More Mullins domination? Willie has farmed these two Friday Punchestown races

Supasundae wins the Punchestown Champion Hurdle

The story of Willie Mullins dominating in Ireland is a well known tale. The Punchestown Festival has been no different down the years, 2021 seeing another raft of winners. There are a number of races on the Friday card that he has dominated and his best chances of the day come in races that he has won nine of the last twelve renewals combined!

As well as the conclusion of the Punchestown Festival, it’s Guineas weekend at Newmarket where we have a massive 545/1 each-way double for the opening classics. It’s also the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, we have a runner by runner guide to the race plus a 50/1 outsider tip.

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4.15 Punchestown Friday – EMS Copiers Novice Handicap Chase

A race that has gone the way of Willie Mullins four times in the last five runnings, failing by just three-quarters of a length to make it a perfect 5/5 in 2017.

Asterion Forlonge has shown himself to be just shy of Grade 1 class over fences but was still a solid third in the Marsh at the Cheltenham Festival. He was a bit disappointing at Fairyhouse but he was missing the tongue strap that he sports again here and that probably made the difference under pressure.

An opening handicap mark of 152 should be well within his capabilities, with a right-handed track and decent ground no issue for him. This is his easiest assignment so far over fences and the last three winners of this race for Mullins all carried top weight as he does here.


7.05 Punchestown Friday – SalesSense International Novice Hurdle

Five winners from the last seven renewals of this contest for the Master of Closutton.

Despite sounding like the worst rapper of all time, M C Muldoon is actually a talented individual. Rated 100 at his peak when trained on the flat by Peter Chapple-Hyam, he has made a solid start over hurdles for Mullins. He was only able to get within fifteen lengths of Echoes In Rain in a Grade 2 at the Fairyhouse Easter Festival but that form has taken a nice boost earlier in this meeting when she won at the top level.

This would not be one of the stronger novice hurdles at the Punchestown Festival and that Fairyhouse form has looked strong so far this week and he can add another plus to that form with a win in a race his trainer has farmed in the last decade.


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