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Punchestown Racing Tips: Mystical Power can confirm himself smart

Andrew Asquith outlines the Timeform view at Punchestown on Sunday

"There should be plenty more to come from him, too, so he is expected to take this step up in grade in his stride on his return from a break..."

Timeform's Andrew Asquith highlights a Nap, Next Best and Each Way selection at Punchestown on Sunday.

Punchestown NAP - 13:35 - Back Mystical Power

Willie Mullins has an excellent record in this race and he holds a strong hand in this year's renewal. The pick of his two runners could be Mystical Power, who has an outstanding pedigree, by Galileo and the first foal of top-class hurdler Annie Power.

He won a bumper in May and looked well above average when following up on his hurdles debut at Galway in July, powering away from his rivals in the style of a very smart novice. There should be plenty more to come from him, too, so he is expected to take this step up in grade in his stride on his return from a break.

Back Mystical Power @ 11/82.38 on Betfair Sportsbook

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Punchestown Next Best - 14:35 - Back Mitiva

Mitiva made a winning start in a bumper at Thurles just under two years ago and, while she is yet to win over hurdles, she has been shaping well in defeat recently.

She has hit the frame on her last three starts in handicaps, not settling fully in a steadily-run race at Tramore last time and only staying on at the same pace at the finish. Mitiva goes in a first-time hood now and, in a race which should be run at a true gallop, she should give another good account of herself.

Back Mitiva @ 11/43.75 on Betfair Sportsbook

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Punchestown Each Way - 15:05 - Back Everystep Oftheway

Everystep Oftheway didn't achieve that much over hurdles, but he made a promising start to his career over fences at Clonmel in November, shaping better than the distance beaten suggests.

He jumped fine, still in contention at the third-last and, though he dropped away in the straight, he left the impression he has the potential to do better over fences. That form isn't working out badly at all and he is worth supporting to build on that initial promise.

Back Everystep Ofthway @ 7/18.00 on Betfair Sportsbook

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