‘He has four strong chances’ – Paul Townend Lucky 15 at Punchestown on Tuesday

Appreciate It & Paul Townend - Paddy Power Future Champions Novice Hurdle

It may come as no surprise that Paul Townend has a brilliant record at Punchestown Racecourse given he is the main rider for Willie Mullins. He has won six times from his nine rides at the track this season already, and has four strong chances there on Tuesday. You can check out our free horse racing tips on the website, but let’s take a look at Townend’s rides below.

12.30 Punchestown

First up for Townend is Embassy Gardens in the extended 2m7f beginners’ chase. Willie Mullins has won the last two runnings of this race with Stratum and Ramillies, and this lad could be up to winning too. A 35 length winner of a novice hurdle at Thurles in January, he subsequently disappointed in a pair of Grade 1s but looks the type who could appreciate going chasing.

1.00 Punchestown

Next up for the main man at Closutton is a ride aboard Blizzard Of Oz in the 2m3f maiden hurdle, sporting the familiar Souede and Munir colours. This boy has some smart form in the book. He finished third to Slade Steel in a bumper here last year, and got off the mark in a Cork bumper in March. Second to Florida Dreams in a Grade 1 bumper at Aintre, he’s a nice recruit to hurdling.

2.00 Punchestown

Moving on to the 2m3f Listed Mares Novice Hurdle, and the unbeaten A Penny A Hundred could progress again. The filly impressed when winning on her debut in a Sligo bumper in August, before following up in a maiden hurdle at Limerick. She is well entitled to take her chance at this level.

2.30 Punchestown

Townend and Mullins teamed up to win this race last year with Tax For Max, and the duo could strike again with Micro Manage. The son of Rip Van Winkle hasn’t been seen since finishing fifth on the Flat at the Curragh in June 2022, but he was a good hurdler and could take beating if he is ready to go.

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