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Sat, 29th Dec, 2012

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Pertemps Handicap Hurdle (Qualifier) of £24,000.00 4-y-o plus

3m. 1st - £15,600.00 2nd - £4,800.00 3rd - £2,400.00 4th - £960.00 30 Declared Soft (Yielding to Soft in Places on hurdle course) Fine


Formscan By Michael Graham - JETSON can win this again for Jessica Harrington and Robbie Power. The seven-year-old likes it round Foxrock and is a tough campaigner in big fields. He handles heavy going, is used to carrying big weights and is a sporting each way bet in this 30-runner handicap in which stakes should be kept to a minimum. He impressed last year in this race. There are dangers aplenty as there should be in a valuable handicap. It would be no surprise to see Novarov bounce back to form as he relishes a scrap in testing conditions. Since winning at Galway in August though he has leapt up in the handicap and may need a bit of relief from the handicapper as his last two runs weren’t impressive. Marlay Park for in-form Mags Mullins is worth keeping an eye on after showing some form at Thurles when runner-up. Darroun and Apt Approach represent Willie Mullins and are sure to be popular.

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An extended handicap hurdle for four yrs old and upwards (140 = 11st 10lb)
Weights - An extended handicap hurdle for four yrs old and upwards (140 = 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 4lb extra for each hurdle race won. Any horse rated above 140 shall initially be treated as having that rating and the highest weight allotted shall be 11st 10lb. Subsequently, the excess over 140 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 140 shall have the applicable weight for age allowance then prevailing deducted from the horse's rating prior to the original calculation of the handicap)

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52p3Catch Me 10,b g 11-10

Law Society-Calcida

(1)(John P McManus)
Rated 140

E J O'Grady

M P Walsh

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3214Jetson 7,b g 11-6

Oscar-La Noire

(1)(G McGrath)
Rated 136

Mrs John Harrington

R M Power

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0940Powerstation 12,b g 11-5


(1)(Abigail O'Connell)
Rated 135

Eamonn O'Connell

Andrew J McNamara

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7036Stonemaster 7,b g 11-4

Old Vic-Rose Of Stradbally

(1)(Gigginstown House Stud)
Rated 134

D T Hughes

M A Enright(5)

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47p0Double Seven 6,b g 11-3


(Tonguestrap)(1)(John P McManus)
Rated 133

Martin Brassil

N P Madden

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2108Novarov 6,b g 11-3

Sholokhov-Nice Queen

(Blinkers)(1)(Miss Sarah Foran)
Rated 133

J F O'Shea

S G McDermott

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5-25Si C'etait Vrai 6,b g 11-3

Robin Des Champs-Bleu Perle

(1)(Mr James Nicholson)
Rated 133

Neil Mulholland

D N Russell

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p802Marlay Park 9,b g 11-2

Shernazar-Financial Asset

(1)(Ms Margaret Mullins)
Rated 132

Ms Margaret Mullins

D E Mullins

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3861Apt Approach 9,ch g 11-0

Bob Back-Imminent Approach

(Tonguestrap)(1)(Greenstar Syndicate)
Rated 130

W P Mullins

Mr P W Mullins

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0492Darroun 4,gr g 11-0


(1)(Exors Of The Late Mr P Grocott)
Rated 135

S Lycett

R Walsh

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f113Coole Avenue 8,b g 10-12


(1)(Brendan Cocoman)
Rated 128

Thomas Cooper

P Townend

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0125Bat Masterson 4,b g 10-9

Alhaarth-Desert Grouse

(Blinkers)(1)(Queen Maeve Racing Club)
Rated 130

Noel Meade

P Carberry

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-572Prince Rudi 10,b g 10-9

Rudimentary-Ware Princess

(Cheekpiece)(1)(J P Prunty)
Rated 125

S T Nolan

I J McCarthy(3)

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1253Beachdale Lad 5,ch g 10-7

