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Formscan By Gary Carson - GRANGE looks an improving sort and can defy the 11lb rise he got for his victory at Punchestown last month. He won with plenty in hand that day and the form looks solid enough with the third going on to finish placed again since. A few of these come into this in good heart and Treat Yourself looks an obvious danger. His task was made a bit easier on the run-in last time when Call Rog stumbled but chances are he would have won anyway. The 7lb he received for that win is offset by Gareth Malone, who rode him to the first of his wins and is back on board taking a valuable 7lb off his back. Doc Hollywood is another seeking a hat-trick after wins at Thurles and Fairyhouse. Of the three that won last time he may have been most harshly treated, however, having gone up 13lb for his last win. Flying Light stayed on from the back when last seen in a handicap hurdle at Galway in late October. He was maybe better than his finishing position that day and could get involved here.
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An extended handicap hurdle for four yrs yrs old and upwards that have not won a hurdle race before 29th April, 2012 (116 = 11st 10lb)
Weights - An extended handicap hurdle for four yrs yrs old and upwards that have not won a hurdle race before 29th April, 2012 (116 = 11st 10lb)
Allowances - Top weight in the original handicap; shall not be less than 11st 10lb
Riders - Winner of a hurdle race after calculation of the handicap to carry 6lb extra for each hurdle race won. Any horse rated above 116 shall initially be treated as having that rating and the highest weight allotted shall be 11st 10lb. Subsequently, the excess over 116 in any rating shall be added to the weight allotted to that horse. (For the purpose of this note, any four year old rated above 116 shall have the applicable weight for age allowance then prevailing deducted from the horse's rating prior to the original calculation of the handicap)
Long Handicap Zara 9-10.
Probable SP 11/4 Grange, 4/1 Treat Yourself, 5/1 Spot Fine, 6/1 Doc Hollywood, 8/1 Flying Light, 12/1 Anoosou, 14/1 If Per Chance, 16/1 Regusci, Zara, Clear Hills, 25/1 Beatsupreme, Kilmainham, Surf's Up, Julie Prince, 33/1 Carpet Elegance.
2011 Star Of Aragon 5 11-0 C A Landers 12/1 (J A Nash)
2010 Fool's Wildcat 5 10-13 P Carberry 6/1 (Gordon Elliott)
2009 Baily Rock 6 11-12 J M Maguire 14/1 (M F Morris)
2008 Ross Accord 7 10-2 R Walsh 11/2Fav (A J Martin)
2007 Major Sensation 5 10-0 D J Casey 11/2 (A L T Moore)
2006 View Mount Prince 5 11-8 P A Carberry 3/1Fav (P Hughes)
2005 Tazmana 4 11-3 A E Lynch 5/1 (J T R Dreaper)
2004 Almier 6 11-4 P Carberry 100/30 (Michael Hourigan)
2003 Delgany Toulon 6 11-0 D J Casey 8/1 (P J Rothwell)