Punchestown Sunday Preview

12:05 - Yanworth

A field of 17 for this Cross Country Chase over three miles, where the horses will jump a variety of fences, hurdles and cross country jumps and we've sided with Yanworth to get back to winning ways.

He was originally with Alan King and was a classy sort in his day, winning the Liverpool hurdle amongst others.

He has transferred to Cross Country king Enda Bolger and hopefully his new surroundings have freshened him him.

12:35 - Zarkareva

The second race of the day is the three year old hurdle over two miles and with some bright unknown entities on show we like the look of Zarkareva for Henry De Bromhead.

The three year old filly has a superb pedigree being out of Derby winner Authorized being a half sister to many winners looking like a smart french recruit.

The youngster has only raced once during her career winning a three runner conditions hurdle race over in France and could turn out to be anything in this sphere.

13:05 - Stormy Ireland

A small field of five line up in this Listed Mares Hurdle over 2 miles and 2 furlongs and we think Willie Mullins' Stormy Ireland will take the spoils.

This is a huge drop in grade for the five year old, who's been playing her trade in Grade One's and finished second inn the Mares hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival .

She ended last season being beaten twice by stablemate Benie Des Dieux bit there's no shame in that and the step back in into listed company should see her get her head in front.

14:15 - Judex Lefou

This maiden hurdle is over is the extended 2 miles, 6 furlongs and Thomas Mullins' Judex Lefou has taken our fancy.

He has been beaten in all five hurdle starts over 2 miles and this longer trip might be just what he needs to get his head in front.

He was second two starts ago to the very highly regarded Soviet Pimpernel and that form would see him go very close here.

14:50 - Battleoverdoyen

Seven are declared for this Grade 2 Novice chase, which is just under three miles and we fancy Gordon Elliott's Battleoverdoyen to make it two from two over fences.

He was a Grade One winner over hurdles last year and was backed into favouritism for the Ballymore at Cheltenham but nothing went right for him that day.

He made a serious impression on chase debut at Galway at the end of last month and Davy Russell is back in favour at Gigginstown as he takes the ride and can make it another chase win.

15:50 - Dewcup

The finale sees 9 tackle it out in a 2 mile bumper and Ted Walsh's Dewcup should have enough class for his field.

He wasn't beaten far when fourth in a Grade 2 bumper at Aintree when last season, where he was held up and stayed on well enough.

He drops back into calmer waters here and it looks an ideal chance to get back to winning ways.

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