Punchestown Day 1


Western Boy is one I’ve had my eye on for a while. I think he will be suited by this fast 2 miles and is certainly on a very good mark judged by his rapid improvement on the flat last year. He was entitled to be in need of the run last time out and my guess is he will be a lot fitter here. The only thing is in those colours tomorrow may not be the day but at 25/1 he is worth the risk.

1 Point EW 25/1 Generally


I’m going out on a limb here with the outsider of the field in Don’t Touch It. I got the impression from his last run that he may be better suited to good ground and with the principles having had such a hard campaign he may well have a small chance of capitalizing here. He has some decent improving maiden form until his run is a grade 2 at Naas when nothing went right. I think he will certainly outrun his odds here and 40/1 is well worth a risk.
1 Point EW 40/1 365/sky/paddy/sj


There is a price for everything and I think Clarcam is better than a 100/1 shot here. His record on good ground is decent and I just feel that if anything were to happen to any of the front 3 in the betting here he has a superb chance of placing. He has had a very light 2016 campaign and I just feel if he runs his best race he can get closer to the likes of Gods Own. He is more of a 40/1 or 50/1 shot here.

1 Point EW 100/1 Generally ¼ place with Ladbrokes