• The ladies are in their finery for the opening day...
  • The opener saw the runners take Joe's Water Splash...
  • but Enda Bolger's Zest For Life proved much too strong for his rivals.
  • Jezki on his way to victory in the Herald Champion Novices' Hurdle
  • It's a performance that impresses Barry Geraghty
  • In doing so he comprehensively reverses Cheltenham form
  • A huge crowd gathers to catch a glimpse of Sprinter Sacre in the Champion Chase
  • Sprinter Sacre comes into the last ahead of Sizing Europe...
  • ...and clears away for victory
  • A hero returns to the adulation of the crowd
  • Barry Geraghty debriefs Nicky Henderson as to how it went...
  • Mission accomplished for the jubilant rider
  • Mount Benbulben is foot perfect in the Growise Champion Novice Chase

Punchestown Festival

The ladies are in their finery for the opening day...