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McCarthy Insurance Group Maiden Hurdle of £10,500.00 5-y-o plus

2m. 1st - £7,245.00 2nd - £1,785.00 3rd - £840.00 4th - £525.00 17 Declared Hurdle/Bumper: Soft to Heavy. Chase: Heavy Overcast


Formscan By Eamonn Murphy - Not much strength in depth in this. MIDNIGHT OIL contested a Grade 1 when proving out of his depth in the Royal Bond on his latest start. His previous effort to that wasn't too 'hot' either but if he isn't deeply involved in the finish here, his future prospects aren't too rosy. As an impressive course bumper winner from a local source, Lughnasa has to be respected and the well-bred mare starts off over timber now. The market could tell us a lot here. Concrete claims aren't easy to find elsewhere. Flat winner Long Journey Home cost present connections 7,000 Euros and he's probably one to watch for the present. Clara Bel La might be capable of gaining a place in the frame.

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A hurdle race for five yrs old and upwards, maidens at starting
Weights - A hurdle race for five yrs old and upwards, maidens at starting
Allowances - 5-y-o 11st 10lb; 6-y-o and up 11st 12lb; Mares allowed 7lb

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065-Long Journey Home 5,b g 11-10

Dansili-Quest For Eternity

(1)(Promising Silver Syndicate)

Rodger Sweeney

B M Cash

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007-Rebel Again 5,b g 11-10

Blueprint-Any Dough

(1)(Simply The Best Syndicate)

W J Burke

J R Barry

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241/Aussie Missile 7,b g 11-12


(1)(Ms Eleanor Bennett)

John Gerard Bennett

D E Splaine(5)

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0-9-Mini Shan 7,b f 11-5

Kotashaan-Minigirls Niece

(Tonguestrap)(1)(Two's Company Syndicate)

Mrs Maureen Danagher

J L Cullen

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0-De Benno 8,gr g 11-12

Beneficial-Ros Nua

(1)(James Grace)

James Grace

E F Power

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6p7-Ballymonteen Wood 6,b g 11-12

Marignan-Peg O The Wood

(Blinkers)(1)(Patrick Joseph McCann)

Georgios Pakidis

M J Ferris

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50-9Benefit Biddy 6,b f 11-5


(1)(P A Ryan)

Ray Hackett

T C Carroll(5)

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206-Midnight Oil 5,b g 11-10

Motivator-One So Marvellous

(1)(Gigginstown House Stud)

W P Mullins

D N Russell

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027-The Muddy Hill 6,b m 11-5

Alderbrook-Beautiful Dream

(1)(David Finn)

Patrick Breen

A P Thornton

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310-Me And Ben 6,b m 11-5

Revoque-Rare Gesture

(1)(MR M C FAHY)

F M O'Brien

M A Enright(5)

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188-Lughnasa 6,b f 11-5


(1)(Ms Salome M Brennan)

Robert Tyner

P T Enright

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90-Thundering Steel 5,b g 11-10

Beneficial-Quelle Femme

(1)(Michael Regan)

Paul W Flynn

M Darcy

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p43-Clara Bel La 7,b f 11-5

Accordion-Home At Last

(1)(Ms Cora Cronin)

John E Kiely

A P Heskin

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870-Mista Wabbit Man 7,b g 11-12

Needle Gun-Copperhurst

(1)(R Donohoe)

R Donohoe

S G McDermott

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008-Ballymacrt Boy 7,b g 11-12

Fruits of Love-Percision Vision

(Tonguestrap)(1)(John Lehane)

Michael Winters

D J Condon

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66-Another Rebel 6,b g 11-12

Croco Rouge-Check The Forecast

(1)(T A O'Brien)

Michael Winters

Mr K C Sheehan(7)

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557-Fitzcarraldo 8,ch g 11-12

Ashkalani-Glacial Princess

(Tonguestrap)(1)(A J McNamara)

A J McNamara

Andrew J McNamara

Probable SP 15/8 Midnight Oil, 11/4 Lughnasa, 7/1 Clara Bel La, 10/1 Aussie Missile, 12/1 The Muddy Hill, 16/1 Long Journey Home, Thundering Steel, 25/1 Me And Ben, Benefit Biddy, Mini Shan, Rebel Again, Fitzcarraldo, Another Rebel, Mista Wabbit Man, Ballymacrt Boy, 33/1 De Benno, Ballymonteen Wood.

Previous Years
2012 Ballyburke 7 11-12 D J Casey 11/10Fav (P J Rothwell)
2011 Byerley Bear 6 11-12 A E Lynch 11/2 (Henry De Bromhead)
2010 Kilflora 7 11-9 B T O'Connell 9/4 (Philip Fenton)
2009 Darby's Turn 7 11-7 E Mullins 33/1 (Henry De Bromhead)
2008 Fantoche 6 11-12 T P Treacy 2/1 (Mrs John Harrington)
2007 Jennys Oscar 8 11-7 D N Russell 6/1 (Martin Paul Fitzgerald)
2006 Ceeawayhome 7 11-12 D N Russell 7/4Fav (John E Kiely)
2005 Spring The Que 6 11-7 J M Allen 13/2 (Robert Tyner)
2004 Beechcourt 7 11-12 P Carberry 1/4Fav (M J P O'Brien)
2003 Social Order 5 11-2 D J Casey 5/4Fav (M J P O'Brien)
2002 Petersham 5 10-9 Mr G J Walshe 6/4Fav (M J P O'Brien)
2001 Dawn Native 6 11-1 F J Flood 4/1 (W Deacon)