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Sun, 2nd Dec, 2012

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Caffrey's Bar And Restaurant Of Batterstown Handicap Steeplechase (Grade C) (Rated 0-140) of £27,500.00 5-y-o plus

3m. 5f. 1st - £18,525.00 2nd - £5,700.00 3rd - £2,850.00 4th - £1,140.00 12 Declared Soft (Heavy In Places) Light rain


Formscan By Eamonn Murphy - Tarquinius got 10Ibs for a Punchestown success fifteen days back but he jumped to his left that day and he may not get away with a similar fencing technique in this. Ardglen was a bit unfortunate last time out and with plenty going for him here, the dour stayer should get involved. Highdownhill is bidding for a hat-trick and he has every chance you'd imagine, but as a son of Montjeu perhaps three miles five will stretch him that bit too much. With just nine stone ten on his back SPOT THE BOSS is a sporting selection. Oliver McKiernan's charge showed himself to be in possession of stamina in abundance at Navan last March and he gets the chance to prove as much now.

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An extended handicap steeplechase for five yrs old and upwards rated 0-140
Weights - An extended handicap steeplechase for five yrs old and upwards rated 0-140
Riders - Winner of a steeplechase after calculation of the handicap shall carry 4lb extra for each such steeplechase won

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Paul John Gilligan

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4231Action Master 6,b g 11-7

Domedriver-All Is Fair

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C J Mann

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Rated 127

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Anshan-Desperado Dawn

(1)(Mrs Joan Berry)
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Rated 110

J J Lambe

E J O'Connell

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(Cheekpiece)(1)(Redgap Partnership)
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Probable SP 3/1 Tarquinius, 4/1 Highdownhill, 5/1 Ardglen, 6/1 Action Master, 8/1 Jadanli, 10/1 Our Victoria, Bangonform, 12/1 Murchu, 14/1 Spot The Boss, 16/1 Droim Toll, Give Us A Hand, Kingsmoss.

Previous Years
2011 Smoking Aces 7 10-7 M P Walsh 4/1Fav (T J Taaffe)
2010 Abandoned
2009 Parsons Pistol 7 11-1 P W Flood 7/2 (Noel Meade)
2008 Arbor Supreme 6 10-8 P Townend 11/2Fav (W P Mullins)
2007 Sea Diva 7 10-1 P W Flood 14/1 (D T Hughes)
2006 Newbay Prop 7 9-7 R C Colgan 7/2Fav (A J Martin)
2005 What A Native 9 9-11 D J Casey 2/1Fav (C F Swan)
2004 Howaya Pet 8 9-7 J P Elliott 6/1 (Gerard Keane)
2003 What Odds 7 10-7 R Geraghty 5/2Fav (T K Geraghty)
2002 Foxchapel King 9 12-0 B J Geraghty 5/4Fav (M F Morris)
2001 Delgany Royal 9 10-11 B J Geraghty 6/1 (D T Hughes)
2000 Tyndarius 9 11-1 B M Cash 12/1 (A L T Moore)
1999 Market Lass 7 10-4 B J Geraghty 8/1 (Mrs John Harrington)