Punchestown

Min hard to oppose in Sunday’s John Durkan

One of the strongest fields in recent memory are set to line up at Punchestown on Sunday for the 11th running of the Grade 1 John Durkan memorial chase. Won by superstar chasers such as Tranquil Sea (2010), Don Cossack (2014) and Sizing John (2017), last years winner Min is back among the field of 9 to defend his crown on re-appearance for Willie Mullins and new partner in the saddle Paul Townend. 


Racing Preview: Navan, Sat 7th December

+1 Likes NAVAN PREVIEW SATURDAY 7TH DECEMBER By Alan Marron   12.05 KELLS MAIDEN HURDLE 2M The winner of the Goffs Land Rover Bumper, Festival d’Ex, makes his debut over hurdles here and is likely…


Racing Preview: Punchestown, Weds Oct 16th

0 PUNCHESTOWN PREVIEW WEDNESDAY 16-10-2019 Alan Marron is on hand once again to preview a key meeting, this time a Punchestown card that contains two Grade 3 contests. No doubt, the jumping season is really…


Punchestown: Festival 2019 Day Five

0 Alan Marron previews the fifth and final day of the Punchestown Festival. Alan has landed 13 winners in this year’s festival already including yesterday’s 13/2 winner of the Grade 1 Champion Novice Hurdle, Reserve…



Punchestown: Festival 2019 Day Three

0 Alan Marron looks forward to day three of the Punchestown Festival. Kemboy was his winning nap of day two, My Sister Sarah (6:05pm) gets his vote for day three. 3.40 JLT Handicap Hurdle Based…


Punchestown: Festival 2019 Day Two

0 Alan Marron looks forward to day two of the Punchestown Festival. Kemboy is his nap for the second day of action. Alan picked out Blue Templar, Un De Sceaux, and Front View in his…


Punchestown: Festival 2019 Day One

0 The final jumps festival of the season has arrived and we head to Punchestown for some quality racing over the week ahead. This is the pinnacle of the Irish jumps season and the raiding…



Racing Preview: April 22nd to April 30th

0 The racing week will begin with the Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse and end with the curtain falling on the National Hunt season in Britain, when there will be a valuable and classy card…