Punchestown 6th December

5 Dec 2015 Race Previews

Yorkhill (Ruby) makes his hurdling debut in the 2m 4f maiden hurdle. He will handle the ground and his point to point experience will be a big help.

We have two runners in the John Durkan Chase over 2m 4f. Djakadam (Ruby) ran a great race here in the Punchestown Gold Cup behind Don Cossack and will love this ground. However, it is his first run back and he would prefer a longer trip. Valseur Lido (Bryan Cooper) is also having his first run of the season but he is a course and distance winner and will handle the testing conditions.

Pont Alexandre (Ruby) returns after a very long time off in the beginners chase over 2m 6f. He has schooled well and looks the type to do well over fences. He will appreciate this trip but a little worry is that some of ours have needed a run after a break.

Blow By Blow (Patrick) makes his debut in the 4YO bumper. He is a real old fashioned chasing type by Robin Des Champs. We think he should handle the testing conditions but this is not an easy assignment with the likes of Jett in opposition.