Punchestown – Day 4

It was quite simply more of the same yesterday as Willie Mullins further extended his grip on the meeting with a five-timer.

Anyone who chose to take the advice offered in this column to back all Mullins runners in any contest in which the trainer fielded multiple entries was rewarded with winners at 6-1, 8-1 and 20-1 and utilising such an approach would have put any punter ridiculously far ahead of the layers after three days.

It’s rather too late in the day to put such a strategy forward officially and today’s recommendations are almost token choices. I had considered not blogging Punchestown at all but as it represents one of the leading festivals of the year, I felt obliged to do so.

Therefore, we’ll go along with Snake Eyes (6-40) and Warne (7-45) to small stakes against hotpot favourites. Hopefully they’ll be good enough to at least land some place money and both do have the advantage of coming into the meeting  fresh horses, unlike the majority of their rivals.

Recommended bets

0.5 pts each-way Snake Eyes (6-40 Punchestown)

0.5 pts each-way Warne (7-45 Punchestown)

Yesterday’s selection, Dedigout, was a non-runner.

Good luck with your own bets.