Monday 18 December 2017

Punchestown five to follow


Paul Nolan's giant youngster will face his biggest test if Denman turns up for the Guinness Gold Cup on Wednesday. It would be worth the entrance fee alone.

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Steps out of novice company tomorrow to tackle Tom Cooper's Forpadydeplasterer in the Champion Chase. Win that and who knows what heights he will scale next season .


Was he found out at Cheltenham, or was it just a blip? We'll find out in the Rabobank Champion Hurdle on Friday when he will take on the likes of Hurricane Fly, Solwhit and Punjabi.


Twice he has crashed with Grade Ones at his mercy, but he'll try three miles for a first time in the Growise Champion Novice Chase tomorrow. Watch it from behind the couch.


A facile winner at Cheltenham on her return, she is in both the Rabobank Champion Hurdle and the World Hurdle. The latter might be the softer option.

Irish Independent

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