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Fri, 7th Dec, 2012

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Christmas Race & Dine Packages Apprentice Handicap (Rated 47-65) (DIV III) of £7,000.00 3-y-o plus

1m. 2f. 150yds. 1st - £3,850.00 2nd - £952.00 3rd - £448.00 4th - £280.00 17 Declared Standard Fine


Formscan By Eamonn Murphy - Given his connections (the Dick Francis style Kilbeggan gamble on D Four Dave in the summer of 2010 is recalled), much depends on how Circus Act (out of a Group 1 winner in Carry On Katie) goes in the betting here. If the market gives positive signals, then take the hint, because off 47 in this sort of company, the former Godolphin runner won't have many better chances. If not, INDIAN SCOUT, who has turned into a good performer at Dundalk, might be able to defy a 240 day absence. He is attempting to win his third race in his last four outings at this track and indeed he only went down by a head last time out. The phrase tough as nails could well be applied to the selection, though it's a bit surprising to see the usual cheek-pieces left off for this run. It's encouraging that Eoin Doyle's horses are in flying form and he said recently in an Irish Field stable tour: "He developed into a grand horse for us last year on the all-weather at Dundalk but he met with a little setback so he missed most of this year. He is back in good form again now and the plan is to go for a mile and a half handicap at Dundalk in the next few weeks. We'll send him over hurdles at some stage." This is only an extended mile and quarter event so you'd like to see him prove strong in the market to bolster confidence. Alghanem, Saint By Day and Can We Dare are among some of the main opposition and all are respected. With first time tongue-straps deployed, War Room and The Gave could improve.

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An extended handicap for three yrs old and upwards rated 47-65
Weights - An extended handicap for three yrs old and upwards rated 47-65
Riders - (after calculation of the handicap) A winner shall carry 5lb extra for each race won

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3665Alghanem 4,b g 9-12

Soviet Star-Accounting

(1)(Mahmoud Abdulkhaleq)
Rated 63

M Phelan

D E Mullins

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7112Indian Scout 4,b g 9-12


(1)(Ridgeway Racing Club & Partner)
Rated 63

Mrs A King

R A Doyle(4)

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1334Saint By Day 6,b g 9-11

Marju-Spring To Light

(Tonguestrap,Cheekpiece)(1)(Paul Rooney)
Rated 62

M Halford

C P Hoban

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-608Buccaneer Bob 4,br g 9-10

Big Bad Bob-Cosmic Speed Queen

(1)(Barretts Bar Syndicate)
Rated 61

Miss Susan A Finn

C R King(7)

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7959War Room 3,b g 9-6

Holy Roman Emperor-Shot At Love

(Tonguestrap)(1)(Exors of the Late E Kavanagh)
Rated 60

S M Duffy

R P Whelan

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0055Fancy Socks 4,b g 9-5

Noverre-Fairy Lore

(1)(L Mulvany)
Rated 56

Michael Mulvany

E J McNamara

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6499Phoebe Van Gelder 5,b f 9-1

Choisir-Three Pennies

(Cheekpiece)(1)(Gold & Blue Syndicate)
Rated 52

Miss Hilary McLoughlin

M A Enright(2)

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8697Alubari 5,b g 9-0

Tiger Hill-Why So Silent

(1)(Sean F Gallagher)
Rated 51

Adrian McGuinness

I J Brennan

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/00-Soul Train 6,ch g 9-0

Singspiel-High Straits

(Tonguestrap)(1)(Benjamin Curtin)
Rated 51

D K Weld

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0840Bangalore Prince 4,b g 8-10

Chevalier-Ribbon Glade

(Cheekpiece)(1)(Mrs Pauline McCourt)
Rated 47

T G McCourt

C T Keane(2)

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9563Can We Dare 4,b f 8-10


(1)(Mrs Mary Sharkey)
Rated 47

Edward P Harty

R Coakley(4)

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0800Circus Act 4,b g 8-10

Cape Cross-Carry On Katie

(1)(Joseph Duke)
Rated 47

Brendan W Duke

L F Roche

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-390That's Ours 4,b g 8-10

Giant's Causeway-Magnificent Honour

(1)(Ms Yvonne Hennessy)
Rated 47

James M Barcoe

L P Dempsey(4)

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0-00The Gave 5,ch f 8-10

Golan-Big Storm

(Tonguestrap)(1)(J A Donohue)
Rated 47

Gerard Stack

James J Doyle(7)

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9-00De Vesci 4,b g 8-10

Statue Of Liberty-Goldenfort Queen

(Tonguestrap)(1)(Miss M McWey)
Rated 47

J T Gorman

Megan Carberry(4)

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0608Mac Tigue 4,b g 8-10

Celtic Swing-Mary Anastatia

(1)(C P McLoughlin)
Rated 47

Conor O'Dwyer

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8487Hootie 4,b g 9-3

Fasliyev-Soviet Maid

(Blinkers,Tonguestrap)(1)(James McCartan)
Rated 54

S Donohoe

Long Handicap Alghanem 9-12, Indian Scout 9-12, Saint By Day 9-11, Buccaneer Bob 9-10, War Room 9-6, Fancy Socks 9-5, Phoebe Van Gelder 9-1, Alubari 9-0, Soul Train 9-0, Bangalore Prince 8-10, Can We Dare 8-10, Circus Act 8-10, That's Ours 8-10, The Gave 8-10, De Vesci 8-10, Mac Tigue 8-10, Hootie 9-3.

Probable SP 4/1 Indian Scout, 5/1 Can We Dare, Fancy Socks, 6/1 Alghanem, Saint By Day, 12/1 Phoebe Van Gelder, Bangalore Prince, 14/1 Alubari, 16/1 Soul Train, That's Ours, 20/1 The Gave, 25/1 Others.

Previous Years
2011 Tribes And Banner 7 9-7 C P Hoban 7/1 (C F Swan) (Drawn 13)
2010 Hawa Bali 3 9-5 P J Smullen 3/1JFav (P D Deegan) (Drawn 7)