Noel Fehily Blog | 27th April 2018

I’m in a taxi at the moment typing out my blog as I head to Day 4 of the Punchestown Festival.

 

Fantastic Faugheen

The highlight of Day 3 was undoubtedly the return to form of Faugheen. I think all racing fans enjoyed that and would have savoured him coming back to form. The reception he got from the crowd was brilliant. What a training performance!

 

Another busy day for me on Day 4

 

4:20 Conrad Hastings

It’s lashing out here at the moment so I don’t think that’s going to suit him. I’ve never rode him before and don’t know loads about him.

 

4:55 Got Away

Looked impressive earlier in the season at Leicester but ran pretty poorly at Huntingdon last time out and that doesn’t bode well.

 

5:30 Min

Has had a tough few weeks and ran disappointingly on Tuesday in the Champion Chase. Big ask for him to win here.

 

6:05 Duc De Genievries

He ran very well for me behind Samcro at Leopardstown in February. If he reproduces that he’ll have a big shout but he has to come back from a poor run at Fairyhouse last time out.

7:10 Antey

Won a maiden at Cork last month but this is a far more competitive race and a place finish is probably the best we can hope for. One plus is that he should stay the trip well.