapper hard to get to grips with his progress and he should continue to remain competitive despite a 11lbs rise in the weights which will make life tougher although his progress might not have stopped just yet.