Punchestown Festival day two racecard: Times, tips and runners with Minella Indo and Al Boum Photo in Gold Cup clash

PUNCHESTOWN Festival will bring the curtain down on a stunning season of jumps racing in ultimate style.

And the action continues in style on the second day with a red-hot Punchestown Gold Cup.

The Punchestown Gold Cup will pit Cheltenham Festival hero Minella Indo up against Clan Des Obeaux and Al Boum Photo.


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Read on below for the full day two racecard.

When is the Punchestown Festival?

The action gets underway on Tuesday, April 27.

The festival lasts five days and finishes on Saturday, May 1.

Punchestown Festival day two racecard

  • 3.40pm Adare Manor Opportunity Series Final Handicap Hurdle
  • 4.15pm Connolly's RED MILLS Irish EBF Auction Hurdle Series Final
  • 4.50pm Louis Fitzgerald Hotel Hurdle
  • 5.20pm Irish Mirror Novice Hurdle (Grade 1)
  • 5.55pm Ladbrokes Punchestown Gold Cup (Grade 1) 
  • 6.30pm ITM – Supporting Irish Store Sales Champion INH Flat Race (Grade 1)
  • 7.00pm Guinness Handicap Chase
  • 7.35pm Weatherbys General Stud Book Irish EBF Mares INH Flat Race (Grade 3)

Punchestown Festival day two tips

SunSport tipster Templegate will deliver his verdict on every race next week.

Don't forget to check back on SunSport to read our in-form punter's brilliant guide.

Punchestown Festival day two runners

The full list of final runners for each race will be confirmed nearer the time.

What's the big race?

The Punchestown Gold Cup has thrown up a cracker with Minella Indo hoping to do the Cheltenham-Punchestown double.

He takes on dual Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Al Boum Photo from the Willie Mullins camp.

And there's British interest with Paul Nicholls sending across his King George and Aintree winner Clan Des Obeaux, part-owned by Sir Alex Ferguson.


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