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2016 Punchestown Festival Betting Tips & Trends – A massive week of Irish racing ahead with the 5-day Punchestown Festival (26th-30th April). Like all big race meetings we've got all the main trends for the key races through the week – we hope they help narrow down the fields and point you in the direction of a few winners and different trading angles.

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2016 PUNCHESTOWN FESTIVAL TRENDS (Tues 26th – Sat 30th April 2016)

 

PUNCHESTOWN FESTIVAL DAY ONE – Tuesday 26th April 2016

4.20 – HERALD CHAMPION NOVICE HURDLE (GRADE 1) (5yo+) 2m

7 of the last 11 went to the favourite
7 of the last 10 winners had won a Grade 1 or 2 before
All 11 recent winners were priced 8/1 or shorter
7 of the last 11 returned 2/1 or shorter in the betting
No British-trained winner for 17 years (12 runners)
Supreme Novice Hurdle winner only followed-up 3 times
10 of the last 11 were aged either 5 or 6 years-old
Trainer Noel Meade has won the race in 2002, 2005, 2006 & 2008
Trainer Edward O’Grady has won the race in 2003, 2007 & 2011
Willie Mullins won the prize in 2009, 2010, 2014 & 2015
Ruby Walsh has ridden 4 of the last 10 winners
No British-trained winner for 16 runnings
5 of the last 8 ran in that season’s Royal Bond Novices’ Hurdle
14 of the last 16 winners came 1st or 2nd last time out

5.30 – BOYLESPORTS.COM CHAMPION CHASE (GRADE 1) (5yo+) Winner €86,800 2m

6 of the last 13 runnings went to the favourite
13 of the last 17 winners came from the first three in the betting
French breds have won 5 of the last 9 runnings
11 of the last 14 returned 7/1 or shorter in the betting
7 of the last 14 had previous won at the track
All of the last 14 winners had won before over 2m
11 of the last 14 came 1st or 2nd last time out
Ruby Walsh rode the winner in 2008 & 2009
10 of the last 14 were Irish-trained winners
10 of the last 14 were aged 9 or younger
4 of the last 11 finished unplaced that season’s Champion Chase at Cheltenham
10 of the last 13 winners ran in the Queen Mother Champion Chase that season
6 of the last 13 winners ran in that season’s Tingle Creek Chase (Sandown)
Paul Nicholls won the race in 2008 & 2009
Willie Mullins won the race in 2010 & 2015

 

PUNCHESTOWN FESTIVAL DAY TWO – Wednesday 27th April 2016


5.30 – BIBBY FINANCIAL SERVICES PUNCHESTOWN GOLD CUP (GRADE 1) (5yo+) 3m1f

Past Punchestown Gold Cup Winners

2015 – DON COSSACK (5/2)
2014 – BOSTON BOB (5/2 fav)
2013 – SIR DES CHAMPS (2/1 fav)
2012 –CHINA ROCK (20/1)
2011 – FOLLOW THE PLAN (20/1)
2010 – PLANET OF SOUND (14/1)
2009 – NOTRE PERE (15/8 fav)
2008 – NEPTUNE COLLONGES (9/10 fav)
2007 – NEPTUNE COLLONGES (8/1)
2006 – WAR OF ATTRITION (4/5 fav)
2005 – KICKING KING (8/11 fav)
2004 – BEEF OF SALMON (5/4 fav)
2003 – FIRST GOLD (7/4 fav)

Punchestown Gold Cup Betting Trends

11/13 – Finished in the top 4 last time out
10/13 – Aged 8 or younger
9/13 – Irish-trained
9/13 – Aged 7 or 8 years-old
7/13 – Had run in that season’s Cheltenham Gold Cup
7/13 – Returned 2/1 or shorter in the betting
7/13 – Winning favourites
6/13 – Ran in the Cheltenham Gold Cup last time out
5/13 – Won last time out
2/13 – Trained by Paul Nicholls
The average winning SP in the last 12 years is 6/1
Seven of the last 12 Irish-trained favourites have won
All bar one Irish-trained winner since 1999 had won at the course before
8 of the last 17 winners had run in that season’s John Durkan Memorial Chase

6.05 – ATTHERACES.COM CHAMPION INH FLAT RACE (GRADE 1) (4-7yo) 2m

2 winning favourites in the last 11 years (1 joint)
10 of the last 12 were aged 5 or older
The Cheltenham Champion Bumper has produced 12 winners since 1992
12 of the last 24 winners finished 6th or better in the Weatherbys Champion Bumper (Cheltenham)
23 of the last 24 winners had raced 2 or more times before
The average winning SP in the last 10 years is 6/1
Not many mares have run in the race, but 3 have won it since 1994
Noel Meade won the race in 2004, 2006, 2007
Willie Mullins won the race in 2008, 2011, 2014 & 2015
Patrick Mullins rode the winner in 2008, 2011, 2012 & 2015
Nina Carberry rode the winner in 2006 & 2007
The Irish have won 10 of the last 12 runnings


