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Gowran Park

Thu, 13th Dec, 2012

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Gowran Park Racing Club 2013 Maiden Hurdle of £10,000.00 4-y-o plus

3m. 1st - £6,900.00 2nd - £1,700.00 3rd - £800.00 4th - £500.00 12 Declared Soft Fine but cold


Formscan By Eamonn Murphy - An each-way investment on BAND LEADER could yield a dividend here. Tom Foley likes to have winners at his local track and his string are performing well right now, a point emphasised by Playing, the subject of a good gamble when scoring at Clonmel a week back. Band Leader returned from a lengthy break with two respectable efforts last month. Granted he goes up markedly in trip now, but his bumper form is strong and he may be worth chancing in an ordinary heat. When victorious in a Thurles bumper in March 2010, the selection, a now seven-year-old, son of Kalanisi, had Lambro back in third and Rory O'Moore in fourth. Champagne Agent isn't easy to win with but he's entitled to head the market here again and he has every chance against this class of opposition. A pair of cheek-pieces will need to have a big positive impact on Gortroe but if lively in the betting he'd have to come into the equation given his connections. Kashline is another with definite possibilities after a good Navan effort 18 days back. As a bumper winner, Peace In The West warrants respect whilst winning 'pointer' Francis Street has cheek-pieces on for the first time and Denis Murphy has booked Mark Enright. With a rating of 109 Seanie Boy is entitled to respect too.

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A hurdle race for four yrs old and upwards, maidens at starting
Weights - A hurdle race for four yrs old and upwards, maidens at starting
Allowances - 4-y-o 11st 7lb; 5-y-o and up 11st 12lb; Mares allowed 7lb;

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9/35Band Leader 7,br g 11-12

Kalanisi-Party Piece

(Tonguestrap)(1)(D B Syndicate)

Thomas Foley

R Loughran

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2232Champagne Agent 6,b g 11-12

Smadoun-Madame Jean

(1)(Star Racing)
Rated 114

D Whillans

Mr P W Mullins

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50-4Fair Lord 7,b g 11-12

Lord Americo-Garden Fair

(1)(Four Boyoes Syndicate)

Michael John Murphy

B T O'Connell

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09-0Gortroe 5,ch g 11-12

Vinnie Roe-Kentucky Key

(Cheekpiece)(1)(Morning Dew Racing Club)

C Byrnes

D N Russell

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16p2Kashline 6,b g 11-12


(1)(J P F Walsh)

Colin Bowe

Andrew J McNamara

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2-0pMaster Oisin 6,b g 11-12

Presenting-Savu Sea

(1)(Mrs A P Kelly)

Stephen Kelly

T J Doyle

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0907Peace In The West 5,b g 11-12

Westerner-Supreme Peace

(1)(Leonard Kelly)

F Flood

M P Walsh

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73-0Seanie Boy 6,br g 11-12

Amilynx-Regal Hostess

(1)(Edward Stafford)
Rated 109

Paul Stafford

C D Maxwell(3)

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6pWest Council 7,b g 11-12

Naheez-Croi Na Ri

(1)(I Madden)

I Madden

P F Mangan

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8783Dante Anna 7,b m 11-5

Anshan-Lady Of Grange

(Tonguestrap,Cheekpiece)(1)(Laurence Murphy)
Rated 88

Seamus Larkin

Mr C L Murphy(7)

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21pfFade In 6,b f 11-5

Exit To Nowhere-Mattoria

(1)(Timothy Hurley)

Robert Tyner

P T Enright

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5216Francis Street 5,b m 11-5

Milan-An Culainn Beag

(Cheekpiece)(1)(John N Place)

Denis P Murphy

M A Enright(5)

Probable SP 8/11 Champagne Agent, 9/4 Kashline, 10/1 Fade In, 12/1 Band Leader, 14/1 Gortroe, 25/1 Peace In The West, Dante Anna, Francis Street, 33/1 Seanie Boy, Fair Lord, West Council, Master Oisin.

Previous Years
2011 Pride Of the Artic 6 11-7 Mr M Fahey 6/4Fav (Peter Fahey)
2010 Abandoned
2009 Cheeky 5 11-12 Andrew J McNamara 12/1 (Miss Margaret M O'Sullivan)
2008 Weapon's Amnesty 5 11-12 D N Russell 2/1JFav (C Byrnes)
2007 Scavenger 5 11-12 D N Russell 5/1 (M F Morris)
2006 The Halfway Bar 5 10-11 P T Enright 11/2 (Robert Tyner)
2005 Patsy Hall 5 11-12 J P Elliott 6/4Fav (Michael Cunningham)
2004 Guantama Bay 5 11-12 P Carberry 6/4Fav (Noel Meade)
2003 Royal All Star 6 11-5 R C Colgan 3/1 (G M Lyons)