Wednesday’s Punchestown racing tips: Minella Indo to take gold

The Punchestown Festival is really kicking into gear and Planet Sport have picks for all eight races on Wednesday, April 27. Minella Indo can show he’s a true three miles specialist.

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Here's a brief list of Planet Sport's excellent eight picks from Punchestown on Wednesday, April 27.

Life In The Park (15.40 Punchestown)

Glengouly (16.15 Punchestown)

Fils D'oudairies (16.45 Punchestown)

The Nice Guy (17.20 Punchestown)

Minella Indo (17.55 Punchestown)

Facile Vega (18.30 Punchestown)

Ciel De Neige (19.05 Punchestown)

Lily Du Berlais (19.45 Punchestown)

You didn't think we'd leave you without some more information on Planet Sport's three main picks from Punchestown did you?

17.20 Punchestown - The Nice Guy

Willie Mullins' unbeaten The Nice Guy can sidle off with the Irish Mirror Novice Hurdle.

A ready winner of the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham, the seven-year-old took the step up to three miles in his stride.

You won't get the Cheltenham odds of 18/1 for this one but the Nice Guy is our kind of pick under Paul Townend.

17.55 Punchestown - Minella Indo

Probably one of the most underrated horses in jumps racing, Henry De Bromhead's Minella Indo can prove he is a true three miles specialist in the Ladbrokes Punchestown Gold Cup.

The 2021 Cheltenham Gold Cup win was no fluke, as he showed when coming back this year and finishing a valiant second behind stablemate A Plus Tard.

Allaho could be anything over the three mile trip but Minella Indo thrives at the distance and can gallop to victory under Robbie Power.

19.05 Punchestown - Ciel De Neige

Roughly translated as snow sky, Ciel De Neige can put the freeze on the opposition in the OMC Claims Handicap Chase.

A really consistent sort, the Willie Mullins' seven-year-old hasn't finished out of the top two in any of his last six races.

A course win in February is good practice for Ciel De Neige who runs in the green and gold JP McManus silks but is liable to leave the bookies feeling blue.

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