Punchestown: Flooring Porter | 5:25pm Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle (Grade 1)
Gavin Cromwell’s recent Stayers’ Hurdle king Flooring Porter is chanced to follow up his Prestbury Park success in County Kildare, now renewing his partnership with Jonathan Moore.
Danny Mullins steered the 6-year-old to a glorious victory in Gloucestershire last month, landing a second Grade 1 after his Leopardstown win post-Christmas.
He made light work of Thursday rival Beacon Edge that day and despite that one’s benefit of course experience, there’s no obvious reason why the form will be overturned here.
Ronald Pump missed the Festival through injury and his form with Honeysuckle from their Hatton’s Grace Hurdle encounter looks the best piece of substance in the race, but the lack of a recent run is perhaps a concern.