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Silver Concorde aimed at Punchestown bumper

Updated: Monday, 24 Mar 2014 12:04 | Comments

Silver Concorde (noseband) saw off Shaneshill to give trainer Dermot Weld a first win in the Champion Bumper and to provide jockey Robbie McNamara with a first ever Cheltenham Festival victory
Silver Concorde (noseband) saw off Shaneshill to give trainer Dermot Weld a first win in the Champion Bumper and to provide jockey Robbie McNamara with a first ever Cheltenham Festival victory

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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