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Going - Soft (Heavy in places). 
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1-61
Blow By Blow (IRE) 7,ch g 11-10

Robin Des Champs-Shean Rose(Roselier)

ts6bl3(22) d1 (Gigginstown House Stud)
Rated 144

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Blow By Blow (IRE) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Discorama (FR)1
2nd Dec Fairyhouse(2m 2f , Maiden Hurdle, Soft) Discorama (FR) 1st (66/1 11-9) K C Sexton .03L in front of Blow By Blow (IRE) 2nd (9/10Fav 11-12) J W Kennedy (25 ran)
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2
30-2
Sire Du Berlais (FR) 6,b g 11-10

Poliglote-Royale Athenia(Garde Royale)

ts1(20) (John P McManus)
Rated 144

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Sire Du Berlais (FR) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Dream Berry (FR)1
29th Apr Punchestown(2m 4f 100yds, Hcap Hurdle, Good To Yielding (Hurdle/chase/bumper), Good To Firm (X Country)) Dream Berry (FR) 2nd (20/1 10-13 Rated 139) L P Dempsey 21.94L in front of Sire Du Berlais (FR) 13th (9/1 10-11 Rated 137) D N Russell (24 ran)
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3
20-p
Flaxen Flare (IRE) 9,ch g 11-9

Windsor Knot-Golden Angel(Slew O'Gold)

bl+(50) c1 d1 (Mrs P Sloan)
Rated 143

4
322-
Dream Berry (FR) 7,gr g 11-9

Dream Well-Kalberry(Kaldounevees)

ts8(321) (John P McManus)
Rated 143

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Dream Berry (FR) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Sire Du Berlais (FR)1
29th Apr Punchestown(2m 4f 100yds, Hcap Hurdle, Good To Yielding (Hurdle/chase/bumper), Good To Firm (X Country)) Dream Berry (FR) 2nd (20/1 10-13 Rated 139) L P Dempsey 21.94L in front of Sire Du Berlais (FR) 13th (9/1 10-11 Rated 137) D N Russell (24 ran)
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5
12-9
Early Doors (FR) 5,b g 11-8

Soldier Of Fortune-Ymlaen(Desert Prince)

(40) (John P McManus)
Rated 142

6
4-93
No Hassle Hoff (IRE) 6,b g 11-6

Craigsteel-Endless Patience(Miner's Lamp)

(27) (Mr Simon Munir & Mr Isaac Souede)
Rated 140

Head to Head

In the last 3 years No Hassle Hoff (IRE) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Brave Eagle (IRE)1
13th Mar Belclare P(3m , Point To Point, Yielding/Soft) No Hassle Hoff (IRE) 2nd (5/1 11-10) B Browne 2.00L in front of Brave Eagle (IRE) 3rd (2/1 11-10) Derek O'Connor (6 ran)
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7
33-5
Brelan D'as (FR) 7,b g 11-6

Crillon-Las De La Croix(Grand Tresor)

ts5hd5(33) (Mr John P McManus)
Rated 140

8
-111
Tommy Rapper (IRE) 7,b g 11-6

Milan-Supreme Evening(Supreme Leader)

ts5(27) d2 (Judy Craymer & Nick Skelton)
Rated 140

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Tommy Rapper (IRE) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Amour de Nuit (IRE)1
15th Oct Chepstow(2m 3f 100yds, Hurdle, Good (Good to Soft in places)) Amour de Nuit (IRE) 2nd (7/1 11-0 Rated 134) Sam Twiston-Davies 53.25L in front of Tommy Rapper (IRE) 7th (9/4Fav 11-0 Rated 136) Harry Skelton (9 ran)
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9
8-41
Brillare Momento (IRE) 7,b m 11-5

Milan-Sunshine Leader(Supreme Leader)

cp1(36) cd1 (Mr Oliver Ryan)
Rated 139

10
50-1
Coeur de Lion (GB) 5,b g 11-5

Pour Moi-Hora(Hernando)

(31) (The Barbury Boys)
Rated 139

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Coeur de Lion (GB) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Lough Derg Spirit (IRE)1
11th Nov Wincanton(1m 7f 65yds, Hcap Hurdle, Soft) Lough Derg Spirit (IRE) 2nd (5/2Fav 10-12 Rated 137) N de Boinville 8.75L in front of Coeur de Lion (GB) 5th (12/1 10-9 Rated 144) Kevin Dowling (7 ran)
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11
1-33
Carter Mckay (GB) 7,gr g 11-4

Martaline-Saxona(Jade Robbery)

