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Gowran Park

Sat, 24th Nov, 2012

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Gowran Park Racing Club 2013 Handicap Hurdle (Rated 80-116) of £10,000.00 4-y-o plus

3m. 1st - £6,900.00 2nd - £1,700.00 3rd - £800.00 4th - £500.00 10 Declared Heavy Fine but cold


Formscan By Gary Carson - SELECTION BOX looks nicely treated here in light of his success over fences at Galway at the end of last month. He went up to 126 over fences after that victory and runs off a 13lb lower mark now over timber. Young jockey Liam McKenna take a further 7lb off which leaves him with a nice racing weight. Raajih ran really well without getting to the front two at Down Royal last time and looks a threat here despite the 3lb rise. The only worry about him would be that he has most of his form on better ground across the water and the heavy is a bit of a question mark. Happy New Year ran well to chase home Followmeuptocarlow at Punchestown last time but has been hit with a 6lb rise for that which looks plenty for a runner-up effort. The step up in trip seemed to do the trick for Jupitor at Punchestown last time but a mark of 116 looks stiff enough for his handicap debut.

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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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260pA New Story 14,b g 10-0

Fourstars Allstar-Diyala

(1)(Storey's Over Syndicate)
Rated 90

Michael Hourigan

A P Heskin

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p481Selection Box 11,b g 11-9

Witness Box-Challenging Times

(1)(Web Law Racing Syndicate)
Rated 113

C A McBratney

L A McKenna(7)

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-707Bonifacio 8,b g 11-0

Sadler's Wells-Anaza

(1)(Ms Marie Hickey)
Rated 104

Sabrina J Harty

S D Bohan(7)

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0022Happy New Year 8,b g 9-10

Flemensfirth-Reine De La Chasse

(1)(Redgap Partnership)
Rated 86

Oliver McKiernan

S J Crimin(7)

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2147Tepalo 5,b g 11-9

Epalo-Gergovie De Bussy

(1)(Adrian Collins)
Rated 113

A J Martin

B J Cooper

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331pSaddlenomore 8,b m 11-3

Saddlers' Hall-Leadnomore

(1)(Charles Clarke)
Rated 107

Shane Gerard Joyce

P Townend

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2223Raajih 4,gr g 11-2


(1)(John & Greer Norman)
Rated 111

R M Woollacott

P Carberry

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4128Underdefloorboards 6,b g 10-8


(1)(Mortimer Gleeson)
Rated 98

G Webb

H D Dunne(7)

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2251Jupitor 6,b g 11-12


(1)(L & K Syndicate)
Rated 116

Paul Nolan

M N Doran(5)

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2740Volkis O'Blue 7,gr g 10-7


(1)(Men Of Forty Eight Syndicate)
Rated 97

Andrew Slattery

M J Ferris

Long Handicap Happy New Year 9-10.

Probable SP 7/2 Selection Box, 4/1 Raajih, 5/1 Jupitor, 6/1 Tepalo, 7/1 Happy New Year, 8/1 Saddlenomore, 12/1 Bonifacio, 14/1 Underdefloorboards, Volkis O'Blue, 16/1 A New Story.

Previous Years
2011 Micks 5 10-8 A P Crowe 7/2Fav (C Roche)
2010 Killeenmore 7 11-6 D J Condon 5/1 (Noel Meade)
2009 Abandoned
2008 Guts For Garters 5 10-13 D N Russell 7/1 (Michael Hourigan)
2007 Kasimali 4 10-10 Andrew J McNamara 5/1 (E J O'Grady)