Punchestown Champion Hurdle
Samcro was sensational when bounding to Ballymore Novices' Hurdle glory at the Cheltenham Festival last month, and the Gordon Elliott-trained superstar will aim to shine out of novice company on Friday by winning the Punchestown Champion Hurdle, which is the feature race on day of the Punchestown Festival.
However, he will face some classy rivals with Willie Mullins unleashing Melon in the race, while Supsaundae will aim to emulate land another notable Grade One prize over timber, and along with Min and Wicklow Brave adds more depth to what should be a sensational renewal.
17:30 Punchestown Champion Hurdle (Grade 1) (2m)
1. Supasundae - R Power - J Harrington 7/1
2. Wicklow Brave - Mr P Mullins - W Mullins 12/1