Thursday’s Punchestown racing tips: James’s Gate the stout pick for Willie Mullins

The Punchestown Festival is kicking into gear on Thursday, April 28. Planet Sport are backing a horse named after the area the Guinness factory in Dublin is located to pour it on.

Planet Sport's Live Race Centre has race cards, jockey and trainer information.

Here's a quick list of Planet Sport's eight picks from a packed day's racing at Punchestown. Don't even think about having a pint of Guinness before each race!

Hide And Seek (15.40 Punchestown)

Mt Leinster (16.15 Punchestown)

Singing Banjo (16.50 Punchestown)

Sire Du Berlais (17.25 Punchestown)

Sassy Yet Classy (18.00 Punchestown)

Gentleman De Mee (18.35 Punchestown)

Minx Tiara (19.10 Punchestown)

James's Gate (19.45 Punchestown)

We've got some more information on Planet Sport's three main picks on a hugely competitive day's racing at Punchestown.

17.25 Punchestown - Sire Du Berlais

An open looking Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle can go the way of Sire Du Berlais who completely turned his form around from Cheltenham to Aintree.

Just an 11th in the Pertemps Final at Cheltenham was followed by a storming performance at Aintree, beating no less than Flooring Porter in the JRL Group Liverpool Hurdle.

Mark Walsh keeps the ride for Gordon Elliott and as long as the Merseyside exploits didn't take too much out of him, Sire Du Berlais can take this one.

18.35 Punchestown - Gentleman De Mee

The four-timer chasing Gentleman De Mee overcame the mighty Edwardstone last time out with a strong front-running showing at Aintree.

Unbeaten in his last three races, the six-year-old goes well over two miles in the JP McManus green and gold silks.

Willie Mullins is having a strong Festival as expected and can grab another win in the Barberstown Castle Novice Chase.

19.45 Punchestown - James's Gate

James's Gate is the area in which Guinness is brewed in Dublin and Willie Mullins' five-year-old can leave his rivals feeling bitter in the JP & M Doyle Celebrating 70 Years In Business Flat Race.

Well regarded at Closutton, James's Gate won on debut over course and distance, by eight lengths at Punchestown.

A third in the Cheltenham Champion bumper was decent and James' Gate's potential can come to a head. Good things come to those who wait for the last race.

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