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Sat, 9th Feb, 2013

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Dr. P.J. Moriarty Novice Steeplechase (Grade 1) of £70,000.00 5-y-o plus

2m. 5f. 1st - £48,800.00 2nd - £15,000.00 3rd - £7,500.00 4th - £3,000.00 6 Declared Hdle/Bmp: Soft, yielding in places Chase: Soft to heavy, heavy in places Fine


Formscan By Gary Carson - Willie Mullins seemed a touch disappointed that BOSTON BOB had to work so hard on his chase debut at Navan but he is sure to be in peak condition for his return to action here. The testing conditions then probably weren't ideal and even last season he needed a couple of tough rides to score on heavy ground. Though the ground will still be soft here it won't be as bad as at Navan and there is no doubting he has the class to get the job done. Lyreen Legend looks the one likely to give him most to do. He ran well when chasing home another classy Wylie horse in Back In Focus at Punchestown and wasn't done with when falling in the Grade 1 won by the same horse here over Christmas. Texas Jack came good here last time when given a peach of a ride by Paul Carberry. He had half a length to spare over Lord Windermere and it should be close between the pair again. They may be battling it out for minor honours though.

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

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121-Boston Bob 8,b g 11-10

Bob Back-Bavaway

(1)(Andrea Wylie)

W P Mullins

P Townend

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7-33Klepht 8,b g 11-10

Great Palm-What A Mewsment

(Tonguestrap)(1)(Mrs Helen Mullins)
Rated 135

Thomas Mullins

A E Lynch

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21-2Lord Windermere 7,b g 11-10

Oscar-Satellite Dancer

(1)(Dr R Lambe)
Rated 144

J H Culloty

Mr R P McNamara

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12f-Lyreen Legend 6,b g 11-10

Saint Des Saints-Bint Bladi

(1)(Lyreen Syndicate)
Rated 147

Ms Sandra Hughes

B J Cooper

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053-Star Neuville 7,bl g 11-10

East Of Heaven-Danystar

(1)(Barry Connell)
Rated 133

E Bolger

D E Mullins

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33-1Texas Jack 7,b g 11-10

Curtain Time-Sailors Run

(1)(Robert Watson)
Rated 145

Noel Meade

P Carberry

Probable SP 5/4 Boston Bob, 3/1 Lyreen Legend, 7/2 Texas Jack, 4/1 Lord Windermere, 25/1 Star Neuville, 33/1 Klepht.

Previous Years
2012 Last Instalment 7 11-10 D N Russell 8/11Fav (Philip Fenton)
2011 Bostons Angel 7 11-10 R M Power 8/1 (Mrs John Harrington)
2010 Citizen Vic 7 11-10 P Townend 12/1 (W P Mullins)
2009 Cooldine 7 11-10 R Walsh 9/4JFav (W P Mullins)
2008 J'y Vole 5 10-9 R Walsh 5/4Fav (W P Mullins)
2007 Mister Top Notch 8 11-10 C O'Dwyer 14/1 (D E Fitzgerald)
2006 The Railway Man 7 11-12 D N Russell 16/1 (A L T Moore)
2005 Carrigeen Victor 7 11-12 R M Power 100/30 (Mrs John Harrington)
2004 Pizarro 7 11-12 B J Geraghty 1/1Fav (E J O'Grady)
2003 Barrow Drive 7 11-12 J Culloty 6/1 (Anthony Mullins)
2002 Harbour Pilot 7 11-12 P Carberry 7/1 (Noel Meade)
2001 Sackville 8 11-12 D J Casey 8/11Fav (Miss F M Crowley)
2000 Native Upmanship 7 12-0 C O'Dwyer 9/4JFav (A L T Moore)
1999 Nick Dundee 7 12-0 N Williamson 4/6Fav (E J O'Grady)