Punchestown Festival day three racecard: Times, tips and runners with Flooring Porter and Energumene in action

PUNCHESTOWN Festival will bring the curtain down on a stunning season of jumps racing in ultimate style.

And the action continues in style on the second day with a number of stars back in action.

Willie Mullins' crack novice Energumene returns from injury while runaway Stayers' Hurdle king Flooring Porter is back and Jonathan Moore is back in the saddle.

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Read on below for the full day three racecard.

When is the Punchestown Festival?

The action gets underway on Tuesday, April 27.

The festival lasts five days and finishes on Saturday, May 1.

Punchestown Festival day three racecard

  • 3.40pm Specialist Joinery Group Handicap Hurdle
  • 4.15pm Pigsback.com Handicap Chase
  • 4.50pm Mongey Communications La Touche Cup Cross Country Chase
  • 5.25pm Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle (Grade 1)
  • 6.00pm Conway Piling Handicap Hurdle
  • 6.35pm Ryanair Novice Chase (Grade 1)
  • 7.05pm Close Brothers Mares Novice Hurdle (Listed Race)
  • 7.35pm Grant Thornton (C & G) INH Flat Race

Punchestown Festival day three tips

SunSport tipster Templegate will deliver his verdict on every race next week.

Don't forget to check back on SunSport to read our in-form punter's brilliant guide.

Punchestown Festival day three runners

The full list of final runners for each race will be confirmed nearer the time.

What's the big race?

The Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle is the big one on Thursday.

Flooring Porter could stamp his authority on the division if he delivers the goods again like he did at Cheltenham.

It would mean the world for jockey Jonathan Moore who cruelly missed out on the ride at the Festival through injury.

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