7.10 Punchestown 2m5f (2m5f50y) Close Brothers Irish EBF Mares Handicap Chase (5yo+)
Henry de Bromhead looks to hold a strong hand here with his mares Queen Jane and Secret She Keeps while last years winner Lilith is also most likely to step forward on her recent form. It`s the second place from last year though Western Zara who I`m happy to side with. The Paul Nolan runner is a pound lower than last years mark and looks to have been kept back for a spring campaign this time around, she ran well at Cheltenham to finish seventh in the Kim Muir and this drop back in trip on better ground is more to her liking I feel.
Selection Western Zara
7.45 Punchestown 2m (2m40y) JP & M Doyle (C & G) Flat Race (4-7yo)
Ballyburn looks to hold obvious claims for the Mullins team however there are some interesting types further down the betting who also fall into the could be anything category. Slade Steel was a good winner here on debut winning with plenty in hand and the 7lb claim will be no hindrance and is worth having on your side. Barry Connell introduces Apples Of Bresil here and it will take some effort to win on debut however he could be early type on pedigree and there are plenty of winners in the family and the vibes look positive.
Selection Apples Of Bresil
Good luck with your Punchestown betting.