Rarely do you see punters moshing, rock concert style, but that’s exactly what happened when On The Finge brought the house down last night in the Champion Hunters Chase, landing a famous fifth win in the race.
Bookies were paying out long after the final race, sending racegoers home delirious after a brilliant day where winners flowed and Vroum Vroum Mag and Jer’s Girl both landed the spoils pursued by heavy market support.
Today the Harry Fry-trained Fletchers Flyer might be the one in the Madra Irish Dog Foods Handicap Chase, a three and three quarter mile marathon in which the lightly raced eight-year-old can benefit from a 115 day absence.
He’s got some decent form and appeared here in a Grade 1 a year ago.
A little later on, Slowmotion can dent Limini’s reputation and bag the Grade 1 Mares Champion Hurdle (3.50pm).
She looked ever so good at Fairyhouse and gets all the allowances.
Finally, it’s Guineas day at Newmarket, where Marcel can give hot favourite Air Force Blue something to think about in the feature (3.45pm).
The Racing Post Trophy winner is brought here by Peter Chapple-Hyam, who famously won this race back in 1992 with Rodrigo De Triano.
He looks the ideal material to make the frame at double figure odds.
Saturday’s best bets:
3.10 Punchestown – Madra Irish Dog Foods Handicap Chase – 3 Fletchers Flyer (each way)
3.45 Newmarket – QIPCO 2000 Guineas – 8 Marcel (each way)
3.50 Punchestown – Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Champion Hurdle – 9 Slowmotion (win)