Belfast Telegraph

Friday 26 December 2014

Concorde checks in for Punchestown

Silver Concorde claimed the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham earlier this month
Silver Concorde claimed the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham earlier this month

Dermot Weld's Cheltenham hero Silver Concorde will bid to complete a Festival double in the championship bumper at Punchestown next month.

The six-year-old powered up the famous hill to claim the Champion Bumper at Prestbury Park earlier this month under a jubilant Robbie McNamara.

Stable companion Vigil also ran well in fifth and may reappear at Fairyhouse's upcoming Easter meeting.

Weld said: "The plan is to go for the Grade One bumper in Punchestown with Silver Concorde.

"We'll look at Fairyhouse for Vigil, or there is also a race for him at Punchestown.

"One horse (Silver Concorde) wants good ground and the other likes plenty of cut."

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