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Down Royal

Wed, 26th Dec, 2012

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Irish Stallions Farms European Breeders Fund Beginners Steeplechase of £11,500.00 4-y-o plus

2m. 4f. 1st - £7,935.00 2nd - £1,955.00 3rd - £920.00 4th - £575.00 9 Declared Heavy Overcast and cold


Formscan By Gary Carson - JOHANNISBERGER can gain a deserved win over fences here. His jumping let him down slightly here last time but it wasn't a disgrace to finish fourth behind a smart sort in Benefficient. His previous efforts were good enough to claim this. He had Mackeys Forge behind when chasing home Argocat at Limerick and should again hold that rival. He'llberemembered has produced a couple of decent placed efforts since going over fences and the mark of 123 that he has been awarded sets a good standard here. He had no chance with Marito at Thurles last time but must rank as a threat now. Madam Bovary showed some decent form over hurdles and although she never really figured behind Mikael D'Haguenet on her chase debut at Punchestown she can be expected to improve from that and could have place prospects.

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A steeplechase for four yrs old and upwards that have not won a steeplechase and are E.B.F. eligible
Weights - A steeplechase for four yrs old and upwards that have not won a steeplechase and are E.B.F. eligible
Allowances - 4-y-o 11st; 5-y-o and up 11st 12lb; Mares allowed 7lb;

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0/p9Stradbally 8,b g 11-12

Flemensfirth-Apache Lass

(Cheekpiece)(1)(De Tree Dee's Syndicate)

Conor O'Dwyer

B R Dalton(5)

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4372He'llberemembered 9,ch g 11-12

Blue Ocean-Remember Rob

(1)(Mrs Mary Lett)
Rated 123

P G Fahey

S E Butler(7)

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2u32Mackeys Forge 8,b g 11-12

Mr Combustible-Lucy Walters

(1)(The Gaudere Syndicate)
Rated 121

Hugo Froud

R Loughran

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0506Hidden Future 6,b g 11-12

Akbar-Lisheen Lady

(1)(Mrs S J Stilgoe)

Mrs S J Stilgoe

S W Flanagan

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fpRathlugh Boy 6,b g 11-12

Tamayaz-Lady Rosa

(1)(Miss Claire Simpson)

Miss Claire Simpson

A P Thornton

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-2p3Madam Bovary 6,b f 11-5

Old Vic-Saraemma

(1)(D Cox)

Mrs John Harrington

M J Bolger(3)

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1324Johannisberger 5,b g 11-12


(1)(Mrs Patricia Hunt)

Noel Meade

D J Condon

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u659Kerrib Castle 6,b g 11-12

Winged Love-Halens Match

(1)(Michael McConville)

Stephen McConville

Mr M McConville(7)

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4f6fDont Back Down 5,ch g 11-12

Presenting-Loch Lomond

(1)(Miss D Cope)

Miss S Sharratt

Mr J J Codd

Probable SP 2/1 Johannisberger, 11/4 He'llberemembered, 10/3 Mackeys Forge, 8/1 Dont Back Down, Madam Bovary, 25/1 Kerrib Castle, Hidden Future, 33/1 Stradbally, Rathlugh Boy.

Previous Years
2011 Gran Torino 6 11-9 Mr J P McKeown 9/2 (Noel Meade)
2010 Tharawaat 5 11-12 J M Maguire 8/11Fav (Gordon Elliott)
2009 Barcardero 7 11-12 S P McCann 7/2JFav (Gordon Elliott)
2008 Hume River 6 11-12 A D Leigh 9/2 (Mrs John Harrington)
2007 Cleni Boy 5 11-9 E M Butterly 7/4JFav (Noel Meade)
2006 Vedelle 7 11-12 T G M Ryan 11/10Fav (Joseph Crowley)
2005 Teeming Rain 6 11-5 D G Hogan 8/11Fav (C F Swan)
2004 Rare Ouzel 8 11-12 S P McCann 9/1 (A J Martin)
2003 Madonna Fan 5 11-10 B M Cash 11/4Fav (A L T Moore)
2002 Hume Castle 6 11-5 N J O'Shea 5/2Fav (Mrs John Harrington)
2002 Instant Queen 10 11-3 Mr J T McNamara 1/1Fav (M A Molloy)