Posted: 21st Feb 2017
Triple Grade 1 winner Apple’s Jade and the Cheltenham Festival winner Limini will clash in a mouthwatering renewal of Wednesday’s Quevega Hurdle at Punchestown.
Champion trainer Willie Mullins has declared Limini for her first start of the season and he will also be represented by Grade 1 winner Whiteout who overturned Limini at the Punchestown Festival last April.
The Gordon Elliott-trained Apple’s Jade is among the entries for next month’s Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival and is set to return to action after claiming the Hatton’s Grace Hurdle in December.
Rock On The Moor will bid to win the race for a second time as she was victorious for Jessica Harrington and Robbie Power in 2015, while the field is completed by Jennys Melody and Emcon.
Entry to Punchestown on Wednesday is free to all racegoers and the first of a seven race card is off at 1.55pm. The going at Punchestown was soft to heavy at time of declaration with further showers forecast.
The 2017 Punchestown Festival takes place from Tuesday 25th to Saturday 29th April. The current and final Festival ticket offer for a free reserved upgrade will end on Tuesday 28th February.
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