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Fri, 28th Dec, 2012

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Topaz Novice Steeplechase (Grade 1) of £75,000.00 4-y-o plus

3m. 1st - £48,750.00 2nd - £15,000.00 3rd - £7,500.00 4th - £3,000.00 12 Declared Soft Overcast


Formscan By Donal Murphy - A chance is taken on THE WESTENER BOY in this top quality contest. The Colm Murphy trained gelding was upped in trip to three miles last time out at Navan and he easily disposed of a good quality field. He has plenty of experience over fences and he was held in the highest regard by Mag Mullins when she trained him earlier in his career. Back In Focus is clearly the one to beat. The Willie Mullins trained gelding is two from two over fences and is sure to go off the warm order favourite. Dedigout is upped in trip to three miles for the first time and he should have no problems with the step up in trip. The Tony Martin trained gelding has a touch of class about him and with Davy Russell aboard he is sure to give a good account of himself. Mount Benbulben will need to jump better if he is to have any chance of victory while Lyreen Legend and Tofino Bay are others to consider.

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A novice steeplechase for four yrs old and upwards
Weights - A novice steeplechase for four yrs old and upwards
Allowances - 4-y-o 10st 11lb; 5-y-o 11st 9lb; 6-y-o and up 11st 10lb; Mares allowed 7lb

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1121Tofino Bay 9,br g 11-10

Bishop of Cashel-Boyne View

(1)(Gigginstown House Stud)
Rated 148

D T Hughes

B J Geraghty

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06f2Cootamundra 9,ch g 11-10

Broken Hearted-Sigginstown

(1)(Turbine Syndicate)
Rated 132

J A Berry

R M Moran

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-211Back In Focus 7,ch g 11-10

Bob Back-Dun Belle

(1)(Andrea Wylie)
Rated 150

W P Mullins

R Walsh

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2-11Aupcharlie 6,b g 11-10


(1)(Ann & Alan Potts Partnership)

Henry De Bromhead

A E Lynch

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1114Pride Of the Artic 7,b g 11-10

Definite Article-Tricias Pride

(Blinkers)(1)(Brendan Fahey)
Rated 142

Peter Fahey

A D Leigh

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2124Benefficient 6,ch g 11-10

Beneficial-Supreme Breda

(1)(A Shiels/niall Reilly)
Rated 140

A J Martin

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2231The Westener Boy 5,b g 11-9

Westerner-Designer Lady

(1)(John P McManus)
Rated 131

C A Murphy

M P Walsh

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-pf6Tusa Eire 6,b g 11-10

Turtle Island-Neeto

(1)(Monread Stud)

Brendan W Duke

D Crosse

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1112Dedigout 6,b g 11-10

Bob Back-Dainty Daisy

(Tonguestrap)(1)(Gigginstown House Stud)
Rated 147

A J Martin

D N Russell

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f133Jenari 5,b g 11-9

Milan-La Noire

(1)(John P McManus)
Rated 138

Mrs John Harrington

A P McCoy

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6213Texas Jack 6,b g 11-10

Curtain Time-Sailors Run

(1)(Robert Watson)
Rated 138

Noel Meade

P Carberry

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3312Lyreen Legend 5,b g 11-9

Saint Des Saints-Bint Bladi

(1)(Lyreen Syndicate)
Rated 146

Ms Sandra Hughes

B J Cooper

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73f1Mount Benbulben 7,b g 11-10

Beneficial-Dramatic Dame

(1)(Barry Connell)
Rated 136

Gordon Elliott

D J Condon

Probable SP 2/1 Back In Focus, 4/1 Dedigout, 6/1 Mount Benbulben, Aupcharlie, 8/1 Tofino Bay, 10/1 The Westener Boy, 12/1 Benefficient, Texas Jack, Lyreen Legend, 16/1 Cootamundra, Jenari, Pride Of the Artic, 100/1 Tusa Eire.

Previous Years
2011 Last Instalment 6 11-10 B T O'Connell 11/4 (Philip Fenton)
2010 Bostons Angel 6 11-10 R M Power 14/1 (Mrs John Harrington)
2009 Pandorama 6 11-10 D J Condon 11/8Fav (Noel Meade)
2008 Casey Jones 7 11-10 P Carberry 25/1 (Noel Meade)
2006 Cailin Alainn 7 11-5 D N Russell 13/8Fav (C Byrnes)
2005 Southern Vic 6 11-10 R Walsh 5/2JFav (T M Walsh)
2004 Forget The Past 6 11-10 Mr D W Cullen 7/2 (M J P O'Brien)
2003 Pizarro 6 11-10 B J Geraghty 4/1 (E J O'Grady)
2002 Be My Belle 6 10-12 T J Murphy 13/2 (S J Treacy)
2001 Give Over 8 11-0 D J Casey 12/1 (Edward U Hales)
2000 Over The Furze 7 11-6 C O'Dwyer 5/4JFav (J A Berry)