The Ladbrokes World Hurdle is in its third year at the Punchestown Festival and has already become a favourite race of trainer Willie Mullins. Winning the race in 2012 and 2013 with Quevega,the ten-year-old was narrowly denied a hat-trick by Jetson last year.
Hurricane Fly is set to return to the track after running at the Cheltenham festival and will look to get back to winning ways. Finishing third behind Faugheenand stable companion Arctic Fire, he did beat long term rival Jezkiby one and three-quarter lengths.
One of the oldest horses in the field, he takes well to the Irish tracks, having already won at Leopardstown in January.
Ridden by Ruby Walsh, Hurricane Fly is our best bet priced at 3.00.
Un De Sceaux at the Double for Mullins
Willie Mullins has already made an impact at the Punchestown Festival with three winners in the first two days. Looking to continue his winning streak as we head into the weekend, he turns to Un De Sceauxin the Ryanair Novices Chase.
The seven-year-old has two wins under his belt in 2015, including the Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Chase at Cheltenham, his first race on UK soil.
Familiar with the Irish courses, his only failing came at Thurles back in November. He is priced at incredibly short odds, but they should be even shorter.
Priced at 1.20 and ridden by Ruby Walsh, Un De Sceauxis worth his favourites price tag.
Alternatively, a Hurricane Fly and Un De Sceaux double is just shy of 4.00
Bet of the Day
Punchestown 4:15 Jacksonslady
The Three.ie Handicap Chase is in its second year at the Punchestown Festival and was won last year by Mallowney in the hands of Davy Russell. Hoping to make an impact this yearis ten-year-old Jacksonslady.
Trained by Philip Dempsey, he won his last outing at Naas by an impressive 12 lengths, leaving Is Herself About trailing in his wake.
Priced at 15.00, Jacksons lady is a good each-way bet.