Live

Repeat: Off The Ball

10:00 PM-12:00 AM

Repeat: Off The Ball
John Duggan's Punchestown Prev...
Racing

John Duggan's Punchestown Preview and Tips - Wednesday

John Duggan marks your card for Wednesday's National Hunt action at Punchestown, where there are eight races down for decision...

Yesterday was an absolute beano, with my recommendations Singing Banjo at 12/1 and Chacun Pour Soi at 6/4 both winning, and 22/1 each-way pick Call Me Lyreen beaten a short head.

Also, Singing Banjo was tipped at 50/1 on OTB AM, so check out my picks at 8.35am daily on our digital show in case there are any market moves.

So here are my thoughts and virtual money advice for Wednesday's races at the County Kildare track.

Be sure to shop around, with many bookmakers offering different odds and each-way terms.

3.40 - 2 mile 4-furlong Handicap Hurdle 

Two years ago, Bay Hill finished third in this race despite finding trouble in running and this horse has retained his ability, finishing a close third over fences behind subsequent Grand National winner Minella Times at Listowel back in October. I think he has an each-way chance at a big price with Aidan Kelly in the saddle.

4.15 - 2 mile 4-furlong Hurdle 

A winner of his last race at Wexford by 8 and a half lengths, Calthor (NAP) should appreciate the step up in trip as he is a point-to-point winner over 3 miles. Trained by Gavin Cromwell and ridden by Mark Walsh, I think there's more to come.

4.50 - 2 mile 4-furlong Hurdle 

Once upon a time, Blue Sari was second to Envoi Allen in the Cheltenham bumper, before losing his way somewhat. He would have been booked for second in the Coral Cup at Cheltenham last time out but for falling at the last. He should go close to making amends today.

5.20 - 3 mile Novice Hurdle  

I was impressed by the cruising speed and resolution up the Cheltenham hill displayed by Galopin Des Champs during his Festival victory in the Martin Pipe Hurdle. He has Vanillier to beat, but there has been market support for his chances and he could find further improvement to score.

5.55 - 3 mile Gold Cup 

The ground had soft patches to it yesterday after watering and showers, so it shouldn't inconvenience dual Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Al Boum Photo. I still believe he sets the standard and although he couldn't make it a hat-trick of wins last month, I think he is the best horse in this field on his day. He's also fresh, having only run twice this season. His trainer, Willie Mullins, is also flying and we saw Chacun Pour Soi bounce back in the Champion Chase.

7.00 - 2 mile 4-furlong Handicap Chase 

The Willie Mullins trained Blazer, once a runner-up in a Galway Hurdle, has been tumbling down the weights and carries only 10 stone today under Simon Torrens. It's a bit of a shot in the dark, but I feel he's worth an each-way wager at a big price. He's won at the course and nicer ground may aid his chances. There has been market support, from my recommendation on Off the Ball AM of 40/1 now down to 28/1.

7.35 - 2 mile Mares Bumper 

It was noticeable that trainer Lorna Fowler sent out Colonel Mustard to be second in Tuesday's novice hurdle at a tasty price and Manisanda has an opportunity to make the frame after a good third on her debut at Fairyhouse.

€20 Virtual Money advice: 

4.15 - €2.50 each way Calthor at 13/2 (1/5 the odds the first 4 places)

5.55 - €2 win Al Boum Photo at 13/8 

4.50 - €2 win Blue Sari at 9/4

5.20 - €2 win Galopin Des Champs at 2/1 

3.40 - €1.50 each way Bay Hill at 25/1 (1/5 the odds the first 7 places)

7.00 - €1.50 each way Blazer at 28/1 (1/5 the odds the first 6 places) - Advertised at 40/1 on Off the Ball AM

7.35 - €1.50 each way Manisanda at 8/1 (1/5 the odds the first 4 places)

Please bet responsibly, never gamble more than you can afford, and good luck!

Download the brand new OTB Sports App in the Play Store & App Store right now! We've got you covered!

Subscribe to Off The Ball's YouTube channel for more videos, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for the latest sporting news and content.


Live: Title

Description

Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share

Next up in queue

Title
Description
Duration

There are currently no podcasts in the queue

Go to podcasts

On Air

Repeat: Off The Ball

Repeat: Off The Ball

10:00 PM-12:00 AM

Share

Up next

Repeat: OTB AM

Repeat: OTB AM

12:00 AM-02:00 AM

Share

Repeat: Off The Ball

Repeat: Off The Ball

02:00 AM-05:00 AM

Share

Repeat: OTB AM

Repeat: OTB AM

05:00 AM-07:00 AM

Share

OTB's Crappy Quiz

OTB's Crappy Quiz

07:00 AM-07:30 AM

Share

LIVE: OTB AM

LIVE: OTB AM

07:30 AM-10:00 AM

Share

Repeat: OTB AM

Repeat: OTB AM

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Share

Highlights on Off The Ball

Highlights on Off The Ball

12:00 PM-01:00 PM

Share

OTB Gold

OTB Gold

01:00 PM-02:00 PM

Share

Highlights on Off The Ball

Highlights on Off The Ball

02:00 PM-03:00 PM

Share

LIVE: Friday Night Racing

LIVE: Friday Night Racing

03:00 PM-04:00 PM

Share

Team 33 Gold

Team 33 Gold

04:00 PM-05:00 PM

Share

Highlights on Off The Ball

Highlights on Off The Ball

05:00 PM-06:00 PM

Share

OTB Gold

OTB Gold

06:00 PM-07:00 PM

Share

LIVE: Off The Ball

LIVE: Off The Ball

07:00 PM-08:00 PM

Share

Repeat: Friday Night Racing

Repeat: Friday Night Racing

08:00 PM-09:00 PM

Share

Team 33

Team 33

09:00 PM-10:00 PM

Share

Repeat: Off The Ball

Repeat: Off The Ball

10:00 PM-12:00 AM

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on