Conron a 16/1 each-way punt at Punchestown

Conron has a fine record at Punchestown and looks worth an each-way punt at 16/1 in the 2m 4f handicap hurdle there today (3.10).

This Jessica Harrington trained five-year-old has won twice and been placed once on three starts over course and distance.

The last of those successes came on this card 12 months ago where he stayed on strongly to beat Bay Hill by 2 1/2 lengths off a mark of 115.

Conron went on to finish an excellent 1 1/4 length second of 24 to Musical Slave in a competitive handicao hurdle final here off 122 and also ran well three starts back at Killarney when a 6 1/3 length third of 11 to Darver Star off 3lb higher (125).

Darver Star is a thriving sort who has since bagged another brace of successes and is now uneaten in his last four – inculding when landing a Listed contest off a mark of 145.

That gives the form a solid look and suggests Conron’s current mark of 126 should not be beyond him.

With underfoot conditions also fine, I think he has more going for him than his odds would suggest.

Daily Sport recommended bet: 2pts each-way Conron (16/1 generally available – use BOG firms)

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