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Wed, 9th Jan, 2013

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Home Of The Ladbrokes Irish Grand National Novice Handicap Hurdle (Rated 80-102) of £8,000.00 4-y-o plus

2m. 4f. 1st - £5,520.00 2nd - £1,360.00 3rd - £640.00 4th - £400.00 7 Declared Heavy Fine


Formscan By Thomas Weekes - FORJOETHEPAINTER landed a gamble at Limerick over Christmas (Five Point Plan well behind) and, despite a rise, races from a low enough mark. The trip and ground shouldn't prove a problem. Tipped Up Harry is a dual handicap winner and holds obvious claims following his narrow win at Cork, when the third placed horse finished well behind. Bumper winner Peace In The West is interesting on his second handicap start while Mister First possesses a much higher chase mark but has failed to take advantage of his lower hurdle rating. Multiple ptp winner Lord Multifix has something to prove following his Down Royal run.

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An extended handicap hurdle for four yrs old and upwards rated 80-102 that have not won a hurdle race before 29th April, 2012
Weights - An extended handicap hurdle for four yrs old and upwards rated 80-102 that have not won a hurdle race before 29th April, 2012
Riders - Winner of a hurdle race after calculation of the handicap to carry 6lb extra for each hurdle race won.

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02p-Doctor Woodfield 12,b g 10-10

Dr Massini-Woodfield Lady

(Blinkers)(1)(Home On The Range Syndicate)
Rated 86

Cecil Ross

R C Colgan

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465-Lord Multifix 8,b g 10-9

Winged Love-Rowdy Nights

(Blinkers)(1)(John Farquhar)
Rated 85

Neil McKnight

P D Kennedy(5)

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091-Forjoethepainter 8,b g 11-6

Rudimentary-Marys Course

(1)(Anthony Mulholland)
Rated 96

Anthony Mulholland

R J Jones(3)

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765-Peace In The West 6,b g 11-4

Westerner-Supreme Peace

(1)(Leonard Kelly)
Rated 94

F Flood

M P Walsh

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505-Five Point Plan 7,b g 11-12


(1)(Mr K Barker)
Rated 102

Miss G Anderson

B T O'Connell

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341-Tipped Up Harry 7,ch g 11-5

Sir Harry Lewis-Kassala

(Hood)(1)(Jules Sigler)
Rated 95

Mrs Denise Foster

A P Heskin

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30u-Mister First 7,b g 11-12

Trempolino-Queen Running

(1)(W Hennessy)
Rated 102

Robert Alan Hennessy

A E Lynch

Probable SP 7/4 Forjoethepainter, 3/1 Tipped Up Harry, 9/2 Mister First, 8/1 Peace In The West, Five Point Plan, Lord Multifix, 10/1 Doctor Woodfield.

Previous Years
2012 Ros Brin 6 11-3 S J Gray 14/1 (G A Kingston)
2011 Elcanos 8 10-1 R M Moran 14/1 (A J Martin)
2010 Abandoned
2009 Abandoned
2008 Rock Street 7 11-1 P T Enright 3/1 (Robert Tyner)
2007 Out In Front 8 11-2 N P Madden 9/2 (Oliver McKiernan)
2006 Gazza's Girl 6 10-7 T P Treacy 4/1 (Mrs John Harrington)
2005 Bluestone Lad 7 11-4 T G M Ryan 2/1Fav (P A Fahy)
2004 Lotomore Lad 6 10-11 J R Barry 8/1 (Donal Hassett)