PUNCHESTOWN FESTIVAL DAY THREE – Thursday 28th April 2016


4.50 – FBD CROSS COUNTRY CHASE FOR THE LA TOUCHE CUP (5yo+) 4m1f

5 winning favourites in the last 10 years (2 co)
Trainer Enda Bolger has won 11 of the last 17 runnings
8 of the last 10 winners returned 6/1 or shorter in the betting
Nina Carberry rode the winner in 2006 & 2009
7 of the last 10 carried 12-3 or more
The average winning SP in the last 10 years is 8/1
8 of the last 10 winners were aged 9 or older
4 of the last 10 winners ran in the race 12 months ago
18 of the last 21 winners returned 7/1 or shorter
8 of the last 10 winners ran in the Cheltenham Festival Cross Country race

5.30 – LADBROKES.COM CHAMPION STAYERS HURDLE (GRADE 1) (4yo+) 3m

Past Ladbrokes.com Champion Stayers Hurdle Winners

2015 – JEZKI (5/2)
2014 – JETSON (20/1)
2013 – QUEVEGA (6/4 fav)
2012 – QUEVEGA (11/10 fav)
2011 – QUEVEGA (8/11 fav)
2010 – QUEVEGA (5/2 fav)
2009 – FIVEFORTHREE (5/4 fav)
2008 – BLAZING BAILEY (10/3 fav)
2007 – REFINEMENT (16/1)
2006 – ASAIN MAZE (8/13 fav)
2005 – CARLYS QUEST (25/1)
2004 – RHINESTONE COWBOY (5/2)
2003 – HOLY ORDERS (6/1)

Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle Betting Trends

12/13 – Raced at the Cheltenham Festival earlier that season
11/13 – Placed in the top three last time out
10/13 – Aged 8 or younger
10/13 – Returned 6/1 or shorter in the betting
9/13 – Won last time out
9/13 – Irish trained winners
7/13 – Winning favourites
6/13 – Ran in the Aintree Hurdle last time out
6/13 – Trained by Willie Mullins
5/13 – Ridden by Ruby Walsh
4/13 – Ran in the OLBG Mares’ Hurdle last time out
Only one World Hurdle winner in the last 16 runnings
12 of the last 13 winners ran at the Cheltenham Festival that season
The market leader has won 9 of the last 15 runnings
11 of the last 15 winners won their previous race
8 of the 19 runnings have been won by a British-trained horse
7 of the last 12 winners ran at Aintree’s Grand National Meeting last time out
9 of the last 13 winners had won a Grade One over 3m+ before
Just one World Hurdle runner has won in the last 15 years

6.40 – RYANAIR NOVICE CHASE (GRADE 1) (5yo+) 2m

3 winning favourites in the last 10 runnings
9 of the last 10 winners returned 11/2 or shorter in the betting
9 of the last 10 winners were aged 7 or older (only 3 of the last 20 aged 6 or younger)
7 of the last 10 were aged either 7 or 8 years-old
The average winning SP in the last 10 years is 11/2
18 of the last 20 winners returned 6/1 or shorter
6 of the last 10 winners ran in the Arkle Chase  (Cheltenham) that same season
UK-based trainers have won 4 of the last 8 times they have had runners
11 of the last 12 winners had run at least 4 times over fences previously
Willie Mullins trained the winner in 2009, 2013 and 2015

 

PUNCHESTOWN FESTIVAL DAY FOUR – Friday 29th April 2016


5.30 – BETDAQ PUNCHESTOWN CHAMPION HURDLE (GRADE 1) 2m

6 of the last 11 favourites (1 joint) have won
9 of the last 11 winners were aged 6 or older
10 of the last 17 winners ran in that season’s Champion Hurdle
9 of the last 17 winners ran in that season’s Ryanair Hurdle (Leopardstown)
The current Champion Hurdler is yet to finish out of the top two
10 of the last 11 winners returned 3/1 or shorter in the betting
Willie Mullins trained the winner in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2015
The last 5 winners returned odds-on in the betting
Ruby Walsh rode the winner in 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2015
10 of the last 11 winners were Irish-trained

6.05 – TATTERSALLS IRELAND CHAMPION NOVICE HURDLE (GRADE 1) 2m4f

8 of the last 11 favourites have won
7 of the last 11 winners were aged 5 years-old
10 of the last 11 winners were aged 5 or 6 years-old
Willie Mullins has won 8 of the last 14 runnings
8 of the last 18 winners ran at that season’s Fairyhouse Easter Meeting
12 of the last 15 winners won last time out
Since 1996 all-bar-one of the winners were aged either 5 or 6 years-old

7.45 – RACING POST CHAMPION HUNTERS’ CHASE 3m1f

Since 1988 only 3 winners didn’t start out running in point-to-points
9 of the last 27 winners were aged 7 years-old
A good race for the favourites
Irish trainer Enda Bolger has a good record in the race
Horses that ran in the Cheltenham Foxhunters have done well
On The Fringe won the race in 2010, 2012, 2014 & 2015
UK-trained horses have a bad record in the race

PUNCHESTOWN FESTIVAL DAY FIVE – Saturday 30th April 2016


4.25 – AES CHAMPION FOUR YEAR-OLD HURDLE (GRADE 1) 2m

3 winning favourites in the last 11 runnings
All of the last 11 winners returned 15/2 or shorter
Ruby Walsh has ridden 2 of the last 3 winners
Willie Mullins trained the winner in 2006, 2013, 2014 & 2015
9 of the last 10 winners ran in that season’s Triumph Hurdle (Cheltenham)
5 of the last 8 winner ran in that season’s Spring Juvenile Hurdle
9 of the last 18 runnings went to a British-trained horse

 

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