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Sat, 23rd Feb, 2013

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John McCarthy Memorial Hunters Steeplechase of £8,000.00 5-y-o plus

2m. 5f. 100yds. 1st - £5,520.00 2nd - £1,360.00 3rd - £640.00 4th - £400.00 11 Declared Soft (Heavy In Places) Overcast and cold


Formscan By Gary Carson - TAMMYS HILL looks a class act here and should win this before heading to Cheltenham. He looked set to collect at Leopardstown last time but just got run out of it in the closing stages by last season's champion hunter Salsify. He had two victories over that rival previously this season and with connections feeling he may just have needed the run last time he looks to be one of the leading hunter chasers about this term. Battlefront is prolific between the flags and gets a nice pull at the weights here. Although he has racked up nine straight point victories this looks tougher against an opponent the calibre of Tammys Hill. Good Egg, Warne, Montana Slim and Solstice Knight were all well beaten at Leopardstown behind Tammys Hill and look held. Northern Alliance was a decent sort in the past but his run at Tyrella earlier this month leaves him a good bit to find.

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A steeplechase for Certified Hunters five yrs old and upwards
Weights - A steeplechase for Certified Hunters five yrs old and upwards
Allowances - 5-y-o 10st 8lb; 6-y-o and up 11st 4lb; Mares allowed 7lb
Riders - (to count from 1st January, 2011) Winner of a steeplechase 4lb extra; Of two steeplechases 7lb extra; Of three or more steeplechases 10lb extra

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4/18Montana Slim 11,b g 11-4

Accordion-Top Girl

(1)(Mrs Tracey O'Hare)

Michael O'Hare

Ms L O'Neill(7)

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p0-2Northern Alliance 12,ch g 11-4

Naheez-Lady Bettina

(1)(Irish Rover Syndicate)

A J Martin

Mr S Crawford(3)

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111-Battlefront 11,b g 11-4

Pistolet Bleu-Penguin

(Tonguestrap)(1)(Mrs Helen Walsh)

T M Walsh

Ms K Walsh

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40-7Good Egg 10,b g 11-11

Exit To Nowhere-Full Of Surprises

(Cheekpiece)(1)(Rippon, Wertheimer & Wills)
Rated 109

Miss S Rippon

Mr C M Murphy(7)

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1-19Warne 9,b g 11-8

Bob Back-Dusky Diva

(1)(Mr Robert Waley-Cohen)

R Waley-Cohen

Mr M P Fogarty(3)

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f-32Adams Wood 6,b g 11-4

Waky Nao-Hurada

(1)(Michael P Hourigan)

Michael P Hourigan

Mr T M O'Brien(7)

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/210Solstice Knight 10,b g 11-4

Bob Back-Storm Front

(1)(Nelius Hayes)

E J O'Grady

Ms N Carberry

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/1-2Robert An Ri 9,br g 11-4

City Honours-Hi Mary

(1)(M J Gilhooly)

M J Gilhooly

Mr A J Clifford(7)

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11-2Tammys Hill 8,b g 12-0

Tamayaz-Hillside Lass

(1)(Patrick J Smyth)

Liam Lennon

Mr M J O'Hare(5)

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6p5-Debt To Society 6,ch g 11-4

Moscow Society-Nobody's Darling

(1)(Mr & Mrs G E Pickering)

R Ford

Mr D J O'Leary(7)

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2p-8Castlecooke Andy 9,ch g 11-4

Anshan-Toro Tina

(Tonguestrap)(1)(Terence & James Kenny)

Robert Tyner

Mr D Skehan(7)

Probable SP 13/8 Tammys Hill, 2/1 Battlefront, 8/1 Solstice Knight, 10/1 Northern Alliance, Warne, 12/1 Adams Wood, Montana Slim, 16/1 Robert An Ri, 20/1 Good Egg, 25/1 Debt To Society, 33/1 Castlecooke Andy.

Previous Years
2012 Zardsky 6 11-4 Mr K E Power 5/1 (T J Nagle Jr)
2011 Good Egg 8 10-11 Mr C M Murphy 4/1 (Lady J Fowler)
2010 Nedzer's Return 8 10-13 Mr C Motherway 7/2 (Gordon Elliott)
2009 An Siorrac 6 11-4 Ms N Carberry 4/7Fav (E Bolger)