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Thu, 6th Dec, 2012

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Fethard Handicap Steeplechase (Rated 0-116) of £10,000.00 4-y-o plus

2m. 4f. 120yds. 1st - £6,900.00 2nd - £1,700.00 3rd - £800.00 4th - £500.00 15 Declared Hurdle: Heavy, Soft in places. Chase: Soft, Heavy in places Raining


Formscan By Eamonn Murphy - There are more negatives than positives when it comes to most of these runners. Obviously any of the J P McManus trio would be capable of making their presence felt at their best, and hopefully the market can help in this regard. There are several others that could come alive in the betting too, particularly any of the five handicap first-timers. However a tentative vote is awarded to KARINGA QUEEN. Gordon Elliott has taken the trouble to book Paul Carberry for the mare, and she also sports a tongue-tie for the initial occasion. The daughter of Karinga Bay looked somewhat progressive in early summer and as a half-sister to the likes of five-time winner, Oscar Gogo, there should be more to come from her.

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An extended handicap steeplechase for four yrs old and upwards rated 0-116
Weights - An extended handicap steeplechase for four yrs old and upwards rated 0-116
Riders - Winner of a steeplechase after calculation of the handicap to carry 6lb extra for each such steeplechase won.

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0549Any Bets 8,b g 11-12


(Tonguestrap)(1)(Redgap Partnership)
Rated 116

Oliver McKiernan

S J Crimin(7)

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8569Special Token 7,b m 11-11

Witness Box-Cockpit Rose

(1)(James P O'Keeffe)
Rated 115

J P O'Keeffe

M J Ferris

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p47pDouble Seven 6,b g 11-10


(1)(John P McManus)
Rated 114

Martin Brassil

M P Walsh

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0757Vital Plot 8,b g 11-10

Theatrical-First Breeze

(Tonguestrap)(1)(Liam Kenny)
Rated 114

Liam Kenny

I J McCarthy(3)

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2154Bangonform 8,b g 11-9

Lord Americo-Reynella Cross

(1)(James Murtagh)
Rated 113

D E Fitzgerald

D N Russell

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0273Fever Pitch 6,b g 11-8

Dushyantor-Stormey Tune

(Tonguestrap)(1)(John P McManus)
Rated 112

A L T Moore

D J Casey

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1p83Jack Bene 6,gr g 11-5

Beneficial-Securon Rose

(1)(Mr Robert Clifton-brown)
Rated 109

Miss L Allan

A E Lynch

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5688Schinkel 7,ch g 11-5

Subtle Power-Last Sprite

(1)(Jerome Sheehan)
Rated 109

D T Hughes

B J Cooper

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5516Karinga Queen 8,ch m 11-2

Karinga Bay-Ceolbridgequeen

(Tonguestrap)(1)(Vincent Holton)
Rated 106

Gordon Elliott

P Carberry

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550pDown Under 5,b g 11-0

Milan-She's All That

(1)(John P McManus)
Rated 104

F Flood

N P Madden

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262uScholars Mate 11,ch g 11-0

Shernazar-Hazel Honey

(Cheekpiece)(1)(Glassdrummon Racing Syndicate)
Rated 104

Mrs D A Love

Andrew J McNamara

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p099Castle Anshan 8,b g 10-12

Anshan-Barryscourt Castle

(Tonguestrap)(1)(Terence O'Brien)
Rated 102

Terence O'Brien

D J Condon

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8469Killcara Boy 7,b g 10-10


(1)(Blue Diamond Syndicate)
Rated 100

Patrick Neville

T J Doyle

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3861Urban Gale 7,b g 10-9

City Honours-Margale

(Cheekpiece)(1)(Mr P Foster)
Rated 99

Miss J Foster

B T O'Connell

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2p07Ard Agus Fada 9,ch g 10-3

Anshan-Whispering Dawn

(1)(Miss J E Foster)
Rated 93

Miss J Foster

A Ring(7)

Probable SP 7/2 Jack Bene, 6/1 Karinga Queen, 7/1 Urban Gale, Fever Pitch, 8/1 Bangonform, 10/1 Scholars Mate, 12/1 Double Seven, 14/1 Any Bets, 16/1 Schinkel, Down Under, 20/1 Killcara Boy, Ard Agus Fada, Vital Plot, Special Token, 25/1 Castle Anshan.

Previous Years
2011 Senior Again 5 10-8 M P Walsh 14/1 (F Flood)
2010 Curragh Grey 7 10-12 T J Doyle 12/1 (Patrick Neville)