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McCarthy Insurance Group Flat Race of £8,000.00 5/7-y-o

2m. 1st - £5,520.00 2nd - £1,360.00 3rd - £640.00 4th - £400.00 14 Declared Hurdle/Bumper: Soft to Heavy. Chase: Heavy Overcast


Formscan By Eamonn Murphy - Not sold for 190,000 pounds at Brightwells Cheltenham Horses in Training Sale in the middle of last month, hopefully GOLANTILLA will live up to his billing here. There's no doubt that there are any number of potential dangers lurking amongst the opposition but it seems pretty certain that Sean O'Brien has an exciting prospect on his hands in Golantilla. He was expected to deliver at the first time of asking at Avaune nearly four weeks ago and in the hands of today's rider, Ciaran Fennessy, he impressed all present, slamming Concordin to the tune of ten lengths. What credentials Unbreakable brings to the table though and this could be the most interesting heat of the day. He is a grandson of Shawiya, he's a half-brother to Staying Article and he was signed for by Margaret O'Toole at 145,000 Euros at Tattersalls Ireland Derby National Hunt Sale in the summer of 2011. Tony Martin has booked Nina Carberry for the mount and of course he could be anything. Andiamos will need to leave previous form behind but that's hardly outside the bounds of possibility. Here I Am looked a nice type 'between the flags' and he could go well at a price. There are several others that need considering too including Leavethelighton, Our Rainbow Dream, Overbury Prince, Golden Rascal, Shanpallas and Upsanddowns.

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An I.N.H. flat race for five, six and seven yrs old that have not won a *race
Weights - An I.N.H. flat race for five, six and seven yrs old that have not won a *race
Allowances - 5-y-o 11st 12lb; 6 and 7-y-o 12st; Mares allowed 7lb

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43f-Here I Am 6,br g 12-0

Presenting-The Last Bank

(1)(Nigel & Barbara Collison)

Mrs D M Grissell

Mr J T Carroll(3)

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203-Overbury Prince 6,b g 12-0

Overbury-Kerio River

(1)(Tomas Ahern)

Terence O'Brien

Mr P D Collins(7)

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552-Jansboy 6,b g 12-0

Alflora-M N L Lady

(1)(Mad Plan Partnership)

N Dooly

Miss N A Barry(7)

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04-Andiamos 6,b g 12-0

Beneficial-Iron Mariner

(1)(NUIG & NUIMaynooth Partnership)

W P Mullins

Mr P W Mullins

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017-Balynaclash Warior 7,br g 12-0

Norwich-Newstreet Princess

(1)(G D Corrigan)

R P Rath

Mr J J Codd

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08-Carrolls Comfort 6,b g 12-0

Bishop of Cashel-Ovideo

(Tonguestrap)(1)(Edward Power)

David M O'Brien

Mr R J Kiely(5)

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Unbreakable 5,b g 11-12

King's Theatre-Sejour

(Gigginstown House Stud)

A J Martin

Ms N Carberry

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1-Golantilla 5,br g 11-12


(1)(Barry Connell)

Alan Fleming

Mr C W Fennessy(7)

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0-Shanpallas 5,b g 11-12


(1)(John P McManus)

C Byrnes

Mr B O'Neill(5)

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Golden Rascal 5,ch g 11-12

Presenting-Haydens First

(Mrs Valerie Courtney)

James Joseph Mangan

Mr M J O'Connor

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Leavethelighton 6,b g 12-0

Oscar-Royale Boja

(Mrs P Doyle)

Eoin Doyle

Mr R P McNamara

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Our Rainbow Dream 6,b g 12-0

Norwich-Cap The Waves

(Thomas Cooper)

Thomas Cooper

Mr G M Mangan(7)

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8-Nouveau Moulin 6,b m 11-7

Millenary-Cool Kas

(1)(Mr J P O'keeffe)

M J Scudamore

Mr J J Burke(7)

Probable SP 5/2 Golantilla, 3/1 Unbreakable, 7/1 Leavethelighton, Overbury Prince, Andiamos, 10/1 Our Rainbow Dream, Shanpallas, 12/1 Golden Rascal, Upsanddowns, 14/1 Jansboy, Here I Am, 20/1 Balynaclash Warior, 33/1 Nouveau Moulin, 50/1 Carrolls Comfort.

Previous Years
2012 Perfect Gentleman 7 12-0 Mr P W Mullins 5/4Fav (W P Mullins)
2011 Fasolo 5 11-12 Ms N Carberry 3/1 (C F Swan)
2010 Old Charm 6 11-7 Mr J T Carroll 7/1 (Philip Fenton)
2009 Quinola Des Obeaux 5 11-12 Mr P W Mullins 8/15Fav (W P Mullins)
2008 Copper Bleu 6 11-0 Mr D MacAuley 4/1 (Donal Coffey)
2007 Dancing Tornado 6 11-7 Mr A M Keane 14/1 (M Keane)
2006 Turtle Dubh 5 11-0 Mr K E Power 13/2 (E Sheehy)
2005 Etched In Stone 6 11-0 Mr R J Tierney 7/1 (John Joseph Murphy)
2004 On The Net 6 11-7 Mr E O'Grady 15/2 (A M O'Grady)
2003 Masteroffoxhounds 8 11-11 Mr J P Magnier 7/4 (David Wachman)
2002 Beef Or Salmon 6 12-4 Mr P Fenton 8/11Fav (Michael Hourigan)
2001 Camden Tanner 5 11-9 D N Russell 9/4JFav (Robert Tyner)
2000 Golden Row 6 11-4 D N Russell 6/4Fav (C Byrnes)