Andy had a great day on Wednesday so don't miss his tips from Punchestown and Lingfield.
Although ROCONGA (best price 8/1) hasn’t really set the world alight over hurdles so far to date, several decent performances on the all-weather at Dundalk recently should have given Edward O’Grady’s charge with plenty of confidence to make his mark in a race like this off his current rating of 116. Given his only two modest performances so far over hurdles have come when the ground has been on the testing side, today’s livelier surface (hopefully the track doesn’t get too much rain) will provide the Rakti gelding with the ideal conditions to run at maximum capacity.
Of the rest, SONNY B (best price 16/1) was in the process of running a huge race when tipping up at the last in a similar contest at Fairyhouse last time out and on the evidence of that display, John Walsh’s charge should go well again. Prior to that unlucky episode, the son of Spadoun had won in the style of a progressive handicapper at Thurles and Cork and with stamina very much his main attribute, the likable nine-year-old has enough qualities to figure prominently.