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REECE’S LONGSHOT | Punchestown: Saturday’s Each-Way Bet of the Day

A Grade 1 winner makes the cut for the each-way selection at Punchestown on Saturday

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Irish runners race at the 2010 Punchestown Festival at Punchestown Racecourse
Laurina – 3.20 Punchestown (20/1 – Coral, Ladbrokes, William Hill)

A former recruit of Willie Mullins and Paul Nicholls, Laurina is brought out of retirement to compete in Grade 1 company once again in the form of the Mares’ Champion Hurdle at Punchestown.

The eight-year-old is now under the guidance of Cormac Farrell, who is hoping to revive the mare’s top-class form that saw her win the Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival and the Grade 1 Mares Novice Hurdle Championship Final at Fairyhouse back in 2018.

Laurina
Laurina aims to make a immediate comeback from retirement

She has experienced a few health issues as she did burst blood vessels on her final start back in November, but there is no question that she is a top-level contender when she is fit.

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The mare is a C&D winner and has won on quicker ground at Punchestown previously, winning the Quevaga Mares’ Hurdle back in 2019.

With a price of 20/1, Laurina could push for the places on her return here.

Reece Charlton is a Content Writer at Low6 that specializes in horse racing. He is an avid hunter of value in the racing world, picking out longshots six days a week across the National Hunt and Flat cards on offer across the UK and Ireland. He keeps punters and race fans in the know with his racing expertise with previews and value picks for all the big cards and meetings.

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