Who To Follow On Day Four Of The Punchestown Festival 2023

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing

Trainer To Follow - Colm Murphy

It could very easily be another huge day for Willie Mullins but a lesser trainer who could have a few winners is the talented Colm Murphy.

Murphy's first runner of the afternoon comes in the Novice Handicap Chase over 2m5f and Macs Charm was a nice winner last time out at Fairyhouse and should go well again.

The handlers biggest chance of the day comes in the Grade Two Mares Chase with Impervious looking to make it 5/5 for the season and stay unbeaten over fences.

Jockey To Follow - Paul Townend

Paul Townend could have his best day at the Punchestown festival on Friday with a whole host of quality rides on odds on favourites.

His first big mount of the day comes on the talented Kilcruit in the Novice Handicap Chase with a mark of 148 possibly seeing him well in.

Townend will be hoping he can reverse the form with Impervious with Allegorie De Vassy but she will have to be better than her latest run if thats to be the case.

Willie Mullins number one rider then teams back up with State Man who suffered his first loss in open company last time out to Constitution Hill but back in a field he can dominate it should see him land his fourth Grade One of the season.

It could be raining Grade Ones for the rider on Friday with his next ride seeing Impaire Et Passe look to stay unbeaten in the Alanna Homes Champion Novice Hurdle.

Townend finishes his day off in the 2m Novice Hurdle with Uncle Phil looking to get back on track.