Punchestown Festival Day 1
Mon, Apr 23rd, 2012
The Punchestown Festival kicks off Tuesday 24th April with a seven race card including three Grade 1's. You will find plenty of Punchestown tips and pointers over on our forum. There are dedicated threads for all the main races. We will also be tracking the various bookies Punchestown specials and promotions over on our Punchestown Free Bets thread.
The feature event on Day 1 is the Boyleports Champion Chase which sees two former Champions in Big Zeb and Sizing Europe renew battle. On this seasons form Sizing Europe looks the most likely winner with age having blunted the speed of the eleven year old Big Zeb. We have race analysis in our Punchestown Champion Chase Stats feature.
The main supporting event is the Grade 1 Evening Hearld Champion Novice Hurdle. The event has attracted a select field of five.
The other big race is the Growise Champion Chase which sees 2013 Gold Cup favourite Sir Des Champs seek Grade 1 success and the return of the long time absentee Mossey Joe.
We have race stats here.
The latest Punchestown Champion Chase and Evening Hearld Champion Novice Hurdle Odds are below :
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