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The third day of the Punchestown Festival looks a tricky one for punters. BetVictor ambassador Rachael Blackmore is here to give us her views on her five rides today.

Hide And Seek

Punchestown - 15:40

My first ride of the day comes on Hide And Seek for Henry, she won really well at Tramore earlier this month. She makes her handicap debut here and must deal with a much bigger field. She has been well since and I am looking forward to seeing how we go here in a typically competitive handicap for Punchestown.

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Zarkareva

Punchestown - 16:15

Next up is Zarkareva in the handicap chase, Henry has five in this and all look to have their chance. Zarkareva travelled over to Aintree but didn’t run due to the change in going, she seems in good form, and I am hopeful she can run a good race today in conditions she should enjoy.

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Gentlemansgame

Punchestown - 17:25

My third ride on the card comes in the grade one Stayers Chase on Gentlemansgame for Mouse Morris. It was great to get his head in front at Thurles the last day where he ran really well. He faces a stiffer task here obviously, but he has plenty of ability and I am very much looking forward to riding him here. Hopefully, the tongue tie and cheekpieces can again help here today.

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Coeur Sublime

Punchestown - 18:35

Next up is another grade one with the Barberstown Castle Novice Chase, I ride Coeur Sublime. Things just didn’t go right for him in the Arkle at Cheltenham where he ran into a small bit of traffic trouble, and I just couldn’t get him into the race. I know he is much better than he showed on that occasion so hopefully we get a much-improved performance here.

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Kapard

Punchestown - 19:10

My final ride of the day is on Kapard, she was maybe just a little disappointing at Wexford the last day, she will have to improve on that and gets cheekpieces on to help her focus. I rode her out yesterday and she seemed very well. Fingers crossed she can put up a better performance she has plenty of ability so hopefully she can show it here.

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