Carroll House-Morning Clare

(1)(Geoffrey Ruddock)
Rated 123

Mrs John Harrington

T P Treacy

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6046Mart Lane 7,br g 10-7

Stowaway-Western Whisper

(1)(Mr G Thompson)
Rated 123

Mrs S Leech

B Hayes(5)

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f5u5Organisedconfusion 7,b g 10-7


(1)(Mrs A Dunlop)
Rated 123

C A McBratney

Ms N Carberry

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1835Whispering Hills 7,b g 10-7

Tiger Hill-Wells Whisper

(1)(P Aspell)
Rated 123

D T Hughes

B J Cooper

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f686Whodoyouthink 7,b g 10-7

Court Cave-Glen's Encore

(1)(Redgap Partnership)
Rated 123

Oliver McKiernan

M Darcy

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0010Bombadero 5,b g 10-6

Sadler's Wells-Fantasy Girl

(Tonguestrap)(1)(The Berrow Hill Partnership)
Rated 122

Dr Richard Newland

E J O'Connell

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2512Jupitor 6,b g 10-4


(Tonguestrap)(1)(L & K Syndicate)
Rated 120

Paul Nolan

M N Doran(5)

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2-b-Acapulco 8,b g 10-3


(1)(J Higgins)
Rated 119

E J O'Grady

S J Hassett(3)

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4144Benevolent 5,ch g 10-1

Beneficial-Bobs Lass

(1)(Paul Read & Dave Cook)
Rated 117

Chris Bealby

A E Lynch

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4494Chino Valdes 7,b g 10-1


(Blinkers)(1)(Stephen McCormack)
Rated 117

Mrs John Harrington

M J Bolger(3)

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0490Blue Cannon 4,b g 9-12

High Chaparral-Blushing Barada

(1)(Mrs P Sloan)
Rated 119

S R B Crawford

D J Condon

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0-00Irish Soul 8,b g 9-12


(Blinkers)(1)(John Patrick Ryan)
Rated 114

John Patrick Ryan

D E Splaine(5)

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4034Spring Hawk 6,ch f 9-11

Hawk Wing-Spring Easy

(Tonguestrap)(1)(Sean F Gallagher)
Rated 113

T G McCourt

B R Dalton(5)

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9495Silas Mariner 5,b g 9-10

Indian Danehill-Fancy Boots

(Tonguestrap)(1)(Miss M E Rowland)
Rated 112

Miss M Rowland

S J Gray(3)

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1550Cloudgazer 4,b g 9-10

Dalakhani-City Zone

(1)(Mrs J Degnan)
Rated 117

G C Bravery

D J Casey

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p/90Rinroe 10,b g 9-10

Broken Hearted-Annie Log

(Tonguestrap)(1)(S Gillen)
Rated 112

Paul John Gilligan

A P Thornton

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354pThe Hard Hat 8,b g 9-10

Beneficial-Three Hats

(1)(Sporting Pointers Syndicate)
Rated 112

D M Christie

A P Heskin

Long Handicap Cloudgazer 9-10, Rinroe 9-10, The Hard Hat 9-10.

Probable SP 8/1 Darroun, Apt Approach, 10/1 Bat Masterson, Si C'etait Vrai, Jetson, Catch Me, Jupitor, Coole Avenue, 12/1 Stonemaster, Bombadero, 14/1 Marlay Park, Novarov, 16/1 Organisedconfusion, Prince Rudi, Beachdale Lad, 20/1 Whispering Hills, Spring Hawk, Acapulco, Silas Mariner, Benevolent, Mart Lane, Chino Valdes, 33/1 Whodoyouthink, Powerstation, Cloudgazer, Blue Cannon, Double Seven, 50/1 Rinroe, The Hard Hat, 66/1 Irish Soul.

Previous Years
2011 Jetson 6 10-9 R M Power 12/1 (Mrs John Harrington)
2011 Across The Bay 7 9-13 D J Condon 20/1 (Noel Meade)
2010 Prince Erik 6 10-4 R M Power 10/1 (D K Weld)