13:40 Fakenham

The six-year-old GLUTNFORPUNISHMENT (best priced at 9-4) ran well on his stable debut last time and should prove hard to beat up in trip off only a 3lb higher mark. He was previously rated as high as 72 on the flat for Nick Littmoden but following a couple of disappointing efforts over hurdles he was sold and transferred to Lucy Wadham.

Glutnforpunishment returned from a 397 day break to finish second on his stable debut when only beaten a length over 2 miles at this track. The handicapper has raised the gelding 3lbs up to a mark of 105 but he should hold strong claims upped in trip to 2m4f and I expect him to get off the mark over hurdles at the sixth attempt.   

Glutnforpunishment - 1pt @ 9/4

15:35 Punchestown

The Colin Bowe trained CUSHINSTOWN FINEST (best priced at 9-1) looks extremely well handicapped on his return to hurdling off a 29lbs lower mark and can hopefully run well in first time blinkers. He was a course winner over fences in October 2020 off a mark of 105 before winning at Wexford in October last year off a mark of 116.

Cushinstown Finest now reverts back to hurdling off an attractive handicap mark of 91 and should run well at a course where he has a win and a place over hurdles from four runs. Connections replace his usual cheekpieces with first time blinkers and he looks worth taking a chance on in this race with regular rider Jordan Gainford claiming 3lbs with up to six places on offer.

Cushinstown Finest - 0.5pts e/w @ 9/1

16:05 Punchestown

The Noel Fehily Racing Syndicate bought BROOKLINE (best priced at 11-10) following two encouraging hurdles efforts for Padraig Roche and should prove hard to beat on her debut for Champion trainer Willie Mullins. The five-year-old finished 2nd on her debut at Fairyhouse before finishing 3rd at Cork on her latest start in March with both of those efforts coming over hurdles.

Brookline returns from 298 days off the track and now makes her stable debut for Willie Mullins in a mares bumper. She faces North Of Nashville and Reine Machine who bring solid form to the table as well as the well-bred newcomer Nine Graces but it would be disappointing if Brookline was beaten on her return.

Brookline - 1pt @ 11/10