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Sat, 29th Dec, 2012

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Ballymaloe Country Relish Beginners Steeplechase of £13,000.00 4-y-o plus

2m. 3f. 1st - £8,970.00 2nd - £2,210.00 3rd - £1,040.00 4th - £650.00 12 Declared Soft (Yielding to Soft in Places on hurdle course) Fine


Formscan By Alan Magee - THE REAL ARTICLE was the pick of these over hurdles scoring twice in Grade 2 company but got his chase career off to an unfortunate start at Clonmel. However the seven-year-old appeared to jump well until making that costly mistake at halfway, and is given another chance. If he again fails to put in a clear round, then the one most likely to take advantage is Lord Windermere. Jim Culloty’s charge has filled the runner-up spot on both chase outings this year against decent rivals, and looks a solid jumper. Marasonnien was an expensive failure on his chasing debut at Navan when weakening in the straight, while Prima Vista and Toner D’Oudairies were at a similar level over hurdles (rated in the 130’s) and there was again little to choose between them when filling minor placings behind Aupcharlie in a beginners chase at Gowran Park last month.

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A steeplechase for four yrs old and upwards that have not won a steeplechase
Weights - A steeplechase for four yrs old and upwards that have not won a steeplechase
Allowances - 4-y-o 11st 1lb; 5-y-o and up 11st 12lb; Mares allowed 7lb;

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533fPrima Vista 7,b g 11-12


(Blinkers)(1)(Mr Tim Garton)

R Garton

P Carberry

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8p56Sheer Genius 7,b g 11-12


(1)(O Finetto)

John Joseph Murphy

D A McCormack(5)

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833pA Fine Young Man 7,b g 11-12

Snurge-Miss Platinum

(1)(T J Doran)

James Joseph Mangan

B J Cooper

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1-85Royalor 7,b g 11-12

Grand Tresor-Fronevenne

(1)(Keep The Faith Syndicate)

Oliver McKiernan

S J Crimin(7)

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6505Star Neuville 6,bl g 11-12

East Of Heaven-Danystar

(1)(Barry Connell)

E Bolger

B Hayes(5)

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5458Pass The Hat 5,ch g 11-12

Karinga Bay-Moor Spring

(1)(Marcus Beresford)

A L T Moore

B M Cash

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1212Marasonnien 6,b g 11-12


(1)(Mrs J M Mullins)

W P Mullins

R Walsh

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2754Toner D'Oudairies 5,b g 11-12

Polish Summer-Iroise d'Oudairies

(Tonguestrap)(1)(Gigginstown House Stud)

Gordon Elliott

D N Russell

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9-15Home Farm 5,b g 11-12


(1)(C Jones)

Henry De Bromhead

D J Casey

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1822Lord Windermere 6,b g 11-12

Oscar-Satellite Dancer

(1)(Dr R Lambe)
Rated 138

J H Culloty

T J Doyle

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51p3Coolking 5,b g 11-12

King's Theatre-Osocool

(1)(Sir Peter & Lady Forwood)

C Gordon

D E Mullins

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437uThe Real Article 7,b g 11-12

Definite Article-Soul Mate

(1)(Mrs Patricia Wallace)

E J O'Grady

Andrew J McNamara

Probable SP 7/4 The Real Article, 7/2 Lord Windermere, 5/1 Marasonnien, 7/1 Toner D'Oudairies, 8/1 Prima Vista, 10/1 Star Neuville, 12/1 Home Farm, 16/1 Pass The Hat, A Fine Young Man, 25/1 Sheer Genius, Coolking, 66/1 Royalor.

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2011 Hidden Cyclone 6 11-12 Andrew J McNamara 7/4 (John Joseph Hanlon)