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Fri, 23rd Nov, 2012

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Crowne Plaza Hotel Race & Stay Maiden (DIV I) of £10,000.00 3-y-o plus

1m. 1st - £6,900.00 2nd - £1,700.00 3rd - £800.00 4th - £500.00 15 Declared Standard Very cold but dry


Formscan By Eamonn Murphy - EPIC ENCOUNTER looks to hold a big chance in this. This grey went into the horses to watch out for memory bank when flying home for third, here over six furlongs, behind Via Ballycroy in September. The son of Clodovil then emphasised his staying power when chasing home Qasser on ground described as soft to heavy at Cork. With plenty of experience under his belt at this stage, Epic Encounter looks a solid wager racing from box one here with Declan McDonogh up. Given his connections and the fact that he contested a very valuable event at Newmarket on his last start, Benbecula will have to be watched in the betting. Lily Of Kenmare has a very good debut effort to her name but the extra experience of Epic Encounter sways me in his direction. Attire disappointed last time but she's likely better than that and she has to enter the equation. Rated 67 and in first-time blinkers, La Oliva has to have hopes too and a similar comment applies to September Lily (assessed as a 62 filly).

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For three yrs old only, maidens at starting
Weights - For three yrs old only, maidens at starting
Allowances - 9st 5lb; Fillies allowed 5lb;

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4840La Oliva 3,b f 9-0

Strategic Prince-Banba

(1)(Cyril Glynn)
Rated 67

Paul W Flynn

W J Lee

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Lake Storm 3,b g 9-5

Alkaadhem-Ballyronan Girl

(P J Kavanagh)

James M Barrett

R P Cleary

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9-0Harmonie 3,b f 9-0


(1)(Darragh T Hennessy)

Joseph G Murphy

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96Daring Queen 3,ch f 9-0

Refuse To Bend-Lorraine's Secret

(1)(Sean F Gallagher)

Paul Stafford

I J Brennan(3)

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7432Epic Encounter 3,gr g 9-5


(1)(Ranjan Mahtani)
Rated 71

Edward Lynam

D P McDonogh

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4220Benbecula 3,b g 9-5

Motivator-Isle Of Flame

(1)(Mr And Mrs Andrew May)
Rated 83

N R Mitchell

N G McCullagh

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20Attire 3,ch f 9-0

Danehill Dancer-Asnieres

(1)(Mrs B V Sangster)

David Wachman

W M Lordan

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Aqua Regia 3,ch g 9-5


(1)(Lisatunny Syndicate)

Miss Evanna McCutcheon

J P O'Brien

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88Kharezi 3,b g 9-5

Bachelor Duke-Kharsaka

(1)(Rory F Larkin)

John C McConnell

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79Title Music 3,ch f 9-0

Rainshack-Meadow Music

(1)(Loughcraig Racing Syndicate)

Lee Smyth

Megan Carberry(7)

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3Lily Of Kenmare 4,b f 9-2

Exceed And Excel-Zoudie

(1)(Brian Gallivan)

M Halford

G F Carroll

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00Sterling Cooper 4,ch g 9-7

Selkirk-Ooh Aah Camara

(1)(Ronan G Rothwell)

P J Rothwell

B A Curtis

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9Jackie Tyrrell 3,ch g 9-5

Hard Spun-Sweeping Story

(1)(John P Dwan)

M P Sunderland

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Baby Jake 3,b g 9-5

Morozov-Potters Dawn

(1)(Mrs Nanette Wheatley)

John Joseph Hanlon

F Lynch

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Calling You 3,b g 9-5


(All Stars Racing Syndicate)

S Donohoe

C D Hayes

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Heuston 3,b g 9-5

Acclamation-On The Razz

(Reginald Roberts)

Reginald Roberts

R P Whelan(3)

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5342September Lily 3,b f 9-0

Cape Cross-Water Echo

(1)(Martin Flinter)
Rated 62

C W J Farrell

K J Manning

Probable SP 5/2 Benbecula, 4/1 Epic Encounter, 5/1 September Lily, 7/1 Attire, 8/1 Lily Of Kenmare, 10/1 Aqua Regia, 14/1 Baby Jake, Calling You, 16/1 La Oliva, 25/1 Others.

Previous Years
2011 Glor Na Mara 3 9-5 K J Manning 11/4 (J S Bolger) (Drawn 5)
2010 Youm Mutamiez 3 9-2 G F Carroll 5/2 (P D Deegan) (Drawn 1)
2009 Liberty To Rock 3 9-5 D P McDonogh 12/1 (J T Gorman) (Drawn 9)