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Irish Mirror
Robert Hynes

Punchestown Festival day 3 full race card and tips - list of runners Thursday

The Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle is among the eight races taking place at Punchestown on Thursday as Klassical Dream aims to win the Grade 1 for a third consecutive year.

But he faces a very tough challenge to do so as Sire Du Berlais aims to follow up his Cheltenham and Aintree heroics, while Teahupoo looks to reverse the form with that rival from Cheltenham.

Here's Thursday's full race card, as well as a tip for each race:

3.40pm: 2m (2m40y) Specialist Group Handicap Hurdle (4yo+ 88-123)

1 Aslukwoodhavit Mike O'Connor (5)

2 Garrybello (FR) Philip Byrnes (5)

3 Figaroc (FR) Brian Hayes

4 Walnut Beach (IRE) Gary Noonan (5)

5 Ifiwerearichman (IRE) Mr Rob James (7)

6 Feu Du Bresil (FR) Jack Foley

7 Francois (FR) Mr B Dunleavy (7)

8 Wild Shot B W Harvey (5)

9 Broomfield Bijou (IRE) Luke Dempsey

10 Captains Nephew (IRE) Non Runner

11 Clarens (IRE) D King (5)

12 Clonshire River (IRE) Ricky Doyle

13 Fascinating Shadow (IRE) Jody McGarvey

14 Gentleman Joe Rachael Blackmore

15 Golf Marin (FR) Mark Walsh

16 Ideal Pal (IRE) Conor Orr

17 The Dasher Conway (IRE) Keith Donoghue

18 Brookie (IRE) L A McKenna (5)

19 Clever Currency (IRE) Danny Mullins

20 Too Bright (IRE) Denis O'Regan

21 Itwasfate Conor Brassil (5)

22 Listentillitellyea (IRE) Darragh O'Keeffe

23 Gordons Aura (IRE) J C Gainford

24 By Your Side D J Gilligan (7)

25 Snapius (IRE) Gavin Brouder (5)

26 Vischio (IRE) Reserve 1

27 It'sallabouteve (IRE) Reserve 2

28 Charcor (IRE) Reserve 3

Tip: Ifiwerearichman

4.15pm: 2m Handicap Chase (Grade B) (4yo+)

1 Coeur Sublime (IRE) B W Harvey (5)

2 Dinoblue (FR) Mark Walsh

3 Grange Walk (IRE) Liam Quinlan (5)

4 Hollow Games (IRE) D J Gilligan (7)

5 Call Me Lyreen (IRE) J C Gainford

6 Douglas Talking (IRE) Derek Fox

7 Brandy Harbour D Moloney (7)

8 The Greek (IRE) C McGivern (7)

9 Espion Du Chenet (FR) Phillip Enright

10 Whiskeywealth (IRE) Mike O'Connor (5)

11 Fighting Fit Luke Dempsey

12 Sil Ver Klass (FR) Peter Carberry

13 Bold Emperor (IRE) Darragh O'Keeffe

14 The Folkes Tiara (IRE) Rachael Blackmore

Tip: Douglas Talking

4.50pm: 4m2f (Bank) Mongey Communications La Touche Cup Cross Country Chase (5yo+)

1 Stealthy Tom (IRE) Mr H C Swan (5)

2 Alpha Male (FR) Mr T Power Roche (7)

3 Clonguile Way (IRE) Mr A Harvey (7)

4 Michael's Pick (IRE) E Walsh (5)

5 Midnight Maestro Mr Derek O'Connor

6 Vital Island (IRE) Mr B O Walsh (7)

7 An Droichead Eile (IRE) Peter Carberry

8 Blast Of Koeman (IRE) Phillip Enright

9 Mortal (IRE) Jody McGarvey

10 Nick Lost (FR) B W Harvey (5)

11 Space Cadet (IRE) Mr J C Barry (3)

12 The Red Menace (IRE) Mr A Murphy (7)

13 Western Sea (IRE) Mr L P Shanahan (7)

Tip: Midnight Maestro

5.25pm: 2m7½f (2m7f130y) Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle (Grade 1) (4yo+)

