De Bromhead's blossoming Honeysuckle heading to Punchestown

Honeysuckle is a blooming marvellous mare for Henry De Bromhead and will have a last run out for the current campaign at the Punchestown Festival which begins on April 26.

Irish trainer Henry De Bromhead has reported that his wondermare Honesuckle will top off her campain at the Punchestown festival which starts on April 26.

Honeysuckle is in a league of her own on a 15 race unbeaten streak and with a pair of Cheltenham Champion Hurdles to her name.

Minella Indo, meanwhile, will also go to Punchestown, fresh from chasing home stablemate A Plus Tard in the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

A Plus Tard is having a well-earned rest meaning Minella Indo can get into the limelight in the Punchestown Gold Cup.

De Bromhead said: "A Plus Tard seems great - we've been delighted with him since he came back from Cheltenham.

"The Thompsons (owners) are keen to focus on the Gold Cup again next year and we'll probably go down the same route - we feel if it ain't broke, we won't try to fix it.

"I'm delighted with how all the horses came back from Cheltenham really, apart from Bob Olinger who was a bit tight, so we're working on him.

"Indo and Honey are great and that (Punchestown) is the plan. Indo deserves a big one this season and Honey was brilliant in Cheltenham and has come out of it brilliant, so we're looking forward to running her at Punchestown."

Connections of Put The Kettle On, another of De Bromhead's stars are looking to cash in on her breeding value and set to go to auction at next week's Goffs Aintree Sale.

De Bromhead added: "The syndicate have decided to sell her as she's got such a value as a broodmare, so she's going to go to Aintree for the sale on the Thursday evening.

"She's actually still able to race away, but we just think that she's at that stage of her career where it might be a better option for her in time."

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