Ray Flanagan with a Punchestown selection.
Punchestown 4.30- The Big Dog
The Big Dog has always looked a staying handicap chaser in the making and can step up a level contesting his first handicap this afternoon. Peter Fahey’s charge has been brought along steadily in novice company thus far running well behind subsequent Thyestes Chases runner-up Run Wild Fred at this venue. I believe he may be better suited to a big field race of this nature and has the services of crack amateur Jamie Codd to guide him around this likely gruelling battle. His opening mark is no gimme yet he appeals as one of the strongest stayers in the contest and can find improvement today.
2 pts ew- The Big Dog-4.30 Punchestown-11-2 P Power- 6 places.