1 Ashdale Bob (IRE) Keith Donoghue

2 Asterion Forlonge (FR) Mr Patrick Mullins

3 Klassical Dream (FR) Paul Townend

4 Meet And Greet (IRE) Phillip Enright

5 Monkfish (IRE) Danny Mullins

6 Sire Du Berlais (FR) Mark Walsh

7 Summerville Boy (IRE) Rachael Blackmore

8 Teahupoo (FR) J C Gainford

9 Whatdeawant (IRE) Sean O'Keeffe

Tip: Klassical Dream

6.00pm: 2m7½f (2m7f130y) Conway Piling Handicap Hurdle (Grade B) (4yo+)

1 Beacon Edge (IRE) L A McKenna (5)

2 Master McShee Ian Power

3 Gatsby Grey (FR) Phillip Enright

4 Parmenion Danny Mullins

5 Walking On Air (IRE) Daryl Jacob

6 Rebel Ivy (IRE) Sean Flanagan

7 Seabank Bistro (IRE) Paul Townend

8 Ballyshannon Rose (IRE) Cian Cullinan (7)

9 Lunar Power (IRE) Denis O'Regan

10 Walking On Glass (IRE) P T Smithers (7)

11 Au Fleuron (FR) D J Gilligan (7)

12 Sir Argus Brian Hayes

13 Max Flamingo (IRE) Conor Maxwell

14 Ailie Rose (IRE) P J O'Hanlon (5)

15 Kilbeg King (IRE) Aidan Coleman

16 Grozni (FR) Philip Byrnes (5)

17 Haxo (FR) Jack Foley

18 Lets Go Champ (IRE) Rachael Blackmore

19 Sweet Will (IRE) Conor McNamara

20 Toss Again (IRE) Darragh O'Keeffe

21 Dartan Donagh Meyler

22 A Great View (IRE) Mark Walsh

23 Lord Snootie (IRE) Jack Tudor

24 Verdant Place (IRE) Simon Torrens

25 Legacy Thor (IRE) Peter Carberry

26 Level Neverending (IRE) Reserve 1

27 Yeah Man (IRE) Reserve 2

28 Unanswered Reserve 3

Tip: Walking On Air

6.35pm: 2m Barberstown Castle Novice Chase (Grade 1) (5yo+)

1 Dysart Dynamo (IRE) Danny Mullins

2 El Fabiolo (FR) Paul Townend

3 Indiana Jones (FR) Darragh O'Keeffe

4 Saint Roi (FR) Mark Walsh

Tip: El Fabiolo

7.10pm: 2m5f (2m5f50y) Close Brothers Irish EBF Mares Handicap Chase (5yo+)

1 Broomfield Hall (IRE) D J Gilligan (7)

2 Queen Jane (IRE) Rachael Blackmore

3 Western Zara (IRE) Richard Deegan

4 Optional Mix (IRE) J C Gainford

5 Pont Aval (FR) Paul Townend

6 Secret She Keeps (IRE) Mark Walsh

7 Lilith (IRE) Rex Dingle

8 Kalli's Quest (IRE) J P Shinnick (7)

9 Influential Lady (IRE) K Callaghan (7)

10 Bonnie Kellie (IRE) Mr A P Ryan (7)

11 Indie Belle (IRE) J J Slevin

12 Shes Some Doll (IRE) Darragh O'Keeffe

Tip: Optional Mix

7.45pm: 2m (2m40y) JP & M Doyle (C & G) Flat Race (4-7yo)

1 Ballyburn (IRE) Mr Patrick Mullins

2 Better Days Ahead (IRE) Mr H C Swan (5)

3 Chosen Witness (IRE) Miss J Townend

4 Dancing City (FR) Mr Derek O'Connor

5 Great Universe Mr J Reddington (7)

6 Loughglynn (IRE) Mr Charlie Mullins (7)

7 Slade Steel (IRE) Mr J L Gleeson (7)

8 Special Cadeau Mr Pat Taaffe (7)

9 Apple's Of Bresil (FR) Mr Finian Maguire

10 Ask Anything (IRE) Mr J Dunne (7)

11 Cato's Revenge (IRE) Miss P Elvin (7)

Tip: Ballyburn


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