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Sat, 23rd Feb, 2013

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I.T.B.A. Fillies Scheme Novice Hurdle of £25,000.00 5/7-y-o

2m. 4f. 1st - £16,250.00 2nd - £5,000.00 3rd - £2,500.00 4th - £1,000.00 8 Declared Soft (Heavy In Places) Overcast and cold


Formscan By Gary Carson - This looks between the two Willie Mullins runners and preference is for GLENS MELODY. She looks to be improving over timber and the style of her victory at Leopardstown last time was impressive. She was really motoring in the closing stages then and this extra couple of furlongs should be to her advantage. Tasitiocht is Patrick Mullins' ride so there is probably not a lot to read into jockey bookings. She returns from a short break having sustained a cut after her cosy victory at Wexford in early December. This trip is probably more suitable as she impressed over it at Navan previously. The handicapper has given her a mark just a pound below her stable-mate and given that she gets 3lb she looks well treated. Byerley Babe is well regarded but after being turned over at a short price in a Punchestown maiden hurdle last time she has something to prove.

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A novice hurdle for five, six and seven yrs old mares only, see Calendar 18th Feb for full conditions
Weights - A novice hurdle for five, six and seven yrs old mares only, see Calendar 18th Feb for full conditions
Allowances - 5-y-o 10st 9lb; 6 & 7-y-o 10st 11lb
Riders - Winner of a hurdle race 5lb extra; Of a hurdle race value E12,500 10lb extra; HRI Directive 10 (ii) (b) is suspended for the purpose of this race.

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14-0Lough Roe Lady 7,b f 11-2

Stowaway-Western Whisper

(1)(Stephen Hynes)
Rated 112

Philip M Byrne

D N Russell

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31-2Byerley Babe 6,b m 10-11

Beneficial-I Can Imagine

(1)(John P McManus)

Robert Tyner

P T Enright

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126-Tropical Three 5,gr m 10-9

Portrait Gallery-Tropical Ocean

(1)(Mrs Mary Curtin)

Michael Hourigan

A P Heskin

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23-1Toye Native 5,ch f 11-0

Presenting-Lorna's Lady

(1)(T I Lindsay)
Rated 109

C A McBratney

A E Lynch

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55-5Teochew 5,b m 10-9

Shantou-Papal Princess

(1)(Mr Mark Shears)

M B Shears

D MacAuley(5)

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0-9Lucrecia Borgia 6,b f 10-11

Milan-Renvyle Society

(1)(T A Bruton)

Mrs Lorna Fowler

M J Bolger(3)

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13-1Glens Melody 5,b f 11-5

King's Theatre-Glens Music

(1)(Ms Fiona McStay)
Rated 127

W P Mullins

P Townend

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f11-Tasitiocht 6,b f 11-2


(1)(C C R Racing Syndicate)
Rated 126

W P Mullins

Mr P W Mullins

Probable SP 11/8 Glens Melody, 7/4 Tasitiocht, 8/1 Tropical Three, 10/1 Byerley Babe, 12/1 Toye Native, 14/1 Lough Roe Lady, 25/1 Teochew, 50/1 Lucrecia Borgia.

Previous Years
2012 Back In A Tic 6 10-11 S G McDermott 25/1 (Colin Kidd)
2011 Definite Class 6 10-11 B J Cooper 7/2 (D T Hughes)