The first race on the second day of the 2023 Punchestown festival is the Series Final Handicap Hurdle over 2m4f and we have dutched the race with two each way players.
A horse that is really interesting for Gavin Cromwell is La Malmason who makes his handicap debut in this event off a mark of 122 which could be beneath his capabilities.
This mare has been highly touted by her trainer to have a big career and she has shown glimpses this term that she could be very special.
Making her debut on heavy ground at Cork when winning nicely she twas then pitched into Listed mares company and for whatever reason she ran no race at all.
Looking to get back to form when last seen over course and distance at Punchestown she was a narrow second to a nice type in Sa Fureur.
Now handicapping she has a big chance to get back to winning ways.