Who To Follow At Punchestown On Wednesday

Horse To Follow - Grangee

The final event of day two at Punchestown sees the Grade Three INH Flat Race and Grangee for Willie Mullins could be a class above this field dropping back in trip.

The mare has been seen four times during her career, winning at Galway on Debut in October and then heading over to Market Rasen in January and getting beaten into third by the smart Eileendover.

She then got back to her best in the Grade Two INH Flat race at the Dublin Racing Festival, seeing off the likeable Party Central and Brandy Love.

The five year old was then given her chance in the Cheltenham Champion Bumper and finished a fair sixth of 14 and now going back into a Grade Three that sets the form standard.

Trainer To Follow - Gavin Cromwell

Gavin Cromwell is an extremely shrewd trainer that gets overlooked when compared to the top Irish trainers in the sport, but on Wednesday he has some big chances.

In the first race of the day he fields the second favourite Oscar Thyne who is looking for back to back wins and similarly Calthor in the next race is trying to do the same.

His big chance of the day though comes in the Grade One Irish Mirror Novice Hurdle and Cheltenham festival winner Vanillier could be tough to beat if replicating his run in the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle.

Cromwell could be set for a big day and currently running at a strike rate of 13% is not the worst in the world.

Jockey To Follow - Patrick Mullins

Finally, the jockey that may pay to follow on Wednesday is the superb Patrick Mullins, who has some nice rides on some short priced horses.

His big ride of the day comes on the Cheveley Park Stud owned Sir Gerhard in the Grade One bumper, where he has jumped off Kilcruit and decided to go with this gelding.

In the other bumper on the day for the mares he sits on the Dublin Racing Festival winner Grangee, who also put in a good performance in the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham.

Mullins heads into the day of racing having had two winners from his last eight rides over the last two weeks, which sees him running at a 25% strike rate.