(41) (Pearl Bloodstock Ltd)
Rated 138

12
13-1
Delire D'estruval (FR) 5,b g 11-4

Youmzain-Question D'estruval(Phantom Breeze)

(30) (Mr Simon Munir & Mr Isaac Souede)
Rated 138

13
-11-
Mr Big Shot (IRE) 7,br g 11-4

Flemensfirth-Une Etoile(Un Desperado)

(345) (Prof Caroline Tisdall)
Rated 138

14
21-2
Arthington (GB) 5,b g 11-3

Haafhd-Pequenita(Rudimentary)

(41) (Mr Chris Baldwin)
Rated 137

15
21-3
Flawless Escape (GB) 5,bl g 11-3

Sagamix-Sainte Kadette(Kadalko)

(40) d1 (T O'Driscoll)
Rated 137

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Flawless Escape (GB) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Burrows Saint (FR)1
18th Nov Punchestown(2m 4f , Maiden Hurdle, Soft To Heavy) Burrows Saint (FR) 1st (4/5Fav 11-7) R Walsh .50L in front of Flawless Escape (GB) 2nd (7/2 11-7) R Loughran (19 ran)
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16
12-5
Diese Des Bieffes (FR) 5,gr g 11-3

Martaline-Chanel Du Berlais(Saint Preuil)

(62) bf (Sullivan Bloodstock Limited)
Rated 137

17
p2-6
Lough Derg Spirit (IRE) 6,b g 11-3

Westerner-Sno-cat Lady(Executive Perk)

(34) (Grech & Parkin)
Rated 137

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Lough Derg Spirit (IRE) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Poppy Kay (GB)1
10th Feb Newbury(2m 69yds, Hcap Hurdle, Soft) Lough Derg Spirit (IRE) 6th (20/1 11-2 Rated 138) Jeremiah McGrath 74.88L in front of Poppy Kay (GB) 19th (25/1 11-1 Rated 137) R Johnson (24 ran)
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Coeur de Lion (GB)1
11th Nov Wincanton(1m 7f 65yds, Hcap Hurdle, Soft) Lough Derg Spirit (IRE) 2nd (5/2Fav 10-12 Rated 137) N de Boinville 8.75L in front of Coeur de Lion (GB) 5th (12/1 10-9 Rated 144) Kevin Dowling (7 ran)
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18
-1-2
Burrows Saint (FR) 5,b g 11-3

Saint Des Saints-La Bombonera(Mansonnien)

ts2(54) d1 (Mrs S Ricci)
Rated 137

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Burrows Saint (FR) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Discorama (FR)1
21st Jan Thurles(2m 6f 61yds, Hurdle, Soft To Heavy) Burrows Saint (FR) 2nd (7/2 11-2) P Townend 2.00L in front of Discorama (FR) 3rd (7/1 10-11) D J McInerney (8 ran)
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Flawless Escape (GB)1
18th Nov Punchestown(2m 4f , Maiden Hurdle, Soft To Heavy) Burrows Saint (FR) 1st (4/5Fav 11-7) R Walsh .50L in front of Flawless Escape (GB) 2nd (7/2 11-7) R Loughran (19 ran)
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19
53-3
Amour de Nuit (IRE) 6,b g 11-3

Azamour-Umthoulah(Unfuwain)

hd5(41) (Mr Andrew Williams)
Rated 137

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Amour de Nuit (IRE) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Tommy Rapper (IRE)1
15th Oct Chepstow(2m 3f 100yds, Hurdle, Good (Good to Soft in places)) Amour de Nuit (IRE) 2nd (7/1 11-0 Rated 134) Sam Twiston-Davies 53.25L in front of Tommy Rapper (IRE) 7th (9/4Fav 11-0 Rated 136) Harry Skelton (9 ran)
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Poppy Kay (GB)1
2nd Dec Newbury(2m 69yds, Hcap Hurdle, Good to Soft) Poppy Kay (GB) 3rd (5/1 11-0 Rated 135) R Johnson 1.25L in front of Amour de Nuit (IRE) 5th (13/2 11-3 Rated 138) Harry Cobden (7 ran)
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20
3-13
Melrose Boy (FR) 6,b g 11-3

Saint Des Saints-Pollypink(Poliglote)

(41) c1 (Paul & Clare Rooney)
Rated 137

21
12
Deal D'estruval (FR) 5,b g 11-2

Balko-Option D'estruval(Epervier Bleu)

(41) (Mrs S Ricci)
Rated 136

22
3-10
Poppy Kay (GB) 8,b m 11-2

Kayf Tara-Double Red(Thatching)

