STATE Man’s winning streak is having a positive impact on kidney dialysis patients in Ireland.

James Nolan, who has run the Punchestown Kidney Research Fund Charity Race for 32 years, reported: “State Man has not just become a Champion Hurdle winner - his run of victories has also enabled the Punchestown Kidney Research Fund to support the State Man Art Therapy programmes at Tallaght, Waterford and Wexford Dialysis Units for kidney dialysis patients. This is all thanks to the incredibly generous donations from Marie and Joe Donnelly, after each of State Man’s wins. Congratulations to State Man and Marie and Joe Donnelly from the Punchestown Kidney Research Fund.”

We hope owner Michael Buckley will chip in a few quid if Constitution Hill wins on May 3rd.