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Wed, 21st Nov, 2012

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Premier Jump Weekend Hurdle of £10,000.00 5-y-o plus

2m. 1st - £6,900.00 2nd - £1,700.00 3rd - £800.00 4th - £500.00 9 Declared Soft (Soft to Heavy in Places) Fine


Formscan By Eamonn Murphy - Weapon's Amnesty's half-brother, SHRAPNEL may have turned the corner with a Galway success last time. After being notoriously hard to win with, the Flemensfirth gelding put it all together on his first start for Gordon Elliott, beating Rory O Moore by three and three parts of a length. That form reads better since, with Rory O Moore's demolition of the opposition at Naas, and you'd have to think that Shrapnel has a much better chance here than his 118-rating would imply. Gordon Elliott said of him lately: "He won well the last day at Galway and he is a nice horse that came to us a while ago. He has always worked nicely and I can see him paying his way nicely in novice hurdles. He handles soft ground and he'll get two and a half miles and maybe a bit further in time. We are delighted to have him. He likes the soft ground as well which is a plus." The former point-to-point scorer is preferred to Willie Mullins' 141-rated Turban. Mullins said lately that he'd be launching this fellow over fences soon, so it could be significant that he comes here and he'll doubtless be hard to beat at his best. The long absent Stony Grey Soil would be much respected if strong in the market.

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A hurdle race for five yrs old and upwards that have not won a hurdle race other than one hurdle race value not more than E10,000
Weights - A hurdle race for five yrs old and upwards that have not won a hurdle race other than one hurdle race value not more than E10,000
Allowances - 11st 5lb; Mares allowed 7lb
Riders - Winner of a hurdle race 7lb extra

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345-Stony Grey Soil 9,ch g 11-12

Oscar Schindler-If You Say Yes

(1)(N J McCabe)

John J Walsh

B T O'Connell

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4232Auenschutze 8,b g 11-12

Tiger Hill-Aruba

(1)(Brookland Racing Partnership)

J J Lambe

B J Geraghty

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2596Uncle Tom Cobley 8,b g 11-12

King's Theatre-Platinum Leader

(1)(Mr M Scudamore)

M J Scudamore

B R Dalton(5)

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2371Shrapnel 6,b g 11-12

Flemensfirth-Victoria Theatre

(1)(Mr Brian Ellison)
Rated 118

B Ellison

D N Russell

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4231Kilavalley 5,b g 11-12

City Honours-Cry In The Dark

(1)(The Gaudere Syndicate)
Rated 119

Hugo Froud

B J Cooper

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p865Swanfold 6,b g 11-5

Moscow Society-Candy Gale

(1)(J P Farrell)

J T R Dreaper

M J Bolger(3)

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50-5Spiritual Sister 5,b f 10-12


(1)(Mrs C Cassidy)

Norman Cassidy

H D Dunne(7)

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-402Turban 5,b g 11-12

Dom Alco-Indianabelle

(1)(Edward O'Connell)
Rated 141

W P Mullins

R Walsh

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19p2Harpsy Cord 6,b g 11-12

Accordion-Pitalina's Return

(1)(Mrs J Mathias)

Miss A Griffiths

A E Lynch

Probable SP 8/11 Turban, 9/2 Shrapnel, 8/1 Harpsy Cord, 10/1 Auenschutze, Uncle Tom Cobley, 12/1 Kilavalley, 20/1 Swanfold, Stony Grey Soil, 33/1 Spiritual Sister.

Previous Years
2011 Savello 5 11-12 R Walsh 7/2 (J A Berry)
2010 Abandoned
2009 Donnas Palm 5 11-12 P W Flood 1/1JFav (Noel Meade)
2008 Pomme Tiepy 5 10-8 P Townend 6/1 (W P Mullins)
2007 Catch Me 5 11-9 D J Casey 4/5Fav (E J O'Grady)
2006 Bullhill Flyer 5 11-2 S J Hassett 33/1 (Sabrina J Harty)
2005 Sky's The Limit 4 11-4 B J Geraghty 4/6Fav (E J O'Grady)
2004 Mossy Green 10 11-6 D J Condon 4/1 (W P Mullins)
2003 Little Rort 4 11-3 D T Evans 10/1 (M J Grassick)
2002 Turtleback 4 11-6 B J Geraghty 7/4Fav (E J O'Grady)
2001 Yeoman's Point 5 11-8 C F Swan 11/10Fav (C Roche)
2000 Masalarian 5 11-8 C O'Dwyer 1/1Fav (A L T Moore)
1999 Sly Empress 5 11-6 P G Hourigan 6/1 (Michael Hourigan)