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Hilly Way Steeplechase (Grade 2) of £37,500.00 5-y-o plus

2m. 1st - £24,375.00 2nd - £7,500.00 3rd - £3,750.00 4th - £1,500.00 7 Declared Hurdle/Bumper: Soft. Chase: Soft to Heavy, Heavy in places Overcast


Formscan By Thomas Weekes - BLAZING TEMPO gets weight here, particularly from Realt Dubh, and has the class to win this. She hasn't run since September but had been in good form over hurdles and represents a yard in top gear. Realt Dubh is the class horse in the race but has been a little out of sorts recently, not helped by mistakes on his last two starts. At his best he would prove difficult to beat though. Foildubh has progressed well since finishing third to Days Hotel a year ago and has solid place claims while Days Ahead is himself without a run since that Grade 2 win, 386 days ago. Ninetieth Minute is proving frustrating while Echo Bob and Let Yourself Go need to improve.

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A steeplechase for five yrs old and upwards
Weights - A steeplechase for five yrs old and upwards
Allowances - 11st 4lb; Mares allowed 7lb
Riders - (to count from 1st December, 2010) Winner of three steeplechases or of a Grade 3 steeplechase 3lb extra; Of two Grade 3 steeplechases or of a Grade 2 steeplechase 6lb extra; Of a Grade 1 steeplechase 8lb extra;

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2044Realt Dubh 8,b g 11-12

Beneficial-Suez Canal

(1)(D J Sharkey)
Rated 159

Noel Meade

P Carberry

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411-Days Hotel 7,b g 11-10

Oscar-Call Catherine

(1)(James Treacy)
Rated 148

Henry De Bromhead

P T Enright

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3222Echo Bob 8,b g 11-4

Bob's Return-Braw Lass

(1)(Munster Alliance Syndicate)
Rated 135

Henry De Bromhead

B J Cooper

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u123Foildubh 8,b g 11-4

Woods of Windsor-Bushey Glen

(1)(John Patrick Ryan)
Rated 147

John Patrick Ryan

D J Condon

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-p53Let Yourself Go 10,b g 11-4

Zaffaran-Auburn Princess

(1)(Miss Sarah Ferguson)
Rated 135

Martin Hassett

S J Hassett

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1f3fNinetieth Minute 9,b g 11-4

Old Vic-Myown

(1)(Mr R J Hewitt)
Rated 135

J J O'Shea

B T O'Connell

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0311Blazing Tempo 8,b f 11-3

Accordion-Leading Duke

(1)(Mrs S Ricci)
Rated 153

W P Mullins

R Walsh

Probable SP 7/4 Blazing Tempo, 5/2 Realt Dubh, 5/1 Foildubh, 6/1 Days Hotel, 10/1 Ninetieth Minute, 12/1 Let Yourself Go, Echo Bob.

Previous Years
2011 Golden Silver 9 11-12 E Mullins 2/7Fav (W P Mullins)
2010 Abandoned