Attrition heads Punchestown highlight

Totesport Cheltenham Gold Cup hero War Of Attrition could again go into battle with Hedgehunter and Forget The Past in the Punchestown Guinness Gold Cup on April 26.

Totesport Cheltenham Gold Cup hero War Of Attrition could again go into battle with Hedgehunter and Forget The Past in the Punchestown Guinness Gold Cup on April 26.

Mouse Morris’ charge beat those rivals into second and third respectively last month and the trio form part of a 16-strong entry for the Festival highlight.

Gold Cup flop Beef Or Salmon, winner of the Punchestown race in 2004, is another possible runner along with stablemate Hi Cloy, Noel Meade’s Watson Lake and L’Ami from Francois Doumen’s yard.

British interests are represented by Joes Edge, Monkerhostin, My Will and Ollie Magern, with Grand National fourth Nil Desperandum another notable entry.

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