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Down Royal

Wed, 26th Dec, 2012

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Dark Horse Cafe & Wine Bar Hunters Steeplechase of £7,000.00 5-y-o plus

2m. 7f. 1st - £4,830.00 2nd - £1,190.00 3rd - £560.00 4th - £350.00 17 Declared Heavy Overcast and cold

 

Formscan By Gary Carson - A fascinating clash here between champion Salsify and his Wexford conqueror TAMMYS HILL. Connections were expecting Salsify to improve for his comeback effort but there was a lot to like about the way Tammys Hill beat him then and on this testing ground which isn't ideal for the champion Liam Lennon's charge is fancied to comfirm the placings. He has been a prolific performer between the flags but was beaten by Slippers Percy at Loughanmore last month and that rival has to be given strong consideration. He seems to be rejuvenated since going point-to-pointing and has been impressive in opens this autumn. Viking Splash is another decent sort who adds strength in depth to the contest while Merchant Royal doesn't quite seem to be at the same level this season.

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A steeplechase for Certified Hunters five yrs old and upwards that have between 1st January, 2010 and 17th December, 2012 been placed either first, second, third or fourth in a Steeplechase confined to Certified Hunters or in a Point-To-Point Steeplechase in Ireland and that have not won a *race since 25th September, 2011 other than Certified Hunters Steeplechases or Farmers Races
Weights - A steeplechase for Certified Hunters five yrs old and upwards that have between 1st January, 2010 and 17th December, 2012 been placed either first, second, third or fourth in a Steeplechase confined to Certified Hunters or in a Point-To-Point Steeplechase in Ireland and that have not won a *race since 25th September, 2011 other than Certified Hunters Steeplechases or Farmers Races
Allowances - 11st 7lb; Mares allowed 7lb
Riders - (to count from 1st January, 2011) Winner of a steeplechase 4lb extra; Of two steeplechases 7lb extra

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6261Send For Paddy 11,b g 11-7

Mister Mat-Hollymead

(Tonguestrap)(1)(R J Armstrong)

C A McBratney

MR D A Fitzsimmons(7)


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061pTaghnabrick 6,b g 11-7

King's Theatre-Merilena

(Tonguestrap)(1)(Ballymac Racing Syndicate)

George Stewart

Mr M J Lynch(7)


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2u0pHarps Counsel 10,b g 11-7

Leading Counsel-Up The Harps

(Tonguestrap,Cheekpiece)(1)(Cathal M McGovern)

Stephen Francis Magee

Mr S F Magee(7)


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5413Viking Splash 9,b g 11-11

Stowaway-Honey Mustard

(Cheekpiece)(1)(Mrs Helen Robson & Mr Malcolm Kemp)
Rated 121

D J Kemp

Mr J T Carroll(3)


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11f1Slippers Percy 10,b g 11-11

Sea Raven-Lough Borough

(1)(Ray Nicholas & R J Watson)

D M Christie

Mr W Thompson(7)


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p884Good Egg 9,b g 12-0

Exit To Nowhere-Full Of Surprises

(1)(Rippon, Wertheimer & Wills)

Miss S Rippon

Mr C M Murphy(7)


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7f32Strongpoint 8,b g 11-7

Bob Back-Ceo Draiochta

(Tonguestrap)(1)(Mrs C McAlister)
Rated 120

S R B Crawford

Mr J A Jenkins(7)


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3004Carsonstown Boy 8,b g 11-11

Golden Tornado-Elbonne

(1)(J T Monaghan)
Rated 112

C A McBratney

Mr N McParlan(7)


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0691Long Strand 8,b g 11-11

Saddlers' Hall-Oh So Breezy

(Tonguestrap)(1)(Evanna McCutcheon)
Rated 109

Miss Evanna McCutcheon

Miss E McCutcheon(7)


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7373Merchant Royal 8,b g 12-0

Kayf Tara-Country Store

(1)(Patrick J McCartan)

Sarah Dawson

Mr J P McKeown


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6pp4Royal Chukka 9,b g 11-7

Supreme Leader-Pede Gale

(1)(Mrs Ann Smurfit)

Mrs Denise Foster

Mr J J King(7)


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3521Crude 7,b g 11-7

Flemensfirth-Dawn Court

(1)(Mr Ray Antell)

P Henderson

Mr J J Codd


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1f12Salsify 7,b g 12-0

Beneficial-Our Deadly

(1)(Mrs J B Sweeney)
Rated 137

Rodger Sweeney

Mr C J Sweeney(3)


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1121Tammys Hill 7,b g 12-0

Tamayaz-Hillside Lass

(1)(Patrick J Smyth)

Liam Lennon

Mr J J Smyth(7)


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3/Bank Guarantee 7,br g 11-7

Bob's Return-Rosy Rockford

(1)(Mrs Marie Martin)

A J Martin

Mr S J Craig(7)


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9f22Not Before Eight 8,br g 11-11

Flemensfirth-Supreme Evening

(Cheekpiece)(1)(D M Christie)
Rated 122

D M Christie

Mr B O'Neill(5)


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7pppWriters Block 9,b g 11-7

Lil's Boy-Nordic Pageant

(1)(Miss Rachel O'Neill)

John Joseph Hanlon

Mr A H Wells(7)


Probable SP 4/1 Salsify, 9/2 Tammys Hill, 6/1 Not Before Eight, 7/1 Slippers Percy, 8/1 Long Strand, Crude, 10/1 Carsonstown Boy, 12/1 Merchant Royal, Viking Splash, 14/1 Strongpoint, Send For Paddy, Good Egg, 16/1 Bank Guarantee, 33/1 Harps Counsel, 50/1 Taghnabrick, Royal Chukka, 100/1 Writers Block.

Previous Years
2011 Carsonstown Boy 7 11-0 Mr N McParlan 20/1 (C A McBratney)
2010 Top Twig 11 11-4 Mr A T Duff 5/2 (D M Christie)
2009 Agus A Vic 8 12-0 Mr J J Codd 11/8Fav (Patrick Martin)
2008 Lydon House 9 11-4 Mr J D Moore 6/1 (Gordon Elliott)
2007 Agus A Vic 6 11-8 Mr J P McKeown 6/4Fav (Patrick Martin)
2006 General Striker 6 12-0 Mr J T McNamara 7/4Fav (E Bolger)