(34) (Aiden Murphy & Alan Peterson)
Rated 136

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Poppy Kay (GB) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Amour de Nuit (IRE)1
2nd Dec Newbury(2m 69yds, Hcap Hurdle, Good to Soft) Poppy Kay (GB) 3rd (5/1 11-0 Rated 135) R Johnson 1.25L in front of Amour de Nuit (IRE) 5th (13/2 11-3 Rated 138) Harry Cobden (7 ran)
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Lough Derg Spirit (IRE)1
10th Feb Newbury(2m 69yds, Hcap Hurdle, Soft) Lough Derg Spirit (IRE) 6th (20/1 11-2 Rated 138) Jeremiah McGrath 74.88L in front of Poppy Kay (GB) 19th (25/1 11-1 Rated 137) R Johnson (24 ran)
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2-37
Discorama (FR) 5,b g 11-2

Saddler Maker-Quentala(Lone Bid)

(19) (Andrew Gemmell & Thomas Friel)
Rated 136

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Discorama (FR) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Blow By Blow (IRE)1
2nd Dec Fairyhouse(2m 2f , Maiden Hurdle, Soft) Discorama (FR) 1st (66/1 11-9) K C Sexton .03L in front of Blow By Blow (IRE) 2nd (9/10Fav 11-12) J W Kennedy (25 ran)
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Burrows Saint (FR)1
21st Jan Thurles(2m 6f 61yds, Hurdle, Soft To Heavy) Burrows Saint (FR) 2nd (7/2 11-2) P Townend 2.00L in front of Discorama (FR) 3rd (7/1 10-11) D J McInerney (8 ran)
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24
121-
Brave Eagle (IRE) 6,b g 11-2

Yeats-Sinful Pleasure(Sinndar)

(76) d1 (Mr Robert Kirkland)
Rated 136

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Brave Eagle (IRE) has met

HorseNo. Of times
No Hassle Hoff (IRE)1
13th Mar Belclare P(3m , Point To Point, Yielding/Soft) No Hassle Hoff (IRE) 2nd (5/1 11-10) B Browne 2.00L in front of Brave Eagle (IRE) 3rd (2/1 11-10) Derek O'Connor (6 ran)
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First Time - In a Hdl Handicap Arthington, Early Doors, Discorama, Burrows Saint, Blow By Blow, Mr Big Shot, Delire D'estruval, Carter Mckay. Cheekpiece Brillare Momento. Tonguestrap Sire Du Berlais» Full list of First Time Gear

Probable SP 6/1 Flawless Escape, 7/1 Diese Des Bieffes, 8/1 Sire Du Berlais, 10/1 Deal D'estruval, 12/1 Delire D'estruval, Early Doors, Blow By Blow, 14/1 Brave Eagle, Mr Big Shot, Carter Mckay, 16/1 Lough Derg Spirit, Tommy Rapper, Melrose Boy, 20/1 Coeur de Lion, Brillare Momento, Dream Berry, Amour de Nuit, Discorama, 25/1 No Hassle Hoff, Arthington, Brelan D'as, Burrows Saint, 33/1 Poppy Kay, Flaxen Flare.

Previous Years
2017 Champagne Classic 6 11-3 J J Slevin 12/1 (Gordon Elliott)
2016 Ibis Du Rheu 5 11-7 Jack Sherwood 14/1 (Paul Nicholls)
2015 Killultagh Vic 6 11-1 L P Dempsey 7/1 (W P Mullins)
2014 Don Poli 5 11-5 M P Fogarty 12/1 (W P Mullins)
2013 Salubrious 6 11-5 Mr H Derham 16/1 (Paul Nicholls)
2012 Attaglance 6 11-3 Harry Haynes 20/1 (J Jefferson)
2011 Sir Des Champs 5 11-3 Emmet Mullins 9/2Fav (W P Mullins)
2010 Pause And Clause 6 11-10 J W Farrelly 14/1 (Miss E Lavelle)
2009 Andytown 6 11-2 Felix De Giles 25/1 (Nicky Henderson)

Symbols Explained

WS Wind Surgery ts2 Tongue Strap vs2 Visor hd2 Hood es2 Eye Shield ec2 Eye Cover cp2 Cheekpiece bl2 Blinkers tt2 Tongue Tie cd2 Course and Distance Winner c2 Course Winner d2 Distance Winner bf Beaten Favourite on Last Run

The superscript number on headgear bl2 indicates number of times worn. A plus bl+ indicates more than 10 times where as red background bl1indicates first time.

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