Seven Irish National Hunt races will be run in Punchestown on Wednesday, with a meeting which begins at 12.20pm.
We’ve tips for each race, below.
Punchestown Tips – Wednesday 29 November 2017
|Course||Time||Our Tip||Race Type||Dist|
|PUNCHESTOWN||12:20 PM||CHESS GRAND MASTER (GB)||National Hunt Hurdle||2m|
|PUNCHESTOWN||12:50 PM||DERRINROSS (IRE)||National Hunt Hurdle||2m6f|
|PUNCHESTOWN||1:20 PM||OPEN TO THE WORLD (IRE)||National Hunt Hurdle Handicap||2m6f|
|PUNCHESTOWN||1:50 PM||AVENIR D’UNE VIE (FR)||National Hunt Chase||2m20y|
|PUNCHESTOWN||2:25 PM||WOODS WELL (IRE)||National Hunt Chase||2m4f|
|PUNCHESTOWN||2:55 PM||THE BAY BIRCH (IRE) *NAP*||National Hunt Chase Handicap||2m6f132y|
|PUNCHESTOWN||3:30 PM||BANG BANG ROSIE (IRE)||National Hunt Flat Race (Bumper)||2m|
Our top tip for the Punchestown meeting is THE BAY BIRCH (IRE) which goes in the 2.55 Handicap Chase over an extended 2m6f for trainer Francis J Flood and jockey Mark Enright.
Under the bottom weight of 9-11, this one is just 11/1 for the race, making for a fine each-way opportunity.
We liked the form shown the time before last at Fairyhouse, under similar conditions. A repeat of that run, forgiven a slightly lower performance last time out, and a place is on the cards. Has what it takes to win this one, too.