BetVictor Ambassador Rachael Blackmore heads to Punchestown for three rides including the Cheltenham Festival winner Telmesomethinggirl.
We kick off with Telmesomethinggirl in the Mares Listed hurdle, she has to give away weight to a field of talented mares with arguably Gauloise for Willie Mullins top of that list, whilst she didn’t see to run any kind of race at Cheltenham she bounced back to place at Fairyhouse and then win at the Punchestown Festival.
We are happy with Telmesomethinggirl, she was part of a very special group of Cheltenham Festival winners for me in March and hopefully, despite giving weight away she can run well on her seasonal return.
Everything she touches turns to glory!@rachaelblackmor steers Telmesomethinggirl to ANOTHER victory at The Festival – this time in the Parnell Properties Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle#CheltenhamFestival pic.twitter.com/8y3KwdhdBe
— CheltenhamRacecourse (@CheltenhamRaces) March 18, 2021
Next up we have Shantreusse in the Maiden Hurdle, on debut he was eight lengths behind the smart Ginto for Gordon Elliott who has since won his maiden at Navan.
Shantreusse on his second start then won a bumper at Clonmel before later joining Henry. He is a really nice horse who has schooled well and we are really excited about his hurdle debut here today.
My final ride of the day comes in the Pertemps qualifier on Mormon, he has a light weight but will need to improve on his last few runs to feature in the shake up here.
He is a horse that does have ability but can just be a bit in and out, he seems well at home so fingers crossed he can put up a good run here in a competitive handicap.