Punchestown Champion Hurdle 2009

Day 4 of the Punchestown Festival has the Rabobank Champion Hurdle as the centre piece at 17.30 pm this evening. Punjabi just got home at Cheltenham and is fancied to win here. The forgotton horse is Sizing Europe (pictured) who has had his training problems. His trainer, Henry de Bromhead, states “the horse to be over his problems”. If that is the case Sizing Europe should make the frame and could be the each way bet.
At 18.05 pm we have the Land Rover Champion Novice Hurdle which looks as though it will be another winner for the Willie Mullins yard. He runs the impressive Cheltenham winner Mikael D’Haquenet and Cousin Vinny who will be ridden by Patrick Mullins, teenage son of the trainer.

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