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Showdown to pack Punch' for only a tenner!

WE regularly try and emphasise the value for money that racecourses offer and give credit when it is due. This is one of those occasions.

All being well, come March Flemenstar and Sir Des Champs could well be jumping the last in the midst of that famous Cheltenham roar as they go in search of jumping's blue riband race.

Most won't be at Cheltenham; if you are, you will do well to get close to the action.

On Sunday, you can see these two exciting racehorses up close and personal by walking down to the last fence and witnessing them in full flight, or get within feet of them as they go around the parade ring before and after the race.

Admission to Punchestown on Sunday is €10, six races support the main act and you will struggle to do anything better with your afternoon.

The reception the very popular Peter Casey will get if Flemenstar wins could be worth a tenner on it's own. Being able to say in years to come that you were at the Flemenstar/Sir Des Champs John Durkan could be priceless.