Ubak to be supplemented & quotes from Sweeney, Mangan & Byrnes ahead of the Punchestown Festival

Trainer Gary Moore today revealed that his outstanding Aintree winner Ubak is set to be supplemented for the Grade 1 Tattersalls Ireland Champion Novice Hurdle on Friday, April 26, at next week’s Punchestown Festival. The five-year-old was a brilliant 16-length winner of the Grade 2 Mersey Novices’ Hurdle at Aintree on April 6 and Moore is looking forward to running in Ireland. The 8,000 euros supplementary entry stage for the two and a half mile €80,000 Tattersalls Ireland Champion Novice Hurdle is on Monday, April…

Gigginstown duo First Lieutenant and Sir Des Champs both going for Gold

First Lieutenant, an impressive winner of Aintree’s Grade 1 Betfred Bowl on Friday, is likely to join Gigginstown House Stud’s strong team in what promises to be a great renewal of the €150,000 the Bet Online With The Tote.com Punchestown Gold Cup at the Punchestown Festival on Wednesday, April 24. The Mouse Morris-trained eight-year-old is set to line up alongside the same owner’s Cheltenham Gold Cup runner-up Sir Des Champs (trained by Willie Mullins) and dual Grade 1 winner Quito De La Roque (trained by…

Superb entries for Punchestown

Most of jump racing’s biggest stars are among the Grade 1 entries announced today for the 2013 Punchestown Festival staged from Tuesday, April 23 to Saturday, April 27. There is prize money of €2.2 million on offer over the five days and some thrilling battles between the cream of Britain and Ireland’s top performers are on the cards. HENDERSON CONFIRMS LONG RUN AND RIVERSIDE Cheltenham Gold Cup runner-up Sir Des Champs, trained by Willie Mullins, is set to face some stiff opposition in his bid…

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