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McCoy Set To Retire, As Punchestown Festival Gets Closer

AP McCoy will retire from the saddle this weekend, as the legendary soon-to-be 20-times champion jockey will head to Sandown Park's National Hunt finale and the feature event at the meeting will be the bet365 Gold Cup, which is an ultra-competitive staying event.

Le Reve is a prominent figure in the betting and he will be a popular selections amongst punters, whilst other key contenders set to take their chance in the event include Paint The Clouds, who was last seen in the Fox Hunters' Chase and Grand Jesture, who was a non runner in the weekend's Scottish National.

Next week there will be some stunning action in Ireland as the Punchestown Festival gets underway and the Champion Hurdle star Faugheen will aim to land the Rabobank Champion Hurdle, whilst the Punchestown Gold Cup will be another star attraction that will have a host of top notch staying chasers line up

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bet365 Gold Cup - McCoy set for Sandown farewell

AP McCoy will have his final ride in the bet365 Gold Cup before he retires and it's set to be a wide open renewal at Sandown Park, as the curtain is drawn on the National Hunt season in sensational fashion on a cracking card at the dual-purpose venue.

Le Reve is a prominent figure in the ante-post betting and will aim to shine, whilst the likes of Bobs Worth and Hadrian's Approach could be two Nicky Henderson-trained runners lining up in the staying showpiece.

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Punchestown Festival - NH stars set to sparkle

A host of top class National Hunt races are set to sparkle in Ireland at the end of the month as the Punchestown Festival kicks off and the star attraction in the Irish jumping calendar could see Faugheen and Un De Sceaux take their place in the five-day extravaganza.

The Punchestown Gold Cup is one of the feature events and there's sure to be a star-studded field lining up, whilst the World Series Hurdle adds more gloss to the meeting and will be another phenomenal Grade 1 event taking place.

Punchestown Festival


Horse Racing Tips - Awaiting tips

Our resident tipster Steve Chambo will be filtering through the form guides to gain those all-important winners, whilst racing presenter Tom Lee's Horse Racing Tips will be a regular addition to the tipping zone.

So, keep in touch with our tips section, as there is often a selection for the major races as they come along and they could be worth following.

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Bookmakers Racing Offers - Punchestown Festival Odds

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