Identity Thief To Steal The Show in Stayers Hurdle
What a turnaround in the trainers championship and what a thrilling finale we are still going to have over the next three days.
Willie Mullins will load 31 horses on the lorry in Closutton today and you couldn’t rule out any single one of them the way yesterday went.
De Bromhead To Rob Some Money
It might be foolish to go against anything Willie Mullins runs at the moment but Identity Thief is worth taking a chance on in the Stayers Hurdle this afternoon.
Penhill was ultra impressive to win the Cheltenham race on his first start of the season but Identity Thief looked a different horse when stepping up in trip at Aintree and although that was only just over a week and a half ago, De Bromhead’s horse looks the value option.
He wasn’t disgraced in the Champion Hurdle and ran a blinder that day so going up in trip has seemed to just find that extra improvement on him and he is just preferred over Penhill, who will be fresher, but obviously has had an interrupted campaign and was beaten in a lesser race here last year as a novice having won the Albert Bartlett.
Bacardys will have his supporters too for Patrick Mullins who is also riding like a man possessed this week but…
Identity Thief is the one to cap off career best seasons for de Bromhead and jockey Sean Flanagan.
Elliott Singing The Blues
Whatever happens this week, at some stage Gordon Elliott will be able to reflect on the brilliant season he has had and he has plenty of chances of being among the winners today.
BoyleSports Racing Ambassador Robbie Power spoke at length about how unlucky he was not to win the BoyleSports Irish Grand National on Folsom Blue and while Puppy isn’t in the saddle today, Jack Kennedy can make sure that his connections get some compensation for that Fairyhouse near miss.
Folsom Blue has just seemed to transform since joining Elliott this season and whatever has changed about his routine up there the veteran appears to be loving it and…
is worth siding with at a decent price of 8/1.
Identity Thief (5/1) – 5.30 Punchestown
Folsom Blue (8/1) – 6.05 Punchestown
*Prices correct at time of publication.