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Formscan By Thomas Weekes - There may be little between IMMEDIATE RESPONSE and Canaly here. Smart hurdler IMMEDIATE RESPONSE made a good chase debut at Limerick last month and seems to have taken quite well to chasing and may have a slight edge over Canaly, who was himself a smart hurdler but finished well beaten in the Paddy Power Chase at Leopardstown over Christmas. However he was well fancied then and is better than that showing having been eased when beaten. Belle Brook has obvious claims on handicap ratings but was well held on two runs this season, pulling up in the Thyestes Chase latest. Miradene has a layoff to overcome and may struggle while Rinroe is out of form.
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A steeplechase for five yrs old and upwards that have not won a steeplechase other than one steeplechase value not more than E14,000
Weights - A steeplechase for five yrs old and upwards that have not won a steeplechase other than one steeplechase value not more than E14,000
Allowances - 5-y-o 10st 10lb; 6-y-o and up 11st 5lb; Mares allowed 7lb
Riders - Winner of a steeplechase 7lb extra
Probable SP 10/11 Immediate Response, 7/2 Miradane, 4/1 Canaly, 7/1 Belle Brook, 20/1 Rinroe.
2012 Bishopsfurze 7 11-12 R Walsh 4/9Fav (W P Mullins)
2011 Organisedconfusion 6 11-12 D N Russell 6/4Fav (A L T Moore)
2010 Quiscover Fontaine 6 11-9 E Mullins 6/5Fav (W P Mullins)
2009 Rock Street 8 11-9 P T Enright 5/2 (Robert Tyner)
2008 Kerryhead Windfarm 10 11-9 Mr C J Sweeney 8/1 (Adrian Maguire)