Horse Racing Tips: Allaho the star selection on Punchestown Gold Cup day

APR 27th

There's six race meetings taking place on Wednesday and the star attraction comes from Punchestown as day two of the Punchestown Festival provides an enthralling day's racing, while there's alternative action at Wolverhampton, Ascot, Pontefract, Brighton and Musselburgh. We preview all today's racing and pick out some of the leading selections from our host of racing writers...

Allaho is a leading contender for the Punchestown Gold Cup
Allaho is a leading contender for the Punchestown Gold Cup

A star-studded field will line up for the Punchestown Gold Cup at 17:55 on Wednesday and the recent Ryanair Chase winner Allaho is a warm order for the Grade 1 showpiece, and the Willie Mullins-trained superstar has proven popular amongst our racing tipsters. Four of them including the likes of Melissa Jones from the Mirror Online, who tipped a 20/1 winner yesterday, and Lee Sobot from The Yorkshire Evening Post have tipped up the Closutton inmate.

Newsboy of the Daily Mirror is taking on Allaho with the Paul Nicholls-trained Clan Des Obeaux, who is an 11/2 shot to retain his Punchestown Gold Cup crown, while The Scout from the Daily Express is napping the 11/2 former Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Minella Indo, with Brian Flanagan from the Irish Daily Star opting for Gordon Elliott's Galvin.

Ian Gaughan from the Irish Herald bagged an 11/1 winner on Tuesday, as he tipped up Felix Desjy and he returns to Punchestown for his best bet of the day and he's backing the 12/1 chance Cavalry Master in the 19:05 at Punchestown, while Mercury from the Daily Post is backing the classy Freedom To Dream in the 16:15 event.

17:55 Punchestown
Allaho silk

Allaho

won
19:05 Punchestown
Cavalry Master silk

Cavalry Master

lost
Punchestown Gold Cup Odds

Expert Eye enhanced a fine profit to £22.50 yesterday as the red-hot tipster was another to nap Felix Desjy and the naps table leader heads to the 14:45 at Wolverhampton for the best bet of the day, and Expert Eye is backing the 5/2 chance Fearless Bay, who lines up for Ed Dunlop.

Aidan O'Brien's Wordsworth is a leading contender for the Group 3 Sagaro Stakes at Ascot at 15:35 today and the Ballydoyle raider has proven popular with our tipsters as three of them, including Chris Wright from the Liverpool Echo and Alex Hammond from Sky Sports Racing, have put it up as their best bet of the day.

The other two horses on Wednesday that have been napped by three of our racing writers are the Karl Burke-trained Hooked On You, who is a 7/4 chance for the 16:21 at Pontefract and Robert Cowell's Yazaman, who is a 9/2 shot for the 17:10 at Ascot.

14:45 Wolverhampton
Fearless Bay silk

Fearless Bay

won
Today's Racing Tips
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