Punchestown Festival 2022 LIVE RESULTS – Every race from Day Two on Wednesday


THE Punchestown Festival continues with another bumper day of action with Day Two on Wednesday.

It was an opening day filled with plenty of thrills and spills at the Kildare festival which runs from Tuesday to Saturday.


Action from the opening day at Punchestown
Paul Townend after winning the Champion Chase


Paul Townend after winning the Champion Chase

Some of the biggest names in horse racing will be in action across the week with many superstars looking to back up big wins at Cheltenham.

While thousands of punters are expected to flock to Naas over the week as the festival welcomes crowds back for the first time since 2019.

There will be eight races in total taking place on the second day of the festival with the action getting underway at 3.40 pm.

The Punchestown Gold Cup is the feature race of the day and it gets underway at 5.55 pm.

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The action comes to a close on Day Two with the eighth and final race of the day coming at 7.45 pm.

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We will have live coverage of every single race from across the week right here so stay tuned for all of the action from Punchestown.

You can also watch a number of races from the opening day on RTE 2 and available to stream on the RTE Player with their coverage getting underway at 4.00 pm.


    Those were the words of Willie Mullins, who is confident that the eight-year-old will come good for him in the Gold Cup.

    Mullins has FIVE runners in the race, but it is the Ryanair’s Chase champion that stands out at 5/4 favourite.

    Allaho & Rachael Blackmore riding in the Ryanair's Chase at Cheltenham
    Allaho & Rachael Blackmore riding in the Ryanair’s Chase at CheltenhamCredit: Sportsfile

    Not long to wait now until the big one…the Ladbrokes Punchestown Gold Cup at 5.55.

    A thrilling race is in store, with last year’s winner, Clan Des Obeaux, looking to defend his title from a glittering pack.

    Cheltenham Gold Cup 2020 winner Al Boum Photo will be in the mix, as will be Allaho following back-to-back Ryanair Chase’s last month.

    • Allaho – Paul Townend & Willie Mullins
    • Galvin – Davy Russell & Gordon Elliott
    • Clan Des Obeaux – Harry Cobden & Paul Nicholls
    • Minella Indo – Robbie Power & Henry de Bromhead
    • Fakir D’oudairies – Mark Walsh & Joseph Patrick O’Brien
    • Al Boum Photo – Bryan Cooper & Willie Mullins
    • Tornado Flyer – Danny Mullins & Willie Mullins
    • Janidil – Jody McGarvey & Willlie Mullins
    • Kemboy – Sean O’Keeffe & Willie Mullins
  • 5.20 RESULTS:

    1. The Nice Guy (15/8)
    2. Minella Cocooner (9/2)
    3. Meet And Greet (33/1)
    4. Bronn (20/1)

    Minella Cocooner finishes in second, with Meet and Greet in third!

    Despite being close to the lead throughout, Minella Crooner drops right back.

  • Minella Cocooner is drifting left over the hurdles as Minella Crooner closes the distance.

  • Minella Cocooner and Minella Crooner still the leading two as they approach the seventh flight


    Bardenstown Lad is DOWN over the second hurdle as Minella Cocooner out in front of Daily Present.




    Following a steward’s review, Fils D’oudairies has been awarded second place in the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel Hurdle, with Classic Getaway dropped to third.

  • Next up is the Irish Mirror Novice Hurdle at 5.20

    The Nice Guy is favourite for this one at a current price of 15/8 for Paul Townend and Willie Mullins.

    Fresh off a disappointing conclusion to the 4.45, Rachael Blackmore will be hoping to rebound on boar Journey With Me at 13.2.

    • The Nice Guy – Paul Townend & Willie Mullins
    • Minella Cocooner – Danny Mullins & Willie Mullins
    • Minella Crooner – Jack Kennedy & Gordon Elliott
    • Journey With Me – Rachel Blackmore & Henry De Bromhead
    • Hallow Games – Davy Russell & Gordon Elliott
    • Bardenstown Lad – Brian Hayes & John McConnell
    • Bronn – Daryl Jacob & Willie Mullins
    • Meet And Greet – Barry Browne & Oliver McKiernan
    • Daily Present – Sean O’Keeffe & Paul Nolan
    • Ramillies – Bryan Cooper & Willie Mullins
    • Good Time Jonny – Kevin Sexton & AJ Martin
  • 4.45 RESULT:

    1. Crosshill (8/1)
    2. Classic Getaway (5/1)
    3. Fils D’oudairies (11/8)

    Largy Debut drops all the way back as Fils D’oudairies takes the lead.

    Classic Getaway takes the lead over the final hurdle but for a late charge from Crosshil to pinch it at the end!

  • Blackmore still leads Fils D’oudairies and Indiana Jones as they approach the sixth.

  • Largy Debut leads over the second hurdle for Rachael Blackmore!

  • And they’re off in the hotel hurdle following a long delay

  • Jockey Mike O’Connor is being treated just off the track following his fall in the previous race


    There are worse ways to spend a hen do.

    Bride to be Chloe Hitchen, right, and fellow Hen do member Laura Johnson, centre, both from Cheshire in England, celebrate a winner in the Connolly's RED MILLS Irish EBF Auction Hurdle Series Final during day two of the Punchestown Festival
    Bride to be Chloe Hitchen, right, and fellow Hen do member Laura Johnson, centre, both from Cheshire in England, celebrate a winner in the Connolly’s RED MILLS Irish EBF Auction Hurdle Series Final during day two of the Punchestown FestivalCredit: Sportsfile
  • Next up is the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel Hurdle at 4.45

    Fils D’oudairies is the bookies favourite for this one at 7/4 for Nicky Henderson, although Willie Mullins will fancy his chances of bagging a winner with THREE runners.

    Keep an eye on Largy Debut at 14/1, with Rachael Blackmore on board!

    • Fils D’oudairies – Nico de Boinville & Nicky Henderson
    • Ganapathi – Paul Townend & Willie Mullins
    • Classic Getaway – Danny Mullins & Willie Mullins
    • Gibraltar – Sean O’Keeffe & Willie Mullins
    • Crosshill – Robbie Power & Jessica Harrington
    • Champagne Gold – Aidan Coleman & Henry de Bromhead
    • Merlin Giant – Brian Hayes & Emmet Mullins
    • Indiana Jones – Darragh O’Keeffe & Mouse Morris
    • Largy Debut – Rachael Blackmore & Henry de Bromhead
  • A stunning late charge from Ambitious Fellow to bag a big win at 40/1.

  • 4.15 RESULT

    • 1st – Ambitious Fellow (40/1)
    • 2nd – Rebel Ivy (14/1)
    • 3rd – The Road to Fame (33/1)

    A dramatic conclusion sees a heavy fall from Mike O’Connor off John Cannon over the second to last as Rebel Ivy surges into the front.

    Ambitious Fellow makes a late charge down the final strait and looks to have just about edged it by a nose.

  • Favourite Freedom to Dream has closed the gap on Vinnie Is Busy and Camino Rock in front.

  • Camino Rock takes the third and fourth hurdle better than the leader and takes the lead!

  • Vinnie Is Busy leads over the opening two hurdles


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