15:40 Punchestown

HIDE AND SEEK (best price 9/1), similar to stable mate Life In The Park, ran out a really impressive winner at Tramore last time out and with her opening handicap mark of 107 looking more than workable, Henry De Bromhead’s grey rates a strong choice to make her presence felt with normal luck in running.

Promising when third on her two previous outings, including an excellent effort behind subsequent Grade 1 runner-up El Fabiolo, the daughter of Martaline was understandably a warm order to make no mistake in what appeared a relatively modest contest at the Waterford venue, but despite the fairly straightforward nature of the task, she couldn’t have been any more impressive. Always travelling well, the scopey five-year-old was sent to the front coming out of the back straight and from that point onwards, she exhibited a smart turn of foot to pull well clear of her rivals.

Time-wise, it wasn’t a bad performance by this future chasing type and with good ground on a galloping track likely to play into her strengths, there’s more than a fair chance she can repeat what her stable mate did in the very same opening race here yesterday.

Hide And Seek - 1pt e/w @ 9/1

18:00 Punchestown

SASSY YET CLASSY (best price 15/2) could probably do with the ground being slightly softer, but as the clerk of the course has done a fantastic job with the surface up to now (times certainly suggesting conditions are a good bit slower than the official description), Gordon Elliott’s mare may still be effective enough to make her presence felt at a track where she has a decent recent history.

An easy winner of the qualifier for the final of Pertemps series at the Cheltenham Festival over today’s C&D back in November, it was unfortunate for the daughter Gold Well’s connections she only got as far as the fourth hurdle when bidding in trying to execute her ultimate aim last month, but at least she does arrive here today a fresh horse having not run since.

Well-backed on the day, it was easy to see why she was popular given she appeared to be an improving mare on the evidence of all her previous starts this season and with a record at the Co Kildare venue of 6421 – the latter all coming in big-field handicaps, the eight-year-old should go someway to making up for the disappointment of last time.

Sassy Yet Classy - 1pt e/w @ 15/2

19:10 Punchestown

HURRICANE GEORGIE (best price 9/2) has shown a fair degree of ability in her first season over fences and having already proven her suitability to today’s track, Gordon Elliott’s mare looks sure to give her supporters another decent spin.

A winner at the first time of asking over the larger obstacles at Downpatrick back in September, the daughter of Court Cave has gradually worked her way through the ranks despite not scoring in five subsequent starts and her latest effort in a listed contest at Fairyhouse has to be considered a career high.

Staying on strongly from two out at the Co Meath venue, the five-year-old only narrowly failed to reel back the classy Dolcita in the closing stages and considering that performance came off a 120-day layoff in a period when the stable couldn’t buy a winner, her run deserves even extra praise. Now her yard is back in form, confidence is high that she will bring her A-game to the party and with today’s ground also seen as a massive positive, she rates a strong each-way choice at the morning odds.

Hurricane Georgie - 1pt e/w @ 9/2