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McCarthy Insurance Group Handicap Steeplechase (Rated 0-130) of £16,000.00 5-y-o plus

2m. 4f. 1st - £11,040.00 2nd - £2,720.00 3rd - £1,280.00 4th - £800.00 13 Declared Hurdle/Bumper: Soft to Heavy. Chase: Heavy Overcast


Formscan By Eamonn Murphy - SAOIRSE DUN started from such a lowly base that three wins have only taken him as far as a 110 rating which equates to a lovely racing weight of ten stone six here. In truth the opposition wasn't up to much at Wexford about a month ago but he absolutely trounced Flamingos Gold and Reality Dose then, and as a seven-year-old he could well have a lot more in the locker. You'd imagine there'll be plenty of pace on here so two and a half miles will hopefully present Saoirse Dun with a sufficient stamina test and it's good to see Paul Townend in the saddle again. Where do you start when it comes to mentioning alternatives to the selection%3F Come To The Party (course winner) looks a big contender whilst handicap first-timers Sraid Padraig, Carrigeen Lechuga, Daring Article (course winner), Our Girl Lucy (course winner) and Wilde Wit Pleasure (course winner and blinkers tried now) are all contenders to varying degrees. De Dodger, a course and distance winner, looks like he has a big chance of at least making the frame.

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An extended handicap steeplechase for five yrs old and upwards rated 0-130
Weights - An extended handicap steeplechase for five yrs old and upwards rated 0-130
Riders - Winner of a steeplechase after calculation of the handicap to carry 6lb extra for each such steeplechase won.

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155-Sraid Padraig 7,b g 11-12


(1)(Barry Connell)
Rated 130

A J Martin

R M Power

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306-Head Waiter 10,b g 11-10

Lend A Hand-Anno Luce

(Tonguestrap,Cheekpiece)(1)(Mrs Pauline Healy)
Rated 128

Miss Claire Simpson

A P Thornton

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5p5-In Compliance 13,b g 11-9

Old Vic-Lady Bellingham

(1)(D T Hughes)
Rated 127

D T Hughes

B J Cooper

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115-Carrigeen Lechuga 8,b f 11-8

Beneficial-Carrigeen Lily

(1)(Mrs R H Lalor)
Rated 126

R H Lalor

Miss E A Lalor(5)

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011-Come To The Party 10,b g 11-5

Taipan-Iron Mariner

(1)(Mr R E Hill)
Rated 123

Harry Chisman

J R Barry

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-p0-Elysian Rock 9,b g 11-3

King's Theatre-Elaine Tully

(Tonguestrap)(1)(Michael O'Flynn)
Rated 121

M F Morris

M J Ferris

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524-Hans Crescent 8,b g 11-3


(Blinkers)(1)(Craic On The Track Syndicate)
Rated 121

Patrick Neville

A P Heskin

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012-De Dodger 10,b g 11-1

Flemensfirth-I Blame Theparents

(1)(J Braddish)
Rated 119

S Braddish

N P Madden

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495-Daring Article 7,b g 10-10

Definite Article-Daring Hen

(1)(More Blues Syndicate)
Rated 114

Robert Tyner

P T Enright

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122-Our Girl Lucy 7,b f 10-10

Flemensfirth-Dawn Court

(Tonguestrap)(1)(Ms Helena Clery)
Rated 114

Thomas Cooper

M A Enright(5)

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833-Jack Bene 7,gr g 10-8

Beneficial-Securon Rose

(1)(Mr Robert Clifton-brown)
Rated 112

Miss L Allan

A E Lynch

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111-Saoirse Dun 7,b g 10-6

Flemensfirth-Dorrha Rose

(1)(TMSC Partnership)
Rated 110

P J Rothwell

P Townend

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447-Wilde Wit Pleasure 10,b g 10-6

Oscar-Be My Pleasure

(Blinkers)(1)(Sean O O'Brien)
Rated 110

Sean O O'Brien

D J Condon

Probable SP 4/1 Saoirse Dun, 5/1 Come To The Party, 6/1 De Dodger, 8/1 Daring Article, Our Girl Lucy, 10/1 Carrigeen Lechuga, Sraid Padraig, 11/1 Hans Crescent, 12/1 Jack Bene, Wilde Wit Pleasure, 14/1 In Compliance, 20/1 Elysian Rock, 25/1 Head Waiter.

Previous Years
2012 Jack Absolute 9 11-0 D N Russell 10/1 (John J Walsh)
2011 Majestic Oak 7 11-4 P W Flood 3/1 (Liam P Cusack)