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Tue, 1st Jan, 2013

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Special Offers In Bobbyjo Bistro Handicap Hurdle (Rated 80-116) of £10,000.00 4-y-o plus

2m. 6f. 1st - £6,900.00 2nd - £1,700.00 3rd - £800.00 4th - £500.00 9 Declared Heavy Fine


Formscan By Alan Magee - WISE OSCAR was unlucky to come up against a blot on the handicap in the shape of Bog Warrior when runner-up over 2m4f here last time. Dessie Hughes’ charge should benefit from that outing, his first in four months, and will not lack in stamina having won his maiden hurdle at Thurles over three miles. Paradis de Thaix is pretty closely matched (3lb better off for less than a three lengths beating) with the selection having finished third in that 18-runner event and, like Your Busy, has a considerably lower mark over hurdles compared to his chase rating. The extra quarter mile though may just swing it in favour of the selection. Playing overcame a long lay-off to score in good style at Clonmel but a 9lb rise seemed to find him out next time, while Liszt may ensure a strong pace having blazed a trail to score in convincing fashion at Limerick last time.

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An extended handicap hurdle for four yrs old and upwards rated 80-116
Weights - An extended handicap hurdle for four yrs old and upwards rated 80-116
Riders - Winner of a hurdle race after calculation of the handicap to carry 4lb extra for each hurdle race won.

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828bKing Of Ardcarne 10,b g 11-7

Alderbrook-Fabulous Evening

(Tonguestrap)(1)(Miss E Butler)
Rated 109

Michael Butler

D R Fox(7)

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06u1Liszt 7,gr g 11-7


(Blinkers)(1)(Ms Anne Torrens)
Rated 109

Mervyn Torrens

M Darcy

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0203Your Busy 10,b g 11-6

Anshan-Springfort Society

(Tonguestrap)(1)(J A Nash)
Rated 108

J A Nash

D J Casey

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3882Wise Oscar 9,b g 11-5

Oscar-Mona Curra Gale

(1)(John P McManus)
Rated 107

D T Hughes

B J Cooper

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9534Paradis De Thaix 10,ch g 11-3

April Night-Etoile De Thaix

(Cheekpiece)(1)(Hard To Get Ten Syndicate)
Rated 105

Mrs John Harrington

A D Leigh

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7-13Playing 10,b g 11-3


(1)(P E Delaney)
Rated 105

Thomas Foley

S E Butler(7)

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2p89Miss Xian 6,b f 10-9

Milan-Beech Lodge

(1)(C J Cronin)
Rated 97

F Flood

M P Walsh

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0-44Fair Lord 8,b g 10-8

Lord Americo-Garden Fair

(1)(Four Boyoes Syndicate)
Rated 96

Michael John Murphy

B Hayes(5)

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310fBallyfinboy 7,gr g 10-3

Great Palm-Tender Return

(1)(J R Finn)
Rated 91

J R Finn

K C Sexton(7)

Probable SP 3/1 Wise Oscar, 5/1 Playing, Liszt, Your Busy, 6/1 Paradis De Thaix, 8/1 Fair Lord, 10/1 Ballyfinboy, 12/1 Miss Xian, 14/1 King Of Ardcarne.

Previous Years
2012 Galant Ferns 8 11-12 B T O'Connell 10/1 (Liam Kenny)
2011 Trendelenburg 6 10-2 P Carberry 4/6Fav (Gordon Elliott)
2010 Abandoned
2009 Bobsthewizard 7 10-3 M P Walsh 6/1 (F Flood)
2008 Merchent Paddy 7 11-4 D N Russell 13/8Fav (C Byrnes)
2007 Green Black 7 10-7 S G Carey 10/3 (A L T Moore)
2006 Kilfinny Cross 7 9-12 K T Coleman 11/2 (Michael Hourigan)
2005 Supreme Peace 7 11-2 K T Coleman 9/2 (F Flood)
2004 Camptect 8 11-2 B M Cash 5/2 (D E Fitzgerald)