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Formscan By Eamonn Murphy - I'd find it hard not to row in with one of J P McManus' five runners here, in what looks a bit of a puzzler, and with just a feather-weight to contend with, CARLINGFORD LOUGH gets the nod. Out of a dam, Baden, that won five, Carlingford Lough is a half-brother to good horses such as The Tother One and Thisthatandtother – he's done his bit for the family name already, by winning four – but he promises to win a lot more as a mere seven-year-old. A little bit hampered at one stage by a faller, the selection didn't really get the run of the race over an inadequate trip at this track at Christmas, and in the circumstances he ran satisfactorily when seventh behind Jacksonslady. You'd like to see him strong in the market now, if making an investment. This is a prestigious race and no doubt connections would like to see their names on the roll of honour. Hidden Cyclone is the class horse of the line-up but it'll be a seriously commendable effort if he is able to concede weight all round. Organisedconfusion should make a bold bid to reach the frame – at least. Sweeney Tunes, Glam Gerry and Sweet My Lord are just some of the others to consider in a competitive heat.
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An extended handicap steeplechase for five yrs old and upwards
Weights - An extended handicap steeplechase for five yrs old and upwards
Riders - Winner of a steeplechase or steeplechases after calculation of the handicap shall carry any penalty or penalties which may be allotted by the Handicapper.
Long Handicap Carlingford Lough 9-10, On The Way Out 9-10.
Probable SP 6/1 Sweet My Lord, 7/1 Glam Gerry, 8/1 Carlingford Lough, Hidden Cyclone, Farrells Fancy, 10/1 Canaly, 12/1 On The Way Out, Organisedconfusion, Sweeney Tunes, Klepht, Like Your Style, 14/1 Jack Absolute, Dancing Tornado, Carrigmartin, Questions Answered, Thegreatjohnbrowne, 20/1 Ballyadam Brook, 25/1 Apt Approach.
2012 Seabass 9 10-7 Ms K Walsh 7/1 (T M Walsh)
2011 Rare Bob 9 11-10 P W Flood 10/1 (D T Hughes)
2010 Anothercoppercoast 10 9-13 J R Barry 7/1 (Paul A Roche)
2009 Schindlers Hunt 9 11-4 P W Flood 16/1 (D T Hughes)
2008 Mister Top Notch 9 11-10 C O'Dwyer 14/1 (D E Fitzgerald)
2007 Point Barrow 9 11-10 T J Murphy 14/1 (P Hughes)
2006 What A Native 10 9-10 D J Casey 4/1Fav (C F Swan)
2005 Marcus Du Berlais 8 11-1 B M Cash 13/2 (A L T Moore)
2004 Cloudy Bays 7 10-1 R Geraghty 3/1JFav (C Byrnes)
2003 Youlneverwalkalone 9 10-5 B J Geraghty 7/2 (C Roche)
2002 Lyreen Wonder 9 10-13 B M Cash 100/30 (A L T Moore)
2001 Micko's Dream 9 12-0 R Walsh 5/1 (W P Mullins)
2000 Buck Rogers 11 11-11 K Whelan 6/1 (V Bowens)
1999 Hollybank Buck 9 10-11 N Williamson 7/1 (A J Martin)