Art Of Logistics cannot be opposed in opener

Odds-on favourite Art Of Logistics is impossible to oppose in the €10 Admission Rated Chase, the opening event at Punchestown’s final meeting of the season.

The Dessie Hughes-trained gelding, successful at Gowran Park and over this course and distance last autumn, competed at a high level through the winter.

And he has shown in two recent outings on this track that he should be more than capable of seeing off his three rivals today.

Beaten two and a half lengths by Mallowney in a valuable two-mile handicap chase at the Punchestown Festival, Art Of Logistics turned the tables on that rival on 3lb. better terms when they renewed rivalry in another two-miler on this track last month.

Rated significantly superior to his three rivals, Mark Enright’s mount has a straightforward task.

The Follow Punchestown On Facebook Chase looks wide open. And Cailin Annamh, from the in-form yard of Jessica Harrington, might be capable of following-up her recent chase breakthrough success at Limerick when she beat Caoimhe’s Delight.

A prolific winner over hurdles last summer, Cailin Annamh held every chance on her fencing bow at Fairyhouse when crashing at the second last. But she jumped soundly last time and might have the class to beat Pageboy and seasoned campaigners like Noble prince and Away We Go.

Raised 7lb. for his win in the valuable Ladbrokes Handicap Hurdle at Killarney last month, when he beat The Game Changer, the Adrian McGuinness-trained Pivot Bridge should go close again in the Punchestown handicap Hurdle.

Ridden again by David Splaine, he might have most to fear from Rupert Lamb, a 145-rated chaser whose jumping has been a concern in recent months but looks nicely-treated off a hurdle mark of 119.

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